Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Here is another arrangement, Briggs' style, of one of the earliest Minstrel tunes. (c. 1830's). Taken for the original sheet music, as well as Howe's early book. Has banjo characteristic while retaining the melody. Notice the pulls placed in the arrangement.

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Comment by John Masciale on January 27, 2011 at 10:23am
Tim,  This is great.  Long Tail Blue was wildly popular, and I love your arrangement here.
Comment by Tim Twiss on January 27, 2011 at 10:26am
Thanks John. Don't you think this tune came from some simple English song? I've never found it, but it seems like it. 
Comment by Andy Chase on July 8, 2012 at 11:06am

Tim, I had a similar thought; it sounds like it has some older DNA in it - very cool!

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 8, 2012 at 11:23am

Hans Nathan (Dan Emmett and Negro Minstrelsy)  linked it to the Scottish folk song "Jenny's Babee" 


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