For enthusiasts of early banjo
John Diamond was all the rage as a dancer on the American stage in the 1840's. The William Hall & Son sheet music published in 1840 states: "As danced by Joh...
Good catch Paul! I might have missed that connection.
Very nice indeed!
Thanks Paul, the great importance of this tune is that it was published in 1840 but does not say "arranged for piano forte" or anything like that. I didn't change a single note from the sheet music; no "arranging" for banjo was necessary. Sweeny was playing this tune for Diamond in January 1840 and Billy Whitlock was playing with him in the Spring and Summer. It seems to be pure banjo music from 1840, 15 years before Briggs!
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