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Published 1860. For more on Fred Wilson see "Monarchs of Minstrelsy" pp 55-56.

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Comment by Paul Draper on May 1, 2017 at 7:22am
I learned this one from a CD by Clarke Buehling and the Skirtlifters (Wait for the Wagon - Choice Music for the Banjo).
Comment by Chris Prieto on May 1, 2017 at 12:13pm
Love the sound of that banjo man. Make her sing so sweetly.
Comment by Al Smitley on May 1, 2017 at 2:55pm

Levy doesn't give a pub date which is unusual because, if you zoom or view it as a PDF, it says "1863".

Usually, Levy gives the pub date if it's printed on the sheet music.

Comment by Paul Draper on May 1, 2017 at 3:45pm
On the cover sheet, doesn't it say copyright 1860?
Comment by Paul Draper on May 1, 2017 at 3:48pm
Or is this something else?
Comment by Al Smitley on May 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

You are right, Paul.  It's "1860" on the one you posted and I went back to see if it was different on Levy and one had no date and the other had "1860".  I read it wrong....somehow saw the "0" as a "3".

So..... we have 3 additional years to play it at re-enactments!

Comment by Sonny Bryan on May 2, 2017 at 7:23am
Nice, Paul....shades of "Black Brigade Camp Dance" in the A section.
Comment by Paul Draper on May 2, 2017 at 9:04am
I don't know that one. B section has some Harvest Home in it.
Comment by Strumelia on May 2, 2017 at 6:15pm

OMG, thanks- I was pulling my hair out trying to think what the B part was from.  Totally Harvest Home, imho!  

Comment by Al Smitley on May 2, 2017 at 6:31pm

I think it's a "family" of similar tunes.  Is that the term I'm looking for?  "Cliff Hornpipe" or "Ruby" is in that tune family and attributed (but not verified) to James Hill (1810s-?).  Wes, you might know that one.

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