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Comment by Tim Twiss on September 27, 2012 at 8:04am
Nice. You don't hear that one often. This song was a Prime Mover, was it not? Nice melody, no doubt. Good story for discussion at a performance if need be....it's everything that is wrong with Minstrelsy.
Comment by Al Smitley on September 27, 2012 at 9:33am

About time someone tried this!   Very nice job to boot!

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 27, 2012 at 10:06am
Yes...Al and I were just discussing it....getting ready to try it. Another one I've never heard ( I've done it instrumentally, but no lyrics yet) is Back Side Albany. It predates them all.
Comment by James Pentecost on September 28, 2012 at 6:58pm

Well done!

This is a beautiful tune. 

Comment by Mark Weems on September 29, 2012 at 9:19am

Thanks, Al

In reading on the site about this song about a year ago, it seemed that many people out there had never heard it and wanted to. Thought I'd try it. It's one of the fantastic pieces found in the Banjo Preceptor.

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 29, 2012 at 9:30am

Great lyrics in that book.

 

Comment by Al Smitley on September 29, 2012 at 9:37am

Well, I'm always interested in parodies that reflect the "current" events.On this site,  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amsshtml/amsshome.html

you can find some good lyrics from the slaves point of view toward the end of the CW.

Comment by Greg Adams on September 30, 2012 at 12:55pm

Very solid performance, indeed!

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 9, 2013 at 4:09pm

ps I think I am changing my mind about thi one..

Comment by Mark Weems on August 16, 2013 at 2:32pm

Here is one actually played directly from the Gumbo Chaff Banjo Preceptor. What great banjo music!

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