For enthusiasts of early banjo
A popular 19th century minstrel tune. Banjo arrangement more or less from Briggs' 1855 Banjo Instructor. Lyrics somewhat sterilized as I wanted to share it on another site that lacks the built-in context of this one.
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Oh, and the only reason the 'started off straight for home' verse is missing is that I recorded the banjo first, and miscounted how many repeats I'd need; came up one short.
Andy I love what you did here. That banjer sounds very old, goes great with your voice too. Terrific rendition!
One of my favorite songs, which Brian and i dedicate to our dear departed cat Boy Boy, and when we sing it at home we usually adapt the lyrics to "Boy Boy kickin' up 'ahind....... and the yeller cat kickin' up 'ahind Boy Boy..." since BoyBoy used to kick up the sand pretty good in the cat box. lolol!
How did I miss this the first time around?!? I'm glad some people search the "archives" of postings or I would miss out on these performances!
Thanks! I barely remember having recorded this!
Great job. I found the tune in the Briggs Instructor, but alas there are no lyrics with it. Where does one find the lyrics to the tune?
Levy's has music for...almost anything
I think the version Andy is singing is from the Emmet book
I think I got my lyrics from Bob Winans' version (which I guess uses the Emmet book!)
Mudcat.org can also be a good place to look for lyrics/info/discussion; it's officially folk/trad oriented but as so many of the minstrel tunes of the 1800s have been absorbed into the folk tradition they do show up there sometimes.
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