Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

This song was first published in 1836, and there are many variations to the lyrics. The banjo arrangement comes from Mark Weems' book "The Music of Old Joe S...

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Comment by Strumelia on September 26, 2018 at 4:39pm

I love how you do this Paul.

This is a great example of how people would take a concept that was so very simple... and make it into a delightful and memorable song.

Guy finds a raccoon sleeping. Grabs and wallops him.

Raccoon gets up and runs off.  Guy vows to get him again one day.

I mean... see how uncomplicated it can be to make a song story that captivates if we put our minds to it?    :)

Comment by Paul Draper on September 27, 2018 at 6:45am

Thank you, Lisa. Kinda like a silly cartoon.... I'll get you, you wascally waccoon....

Comment by Strumelia on September 27, 2018 at 1:32pm

That raccoon in the drawing looks more like a possum with stripes and bushy tail.. lol

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