Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

It is almost the middle of the month, but we could still get in a TOTM for April.  I would suggest Juba.  It is an easy tune and a great way for new folks to practice basic strikes in the stroke style.  You can find it on page 14 of the Rice 1858 book.  Any comments or other suggestions?

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Juba: The rap

Ruberii, de cimmon seed

Seed de Billy hop in jist in time,

Juba dis, Juba dat,

Round de kittle ob possum fat

A-hoop a hoy, A-hoop a hoy, 

Double step for Juberii,

Sandy crab, de macreli, ham,

And half a pint ob Juba

from Dan Emmett and the Rise of Negro Minstrelsy

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