Has anyone ever seen sheet music with the melody of this tune, "Rock Susanna"? It's a really interesting little ditty and I'm dying to hear how it goes.
"Old Simon Buckheart,
Old Simon Buckheart,
Kept a full sale grocery;
He didn't have but two peck measures,
One held about a quart,
An' t'other didn't hold a pint by a jug full
Chorus: Rock Susanna, an' fare you well,
Fare you well, for I'm gwine away.
Frank Converse mentions it in his reminiscences, attributing it to Dan Emmett. I've seen it in several early songsters, where it is classified a "banjo solo." I think it may be of that mysterious genre known as "machine poetry," like "Oh, Ladies All" from Rice's Correct Method.