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A popular ante-bellum air, written by Albert Holland in 1854.

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Comment by Bell Banjos on April 28, 2012 at 10:06pm

Updated version, eh? I like em both.  Carry Me 'Long is my favorite.

Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 29, 2012 at 1:28am
The Everly Brothers of the New Minstrel Era :-) Great stuff, lads.
Comment by Ian Bell on April 29, 2012 at 6:16am
Hoo haw! - great drive drive!
Comment by Ian Bell on April 29, 2012 at 6:17am
Make that, "Great drive, gents" (too early to be posting things)
Comment by Al Smitley on April 29, 2012 at 9:05am

Carl,  Chances are you already are aware of this one. 

I'm tend to seek out parodies to popular songs which are reflective of issues of the day.

In spite of the distastefulness of some of them (in this case a political party based upon anti-immigrant/ anti-Catholic fears), I always find them interesting.

Few Days (1854)

As Know Nothings, we’re hand-in-hand, few days, few days

Our countless throng shall fill the land, we know the way

The world will know that we are true, few days, few days

And that we know a thing or two, we know the way


We’ll battle innovation, few days, few days.

And fight ‘gainst usurpation by a cunning foe

For our guide is freedom’s banner, few days, few days.

Our guide is freedom’s banner. We know the way

From east and west, from south and north…. We’ll call our many legions forth…

The freedom that our fathers won…. Shall be defended by each son….

Then shout, then shout o’er hill and plain…. Our union shall its rights maintain….

We’ll guard, we’ll guard the ballot-box….. From foreign wiles and treason shocks….

Comment by Mark Weems on April 29, 2012 at 10:42am

Mighty fine boys, let's do this one in June and I'll pick some geetar.

Comment by Matthew Mickletz on April 29, 2012 at 3:47pm

Awesome!  I agree with Terry, "Oh Boys, Carry Me Long" is a goodie!  Got a name for yer duo yet?  I"m thinkin "Two Tones".  

Comment by anthony Derycke on April 29, 2017 at 4:50pm
Hello everyone, is there a banjo score for this song?
Comment by Sonny Bryan on April 29, 2017 at 7:25pm
Anthony, use the "search" on this site. Tim, posted the score from Winner's 1864.
Comment by anthony Derycke on April 30, 2017 at 4:13am
Ahhh ok thank you Sonny :)


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