539 Broadway Polka

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X:1 T:539 Broadway Polka C:James Buckley M:2/4 L:1/8 B:"Buckley's Violin Tunes" (1855, p. 32) N:539 Broadway was the NYC address of their leased theater, N:Buckley's Opera House. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A/G/|FAdf|fe Be/d/|cegb|b2- aA/G/|FAdf fe Be/d/| c/d/e/f/ g/a/b/c'/|d'd'd'||c'|c'e' ac'|bd' f>f|^ge c'b|af' e'2| c'e' ac'|^gd' fa|^ge c'b|a2 z2|B=c ^cd|ed b2| c'd bf|ge c2|B=c ^cd|ed b2|c'db>a|g2 z!D.C.!||



New York winter scene in Broadway, 1857. 539 Broadway is the 3rd building from the right. A sign above the doorway behind the street lampposts reads "Buckleys".

539 BROADWAY POLKA. American, Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by English-born James Buckley (1803-1882), whose family minstrel troupe (which included his sons G. Swayne, Frederick and Bishop), Buckley's Serenaders, was one of the premiere blackface minstrel organizations of the mid- to latter 19th century in the United States. 539 Broadway, was the New York City address of their theater, leased in 1853, whichthey called successively Buckley's Opera House, the Ethiopian Opera House and the American Opera House.


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Printed sources : - Buckley (Buckley's Violin Tunes), 1855; p. 32.






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