Annotation:My Old Kentucky Home

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X:1 T:My Old Kentucky Home C:Stephen Foster M:C L:1/8 R:"Sand Jig" B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 2 (c. 1880's, No. 407) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (DG)|B2B2 G2 (AB)|cBce d2B2|B3A G2 (FG)|AD^CD EFGA| B2B2G2 (AB)|cBce d2 (GA)|BGcB A2 A>F|G2 [B2g2][B2g2]:| (GB)|:d3B cBce|d2B4 A2|G3A G2E2|G6 (GA)| B2B2 G2 (AB)|cBce d2 (GA)|BGcB A2 A>F|1 GDEF GABc:|2 G2 [B2g2][B2g2]|]

Negro Life at the South, by Eastman Johnson. The painting is popularly known as Old Kentucky Home
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME. American, Air and "Sand Jig" (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The setting published in Glasgow by James Kerr in the 1880's is a dance setting of the song air composed in 1852 by American songwriter wikipedia:Stephen_Foster (1826-1864). It was originally written for the minstrel stage, and performed by the famous wikipedia:Christy's_Minstrels the year it was published (with whom Foster was under contract to provide material). Foster is said to have been influenced by Harriett Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was eventually adopted by the state of Kentucky as its official song.

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Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 407, p. 46.

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