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X:1 T:Snow Drop Ann M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 16) N:A later edition of the earliest known banjo tutor, published in 1848. N:It was written by Elias Howe, whose pseudonym Gumbo Chaff N:is taken from Thomas Dartmouth Rice's 1834 blackface character. N:The 1851 edition was published in Boston by Oliver Ditson. N:In 1850 Howe sold some of his works to Ditson (this one among N:them) and agreed not to publish similar works for ten years. Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:D A|A3A A3A|f3e d3 A/A/|f3e d3B|^G4 A2 zA| e3e f3f|f3e !fermata!d3B|A3d f3e|e4 d2z|| M:2/4 L:1/8 A|dd ff|dd ff|ee gg|b2 !fermata!a2| ff dd/d/|ff dd|ee eg|fe d2||

SNOW DROP ANN. American, Minstrel Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune was published in 1847 and credited to E.P. Christy. Edwin P. Christy was the founder of Christy's Minstrels, one of the most famous of the blackface minstrel troupes.

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Printed sources : - Gumbo Chaff (The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo), 1851; p. 16.

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