Happy are We Darkies so Gay

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 Theme code Index    5L33 332
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/8
 History    
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Gumbo Chaff
 Book/Manuscript title    The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 6
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1851
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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Happy are We Darkies so Gay: Annotations


X:1
T:Happy are We Darkies so Gay
M:3/8
L:1/8
R:Minstrel tune
B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 6)
N: A later edition of the earliest known banjo tutor, published in 1848.  It was written by Elias Howe, whose pseudonym Gumbo Chaff
N:is taken from Thomas Dartmouth Rice's 1834 blackface character.  The 1851 edition was published in Boston by Oliver Ditson.
N:In 1850 Howe sold some of his works to Ditson (this one among them) and agreed not to publish similar works for ten years.
Z:AK/FIddler's Companion
K:G
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Happy are We Darkies so Gay: Annotations