O! Susanna

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 Theme code Index    3h5H5H1H 3H2H2H2H
 Also known as    Oh Susannah, Susanne Don't You Cry
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel, Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Gumbo Chaff
 Book/Manuscript title    The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 4
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1851
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:O! Susanna M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Song Air B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 4) 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:D d/e/|fa ab|af d>e|ff ed|e3 d/e/|fa ab|af de|ff ee|d3|| g2g2|b b2b|aa fd|e3 d/e/|fa ab|af de|ff ee|d3:|]