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 Theme code Index    5L126L 2232
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Gumbo Chaff
 Book/Manuscript title    The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 11
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1851
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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Old Tar River: Annotations


X:1
T:Old Tar River
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 11)
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
DGG>B|AGEG|A2 AG/A/|BA A2|Bd d>B|AGEG|
D2 GB|A/G/A/B/ G2|c>G EG|FADB|c>G EG|AB c2|
c/B/c/G/ EG|FADB|c/B/c/G/ EG|AB c2|c/B/c/d/ eg|fedc|
e/d/e/c/ Ac|GB c2|c/B/c/d/ eg|fedc|e/d/e/c/ Ac|GB c2||

Old Tar River: Annotations