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

X:0782 T:Ole Tare River, Roose.0782 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 N:There is a tune of this name in 'Ethiopian Quadrilles' songs N:from the Virginian Serenaders. The online copy does not include this page. N:A copy of the song can be found here. N:https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/020/116 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester, 1850 Z:Village Music Project. Rob Lands 2019 K:G DG GB | cG EG | AA AG/A/ | BA Az |\ Bd dd | BG E>G | DG B/A/G/A/ | BGG2 | !marcato!B2BB | AG E>G | A2AG/A/ | BA Az |\ B>B BB | AG E>G | DG AG/A/ | BG Gz |]