Old Zip Coon

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 Theme code Index    115L5L 3332
 Also known as    Natchez Under the Hill (1), Old Bog Hole (The), Turkey in the Straw, Zip Coon
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AAB, AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Elias Howe
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 12
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1843
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
Old Zip Coon

Played by: Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
Source: Soundcloud
Image: First performed by George Dixon in 1834, Zip Coon made a mockery of free blacks
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Old Zip Coon

X:1 T:Old Zip Coon M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Howe - Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon (1843) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C (e/d/) | c/B/c/d/ c (E/F/) | G/A/G/E/ G c/d/ | ee e/d/c/d/ | (edd) e/d/ | c/B/c/d/ c (E/F/) | G/A/G/E/ G (c/d/) | e/d/e/f/ g/e/c/e/ | ecc :| (c/d/) | e/f/g/a/ g (g/f/) | e/f/g/a/ g (g/e/) | faa (a/g/) | faa (a/g/) | c'c'/a/ a/g/e/g/ | e/f/e/c/ d (c/d/) | ee/c/ d/c/A/c/ | Gcc ||

X:2 T:Old Zip Coon M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 12) 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:Bb (d/c/)|B/A/B/c/ B(D/E/)|F/G/F/D/ F(B/c/)|dd d/c/B/c/|dcc (d/c/)| B/A/B/c/ BD/E/|F/G/F/E/ (FB/c/)|d/c/d/e/ f/d/B/d/ dBB:| |:(B/c/)|d/e/f/g/ f(f/e/)|e/e/f/g/ f(f/d/)|e/f/g/a/ gg/f/|e/f/g/a/ gg/a/| b/a/b/g/ g/f/d/f/|d/e/d/B/ cB/c/|dd/B/ c/B/G/B/|FBB:|]

X:1 T:Old Zip Coon M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Thomas F. Briggs - "Briggs' Banjo Instructor" (1855; p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (B/A/)|GB/d/ G G,|DB/d/ DG|B/G/B/d/ (c/A/) B/G/|BA/d/ AB/d/|GB/d/ GG,|EB/d/ DG|B/G/B/d/ (c/A/) A/d/|BG Gz:| |:[G,DGB]d dz|[G,DGB] d d z|cee z|cee d|gg dd/d/|B/d/B/G/ AB/d/|BB (B/A/)G/A/|B/d/A/F/ Gz:|