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 Theme code Index    3H1H5H3H 3H03H1H
 Also known as    Uncle Gabriel the Negro General
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Gumbo Chaff
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 4
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1848
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Uncle Gabriel [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Minstrel tune 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/|ff dd|aa fd|(g4|f2) z2|f/f/f dd|aa fd|(g4|f2)z|| d/e/|f>f g>g|a>a b>b|c'2 b>a |a>gfg|b2 g>g|a>g f!fermata!a !D.C.!||