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 Theme code Index    73H1H6 004H2H
 Also known as    
 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    One part
 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.    
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Way Down South: Annotations

T:Way Down South
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
f/g/|cd' fa|df B2|z2 ze/f/|gb eg|ce A2|
z2 z f/g/|ad' fa|df B2|z2z e/f/|gbeg|ce A2|
cd' fa|df B2|z2 z e/f/|g4-|g4|gb eg ce A2||

Way Down South: Annotations