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List of blackface minstrel songs

This is a list of songs that either originated in blackface minstrelsy or are otherwise closely associated with that tradition. Songwriters and publication dates are given where known.

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  • "Eelam Moore Jig", Dan Emmett (before 1854)
  • "Effects of the Brogue", (a.k.a. "Tatter Jack") Dan Emmett (by 1861)

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  • "[[Far You Well Ladies|Far [Fare] You Well Ladies]]"
  • "Farewell My Lilly Dear", Stephen Foster (1851)
  • "The Fine Old Color'd Gentleman", Dan Emmett (1843)
  • "De Floating Scow Quickstep" (a.k.a. "Oh Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"*), E. Ferrett (1847)
  • "Forty Hosses in de Stable", J. Kierman (1840s)
  • "The Free Nigger", sung by R. W. Pelham (1841)

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  • "Yellow Corn"

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Notes

References

  • Abel, E. Lawrence (2000). Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books.
  • The Canebrake Minstrels (2003). Website for Finer than Frog Hair. Accessed 12 September 2005.
  • Cockrell, Dale (1997). Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World. Cambridge University Press.
  • Lott, Eric (1993). Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509641-X.
  • Mahar, William J. (1999). Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
  • Nathan, Hans (1962). Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Sacks, Howard L. and Sacks, Judith Rose (1993). Way up North in Dixie: A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Scheytt, Jochen. "The Minstrel Show" Accessed 8 September 2005.
  • Winans, Robert B. (1985). Liner notes to The Early Minstrel Show. New York: Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc.

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