Subject: G.W. Bennett Manuscript

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Royal Irish Quadrille - The Black Joke

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 The first figure of a quadrille - The first part of this piece is generally known as "The Black Joke". (or "Joak") It appears as the melody for an 18th century English bawdy song, (look it up) and is still in use for Englis...

Serenader's Quadrilles No. 1 - Old Dan Tucker

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 Old Dan Tucker is a song/tune from early tune from the American minstrel show repertoire. It may be an actual African-American melody. It appears in a number of banjo instruntion tutors from the mid-19th century (including ...

Serenader's Quadrilles No. 2 - Goin' Ober De Mountain

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 "Goin Ober De Mountain" or "Gwine Ober De Mountain" was a minstrel show song written by American blackface performer Dan Emmett. Though it may be an African-American melody, the first few bars also resemble an earlier Engli...

Serenader's Quadrilles No. 3 - Ol' Rosin De Beau

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 A popular 19th century song and tune. The second two parts (bars 9 - 24) are recognizably "Rosin The Beau" although the "verse" part of the melody is quite different than it is often played/sung. The unusual first part clos...

Serenader's Quadrilles No. 4 - The Boat Man's Dance

The Boatman Dance was a hugely popular minstrel show song, credited to Dan Emmett, 1843. It has never completely disappeared out of the fiddle/banjo repertoire since then. It is presented here as a four part tune. The first three parts match the usual lyr...

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