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Acorn4 'Coon Songs' Revisited (13) RE: 'Coon Songs' Revisited 12 Oct 18


Interesting to trace the evolution in the opening chorus of "Showboat" over the years:-

"N*****s all work on the Mississippi" (sung by a black chorus in tongue in cheek style referring to themselves)

"Black Folks work on the Mississippi"

"Coloured Folks work on the Mississippi"

"We all work on the Mississippi"

To the point where no one works on the Mississippi and the opening chorus is omitted.


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