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GUEST,Ole Bull Origin: Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (17) RE: Help: History of Carry Me Back to Old Virginn 05 May 01


Before Bland there was an earlier and very popular song called "The (De) Floating Scow of Old Virginia" which was much pirated often by the line in the refrain which is "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia." This is the broadside above (questionable dating, more like 1850 than 1830) and also the song you find in in Briggs. Charles White claimed authorship and it was published as early as 1847. It became a minstrel standard.


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