The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2599 Message #10889
Posted By: Jon W.
20-Aug-97 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Oh Dem Golden Slippers
Subject: RE: oh dem golden slippers
Some information I found in a book called "Front Porch Old-time Songs, Jokes, & Stories" by Wayne Erbsen indicates that this song was written by the "talented and college educated James A. Bland" who was a member of a black minstrel (as opposed to the usual white minstrels in black face) troop named the Original Georgia Minstrels, in 1879. He also composed "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny." The book includes the music and three verses of the song.