The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18902   Message #189835
Posted By: Amos
05-Mar-00 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
My heart's like the strings of a bankoo
All broke by my pretty quadroon

...is the only couplet to this song I have ever learned. I have no idea if it has other words, verses, or a proper tune. I learned this from the mouth, believe it or not, of Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician, when I was a young fart.

How he came to it I have no idea.

It sounds like an 190s-1910 era Rufus sort of song, but we'd have to findit first.