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Thread #1995 Message #1933461
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Jan-07 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down in the Cane Break? / ...Canebrake
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Down in the Cane Break
1851 sheet music for "Nancy Till," written for White's Serenaders, at American Memory.
Words posted above by Joan from Wigam have had the dialect removed, but otherwise are correct.
More than one melody is found in the modern transcriptions; the original sheet music may not be used in them.
The text of the broadside printed at "Catnach Press by W. Fortney, Bloomsbury" (London), (Harding B 11 (365), is accurate, complete with dialect.