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Thread #152   Message #2209606
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Dec-07 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: O Eliza, little Liza Jane
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Eliza, little Liza Jane
The New Orleans marching tune probably is based on the Af-Am childrens dance-song, 'Liza Jane, discussed in thread 8346:
Little Liza Jane kids version
To that thread has been added a dance-song version collected in 1919, with the chorus, often shouted,

O Eliza!,
   L'il 'Liza Jane!
O Eliza!,
   L'il 'Liza Jane!

A musical score is provided with the play-song; the chorus is about the same as that in the Earl Fuller-Ada de Lachau version.

The connection seems very likely because Ada de Lachau arranged several childrens songs.