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Thread #7876 Message #3235615
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Oct-11 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old Zip Coon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Zip Coon
One printing of the sheet music in 1834 notes that it was sung by several comic singers. One of the leads being dug up by Lighter may note a performance before 1833.
I wonder if "The Disappointment," 1767, with the comic character "Raccoon," had any performances in the years between 1770-1830, thus bringing it closer to the origin of Zip Coon.