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Thread #8009   Message #4174526
Posted By: Lighter
14-Jun-23 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Again, "Zip Coon" sheet music (1834):

I suppose you heard ob de battle New Orleans,
Whar old Gineral Jackson gib de British beans.
Dare de Yankee boys do de job so slick,
For dey cotch old Packenham and rode him up de creek.

The earliest reference to "Zip Coon" appears to be in the Mississippi Free Trader (Natchez), Nov. 23, 1832.