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Thread #55931 Message #871916
Posted By: GUEST,Q
21-Jan-03 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races (Stephen Foster)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races
A facsimile of the 1850 edition does not have the statement "Foster's Plantation Melodies No. 3," but otherwise contains much the same information cited by Masato. The title sheet reads "Camptown Races - A Favorite Ethiopian Song" - Written and composed by S. C. Foster. Just published. By the same author as Dr. Lemuel - Dolly Day - Angelina Baker - Melinda May. Published by F. D. Benteen, Baltimore, W. T. Haye, New Orleans."
The title with "Gwine to Run All Night" or De Camptown Races is on the first page of music; at the bottom of that page it has the "Entered....1850... District Court of Maryland" statement.
All verses quoted by Nigel Parsons are included.
Facsimile from "Three Centuries of American Music," vol. 1 (ed. Nicholas Tawa), American Solo Songs through 1865, pp. 79-83.
This volume has a facsimile of "The Yellow Rose of Texas," another song often inquired about.