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Lyr Req: Miss Julia Is a Handsome Gal (minstrel)

open mike 21 Apr 02 - 11:35 PM
GUEST,sdawes2262@aol.com 22 Apr 02 - 01:09 PM
open mike 23 Apr 02 - 11:47 AM
Mrrzy 23 Apr 02 - 03:17 PM
open mike 26 Apr 02 - 03:08 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Oct 10 - 01:31 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Oct 10 - 01:46 AM
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Subject: her slippers fit like the skin of a potato
From: open mike
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 11:35 PM

Looking for a clue on this one--Miss Dauncey Jones.... Help!!"slippers fit like the skin of a potato"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: slippers fit like the skin of a potato
From: GUEST,sdawes2262@aol.com
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 01:09 PM

I think the song you are looking for might be one sung by Sara Grey called Miss Julia. It's on Sara's album called 'Sara' and she credits the learning of it to Lucy Simpson of New York.

I won't write out all the lyrics but the pertinent verse is

Miss Julia has a little foot
She wears a little gaiter
That fits as snug as e'er you saw
Like peelings on a tater
And when she walks, good gracious me
Oh Moses what a swell
Well all the girls and boys yell out
Miss Julia is the belle.

Hope that helps!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: slippers fit like the skin of a potato
From: open mike
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 11:47 AM

this sounds closer than any other choice-- (there were NO other choices offered!!) but still missing the name Dauncy--- worth checking into, however. Does this ring a beel with anyone else ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: slippers fit like the skin of a potato
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:17 PM

Sounds warm and comfy, at any rate!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: slippers fit like the skin of a potato
From: open mike
Date: 26 Apr 02 - 03:08 AM

i mean ring a belle.....


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Subject: Lyr Add: JULIA IS A BEAUTY (minstrel song)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:31 AM

This must be the song that was quoted above.

From Christy's and White's Ethiopian Melodies (Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1854), page 21:


JULIA IS A BEAUTY.
A. & J. P. Ordway, 339 Washington-street, Boston, publishers of the music, and proprietors of the copy-right. Words published by their permission.

1. Miss Julia is a handsome gal, her heart was young an tender,
Her eyes are dark an rather small, her form genteel an slender,
An den her face so round an fat, de people do admire,
Her eyes set in dat face at night, looks like two towns on fire.

CHORUS: Oh, Julia is a beauty,
She blossoms like a pina,
Oh, sah! she is de prettiest gal,
Dat libs in ole Carlina.

2. And when Miss Julia takes a walk, it's on some holiday,
A big steam engine goes ahead, to clar de track away;
De bells all ring, an out she goes, her hair floats on de breeze,
And when de sun shines on her face, makes all de geeses sneeze.

Oh, Julia, &c.

3. Miss Julia has a little foot, that wears a little gaiter,
Which sets as close as e'er you saw a peelin' on a tater;
And when she walks, oh, gracious! oh, Moses! what a swell,
De boys and gals dey all cry out, Oh! Julia is a belle.

Oh, Julia, &c.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: slippers fit like the skin of a potat
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 01:46 AM

Sheet music for the above song can be found at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music: MISS JULIA IS A HANDSOME GALL. (sic) (or click for a PDF file), where it says "Words and Music by L. V. H. Crosby." Copyright 1846.


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