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Origins: 'You black pickaninny from old Virginny'

GUEST,Lynne 26 Sep 04 - 03:51 PM
wysiwyg 26 Sep 04 - 03:54 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Sep 04 - 05:09 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Sep 04 - 05:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Sep 04 - 06:03 PM
wysiwyg 26 Sep 04 - 06:06 PM
wysiwyg 26 Sep 04 - 06:11 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Sep 04 - 06:23 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Sep 04 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Dave Ruch 26 Sep 04 - 08:40 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Oct 04 - 10:09 PM
masato sakurai 09 Oct 04 - 10:50 PM
Murray MacLeod 10 Oct 04 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,Gail Martin 28 Nov 13 - 12:05 AM
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Subject: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: GUEST,Lynne
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 03:51 PM

My grandmother sang me this song. I do not know the title of the song or time period. My granmother was born in 1890. Does anyone know the name of this song and where I could locate the sheet music. I know the lyrics...
    Early in the morning Er the sun do rise.
    Laying on a corncob bed.
    Baby rolling over hazel colored eyes,
    little wee kinky wooly head.
    Mammy is a dozin dreamin of the bliss.
    Thinkin of the days gone by.
    Hush my little cherub give your pap a kiss.
    God bless the day that he was born.

    REFRAIN: Hello baby, here's your daddy.
    Up and down the baby goes.
    He's a black pickaninny all the way from old Virginny.
    Goodness how that baby grows.
Then it continues with the next verse. Was this a popular song? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!! Lynne


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 03:54 PM

Sounds like a minstrel song.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 05:09 PM

Early in the morning
Ere the sun do rise.
Laying on a corncob bed.
Baby rolling over
hazel colored eyes,
little wee kinky woolly head.
Mammy is a dozin dreamin of the bliss.
Thinkin of the days gone by.
Hush my little cherub give your pap a kiss.
God bless the day that he was born.
REFRAIN:
Hello baby, here's your daddy.
Up and down the baby goes.
He's a black pickaninny
all the way from old Virginny.
Goodness how that baby grows.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 05:59 PM

Hear a version sung by Carl J. Asbury with banjo on a cylinder recording from 1895: Black Pickaninny


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:03 PM

Eighth cylinder down on the list, so one must wait a while before it comes up. Don't know how long the shows are archived, so download the whole thing if you are interested in these really old ones.
"Sally in Our Alley" also is on this session.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:06 PM

You can slide the setting forward, estimating about 3 minutes per song, to find it in there. Tho is it interesting to hear the other songs, too.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:11 PM

It's at about 30 minutes in, with Sally at about 40, after a long chat between hosts.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 06:23 PM

Anybody clever enough to get all the words from that?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 07:39 PM

I have recorded the session (using the slider a good idea!) and listened a couple of times, but I'm averse to punishing my ears. This coward will not try.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: GUEST,Dave Ruch
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 08:40 PM

This song was also in the repertoire of southern tier New York State/Potter County PA lumberman Ezra "Fuzzy" Barhight, born 1870s. he learned most of his songs in the lumbercamps of that area.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO, BAB-BY! (Harrigan, Braham, 1884)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:09 PM

From The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

HELLO, BAB-BY!
Words by Edward Harrigan. Music by Dave Braham. 1884.
"As Sung in Edward Harrigan's Comic Play, "Investigation" at Harrigan & Hart's Theatre, 728 Broadway, N.Y."

1. Early in de morning when de sun do rise,
Lying on a corn-cob bed,
Babby rolling over, hazel-colored eyes,
Little kinky, woolly head.
Mammy is a dozing, dreaming of the bliss.
I'm thinking of de day a-coming on.
Oh, come along, my cherub, give your Pop a kiss.
Bless the day that he was born.

CHORUS: Hello, Babby. Here's your Daddy.
Up and down he goes.
You black pickaninny from old Virginny,
Goodness how she grows!
Black pickaninny from old Virginny,
Goodness how she grows!

2. Buy a little wagon. Roll de Babby out.
Let him swallow good, fresh air.
Feed him on bananas; nebber have de goat,
Yellow ribbons in his hair.
Jonah is his namesake, living in de whale,
A-floating roun' de ocean in a storm;
Oh, shouting, happy neighbors, hail-a, hail-a, hail!
Bless the day that he was born.

3. Buy him little slippers. Cover up his toes.
Keep him from de frost and cold.
Set him by the hot fire. Don't you freeze his nose,
Only twenty-two months old.
Bring him up a Babtist. Make him go to church.
Oh, rare him like a possum on a farm.
Oh, give him plenty gumdrops, better than the birch.
Bless the day that he was born.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:50 PM

Sheet music is also at Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music. Click here.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Black Pickaninny all the way from Old V
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 08:09 AM

4. See that piccaninny eat a melon slice
Grinning wide from ear to ear
Dancing barefoot on the ground sho' feels nice
God's chillun all got rhythm here
Political correctness it don't mean a thing
Long as they got plenty grits and 'pone
Of happy smiling darkies we will always sing
God bless Foster and de ol'folks at home


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'You black pickaninny from old Virginny'
From: GUEST,Gail Martin
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 12:05 AM

I have lyrics to this song that my dad used to sing when I was little:

Early in the morning, fore the sun arise
Lyin on a corncob bed
Mammy roll ya over, See yer sleepy eyes
See yer little wooly head.
Mammy knows yer dreamin,dreamin all the while
Dreamin of the days gone by
Come along and cheer up, give yer Mam a buss
Blessed be the day that you was born.
Hello my baby, toopie loopie, loopie loopie
Where's yer pappy, toopie, loopie, loopie loopie
Up and down you go
Oh you fat pickininny all the way from old Virginny
Goodness how you grow.

I don't have any sheet music but I still sing that song to the melody I remember so well.


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