The spirit of the banjo!

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The spirit of the banjo!

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The spirit of the banjo!
Cole, Bob
Johnson, James Weldon
Place of Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Curtis Pub. Co.
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Subjects / Keywords:
Songs (High voice) with piano ( lcsh )
Songs (Medium voice) with piano ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Music ( lcsh )
Popular music -- 1901-1910 ( lcsh )
African American sheet music ( local )

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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The University of South Florida Libraries believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
Resource Identifier:
028656160 ( ALEPH )
137333424 ( OCLC )
A65-00030 ( USFLDC DOI )
a65.30 ( USFLDC Handle )

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The Third of .the Cole and Johnson Negro Songs Words by Bob Col e a n d J . W. J o h nson The four songs, of which this is the third, are supposed to represent the growth of the forms of negro music from the days of old minstrelsy to the present. This third song represents the old-time banjo song of the cotton-fields. The Spirit of the Banjo! When de banjo is a-ringin', Is der somethin' in de strings Dat drives away yo' sorrow and yo' care? No; what's in yo' heart a-singin', And dat put yo' feet on springs, Is de spirit of de banjo i n de air .-J. W. JOHNSON. M u s ic. by R osa m o n d J ohnson -....... ; •. ... ----------... ... --... -j";j -__ ....., __ -----i--15-...... ... -r--------------------...--------'--" 1. De sil -var moon am shin-in', de shadows 'round de cab -in do:>r am fall -in', De ka -ty -did and crick -et a -way up in de tree-tops am a 2 . Oh I av -'y-thing is beat-in' to de mu -sic dat de ban -jJ is a -mak -in', From de cot-ton blos-soms wav-in' to de feet dat keep de cab -in fio' a ---=1-4s:: 1 1 --a ..,.., _ + -..__,! "---< < -=== =--=== ==--=== ==--=== =--=== ==--=== ====-:sl ==-=:1 _ J==-:1== it ... __ -=t==---=1---== I -,----+---:4---s==----+------+ ---+ ISJ----ISJ--e--


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