1. Creator/Author:
  2. Benjamin R. Handy (2)

Old Shady, The Song of the Contraband

Creator:
Oliver Ditson & Co., Benjamin R. Handy
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1861-1862
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0308
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, “Old Shady, the Song of the Contraband.” The cover features three illustrations of African Americans: several people in a cotton field; a man and woman in a row boat at night; and a man sitting in front of a cabin. “World renowned Plantation Songs” is printed at the top of the cover. “Massa’s in the Cold Cold Ground” and several other song titles are printed below the illustration. 1 score (5 p.) For voice and piano, with chorus (SATB) First line of text: Oh yah! yah! darkies, laugh wid me. First line of chorus: Den away, away, for I can't wait any longer. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.