Dance, Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

“Dance, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 14, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31459.


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Title

Dance, Lyric Variant 01

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Minstrel music
Enslaved persons--Songs and music
Balls (Parties)--Songs and music
Love--Songs and music

Alternative Title

We'll Have a Little Dance To-night, Boys

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

The Dance

Old Massa going away this afternoon
To call upon hiz brudder
So darkiez wait a little while
Till he getz out of sight
We’ll drop the shuble and the hoe
We’ll have a little dance tonight
We’ll have a little dance tonight boys
And dance by de light of the moon

I risez at de break of day
To take my morning walk
I meets my lubely July Ann
And dis iz de way we talk
I sayz you iz my own true love
You are my hearts delight
Wont you come over de riber dis evening
And have little dance tonight
We’ll have a little dance tonight boys
And dance by the light of the moon

I want my cambric handkerchief
I wants my silk cravat
Oh hand me down my high heel boots
Like wise my beaver hat
We are going over to the river to
Have a little dance tonight
We are going over de river to
Have a little dance tonight

File name

113_Dance_Lyric_01_ocr

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