Old Plantation Songster
Old Plantation Songster
Old Plantation Songster

Old Plantation Songster

Philadelphia: Fisher & Brother, 1855. Paperback. [58] pages numbered: 148-182, 245-248, 87-105; 11 cm. Wrapper has illustration of a black man sitting on a bench playing a banjo. Former owner's sewn repair. Running title: Popular Songs. Contains lyrics without music; some tunes are indicated. The irregular pagination (found on other copies) indicates that this was pulled together from pages used in other songbooks published by Fisher & Brother. No date of publication. The imprint indicates that Fisher & Brother was active in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Baltimore, which means that this published in the 1850s. Contents: Julia in a Lone and Quiet Spot -- The Mississippi Woodman's Wife -- Massa's Old Plantation -- The Virginian's Song of Home -- Lilly May -- Juliana Phebiana Constantina Brown -- My Good Old Darkey Home -- The Irish Jaunting Car -- Dinah is the Girl for Me -- Has she any Tin -- The Laziest Man in All the Town -- Johnny with a Rango Hi! -- Old Jessy -- De Old Corn Mill -- I Wish he were Here -- When Summer Flowers are Withered -- Stars of the Summer Night -- Leaves and Hearts -- Switzerland! Dear Switzerland! -- He Wept to Leave her Side -- The Virginia Bride -- When shall we all Meet Again -- To all I Love "Good night!" -- The Mother's Welcome -- The Angel's Bridge -- I Gaze on Thee -- A Country Home -- The Emigrant Boy to His Mother -- Buck Rome's Fishing Scrape: A Plantation Dialogue -- The Watchman -- Gentle Jenny Gray -- Pride of my Heart -- In the Forest Wild -- Dearest Mother -- I Dream of Home -- On Thee the World has Darkly Frowned -- Ah! could I but Recall the Time -- Cheer! Boys, Cheer -- Ah! for Wings -- Fairy Dell -- Charlie -- A Home without a Wife -- To-morrow I'm Sweet Sixteen -- The Starlight Serenade -- They tell me that I must Forget -- Keep one Kind Thought for Me -- Sweet Hours of Childhood. Very scarce. In Fair Condition: lacking back wrapper; front wrapper and first few pages stained; minor loss at lower corner of front wrapper; occasionally lightly stained and browned; otherwise, clean and solid. Fair. Item #006861

Price: $115.00

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