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Manuscript minstrel song on wove paper. E. L. Cranmer (music); Harvey Coward? (lyrics.) "Song and Dance / When you pluck de watermelon on de sly." Last quarter of the 19th century. 13.5" x 10.5". Toned and lightly soiled, horizontal creases and leaf broken in two at the center crease, a few closed marginal tears, Fair. ************* Apparently an unrecorded song, likely written for a minstrel show where Africa-Americans were cartooned and stereotyped in an attempt at humor.

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Manuscript Music, Minstrel Song

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Macon, GA 31210
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