While I My Banjo Play - Lisette's song


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Composer:- W.H.Montgomery (1811-1886)  Words:- Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) 

 M.B.No.1180d   1st.edition Jan.1857    pp.6    vv.2    set for solo and 3 part chorus    Disbound.  A sound and good disbound copy-small tear to base of second leaf

Montgomery, the M.B.'s journeyman composer, dedicated this as follows:- 'Music Composed & Dedicated to that Lady' . Stowe's novel 'Dred: a tale of the Great Dismal Swamp' was published in 1856, with Lisette's words being chosen for the song.

' What are the joys of white man here, What are his pleasures, say?  He great, he proud, he haughty, fine, While I my banjo play:'
Chorus:- 'What are the joys of white man here,  What are the pleasures say?  He great, he proud, he haughty fine,  While I my banjo play.'

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