Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
"Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" is a popular song commonly sung by blackface performers in the 19th century. The song, penned by African-American James A. Bland in 1879, is considered an American standard ...
I'm Gwine ober de Mountain
"I'm Gwine ober de Mountain", also spelled "I'm Going ober de Mountain", is an American song written by blackface minstrel composer Dan Emmett. The song may be a precursor to "Dixie", as evidenced by ...
I Ain't Got Time to Tarry
"I Ain't Got Time to Tarry", also known as "The Land of Freedom", is an American song written by blackface minstrel composer Dan Emmett. It premiered in a minstrel show performance by Bryant's Minstre...
Mary Blane
"Mary Blane", also known as "Mary Blain" and other variants, is an American song that was popularized in the blackface minstrel show. Several different versions are known, but all feature a male prota...
Owl Creek Quickstep
"Owl Creek Quickstep" was a song written by American songwriter Dan Emmett. The title refers to one of the earliest settlements in Knox County, Ohio. It was commonly sung by blackface minstrels.
Gumbo Chaff
"Gumbo Chaff", also spelled "Gombo Chaff", is an American song, first performed in the early 1830s. It was part of the repertoire of early blackface performers, including Thomas D. Rice and George Was...
Old Dan Tucker
"Old Dan Tucker", also known as "Ole Dan Tucker", "Dan Tucker", and other variants, is a popular American song. Its origins remain obscure; the tune may have come from oral tradition, and the words ma...
I'm Going Home to Dixie
"I'm Going Home to Dixie" is an American walkaround, a type of dance song. It was written by Dan Emmett in 1861 as a sequel to the immensely popular walkaround "Dixie". The sheet music was first publi...
Camptown Races
"Gwine to Run All Night, or De Camptown Races" (popularly known as "Camptown Races") is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864). ( Play ) It was published by F. D. Benteen of Baltimore...
Johnny Roach
"Johnny Roach" is an American song written by blackface minstrel composer Dan Emmett. The song was first published in 1859. The lyrics tell of a slave who has escaped to the Northern United States. He...
Ole Bull and Old Dan Tucker
"Ole Bull and Old Dan Tucker" is a traditional American song. Several different versions are known, the earliest published in 1844 by the Boston-based Charles Keith company. The song's lyrics tell of ...
The Boatman's Dance
The Boatman's Dance is a minstrel song credited to Dan Emmett in 1843 and arranged by Aaron Copland as part of his set of Old American Songs.It is a celebration of the Ohio River boatmen, bawdy and wi...
Coal Black Rose
"Coal Black Rose" is a folk song, one of the earliest songs to be sung by a man in blackface. The man dressed as an overweight and overdressed black woman, who was found unattractive and masculine-loo...
Alabama Joe
Alabama Joe was a popular minstrel song of the 19th Century (USA).
A nigger in Alabama lived, dey used to call him Joe, Dis nigger lived to be so old, his head war white as snow. Dis nigger, he wa...
Turkey in the Straw
"Turkey in the Straw" is a well-known American folk song dating from the early 19th century. The first part of the song's tune may be derived from the ballad "My Grandmother Lived on Yonder Little Gre...
List of blackface minstrel songs
This is a list of songs that either originated in blackface minstrelsy or are otherwise closely associated with that tradition. Songwriters and publication dates are given where known.
Polly Wolly Doodle
"Polly Wolly Doodle" is a song first published in a Harvard student songbook in 1880."Polly Wolly Doodle" appears in the existing manuscript for Laura Ingalls Wilder's These Happy Golden Years exactly...
Ching a Ring Chaw
Ching a Ring Chaw (sometimes Ching-a-Ring, or Ching-a-Ring Shaw) is a song from the early days of the Minstrel tradition included by Aaron Copland in his Old American Songs.
As might be expected t...
Clar de Track
"Clar de Track" is an American song written for the blackface minstrel show stage. The song was a parody of the minstrel hit "Old Dan Tucker".
Oh! Susanna
"Oh! Susanna" is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. It is among the most popular American songs ever written. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as...
My Old Kentucky Home
"My Old Kentucky Home" is a song written by Stephen Foster, probably composed in 1852. It was published as "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York. The...
Wait for the Wagon
"Wait for the Wagon" is an American folk song, first popularized in the early 1850s."Wait for the Wagon" was first published as a parlor song in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an 1850 copyright, and mus...
Seely Simpkins Jig
"Seely Simpkins Jig" is a song by American songwriter Dan Emmett. Emmett named the song for Seeley Simpkins, a resident of Knox County, Ohio, well known for his fiddle playing and whistling. Simpkins'...
Miss Lucy Long
"Miss Lucy Long", also known as "Lucy Long" and other variants, is an American song that was popularized in the blackface minstrel show. A comic banjo tune, the lyrics, written in exaggerated Black Ve...
Gentle Annie (song)
"Gentle Annie" is a popular American song composed by Stephen Foster in 1856. The song has original lyrics but is said to be based on a traditional Irish melody. According to his niece, Evelyn Foster ...
Jump Jim Crow
"Jump Jim Crow" is a song and dance from 1828 that was done in blackface by white comedian Thomas Dartmouth (T.D.) "Daddy" Rice. The number was supposedly inspired by the song and dance of a crippled ...
De Wild Goose-Nation
"De Wild Goose-Nation" is an American song composed by blackface minstrel performer Dan Emmett.The song is a parody (or possibly an adaptation) of "Gumbo Chaff", a blackface minstrel song dating to th...
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is a song which was written by James A. Bland (1854–1911), an African American minstrel who wrote over 700 songs. It is an adaption by Bland of the traditional "C...
Old Folks at Home
"Old Folks at Home" (also known as "Swanee River", "Swanee Ribber" [from the original lyrics], or "Suwannee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851. It is the official state song ...