|We'll raise de roof tonight - New and original plantation
melody - 1884
Wheeler, J. W.
First line: Come niggers grease yo ankles and wenches
bang yo wool
Chorus: Come along, oh! chillun come along
Boston, Massachusetts, Blair & Lydon, 1884
Lyricist: Wheeler, Hawthorne G.
Illustrator: Cinthy Johnson
Dedicatee: Milt G. Barlow
Performer: Mr. Milt G. Barlow of
Barlow & Wilson's
Historical American Sheet Music: 1850-1920
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