We'll Raise De Roof Tonight

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

CREATED/PUBLISHED
Boston, Massachusetts, Blair & Lydon, 1884

RELATED NAMES
Lyricist: Wheeler, Hawthorne G.
Illustrator: Cinthy Johnson
Dedicatee: Milt G. Barlow
Performer: Mr. Milt G. Barlow of Barlow & Wilson's Minstrels

DIGITAL COLLECTION
Historical American Sheet Music: 1850-1920

CALL/REPRODUCTION NUMBER
Music B-167

REPOSITORY
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University

Used by permission:
REPOSITORY
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

The cover sheet is the only page available on the Clearinghouse, the entire sheet music is available by clicking on the Rare Book and Special Collection link shown above.

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