Top 10 Popular Songs during the Civil War <ul><li>By: Stepper Toth, Sam Beebe, Alex Smale, and Stephanie Leaman </li></ul>
Oh! Susanna  <ul><li>Composed by Stephen Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Written in the minstrel/blackface tradition (The Blackfa...
Lyrics to Oh! Susanna <ul><li>.I come from Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>With my banjo on my knee </li></ul><ul><li>I'm going ...
Camptown Races <ul><li>Written by Stephen Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 1850 </li></ul><ul><li>Camptown in is in P...
Camptown Races- Lyrics <ul><li>The Campptown ladies sing this song, </li></ul><ul><li>Doo-da, Doo-da </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Goober Peas <ul><li>Goober Peas was written by A.Pindar. </li></ul><ul><li>Elton John sung it during some shows. </li></ul>
Goober Peas- Lyrics <ul><li>http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/gooberp.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting by the roadside on a su...
Buffalo Gals <ul><li>This song was written by Renfro Davis. </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo Gals was often played at minstrel sh...
Lyrics- Buffalo Gals <ul><li>Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>Come out tonight, Come out tonigh...
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  1. 1. Top 10 Popular Songs during the Civil War <ul><li>By: Stepper Toth, Sam Beebe, Alex Smale, and Stephanie Leaman </li></ul>
  2. 2. Oh! Susanna <ul><li>Composed by Stephen Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Written in the minstrel/blackface tradition (The Blackface was theatrical makeup that makes them look like the different race. (Racist)‏ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lyrics to Oh! Susanna <ul><li>.I come from Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>With my banjo on my knee </li></ul><ul><li>I'm going to Louisiana, </li></ul><ul><li>My true love for to see </li></ul><ul><li>It rained all night </li></ul><ul><li>The day I left </li></ul><ul><li>The weather it was dry </li></ul><ul><li>The sun so hot, </li></ul><ul><li>I froze to death </li></ul><ul><li>Susanna, don't you cry </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, Susanna, </li></ul><ul><li>Oh don't you cry for me </li></ul><ul><li>For I come from Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>With my banjo on my knee </li></ul><ul><li>I had a dream the other night </li></ul><ul><li>When everything was still </li></ul><ul><li>I thought I saw Susanna </li></ul><ul><li>A-coming down the hill </li></ul><ul><li>The buckwheat cake </li></ul><ul><li>Was in her mouth </li></ul><ul><li>The tear was </li></ul><ul><li>In her eye </li></ul><ul><li>Says I, I'm coming from the south </li></ul><ul><li>Susanna, don't you cry </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, Susanna, </li></ul><ul><li>Oh don't you cry for me </li></ul><ul><li>For I come from Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>With my banjo on my knee </li></ul>
  4. 4. Camptown Races <ul><li>Written by Stephen Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 1850 </li></ul><ul><li>Camptown in is in Pennsylvania, Stephen Fosters hometown. </li></ul><ul><li>The towns were sometimes called “jungle camps” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Camptown Races- Lyrics <ul><li>The Campptown ladies sing this song, </li></ul><ul><li>Doo-da, Doo-da </li></ul><ul><li>The Camptown racetrack's five miles long </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, de doo-da day </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all night </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all day </li></ul><ul><li>I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag </li></ul><ul><li>Somebody bet on the gray </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, the long tailed filly and the big black horse </li></ul><ul><li>Doo-da, doo-da </li></ul><ul><li>Come to a mud hole and they all cut across, </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, de doo-da day </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all night </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all day </li></ul><ul><li>I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag </li></ul><ul><li>Somebody bet on the gray </li></ul><ul><li>I went down there with my hat caved in, </li></ul><ul><li>Doo-da, doo-da </li></ul><ul><li>I came back home with a pocket full of tin </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, de doo-da day </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all night </li></ul><ul><li>Goin' to run all day </li></ul><ul><li>I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag </li></ul><ul><li>Somebody bet on the gray </li></ul>http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/camptown.htm
  6. 6. Goober Peas <ul><li>Goober Peas was written by A.Pindar. </li></ul><ul><li>Elton John sung it during some shows. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goober Peas- Lyrics <ul><li>http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/gooberp.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting by the roadside on a summer's day </li></ul><ul><li>Chatting with my mess-mates, passing time away </li></ul><ul><li>Lying in the shadows underneath the trees </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>Peas, peas, peas, peas </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness, how delicious, </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>When a horse-man passes, the soldiers have a rule </li></ul><ul><li>To cry out their loudest, &quot;Mister, here's your mule!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>But another custom, enchanting-er than these </li></ul><ul><li>Is wearing out your grinders, eating goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>Peas, peas, peas, peas </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness, how delicious, </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>Just before the battle, the General hears a row </li></ul><ul><li>He says &quot;The Yanks are coming, I hear their rifles now.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>He looks down the roadway, and what d'ya think he sees? </li></ul><ul><li>The Georgia Militia cracking goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>Peas, peas, peas, peas </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness, how delicious, </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>I think my song has lasted just about enough. </li></ul><ul><li>The subject is interesting, but the rhymes are mighty rough. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish the war was over, so free from rags and fleas </li></ul><ul><li>We'd kiss our wives and sweethearts, say good-bye to goober peas. </li></ul><ul><li>Peas, peas, peas, peas </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness, how delicious, </li></ul><ul><li>Eating goober peas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Buffalo Gals <ul><li>This song was written by Renfro Davis. </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo Gals was often played at minstrel shows. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lyrics- Buffalo Gals <ul><li>Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>Come out tonight, Come out tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight, </li></ul><ul><li>And dance by the light of the moon. </li></ul><ul><li>As I was walking down the street, </li></ul><ul><li>Down the street, down the street, </li></ul><ul><li>A pretty gal I chance to meet </li></ul><ul><li>Under the silvery moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>I asked her if she'd stop and talk, </li></ul><ul><li>Stop and talk, Stop and talk, </li></ul><ul><li>Her feet covered up the whole sidewalk, </li></ul><ul><li>She was fair to view. </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>I asked her if she'd have a dance, have a dance, have a dance </li></ul><ul><li>I thought that I might get a chance to shake a foot with her </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>I danced with a gal with a hole in her stockin', </li></ul><ul><li>And her heel kep' a-rockin' and her toe kep' a-knockin', </li></ul><ul><li>I danced with a gal with a hole in her stockin', </li></ul><ul><li>And we danced by the light of the moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>I asked her if she'd be my wife, </li></ul><ul><li>Be my wife, be my wife </li></ul><ul><li>Then I'd be happy all my life, </li></ul><ul><li>If she'd marry me. </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul>http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/song/song-208.asp

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