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General InformationEdit

Performer: Henry Thomas
Instrumentation: Guitar, Quills
Date of recording: 1928
Record label: Vocalion
Serial #:1230

SummaryEdit

(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "TAKE PARTNERS, PROMENADE. GOING BACK TO BALTIMORE. MISTREATED WITH KNIFE AND FORK. GOOD BYE, FARE YOU WELL, THAT'S ALL RIGHT, CALL THE LAW. COME GO WITH ME." (8)

Information On This SongEdit

The tune to this Dance Song is a traditional one, starting with Square Dance Calls and later being replaced by the early Song Construction Style used by African-Americans during the late 19th century.

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