1 1 Click! Clack!

Click! Clack! is the first song of the First Volume of Alfred Scott Gatty’s Plantation Songs, and one of the ten which were recorded by the Zono Minstrels.

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Lyric

De oberseer he turn him back,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
De banjo out in half a crack,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
Den Joe, he lead out lubly Nell,
Tho’ Jim swear Dinah am de belle,
And off to de dance dey run pell mell,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!

Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah! Yah! Yah!
Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah!
Clitter, clatter, clitter. go de clogs!
Go de clogs!

De gals am dress’d in red and green,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
De finest lot dat ebber was seen,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
De bones is play’d by ole Sambo,
While Jim he thumps de big Banjo,
De dancers range demselves in a row,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!

Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah! Yah! Yah!
Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah!
Clitter, clatter, clitter. go de clogs!
Go de clogs!

And so dey dance till Massa Sun,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
Do rise and say “de dance am done”,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
De noise, de music, and de heat,
De shuffle ob de Darkies feet,
Dars nuffin in dis world so sweet,
Click! Clack! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!
Click! Clatter go de clogs!

Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah! Yah! Yah!
Darkies lub to dance dey say,
And so dey do bofe night and day,
Yah!
Clitter, clatter, clitter. go de clogs!
Go de clogs!

Sheet Music

Click Clack

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* The JPEG images of the record labels for the songs which are available

* The complete sheet music for all 24 Plantation Songs. This is now available in three different formats – colour, greyscale and monochrome. The scores have now been restored to the highest standard possible, which has taken many hours of work.

The scans of the extremely rare Fourth Volume were obtained courtesy of the North East of Scotland Music School in Aberdeen, who accepted a donation of my paper copies of Volumes 1 & 2 in exchange for scans of the rare volume.

The PDF files are not intended to be pixel-perfect reconstructions. They are intended to be as accurate a representation as possible of the originals published by Boosey & Co. between 1900 and 1902, as they would have been in mint condition. The colour has been added after blemish removal and repair have been carried out, to create a perfect uniform background across all scores.