3 1 Way Down Dar In Tennessee

Way Down Dar In Tennessee is the first song of the Third 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

Pompey’s bought a bran new suit,
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Pompey’s bought a bran new suit,
Tall black hat and varnish’d boot,
Don’t him pinch poor Pompey’s foot,
Now dat he am free
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he

Dinah’s clothes are made in France,
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Dinah’s clothes are made in France,
Ogles men with side long glance,
Knows, ob course, de new skirt dance,
Now dat she am free
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he

Banjo songs hab lost deir charms,
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Banjo songs hab lost deir charms,
Dinah, Pompey’s nerves now calms,
Sings him songs by Grieg and Brahms,
Now dat dey are free
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he

Pompey’s now on bus’ness bent,
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Pompey’s now on bus’ness bent,
Money making, cent per cent,
Gwine to run for President!
Now dat he am free
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he
O’, Way down dar!
Way down dar!
Way down dar in Tennessee!
Now de Darkie, he am free,
Such a great big Boss am he

Sheet Music

Way Down Dar In Tennessee

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* 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.