"I Wish I Was in Dixies Land" N. Folio, 6 pages including title page with decorative frame. Very good condition, Last page with full-page advertisement for sheet music offered for sale by Firth, Pond headed No. Solid copy of the First Printing of song written by Emmett for Bryant's Minstrels which within a year became "Dixie", the principal rallying song for Southerners. Second State, with printed advertisement on last leaf (versus blank page).
Subsequent printings bore a different title page format, mostly with the altered and legendary title. I WISH I WAS IN DIXIE! ": THE ANTHEM OF THE CONFEDERACY It is one of the ironies of the Civil War that "Dixie, the unofficial national anthem of the Confederacy, was penned a northern Unionist for a New York City black-face minstrel show.The song, with a very catchy, rhythmic tune, was written by Daniel Decatur Emmett for the celebrated theatrical troupe, Bryant's Minstrels. It was first performed by them in New York in April 1859. A different troupe performed it in New Orleans, on April 9, 1860, as one of the numbers in the extravaganza Pocahontas. It seemed to touch a deep chord of Southern nostalgia and rapidly became such a hit that the song was featured in at least 13 other performances that month.
Several broadside editions of the words appeared and on 9 April the first--unauthorized--edition of the music and words, under the title "I Wish I Was in Dixie, " was issued in New Orleans by P. This sheet music carried the publisher's plate number 547. Peters and the music to J. "The music bears a crude resemblance to the original, but the words are quite different" writes Fuld, who located only three copies James T.Fuld, Book of World-Famous Music, pp. When war broke out, both sides marched to Dixie. Jefferson Davis even used it at his inaugural ceremony and in July 1863, George Pickett ordered it played before his division's famous charge at Gettysburg.
The item "RARE 1860 DIXIE'S LAND 1st Ed. Sheet Music, Civil War Confederate Anthem, Emmett" is in sale since Saturday, July 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "crottsy" and is located in Clemmons, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.