Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,phil Lyr Add: De Camptown Races (Stephen Foster) (20) RE: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races 14 Oct 11


Camptown, Irvington NJ freed slaves 1846
does the dialect infer that the people attending races/singing were black?
I heard some one singing "going to run" rather than "gwine to run" in a play about Stephen Foster and wondered whether the decision to change the wording was because the use of dialect may be considered to be patronising?


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.