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Thread #53292   Message #1570120
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Sep-05 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Kemo Kimo info
Subject: RE: Kemo Kimo info
Several versions seem to have been extant in the mid-1850s.
Sheet Music only, no lyrics- In 1855, Winner and Shuster, Philadelphia, published a group of minstrel melodies under the title "Black Swan Set" (at American Memory:
Few Days
Keemo Kimo
Wait For the Wagon
Pop Goes the Weasel
Jordan Am a Hard Road
Hop De Doo

"Keemo Kimo Polka" by Charles C. Converse was published in 1856 by Wm. Hall and Son, the same publisher who printed the 1854(?) sheet music and lyrics posted above by Jim Dixon

Other song sheets were published by Andrews and de Masran. as 'composed' by Charles White and sung by 'Old Dan Emmit' at White's Melodion, 53 Bowery, NY.