Mudcat Café message #2683526 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122362   Message #2683526
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Jul-09 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: RE: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Charley, "which as the learned know" is a reference to popular minstrel (Ethiopian) routines, e g. "The Learned Man," "I'm de Black Professor Chalk," and "De History of de World."