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Thread #25358   Message #867164
Posted By: GUEST,Q
15-Jan-03 - 01:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
There is a listing in American Memory for a song, anonymous, popular in the 1840s (1844), called "The Ole Grey Goose." It was printed in Philadelphia, A. Fiot, words and music.
The reference is in "Greatest Hits, 1820-1860." Greatest Hits

They have a copy with that title, by Chas. Reps (arranger), published by C. O. Christman, New York, 1844. It is a minstrel tune (Boston Minstrels) and not related to "Go tell Aunt Rhody."

The sheet music is notable for an engraving showing musicians with their instruments, including accordion and flute.