Two Stephen Foster tunes that were unsuccessful TOTM candidates: Glendy Burke and Nelly Bly.
Glendy Burke, first published in 1860, refers to a Mississippi River paddle wheel boat - which, in turn, was named after a mayor of New Orleans. Nelly Bly was published in 1850.
Here I'm playing them more or less at contra dance speed. When I play these at Civil War reenactment balls, we do them slower - ladies in big hoop skirts and gents with swords dangling from their belts can't move very fast!
Played on a Jeffries G/D 30 button Anglo.
Edited by Jim Besser, 13 May 2015 - 07:46 PM.