Monday, October 26, 2015

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015

QUOTE:
"A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects 
 that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humor will stimulate a like humor 
 in the listener.”
AUTHOR: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach


MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“If the composer does not feel the music inside himself first he can 
  not convey those feelings to the audience through his music.”






COMPOSER
COPLAND

The Boatmen's Dance
from Old American Songs Part 1
George Caleb Bingham: The Jolly Flat Boatmen in Port, 1857
Sung by Thomas Hampton
video

The Boatman's Dance was first published in 1843
 as an "original banjo melody" by Daniel Emmett

who was also the composer of Dixie and Polly 

Wolly Doodle. In Copland's arrangement of this
minstrel music he created an orchestral
accompaniment which mimics a minstrel banjo

Wayne Erbsen Demonstrating a Minstrel Banjo


 (most especially heard played by the violins).
Boatman Dance
by Daniel Emmitt
These are the original minstrel words:
 "De Boatman's Dance" 1843
by Daniel Emmett



Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.

Verse: 1
De boatman dance, de boatman sing,
de boatman up to ebry ting,
An when de boat men gets on shore,
he spends his cash and works for more.
2nd Chorus:

Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 2
De oyster boat should keep to de shore,
De fishin smack should venture more,
De schooner sails before de wind,
De steamboat leaves a streak behind.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 3
I wen on board de odder day
To see what de boatman had to say;
Dar I let my passions loose
An dey cram me in de callaboose.
2nd Chorus:
Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 4
I've come dis time, I'll come no more,
Let me loose I'll go on shore;
For dey whole hoss, and dey a bully crew
Wid a hoosier mate as captin too.
2nd Chorus:
Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 5
When you go to de boatman's ball,
Dance wid my wife, or dont dance at all;
Sky blue jacket an tarpaulin hat,
Look out my boys for de nine tail cat.
2nd Chorus:
Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 6
De boatman is a thrifty man,
Dars none can do as de boatman can;
I neber a see putty gal in my life
But dat she was a boatman's wife.
2nd Chorus:
Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.
Verse: 7
When de boatman blows his horn,
Look out old man your hog is gone;
He cotch my sheep, he cotch my shoat,
Den put ‘em in a bag an toat ‘em to de boat.
2nd Chorus:
Den dance de boatman dance,
O dance de boatman dance,
O dance all night till broad daylight,
an go home wid de gals in de morning.
Chorus:
Hi ho, de boatmen row,
Floating down the river on de Ohio.

George Caleb Bingham: The Jolly Flat Boatmen, 1877
LINKS
http://hctv.humnet.ucla.edu/music8/week1/boatmen.html
George Caleb Bingham: Raftsmen Playing Cards