Day's of '49, researched.
My apologies if this have been covered already. I've searched but couldn't find a thread.
There are plenty of "folk" style verisions of "The Day's of '49" around, and the lyrics are in "Old Put's Golden Songster" but to make sure we have the melody and the harmony just right we need some piano or guitar sheet music from the day. Anybody have a good source of this tune as originally done?
"A very good idea of the old style of playing may be formed by referring to the Briggs Banjo Instructor."
Albert Baur, Sgt., Co. A, 102nd Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry.