Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Castle

A little follow up to my last post:

1 - The original sheet music is available on UCLA's database of American Popular Music:
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/apam/librarian?VIEWPDF=SY108087PDF'

2 - The song has its origins in African American vaudeville at the turn of the century. It was part of a show called "In Dahomey" in 1900. As is often the case with summer camp songs, there is terrific information at mudcat.org. Here is the link to a discussion about "My Castle on the Nile."
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=27210


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