Young Eph's Jubilee

Title

Young Eph's Jubilee

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brockway, William H.
Gethings, Thomas
Kelly & Leon's Minstrels
Sheet music
Minstrel music
Slaves--Emancipation
American Civil War, (1861-1865)
Murphy, J. B.
Kelly, Edwin
Leon, Francis

Description

Subtitle "Answer to Young Eph's Lament." A minstrel song celebrating emancipation and Union victory over the South. Edwin Kelly and Francis Leon led one of the most successful and popular minstrel troupes in the United States during the 1860s and 1870s.

Creator

Brockway, William H. and Murphy, J. B.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1866

Contributor

Root and Cady

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301144
83582304

Coverage

Chicago

Transcription

Young Eph's Jubilee

(Answer to Young Eph's Lament)

Song and Dance as Performed by Thomas Gethings of Kelly & Leon's Minstrels

Words by J.B. Murphy Esq.

Oh de mighty deed am done and de Union Battles Won

Music composed by W.H. Brockway

Published by ROOT & CADY 67 Washington St, Chicago

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1866 by Root & Cady in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the U. S. for the Northern District of Illinois.

Lith. by Chas. Shober, Chicago.


YOUNG EPH'S JUBILEE.

WM. H. BROCKWAY

1. Oh! de mighty deed am done and de Union battles won, And de darky gins to find just whar to go: Massa Lincum's Proclamation saved dis great and glorious nation: While it hustled old secession down below. In Charl'ston ober dar In Richmond ober here: De Chivalry dey chuck'ld in dar sleebe. But Grant he put em thro' And so did Sherman too, While dey told de darkies all to cut and leebe. And dats just want dey wanted for to do.

2. Oh! I've got de recollection bout de Alabama section, When I used to pick de cotton whar it grow'd, When old massa lick'd dis nigger 'case de picks wasn't bigger Tho' I always work'd de berry best I know'd. But when de sojers come: Oh! den I cut and run: And jine de Union ranks ob Uncle Sam: Tho' I couldn't read or white: I soon learn'd how to fight And I help to gain my freedom in de land. And dats just what I wanted for to do.

3. Oh! dars room enough for all ... white and black and great and small. In dis great and happy land ob Liberty: I can work as well as fight: and I'll do whate'er is right: If you'll only try and do the same by me. We soon will understand Our places in de land: And couldn't hurt de country if we would. And its plain enough to see: Dat now we all are free We wouldn't hurt de country if we could. Dats what we neber wanted for to do.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

5
36 cm.

Citation

Brockway, William H. and Murphy, J. B., “Young Eph's Jubilee,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20099.