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The Cat Came Back

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Aunt Dinah

This song has roots in oppression. “Dinah” is a caricature of the African American “Mammy.” “ ..these caricatures were used to defend and romanticize slavery, and the characters were never shown as particularly smart or able to function well outside their role as domestic servants, …

All the Little Babies (Shortnin’ Bread)

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

This song has roots in oppression. “Dinah” is a caricature of the African American “Mammy.” “ ..these caricatures were used to defend and romanticize slavery, and the characters were never shown as particularly smart or able to function well outside their role as domestic servants, …

Old Folks at Home (Suwannee River)

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All the Pretty Little Horses

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Do Your Ears Hang Low

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Camptown Races

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Oh Susanna

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Old Dan Tucker

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