Civil War Music – Rosin the Bow

Rosin the Bow  “Rosin the Bow” is an American folk song popular in the 19th century, probably of British or Irish origin, first published in Philadelphia during 1838. The song refers to rosining the bow of a violin, and the tune has been used in many songs...

Civil War Music – Jenny Get Your Hoecake

Jenny Get Your Hoe Cake by the 2nd South Carolina String Band  This song was written in 1840 by Joel Walker Sweeney. It was published with the title, “Jenny Get Your Hoe Cake Done, the Celebrated banjo song, as sung with great Applause at the Broadway...

Civil War Music – Buffalo Gals

The song Buffalo Gals is a traditional American song that was popular during the Civil War.  According to the Library of Congress, the song was originally called Lubly Fan Will You Cum Out To Night? and was written in 1844 by the blackface minstrel John Hodges, who...