[2], Foster had composed most of the lyrics but was struggling to name the river of the opening line, and asked his brother to suggest one. [19], Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen recorded a swing version of the song (using only the first verse and chorus twice over and substituting "Lordy" for "darkies") in 1962 for Pye Records. In fact, we risk our futures if we don’t. Well said Will.

Since 1935 it has been the official state song of Florida, although in 2008 the original lyrics were revised. . Then came the news of her 1931 recordings of “That’s Why Darkies Were Born” and “Pickaninny Heaven.” Both songs contained clearly racist lyrics. Still longing for my childhood station, Insert your favorite quote about learning from history here. [13], On January 11, 2008, the song "Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)" was selected as the winner. Adding it to the lyrics, he purposely misspelled it as "Swanee" to fit the melody. The Florida Legislature considered the issue and ultimately adopted it as the state anthem while retaining "Old Folks at Home" as the state song, replacing its original lyrics with a revised version approved by scholars at the Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh. Was I a racist for singing “Swanee River” in grade school? Subscribe, encourage others to subscribe. In practice, the pronunciation, as written in dialect, has long been disregarded in favor of the corresponding standard American English usage, as demonstrated by the song's performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival.[9]. Now it is time for our usual parting thought. When I was playing with my brother, Far, far away, Share your thoughts about the link.

Read the blog, listen to the podcast, subscribe, recruit, act. Either way, it cost time and gas. Or do we need to grow up, leave the statues in place, and leave the pages in the history books? Since 1935 it has been the official state song of Florida, although in 2008 the original lyrics were revised.

All ‘round the comb? Lunacy. But changing lyrics and adding an anthem as has been proposed would just make Florida a laughingstock. D. and Prof.); one of the many Revolution2.0 followers who are a lot smarter than I am! Eb-rywhere I roam; Revolution 2.0 is the blog of Will Luden. Smith became known as “The Songbird of the South” after her enduring popularity during World War II. Assume that he made a thoughtless error, resulting in adding the unwanted hours of driving. Should a song like this be sung today? Heat’s Jae Crowder feeling at home in Miami in advance of NBA free agency. It is not enough to be a well informed voter. Tearing down statues and reputations while rewriting history books in an effort to make yesterday look like we think it should have been make that learning and evolving impossible.

There were subsequent revisions. Then many happy days I squander’d, One little hut among the bushes, No matter where I rove. I remember how the Flyers thought that having her sing a ringing rendition of “God Bless America” before games was a lucky charm. When I was playing wid my brudder Happy was I. Then came the news of her 1931 recordings of “That’s Why Darkies Were Born” and “Pickaninny Heaven.” Both songs contained clearly racist lyrics.

Should we know and learn from our history–all of it? Who’s leaving WSVN-Ch. Liberals in their haste to score SJW points will rip themselves apart… pack of hyenas catalyzed by Russian psyops….and drive centrists so far away they disappear…, Sooooo we get stuck with default-in-power wreck-our-God-given-environment hate mongers, It’s the complete antithesis of all the Great Teachings of all great religions…. Stephen Foster, is known as “The Father of American Music” because of the many lyrical and extremely popular songs he wrote, including “Camptown Races“, “My Old Kentucky Home“, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair“, and “Beautiful Dreamer“.

Chorus [10], In his 2007 inauguration ceremony, Charlie Crist decided not to include the state song, but rather to use in its place, "The Florida Song", a composition written by a black Floridian jazz musician, Charles Atkins.

Note several performances on the Florida Memory website, e.g., slavery was legal in 15 of the states of the US, Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky), "Summary of Bills Related to Arts, Cultural, Arts Education. To bad that we Americans do not understand the quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. At the end of the war, Lee petitioned to have his citizenship restored. There’s where my heart is turning ever, As the official state song of Florida, "Old Folks at Home" has traditionally been sung as part of a Florida governor's inauguration ceremony. Rather, they are forcing themselves to look in the mirror and remind themselves, and their progeny, of the horror of their County’s history; so that history will not repeat itself. Yes. All up and down the whole creation,

Will Luden, writing to you from my home office at 7,200’ in Colorado Springs.

At the end of the war, Lee petitioned to have his citizenship restored. accountable for most of the death and destruction in the Civil War, a war that killed more Americans than all of our other wars put together. One little hut among de bushes, No. And they were 2 of 3,000 songs she recorded. Let’s add a third person to our trip, and make him responsible for navigation, or directions, as we used to call it. Or would we be better served by acknowledging our error-prone humanity, analyse and remember the mistake, and likely never make the same error again? The legislature can't make a decision so they just add another anthem. How about people like Robert E. Lee and Kate Smith? One that I love. So many, perhaps especially the young, but certainly only them, are so arrogant as to believe that if it is not happening now, it does not matter. Is Lake Worth Beach the next restaurant hot spot? When I was in grade school my classmates and I sang “Old Folks at Home” (also known as “Swanee River“; that’s how I knew it.) Because of a clerical error, it never happened. Foster used the Negro dialect of the day for the lyrics. All of us, including the “tear it down” advocates, need to remember that the learning and evolving needs to continue forever. Down in my good old home. Oh, take me to my kind old mother, Do we get upset, and take the responsibility away from him? The second suggestion was "Pee Dee" (in South Carolina), to which Foster said, "Oh pshaw! [12] Hill joined forces with state Representative Ed Homan and the Florida Music Educators Association to sponsor a contest for a new state song. The answer to the biblical question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” is a ringing, unequivocal “Yes.” There is no other answer. Foster said, "That's it, exactly!" Or will it be just another cluster of chaos? Florida, for once, could be a beacon of clarity on Election Night. Attach links from blogs into your social media feeds. Practice personal responsibility and be your brother’s keeper. Far from de old folks at home! Both songs contained clearly racist lyrics. One dat I love Many de songs I sung.

Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, I bet it so saddens Christ that He will NOT bother showing up, just to prove to to us all HE does not approve! Should we rip songs like this and the people who wrote and performed them from our history books, to be replaced by accusations of hate and racism?

All round de comb? Those that include having a moral compass, searching for and implementing common goals, and using a combination of facts and unbiased, agenda-free reasoning. Let’s continue to build on the revolutionary vision that we inherited. Hurricane Eta is moving away from the U.S. this week. Sure, there are more important issues those lawmakers should take up. Its author Steven Foster never saw the river, misspelled its name and never stepped foot in Florida. Cheers, Will. It could have been an error in reading the legend on the map, or entering data in the wrong order in the GPS. Pompano Beach music teacher Jan Hinton wrote Florida -- Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky. "Old Folks at Home" (also known as "Swanee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851. When shall I hear the banjo strumming, What is being hidden? Revolution 1.0 in 1776 was built by people talking to other people, agreeing and disagreeing, but always finding ways to stay united and go forward. And they were 2 of 3,000 songs she recorded. Lee’s mistake was in seeing his loyalty to his state, Virginia, as more important than his loyalty to the United states. Listen to Dr. Slocum (MIT Ph. All up and down de whole creation Chorus Foster used the Negro dialect of the day for the lyrics. "Old Folks at Home" was commissioned in 1851 by E. P. Christy for use by Christy's Minstrels, his minstrel troupe. The song, also known as The Old Folks at Home, contains racist lyrics that are at odds with the diversity of people in the Sunshine State. Down in my good old home? And you can subscribe to the podcast on your favorite device through, Quality of Life or Comparison of Lives? The song, also known as The Old Folks at Home, contains racist lyrics that are at odds with the diversity of people in the Sunshine State. Swanee River is a minstrel song written by. All de world am sad and dreary, (EP.126), Disagreements Do/Should Not Make Enemies (EP.13), I Had A Dream–A Conversation With God? yup, this is the end of civilization as we know it…. Far, far away,

Since Crist took office, we held a contest and selected a winner. She had African-American musicians on her radio show more than 40 times, including Bill Robinson (Bojangles), Count Basie, Cozy Cole, the Deep River Boys, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Duke Ellington, Eddie Haywood, Ethel Waters, the Ink Spots, the King Cole Trio, Lionel Hampton, Maurice Rocco, and the Southernaires. Christy also asked to be credited as the song's creator, and was so credited on early sheet music printings. Way down upon the Suwannee River, Segueing from the specifics of today’s topic to overall principles, the core, driving principles at Revolution 2.0, are: And do it all in love; without love, these are empty gestures, destined to go nowhere and mean nothing. Swanee River is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851.

The Library of Congress's National Jukebox presents a version with soprano Alma Gluck and violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr.[6]. Because of a clerical error, it never happened. Why Trump is the most pro-gay president in U.S. history | Opinion, Sun Sentinel Instagram: The stories behind our posts, Ask Amy: Strange accusation roils friendship. [1], "Old Folks at Home" was commissioned in 1851 by E. P. Christy for use by Christy's Minstrels, his minstrel troupe. We need to be continually evolving and constantly improving. I've reprinted them below. Dere's wha de old folks stay. 2nd verse Let’s grow this together. Hurricane Eta at near-landfall off Nicaragua with extremely dangerous winds of 140 mph, ‘¡Dalé Trump!’ The blunder behind the president’s appeal to Latino voters. [4] Despite the song's popularity during the era, few people outside of Florida actually knew where the Suwannee River was, or that it was even a real place. Oh, darkeys, how my heart grows weary,

As a result, while the song was a success, Foster did not directly profit much from it. We risk very little by stepping up and participating in Revolution 2.0™. [3] Foster himself never saw the Suwannee, or even visited Florida, but nevertheless Florida made "Old Folks At Home" its state song in 1935, replacing "Florida, My Florida". O dear ones, how my heart grows weary, Sadly I roam, Not at all. Depending upon what we face, one principle or the other may appropriately be given more emphasis, but they are always acted upon together. When will I see the bees a humming, ad a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Den many happy days I squandered, It is not enough to be informed. That part is clear on its face, yes? I respect Gov. [8] In general, at public performances another word like "lordy", "mama", "darling", "brothers", "children", or "dear ones" is typically substituted. Read the blogs and/or listen to the podcasts. I hold Robert E. Lee accountable for most of the death and destruction in the Civil War, a war that killed more Americans than all of our other wars put together.

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