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My Old Kentucky Home Goodnight

Posted by Tom Berghan, written by Stephen Foster


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Size: 4,805kb, uploaded 7/18/2015 8:53:42 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The most famous abolitionist anti slavery song of 19th century America, published in 1853 by Stephen Foster and made famous by Christy's Minstrels in the same year. Likely inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill. In Foster's sketchbook, the song was originally entitled "Poor Uncle Tom, Good-Night!," but was altered by Foster as "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night." Abolitionist Frederick Douglass thought the song stimulated "the sympathies for the slave, in which anti-slavery principles take root and flourish.

2 comments on “My Old Kentucky Home Goodnight”

David M Says:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 @8:23:06 AM

Absolutely superb performance Tom..! Really enjoyed it and one I'll download to my computer thanks. Great vocals complimented but your pro playing. Give up the engineering and go back to being a pro player I say..!

brandx Says:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 @6:36:55 AM

Really liked it.Keep these type post coming. This one will be downloaded to my computer for many future plays.

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