Philadelphia Riots, De, or, I Guess It Wan't de Niggas Dis Time

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, in Philadelphia folks say how De Darkies kick up all de rows," but in the 1844 riots, "I guess it wasn't de niggas dis time." The "natives" (nativists) opposie the immigrant Irish, resulting in riots. The singer gleefully points out his lack of fault
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (Wolf); probably published c. 1844
KEYWORDS: emigration fight Black(s) political
REFERENCES (2 citations):
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1875, p. 126, "Philadelphia Riots" (1 reference)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 143-146, "De Philadelphia Riots, or, I Guess It Wasn't De Niggas Dis TIme" (1 text)

File: CAFS1143

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