Golden Slippers (I)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh. my golden slippers am laid away, Kase I don't 'spect to wear 'em till my weddin' day... O 'dem golden slippers... Golden slippers Ise gwine to wear To walk de golden street." The singer reflects on things he cannot have now but will have in heaven
AUTHOR: James A. Bland
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (sheet music published by John F. Perry & Co. of Boston)
KEYWORDS: clothes religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (10 citations):
RJackson-19CPop, pp. 144-147, "Oh, dem Golden Slippers!" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV 571, "Golden Slippers" (1 tune pus a text excerpt, unrelated to the text in BrownIII)
Wolford, pp. 38-39=WolfordRev, pp. 226-227, "Dem Golden Slippers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 172, "Raccoon Up in de 'Simmon Tree" (1 text, 1 tune, with the chorus of "Golden Slippers (I)" though the sole verse is "Raccoon up in de 'simmon tree, Possum on de ground...."); this is followed by two more versions of the 'simmon tree verse
Silber-FSWB, p. 250, "Golden Slippers" (1 text)
Emerson, pp. 41-42, "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, p. 399, "Oh dem Golden Slippers"
DT, GOLDSLIP*
ADDITIONAL: Henry Randall Waite, _College Songs: A Collection of New and Popular Songs of the American Colleges_, new and enlarged edition, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1887, pp. 14-15, "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Aline Waites & Robin Hunter, _The Illustrated Victorian Songbook_, Michael Joseph Ltd., 1984, pp. 87-89, "Oh Dem Golden Slippers" (1 text, 1 tune, plus a plate of part of the color cover of the sheet music version)

ST RJ19144 (Full)
Roud #13941
RECORDINGS:
Wolfe Ballard & Claude Samuels, "Golden Slippers" (Broadway 8036, late 1920s)
H. M. Barnes & his Blue Ridge Ramblers, "Golden Slippers" (Brunswick 313, 1929)
Al Bernard, "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" (Grey Gull 4209/Radiex 4209/Van Dyke 74209 [as Buddy Moore], 1928)
Harry C. Browne w. the Knickerbocker Male Quartet, "Oh! Dem Golden Slippers" (Columbia A-2116, 1916)
Vernon Dalhart, "Golden Slippers" (Durium [UK] 9-4, 1933)
Vernon Dalhart & Co. "O Dem Golden Slippers" (Edison 52174, 1928)
Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison, "Golden Slippers" (Victor 20539, 1927) (Columbia 15181-D [as Vernon Dalhart & Charlie Wells], 1927) (Romeo 464, 1927; Conqueror 7062, 1928) (Regal 8408, 1927) (Champion 15567 [as "Oh Dem Golden Slippers"], 1928)
Dykes Magic City Trio, "Golden Slippers" (Brunswick 128, 1927)
Roy Harvey & the North Carolina Ramblers, "Oh Dem Golden Slippers" (Champion 45017, 1931)
Kanawha Singers, "Them Golden Slippers" (Brunswick 189/Vocalion 5173, 1927)
Minster Singers, "Oh! Dem Golden Slippers" (Gramophone Co. [UK] GC-4466, n.d.)
Chubby Parker, "Oh Dem Golden Slippers" (Silvertone 25102, c. 1927)
[John Wallace "Babe"] Spangler & [Dave] Pearson, "Golden Slippers" (OKeh, unissued, 1929)
West Virginia Ramblers, "Golden Slippers" (Champion 45017, 1935)

SAME TUNE:
Golden City (MWheeler, pp. 51-52)
NOTES: James A. Bland also composed "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and "In the Evening by the Moonlight"; for more about him, see those entries. - RBW
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