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View Diary: Racist song in my kid's music class, Part 2 (313 comments)

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  •  "Blue Tail Fly" (none)
    ...was also credited to Dan Emmett, but never "Pick a Bale of Cotton."

    But I'd take the credit for "Blue Tail Fly" to possibly mean that Emmett wrote down and arranged what he considered to a "folk" song (i.e., tune and lyrics invented by someone who never committed them to paper)... this continued well into the 20th century.

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