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Performed in America on 19 January 1857 by White's Serenaders.
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Performance history in South Africa
1868: In November it was apparently performed again by Young Men’s Institute Amateur Christy’s, this time with a burlesque called The Nervous Cures (Brown and Norton), the performance being in aid of the Oddfellows Library and Reading Room.
W.J. Mahar. 1999. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture. Volume 442 of Music in American life. University of Illinois Press, 1999
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