Daniel Decatur Emmett  (1815-1904)
Last updated: 21.11.18
According to the Internet source given below, Daniel Decatur "Dan" Emmett was an American songwriter, entertainer, and founder of the first troupe of the black-face minstrel tradition, the Virginia Minstrels.
Dan Emmett was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he learned popular tunes from his mother, and taught himself to play the fiddle. He was an apprentice printer at 13 before enlisting in the United States Army and becoming an expert fifer and drummer at Newport Barracks, Newport, Kentucky. He later published his own Fifer's and Drummer's Guide in 1862. On being discharged from the army in 1835, he toured with circuses as a black-face banjoist and singer.
Together with Billy Whitlock, Dick Pelham, and Frank Brower, he formed the Virginia Minstrels making their first paid appearance at the Chatham Theatre, New York City in 1843.Emmett is credited with writing the famous song Dixie(1861)"
He died in Mount Vernon.
 
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 9 works by Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Old Dan Tucker 1843  wvicon.gif
Jordan Am a Hard Road to Trabel 1853 William C. Glynn  wvicon.gif
Away Down in Dixie's Land 1860
Dixie's Land 1860 Arr. by F. W M.,  wvicon.gif
Dixie 1861 arr. Walter A. Phillips wvicon.gif
Three Cheers For Our Jack Morgan! 1864
Dixie - Song ? Words & Music by Emmett Albert Pike Arr. by W. S Hobbs wvicon.gif
Green-Backs ?  wvicon.gif
High Daddy ?