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“At a Georgia Camp Meeting” Sheet Music

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Mills, Kerry

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This sheet music for the song "At a Georgia Camp Meeting," was written and composed by Kerry Mills and published by F.A. Mills in New York, New York in 1899. The cover proclaims the song “a characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka, or cake walk,” and shows images of blacks having a dignified party. The cake walk was often the last song at a dance and the best dancing couple was awarded a cake (the origin of the phrase “taking the cake”).Currently not on view
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Created Date:
1899
Rights:
C. Malcolm Watkins
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National Museum of American History

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Smithsonian Institution