Golden Slippers

The popular singing square dance "Golden Slippers" is sung to the tune of the original song (1879) by the African-American composer James A. Bland (1854-1911). Bland wrote many other well-known songs, including "In the Evening by the Moonlight," and "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny"--state song of Virginia until it was retired in 1997 amid some considerable controversy. He is also famous for adding a fifth string to the banjo--the "Bland banjo."

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