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Blackface Minstrel Show Sand Dance

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Published on Jan 9, 2013

Ned Haverly does a song and sand dance in blackface in a clip from "Yes Sir, Mr. Bones" (1951). Ned was the grandson of JH Haverly, the owner of the largest minstrel troupe in the late 19th Century; Haverly's United Mastodon Minstrels. Read more about the history of blackface and minstrel shows at http://black-face.com

Song lyrics:
I want you to know that I’m ragged but right
Hopin’ like I'm livin’ like you people that’s white
Hoedown steak everyday for my board
That’s more than all you rounders in ‘is town afford

I’m a mighty good man to have hang around
I’m tailor-made I’m not a hand-me-down
I’m a Eagle, I’m a Mason, I’m a Elk, I’m a Knight
I’m ragged but right
You hear me talkin’
I’m ragged but right

Clip used with permission of the copyright holder: Kit Parker Films

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