Possum Up A Gum Stump (Traditional melody)


Possum Up A Gum Stump (Traditional melody)



About 'Possum Up A Gum Stump'

Artist: Traditional Melody
The Artist:Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:unknown
Info:
Traditional African-American song. During slavery in the United States, hunting raccoons & possums was used to supplement the meager diets of enslaved African-Americans. "Possum Up The Gum Stump" (or "Opposum Up The Gum Stump") is a dance song that was composed by one or more anonymous African-Americans during this time. It was spread across the country by blackface minstrels.


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