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SONGS, GLEES, DUETS, CHORUSES, &c.

MANY OF WHICH ARE

ORIGINAL.

WITH SELECT MUSIC.

CINCINNATI:

STEREOTYPED AND PUBLISHED
Y J. A. JAMES AND CO.

COLLEGE

HARVARD

DEC 29 1915
LIERARY:

Rittedge fund

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1836,

BY J. A. JAMES & CO.
in the Clerk's Office for the District Court of Ohio.

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PREFACE.

In preparing the American Minstrel for the press, no expense or trouble has been spared to render it acceptable to all lovers of song; and it is believed that it will be found, on examination, to be superior to any work of the kind that has hitherto been offered to the American Public.

The Music has been selected and arranged from a very extensive assortment of the best and most popular song tunes, by a gentleman of acknowledged musical taste and abilities, many of which are now, for the first time, published in this form.

In this collection will be found many songs that have never before been presented to the public, several of which were written expressly for this work, together with most of the pop

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ular and favorite airs of Messrs. Sloman, Cowell, Wood, Sinclair, Phillips, Simpson, Keene, Matthews, Pearman, Eberle and Drake : Mesdames Knight, Feron, Austin, French, Wood, Barnes and Pearman: Misses Petrie, Kelly, Rock, Stephens, Clara Fisher, George, Jefferson, and other celebrated vocalists.

It is apprehended that nothing will be found in this volume which can either directly or indirectly offend even the most fastidious.

Cincinnati, June, 1836.

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