when Dan Emmett was a member of Bryant's Minstrels in New York.
Bryant came to Emmett and said: Dan, can't you get us up a walk-around?
I want something new and lively for Monday night.
At that d the copyright from Emmett and gave him $600. But Werlean sold thousands of copies without giving Dan a nickel.
Not only was Emmett robbed of the profit of his songs, but its authorship was disputedht the matter before a musical publishers' convention and settled the question of authorship; but Dan reaped no benefit from this tardy justice.
Emmett got into trouble about his song during the war. It was considered a rebel song, and a sapient Maine editor declared Dan to be a Secesh, and that he should be treated as one, although Dixie was written two years before the commencement of the wareers appeared at a matinee, the result of which was over a thousand dollars. I do not credit that Dan is cutting wood, as he is an excellent fiddler and generally makes a living in that vocation.