Get Up in The Morning

AKA ‘Git up in de Mornin’, ‘Wake up in the morning’, etc.

From Thomas Briggs’ 1855 banjo instructor, played on a Jeff Menzies tackhead banjo.

What Is This?

Long before jazz, old-time, or bluegrass, the banjo was associated with very different musical styles, now largely forgotten.

The music on this site is taken from (or inspired by) period sources from the 1800s through the early 1900s.