Stop Dat Knocking
As Sung with Great Appleause by
Christy's Minstrels

Written & Composed by A. F. Winnemore
Boston: J. P. Reed, 1847


I once did lub a colored Gal,
Whose name was Suzy Brown,
She came from old Virginny,
She was de fairest in de town,
Her eyes so bright dey Shine at night
When de moon am gone away,
She used to call dis darkey up,
Just afore de broke of day:

[CHORUS]
Wid a who dar? who dar! who dar?
and a who dar a knocking at my door?
Am dat you Sam? Am dat you Sam?
You better stop dat knocking at the door.
Let me in-- Stop dat knocking, Let me in,
    Stop dat knocking, Let me in--
Oh! you better stop that knocking at the door.
Let me in-- Stop dat knocking, Let me in,
    Stop dat knocking, Let me in--
Oh! you better stop that knocking at the door.
Stop that knocking, stop that knocking,
    stop that knocking, stop that knocking,
Oh! you better stop that knocking at my door,
Stop that knocking, stop that knocking,
    stop that knocking, stop that knocking,
Oh! you better stop that knocking at my door,

She was the prettiest yeller Gal
That eber I did see,
She never would go a walking,
Wid any Colored man but me.
And when I took my Banjo down,
And played three tunes or more,
All at once I heard three raps, pretty hard--
Come bang again my door.
Wid who dar? who dar?
    Stop that knocking &c

Oh de first one dat cum in de room,
Was a darkey dressed to death,
He looked just like de showman,
What dey used to call Mackbeth.
He said he was a Californi man,
An just arrived on shore,
I ax him where fore he cum an rap,
So hard against my door.
Wid who dar? who dar?
    Stop that knocking &c


From The Early Minstrel Show
Robert Winans, Music Director & Program Consultant
Published by New World Records

ARTISTS:
  BARITONE & LEAD: Brian Mark; TENOR: David Van Veersblick;
BASS: Roger Smith.

RECORDED at Solid Sound Recording Studio
Ann Arbor, Michigan
James Spencer, Recording Engineer

© Copyright 1985, 1998
New World Records|Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc.
All rights reserved.




Sheet music from
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
Johns Hopkins University.





Digitized by Adam Soroka
at the Digital Media Center,
Clemons Library, Univ. of Virginia