Notes: James A. Bland wrote over 700 songs including "Oh Dem Golden Slippers"
and "Carry Me Back to Old Virginy". His father was one of the first
African-Americans to be college educated - graduating from Oberlin
College in 1845. James himself went to Howard University. This song
moved into the oral tradition and has been collected in different
versions in both England and America. (Waterson's, Warners, Randolph)