[Ads-l] Antedating of Jamboree

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Mar 15 09:21:02 UTC 2019

These finds suggested another spelling, jamberee, which turns up from at least 16 June 1858, NY Times: p. 5 col. 3:

....there was to be a little "jamberee"....

...."Jamberee" means a fight or drunk.


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Google Books has a different 1853 song book which uses the variant
spelling "Jamberine".

Buckley's Ethiopian Melodies (1853)

[Begin excerpt - check for OCR errors]
Hoop Jamberine
Written for Buckley's Serenaders, by D. Emmit.

I WENT down to New Orleans,
I think myself a man,
De first place I found myself
Was on board de Talleyrand.

Hoop Jamberine, Hoop Jamberine,
Vinegar shoes and paper stockings,
Get up ole boss.
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