Nelly Gray (Hanby, 1856)

Benjamin Hanby wrote “(Darling) Nelly Gray” in 1856, in outraged response to a fugitive slave case:

Nelly Gray (Benjamin Hanby, 1856)

LOC.gov archives this 1856 sheet music:

The tune also inspired this 1860 Republican campaign song:

Nelly Gray (People's Campaign Song, 1860)

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