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Tennessee Coon

The Red Clay Ramblers with Fiddlin' Al McCanless
Tennessee Coon
*Content Advisory: Track 202 on this album contains derogatory language in the title and the lyrics. While it is offensive to us, we have chosen for the song titles to remain as published and interpreted in the time period in which they were written. We believe that to do otherwise would be to change a historical document. The term "coon" was circulated and popularized through blackface minstrelsy and used by an American society steeped in white supremacist values, especially during the Jim Crow era, to unjustly describe and identify Black people.
We encourage the listener to learn more from the Jim Crow Museum.
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