|Wake up Jake, or the Old Iron City. 1847
words and music George Holman
winning song performed by the composer at the Trial Concert in Pittsburgh 6sep1847
"A magnificent Silver Cup was awarded to the Author of this song by A. Andrews, Esqr., of the Eagle Saloon, Pittsburgh, Pa."
Morrison Foster who submitted Stephen Collins Foster's song "Away down south" to the the Trial Concert, afterwards commented "at the trial concert, the audience gave the applause and the approval to Stephen's song, but the prize, as usual, went to one of the troupe, for a vulgar plagiarism without any music or poetry in it" (Stephen himself was indifferent about it)
recording: John Aler t, Clifford Jackson bt, Peter Basquin piano/harmonium, Harmoneion Singers / John Miner. CD "Life in 19th century Cincinnati". New World Records 80251