“Oh Dem Golden Slippers”

About this song

“Golden Slippers” is a spiritual popularized in the years following the American Civil War by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The song is also known by its opening line, “What Kind of Shoes You Gwine (Going) To Wear”. The song became the basis for a minstrel show parody song, “Oh, Dem Golden Slippers”, which itself became an American musical standard. The parody song is also frequently referred to as “Golden Slippers”.
For those following Philadelphia Mummery, you will know this song as our anthem!