"Folks roun' about use' ta say I sung as nice as Jenny Lind"

Johanna 'Jenny' Maria Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", was a Swedish opera singer.  Famous in Europe throughout the 1840s, she didn't gain recognition in America until her first performance there in 1850.  She proved so popular that the National Theater in Washington DC was enlarged for her performance, and the entire police force was deployed to keep order.