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American Ballads and Folk Songs

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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse JamesDown in the Valley, The Bear in the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

Synopsis:

Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

Synopsis:

Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse JamesDown in the Valley, The Bear in the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 613-621) and index.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY GEORGE LYMAN KITTREDGE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER

I. WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

   John Henry

   Steel Laying Holler

   The Heavy-Hipted Woman

   Tie Shuffling Chant

   Tie Tamping Chant

   "Good-by, Pretty Mama"

   Paddy Works on the Erie

   Mike

   The Gila Monster Route

   "Hallelujah, Bum Again"

   Ten Thousand Miles from Home

   The Wreck on the C. & O.

   Nachul-Born Easman

   Casey Jones

   The Wreck of the Six-Wheel Driver

   Ol' John Brown

   Charley Snyder

II. THE LEVEE CAMP

   Shack Bully Holler

   Reason I Stay on Job So Long

   Gwineter Harness in de Mornin' Soon

   "Levee Camp "Holler"

   Shot My Pistol in de Heart of Town

III. SONGS FROM SOUTHERN CHAIN GANGS

   Ain' No Mo' Cane on de Brazis

   Black Betty

   The Hammer Song

   Rosie

   Ol' Rattler

   Stewball

   De Midnight Special

   Long Gone

   Great God-a'mighty

   Jumpin' Judy

   Goin' Home

IV. NEGRO BAD MEN

   Bad Man Ballad

   Po Laz'us

   Stagolee

   Old Bill

   Frankie and Albert

   Ida Red

   Big Jim

   De Ballit of de Boll Weevil

   Bill Martin and Ella Speed

   Railroad Bill

V. WHITE DESPERADOES

   Spanish Johnny

   John Harty

   Sam Bass

   Jesse James

   Quantrell

   Sam Hall

   Jim Haggerty's Story

   Billy the Kid

   The Cryderville Jail

   Po' Boy

VI. SONGS FROM THE MOUNTAINS

   Down in the Valley

   Every Night When the Sun Goes In

   The Roving Gambler

   I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground

   Sugar Babe

   When I Was Single [the Woman]

   When I Was Single [the Man]

   Darlin'

   Polly Williams

   The Bear in the Hill

   The Little Mohee

VII. COCAINE AND WHISKY

   Drink That Rot Gut

   Rye Whisky

   The Drunkard's Doom

   Little Brown Jug

   Adieu to Bon County

   Good Ol' Mountain Dew

   Lulu

   Willie the Weeper

   "Honey, Take a Whiff on Me"

VIII. THE BLUES

   Cornfield Holler

   Dirty Mistreatin' Women

   Dink's Blues

   Dink's Song

   Woman Blue

   Go Away f'om Mah Window

   My Li'l John Henry

   Shorty George

   "The "Cholly" Blues"

   "Fare Thee Well, Babe"

   Alabama-Bound

IX. CREOLE NEGROES

   Michié Préval

   Rémon

   Criole Candjo

   "Un, Deux, Trois"

   Aurore Pradère

   Ou Som Souroucou

   Salangadou

X. "REELS"

   Foller de Drinkin' Gou'd

   "Run, Nigger, Run!"

   Pick a Bale o' Cotton

   Hard to Be a Nigger

   Shortenin' Bread

   Sandy Lan'

   Pattin'

     a. Little Gal at Our House

     b. Rabbit Hash

     c. "Da's All Right, Baby"

   Cotton Field Song

   De Grey Goose

   Julie Ann Johnson

   My Yallow Gal

   De Black Gal

XI. MINSTREL TYPES

   The Ballad of Davy Crockett

   Raise a Rukus Tonight

   When de Good Lord Sets You Free

   Old Dan Tucker

   Cotton-Eyed Joe

XII. BREAKDOWNS AND PLAY PARTIES

   The Arkansas Traveller

   Groun' Hog

   Cumberland Gap

   Sourwood Mountain

   Old Joe Clark

   The Gal I Left Behind Me

     a. That Pretty Little Gal

     b. A cowboy version

   Ol' Mother Hare

   Liza Jane

   Black-Eyed Susie

   Louisiana Girls

   Weevily Wheat

   Way Over in the Blooming Garden

   Skip to My Lou

   Shoot the Buffalo

   Going to Boston

   Shoo-Shoo-Shoo-Lye

XIII. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD

   What Folks Are Made of

   All the Pretty Little Horses

   The Old Gray Goose

   Long Time Ago

   Three Pigs

   Tale of a Little Pig

   Frog Went a-Courtin'

   Crows in the Garden

   The Connecticut Peddler

   Billy Boy

   Paper of the Pins

   Hardly Think I Will

   I Love Little Willie

XIV. MISCELLANY

   The Factory Girl

   Hard Times

   On Meesh-e-gan

   Tearin' Out-a Wilderness

   The Man on the Flying Trapeze

   Ye Ballade of Ivan Petrovsky Skevar

   Beautiful

   The Highly Educated Man

   Darky Sunday School

   The Old Bachelor

   Rattle Snake

XV. VAQUEROS OF THE SOUTHWEST

   All the Pretty Little Horses

   Allá en el Rancho Grande

   El Amor Que Te Tenía

   El Abandonado

   Cuatro Palomitas Blancas

   Tragedia de Heraclio Bernal

XVI. COWBOY SONGS

   From the Chuck Wagon

   Cowboy's Getting'-Up Holler

   The Old Chizzum Trail

   When I Was a Cowboy

   Cowboy to Pitching Bronco

   Other Cowboy Boasting Chants

   "Good-by, Old Paint"

   "Git Along, Little Dogies"

   The Buffalo Skinners

   The Stampede

   Mustang Gray

   Hell in Texas

   Arizona

   The Killer

   Snagtooth Sal

   Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail

   Susan Van Dusan

   The Cowboy's Dream

   Red River Shore

   Roy Bean

   An Idaho Cowboy Dance

   In Town

   Bucking Bronco

   Poor Lonesome Cowboy

XVII. SONGS OF THE OVERLANDERS

   Joe Bowers

   Sweet Betsy from Pike

   Crossing the Plains

   Coming Around the Horn

   The Bull-Whacker

   Brigham Young

   Greer County

XVIII. THE MINER

   The Hard-Working Miner

   The Dreary Black Hills

   Just from Dawson

XIX. THE SHANTY-BOY

   The Lost Jimmie Whalen

   The Shanty-Boy and the Farmer's Son

   Gerry's Rocks

   Bung Yer Eye

   The

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486282763
Arranged:
Lomax, John A.
Arranged:
Lomax, Alan
Author:
Lomax, Alan
Author:
Lomax, John A.
Arranged by:
Lomax, John A.
Arranged:
Lomax, John A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Songbooks
Subject:
Voice
Subject:
Folk songs, English
Subject:
Songbooks - Folk/Ethnic
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ballads, american
Subject:
Ballads, English
Subject:
Folk music -- United States.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Subject:
American folksongs
Subject:
American ballads
Subject:
Dover music scores
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Subject:
Music - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Series Volume:
v.825
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.63 in 1.63 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.
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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse JamesDown in the Valley, The Bear in the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.
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