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Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

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Publisher Comments:

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, chain-gang work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, and many more. Judith Tick, a scholar and award-winning author, provides a new fact-filled Introduction; notes on tune origins, two indexes, and an extensive bibliography round out this archive of some 200 authentic folk songs and ballads.

Synopsis:

Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

Synopsis:

Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION

INTRODUCTION TO THE 1941 EDITION

PREFACE

MUSIC PREFACE

EXPLANATION OF HEADNOTES

I RELIGIOUS SONGS

  1. NEGRO SPIRITUALS

      "Prayer-This evening, our Father"

      Adam in the Garden Pinnin' Leaves

      Samson

      The Man of Calvary

      Job

      John Done Saw That Number

      John Was A-Writin'

      Dem Bones

      The Blood-Strained Banders

      God Moves on the Water

      God Don't Like It

      Soon One Mornin' Death Come Creepin'

      I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long

      "If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride?"

      Choose You a Seat 'n' Set Down

      Low Down Chariot

  2. WHITE RELIGIOUS SONGS

      Over Jordon

      "Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death"

      The Romish Lady

  3. THE HOLINESS PEOPLE

      Keep Your Hands on That Plow

      The Little Black Train

      Holy Ghost

II. SOCIAL SONGS

  1. WHITE DANCE TUNES

      Bonyparte

      Callahan

      "Hop Up, My Ladies"

      Ducks in the Millpond

      Lynchburg Town

      Jinny Git Around

      King William Was King George's Son

      Had a Little Fight in Mexico

      The Bank of Arkansaw

  2. NEGRO GAME SONGS

      Ladies in the Dinin' Room

      You Turn for Sugar an' Tea

      Johnnie Bought a Ham

      "Little Bird, Go Through My Window"

      Sally Go Round the Sunshine

      Don't You Like It?

      Cocky Doodle Doodle Doo

      "Kitty, Kitty Casket"

  3. BAHAMAN NEGRO SONGS

      The Wind Blow East

      "Biddy, Biddy"

      Never Get a Lickin' Til I Go Down to Bimini

      Married Man Gonna Keep Your Secret

      A Wasp Bite Nobi on Her Conch-Eye

      Don't You Hurry Worry with Me

      Round the Bay of Mexico

      When de Whale Get Strike

      Dig My Grave

  4. LULLABIES

      Mamma's Gone to the Mail Boat

      "Ol' Hag, You See Mammy?"

      Daddy Shot a Bear

      "Hush, L'i'l' Baby"

      Crabe dans Calalou

      Mary Was a Red Bird

      Cotton Eye Joe

  5. WHOPPERS

      Billy Barlow

      The Crooked Gun

      The Ram of Darby

      The Lady Who Loved a Swine

      Toll-a-Winker

      The Marrowbone Itch

      Old Blue

      Wunst I Had an Old Gray Mare

      Hog Rogues on the Harricane

      Cod Liver Ile

      Tom Bolyn

  6. COURTING SONGS

      The Bachelor's Lay

      Kate Dorey

      Johnny McCardner

      Lolly Too-Dum

      "Where Have You Been, My Good Old Man?"

      Jennie Jenkins

      Married Me a Wife

      Old Shoes and Leggin's

      Blue Bottle

      Devilish Mary

      Do Come Back Again

      My Old True Love

      "Fare Ye Well, My Darlin'"

      I've Rambled This Country Both Earlye and Late

      East Virginia

      Long Lonesome Road

      Little Bonny

  7. OLD-TIME LOVE SONGS

      Old Bangham

      The Mermaid

      Tee Roo

      Sweet William

      Black Jack Davy

      The Irish Lady

      The Lady of Carlisle

      The Lame Soldier

      Willy Reilly

      John Riley

      Lily Munro

      Pretty Polly

      The Lexington Murder

      The Rich Old Lady

  8. FRENCH SONGS AND BALLADS FROM SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA

      Sept Ans Mer

      Blance Comme la Neige

      Je Caresserai la Belle par Amitié

      "Qu' avec-vous, Oui, Belle Blonde "

      Le Petit Mari

      Les Clefs de la Prison

      Belle

III. MEN AT WORK

  1. SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

      The Frenchman's Ball

      The True Paddy's Song

      Trench Blues

      Old King Cole

      Santy Anno

      "Haul Away, My Rosy"

      "The Low-Down, Lonesome Low"

      The High Barbaree

      Greenland Whale Fishery

      The Beaver Island Boys

      Dark-Eyed Canaller

      The Bigler

  2. LUMBERJACKS AND TEAMSTERS

      The Little Brown Bulls

      Moosehead Lake

      "Johnny Stiles, or the Wild Mustard River"

      I Came to This Country in 1865

      Ox-Driving Song

      Yo Soy de la Tierra

  3. COWBOY SONGS

      "Git Along, Little Dogies"

      As I Went A-Walking One Fine Summer's Evening

      The Sporting Cowboy

      "Run Along, You Little Dogies"

      Texas Rangers

      Diamond Joe

      If He'd Be a Buckaroo

      Doney Gal

      Peter Gray

  4. RAILROADERS AND HOBOS

      The Wreck on Somerset Road

      The White House Blues

      John Henry

      Sis Joe

      "Oh, Roll On, Babe"

      As I Went Out for a Ramble

      Way Out in Idaho

  5. MINERS' SONGS

      "Oh, My Liver and My Lungs"

      "Down, Down, Down"

      Pay Day at Coal Creek

      The Coal Miner's Child

  6. FARMERS OF THE SOUTH

      Po' Farmer

      It's Hard on We Po' Farmers

      Ain't It Hard to Be a Right Black Nigger?

      Georgia

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486410890
Compiled:
Lomax, John Avery
Compiled:
Lomax, Alan
Editor:
Lomax, Alan
Editor:
Lomax, John A.; Lomax, Alan
Editor:
Lomax, John A.
Compiled by:
Lomax, John Avery
Compiled:
Lomax, John Avery
Compiled:
Lomax, Alan
Author:
Lomax, Alan
Author:
Lomax, John A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Folk songs, English
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ballads, English
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Subject:
Ballads, English -- United States.
Subject:
Our Singing Country
Subject:
Alan Lomax
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Series Volume:
63, supl. 1
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 1.2 lb

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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.
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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.
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