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Cultural writing. In this important new collection, editor Douglas Messerli has collected 78 lyrics of American folksong and popular music from the 19th century. Some of these songs, particularly the African-American spirituals, the chanteys, and the cowboy songs, are beautiful paeans to the American way of living. But the vast majority, especially the minstrel songs and the Civil War ballads, are often perverse in their racial humor and sexual undertones. These lyrics reveal that some of our favorite American song classics are highly representative of the wild and open wilderness - both energizing and more than a little frightening - of the American landscape. From the patriotically conceived "America" of 1832 to the rebelliously insistent "I'll Marry the Man I Love" of 1897, the lyrics in this volume reveal the vast range of the American people and their ways of living.

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A new collection of popular music and folksong lyrics of the 19th century.

Synopsis:

In this important new collection, publisher Douglas Messerli has collected 80 lyrics of American folksongs and popular music from the 19th century. Some of these songs, particularly the African-American spirituals, chanteys and cowboy songs—are beautiful paens to the American way of living. But the vast majority, minstrel songs of the 19th century and Civil War ballads, are almost perverse in their black humor and sexual undertones. These lyrics will reveal that some of our favorite American song classics are highly representative of the the wild and open wilderness of a young American landscape.

About the Author

Author of numerous works of poetry (most recently First Words), drama (under the name Kier Peters) and fiction, Messerli is the publisher of Green Integer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892295200
Author:
Messerli, Douglas
Publisher:
Green Integer
Author:
Tavel, Ronald
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Green Integer Books
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
6 x 4.3 x 0.5 in 6 oz

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A new collection of popular music and folksong lyrics of the 19th century.
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In this important new collection, publisher Douglas Messerli has collected 80 lyrics of American folksongs and popular music from the 19th century. Some of these songs, particularly the African-American spirituals, chanteys and cowboy songs—are beautiful paens to the American way of living. But the vast majority, minstrel songs of the 19th century and Civil War ballads, are almost perverse in their black humor and sexual undertones. These lyrics will reveal that some of our favorite American song classics are highly representative of the the wild and open wilderness of a young American landscape.

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