American Ballads and Folk Songs

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Courier Corporation, 1934 - Music - 625 pages
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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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Contents

John Henry
3
Steel Laying Holler
10
The HeavyHipted Woman
13
Tie Shuffling Chant
14
Tie Tamping Chant
17
Paddy Works on the Erie
20
Mike
23
The Gila Monster Route
24
Billy Boy
320
Paper of Pins
323
Hardly Think I Will
325
I Love Little Willie
327
MISCELLANY
329
The Factory Girl
331
Hard Times
332
On Meeshegan
334

Hallelujah Burn Again
26
Ten Thousand Miles from Home
28
The Wreck on the C O
31
NachulBorn Easman
34
Casey Jones
36
The Wreck of the SixWheel Driver
39
Ol John Brown
40
Charley Snyder
41
THE LEVEE CAMP
43
Shack Bully Holler
45
Reason I Stay on Job So Long
46
Gwineter Harness in de Mornin Soon
47
Levee Camp Holler
49
Shot My Pistol in de Heart of Town
52
SONGS FROM SOUTHERN CHAIN GANGS
55
Ain No Mo Cane on de Brazis
58
Black Betty
60
The Hammer Song
61
Rosie
62
Ol Rattler
66
Stewball
68
De Midnight Special
71
Long Gone
75
Great Godamighty
79
Jumpin Judy
82
Goin Home
84
NEGRO BAD MEN
87
Bad Man Ballad
89
Po Lazus
91
Stagolee
93
Old Bill
100
Frankie and Albert
103
Ida Red
110
Big Jim
111
De Ballit of de Boll Weevil
112
Bill Martin and Ella Speed
117
Railroad Bill
118
WHITE DESPERADOES
121
Spanish Johnny
123
John Harty
124
Sam Bass
126
Jesse James
128
Quantrell
132
Sam Hall
133
Jim Haggertys Story
135
Billy the Kid
136
The Cryderville Jail
138
Po Boy
142
SONGS FROM THE MOUNTAINS
145
Down in the Valley
147
Every Night When the Sun Goes In
149
The Roving Gambler
150
I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
152
Sugar Babe
153
When I Was Single the Woman
154
When I Was Single the Man
156
Darlin
158
Polly WIlliams
159
The Bear in the Hill
162
The Little Mohee
163
COCAINE AND WHISKY
167
Drink That Rot Gut
169
Rye Whisky
170
The Drunkards Doom
174
Little Brown Jug
176
Adieu to Bon County
178
Good Ol Mountain Dew
180
Lulu
182
Willie the Weeper
184
Honey Take a Whiff on Me
186
THE BLUE
189
Cornfield Holler
191
Dirty Mistreatin Women
192
Dinks Blues
193
Dinks Song
195
Woman Blue
196
Go Way fom Mah Window
198
Shorty George
199
The Cholly Blues
201
Fare Thee Well Babe
204
AlabamaBound
206
CREOLE NEGROES
211
Michie Preval
213
Remon
215
Criole Candjo
216
Un Deux Trois
218
Aurore Pradere
220
Ou Som Souroucou
222
Salangadou
223
Reels
225
Foller de Drinkin Goud
227
Run Nigger Run
228
Pick a Bale o Cotton
231
Hard to Be a Nigger
233
Shortenin Bread
234
Sandy Lan
236
Pattin
237
a Little Gal at Our House
238
c Das All Right Baby
239
Cotton Field Song
240
De Grey Goose
242
Julie Ann Johnson
244
My Yallow Gall
245
De Black Gal
246
MINSTREL TYPES
249
The Ballad of Davy Crockett
251
Raise a Rukas Tonight
253
When de Good Lord Sets You Free
254
Old Dan Tucker
258
CottonEyed Joe
262
BREAKDOWNS AND PLAY PARTIES
265
The Arkansas Traveller
267
Groun Hog
271
Cumberland Gap
274
Sourwood Mountain
276
Old Joe Clark
277
The Gal I Left Behind Me
280
a That Pretty Little Gal
281
b A cowboy version
282
Ol Mother Hare
283
Liza Jane
284
BlackEyed Susie
286
Louisiana Girls
288
Weevily Wheat
290
Way Over in the Blooming Garden
293
Skip to My Lou
294
Shoot the Buffalo
296
Going to Boston
297
ShooShooShooLye
298
SONGS OF CHILDHOOD
301
What Folks Are Made of
303
All the Pretty Little Horses
304
The Old Gray Goose
305
Long Time Ago
306
Three Pigs
307
Tale of a Little Pig
308
Frog Went aCourtin
310
Crows in the Garden
314
The Connecticut Peddler
317
Tearin Outa Wilderness
336
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
338
Ye Ballade of Ivan Petrovsky Skevar
341
Beautiful
344
The Highly Educated Man
346
Darky Sunday School
351
The Old Bachelor
354
Rattle Snake
356
VAQUEROS OF THE SOUTHWEST
359
Alla en el Rancho Grande
361
El Amor Que Te Tenia
362
El Abandonado
364
Cuatro Palomitas Blancas
366
Tragedia de Heraclio Bernal
368
COWBOY SONGS
373
From the Chuck Wagon
375
The Old Chizzum Trial
376
When I Was a Cowboy
379
Cowboy to Pitching Bronco
381
Other Cowboy Boasting Chants
382
Goodby Old Paint
383
Git Along Little Dogies
385
The Buffalo Skinners
390
The Stampede
392
Mustang Gray
395
Hell in Texas
397
Arizona
401
The Killer
403
Snagtooth Sal
405
Tying a Knot in the Devils Tail
406
Susan Van Dusan
409
The Cowboys Dream
410
Red River Shore
412
Roy Bean
413
An Idaho Cowboy Dance
415
In Town
416
Bucking Bronco
417
Poor Lonesome Cowboy
418
SONGS OF THE OVERLANDERS
419
Joe Bowers
421
Sweet Betsy from Pike
424
Crossing the Plains
427
Coming Around the Horn
429
The BullWhacker
430
Brighten Young
432
Greer County
434
THE MINER
435
The HardWorking Miner
437
The Dreary Black Hills
438
Just from Dawson
440
THE SHANTYBOY
443
The Lost Jimmie Whalen
445
The ShantyBoy and the Farmers Son
446
Gerrys Rocks
448
Bung Yer Eye
450
The Banks of the Pamanaw
451
THE ERIE CANAL
453
Ballad of the Erie Canal
455
The Erie Canal
457
The Erie Canal Ballad
459
Erie Canal
464
A Trip on the Erie
465
Low Bridge Everybody Down
467
The Erie
470
The Raging Canall
471
THE GREAT LAKES
475
Red Iron Ore
477
SAILORS AND SEA FIGHTS
481
Johnny Come Down to Hilo
483
Heave Away
485
Whisky Johnny
486
The Rio Grande
488
The Black Ball Line
489
Blow the Man Down
491
Get Up Jack John Sit Down
493
Jack Wrack
494
The Boston ComeAllYe
496
The Wonderful Crocodile
498
Captain Robert Kidd
501
The Flying Cloud
504
Constitution and Guerriere
507
Siege of Plattsburg
510
The Buccaneers
512
Destroyer Life
514
WARS AND SOLDIERS
519
Yankee Doodle
521
Braddocks Defeat
526
John Browns Body
528
Hold On Abraham
529
Dixie
531
War Song
534
Good Old Rebel
535
Benny Havens Oh
540
The Wild Mizzourye
543
Shenandoah
546
Damn the Filipinos
547
A Rookies Lament
548
The Company Cook
551
Weve Done Our Hitch in Hell
552
If You Want to Know Where the Privates Are
554
The Hearse Song
556
Hinky Dinky ParleyVoo?
557
WHITE SPIRITUALS
561
Bear the News Mary
563
Parting Friends
564
Burges
565
Few Days
566
Wedlock
567
Wicked Polly
569
Now Our Meetings Over
571
The Other Shore
572
Amazing Grace
573
NEGRO SPIRITUALS
575
Many Thousands Go
577
Mone Member Mone
578
Moanin
579
Healin Waters
581
Ligion So Sweet
582
Dives and Lazus
583
Set Down Servant
584
Oh Lawd How Long?
586
Never Said a Mumbalin Word
587
Hell and Heaven
588
Man Goin Round
591
Goodby Mother
592
This Train
593
Deep River
594
Blin Man Stood on de Way an Cried
596
Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again
597
Hard Trials
600
Dat Lonesome Stream
602
Woe Be unto You
604
Tone de Bell Easy
605
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
608
When My Blood Runs Chilly and Col
610
BIBLIOGRAPHY
614
INDEX
623
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About the author (1934)

Born in Austin, Texas, and educated at Harvard University, the University of Texas, and Columbia University, American folklorist Alan Lomax is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable folk-music scholars of the twentieth century. Lomax became interested in collecting and recording folk songs through the work of his father, John Avery Lomax, a curator at the Library of Congress and a pioneer in the field of folk music. After college, he toured prisons in the South, recording folk song performances for the Archive of American Song of the Library of Congress. During his travels, he met the great blues singer Huddie Ledbetter ("Leadbelly"). Lomax later became responsible for introducing radio audiences to a number of folk and blues artists, including Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives. Between 1951 and 1958, he traveled throughout Europe, recording hundreds of folk songs in England, Scotland, Italy, and Spain. His most important work is, perhaps, "The Folk Songs of North America" (1959). He also published a number of works with his father, including "American Ballads and Folk Songs" (1934) and "Folk Song: USA" (1946). In addition to his work with folk songs, Lomax was very interested in the historical and social origins of jazz, and he wrote a notable biography of the early jazzman Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton entitled "Mister Jelly Roll" (1950).

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