Wake up dead man: Afro-American worksongs from Texas prisons

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1972 - Music - 326 pages
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Contents

The Singers on Their Songs
1
The Texas Convict Worksong Tradition
29
About the Format
47
Solo Songs
53
Poor Boy Cold Penitentiary Blues Poor Boy Number Two
61
Can Buckle a Wheeler I Worked Old Moll
67
YonCome Roberta
70
ButtCut Ruler
71
Crosscutting
167
Need Another Witness
176
Grizzly Bear
184
Hammer Ring Dont You Hear My Hammer Ring Black Betty
193
CrookedFoot John Lost John This Old Tree Long Gone
202
Im in the Bottom
215
Plumb the Line Down the Line
218
Fallin Down Timber Gettin Limber
222

Make a Longtime Man Feel Bad
77
If You See My Mother
79
Macks Blues Easy Rider
81
Im So Glad My Time Have Come
82
Group Songs
87
Midnight Special
91
My Lord Says Theres Room Enough in Heaven for Us All
94
Grey Goose
95
Goodbye My Lover Goodbye
97
Pick a Bale of Cotton
99
Stewball
102
Go Down Old Hannah
111
Shorty George
118
Sure Make a Man Feel Bad
123
Old Aunt Dinah
126
Jolly
128
No More Cane on the Brazos Godamighty
130
Captain Dont Feel Sorry for a Longtime Man
132
The Songs of B Smith
143
No More Good Time in the World for Me
147
Too Much Time for the Crime I Done
151
Heard the Reports of a Pistol
154
Ever Since I Been a Man Full Grown
157
Woman Trouble
160
The Major Special
162
No Payday Here
164
So Soon this EveninDone Had My Dinner
228
Logging
231
John Henry
233
Take This Hammer This Old Hammer Killed John Henry
237
Haming on a Live Oak Log I Was Down in the Bottom
244
Drinkin that Wine
245
Dropem Down
248
Dropem Down Together
254
Believe Ill Call the Rider
256
ChoppinCharlie
259
Godamighty I Got the Crane Wing I Got a Record
261
Early in the Morning Godamighty Knows
267
Flatweeding Songs
275
Down the Line
280
Long Hot Summer Days
282
Yellow Gal
285
Shall Not Be Moved
288
Rattler
290
Black Gal
296
A Note on Nicknames
305
Responsorial Patterns
307
Glossary
311
Works Cited
317
Alphabetical List of Songs
321
Index of Names
324
Copyright

About the author (1972)

Jackson is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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