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American ballads and folk songs

Author: John A Lomax; Alan Lomax; Harold William Thompson
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Co., 1934.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Ballads : Folk music : Multiple forms : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948.
American ballads and folk songs.
New York, Macmillan, 1934
Document Type: Musical Score
Music Type: Ballads; Folk music
All Authors / Contributors: John A Lomax; Alan Lomax; Harold William Thompson
OCLC Number: 999512
Notes: Unacc. melodies.
"Of this edition ... five hundred copies have been prepared, each signed by the authors." This copy not numbered. Signed: John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax.
Description: xxxix, 625 p. of music ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 --
Negro bad men. Bad man ballad ; Po Laz'us ; Stagolee ; Old Bill ; Frankie and Albert ; Ida Red ; Big Jim ; De ballit of de bol weevil ; Bill Martin and Ella Speed ; Railroad Bill --
White desperadoes. Spanish Johnny ; John Harty ; Sam Bass ; Jesse James ; Quantrell ; Sam Hall ; Zeb Turney's gal ; Billy the Kid ; The Cryderville jail ; Po' boy --
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 --
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 --
The blues. Cornfield holler ; Dirty mistreatin' women ; Dink's blues ; Dink's song ; Woman blue ; Go way f'om mah window ; My li'l John Henry ; Shorty George ; The "cholly" blues ; Fare thee well, babe ; Alabama-bound --
Creole Negroes. Michié Préval ; Rémon ; Criole Candjo ; Un, deux, trois ; Aurore Pradère ; Ou Som Souroucou ; Salangadou --
"Reels". Foller de drinkin' gou'd ; Run, nigger, run! ; Pick a bale o' cotton ; Hard to be a nigger ; Shortenin' bread ; Sandy lan' ; Pattin'. Little gal at our house ; Rabbit hash ; Da's all right, baby ; Cotton field song ; De grey goose ; Julie Ann Johnson ; My yallow gal ; De black gal. Minstrel types. The ballad of Davy Crockett ; Raise a rukus tonight ; When de good Lord sets you free ; Old Dan Tucker ; Cotton-eyed Joe --
Breakdowns and play parties. The Arkansas traveller ; Groun' hog ; Cumberland Gap ; Sourwood Mountain ; Old Joe Clark ; The gal I left behind me ; 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 --
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 pins ; Hardly think I will ; I love little Willie --
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 --
Vaqueros of the Southwest. Allá en el rancho grande ; El amor que te tenía ; El abandonado ; Cuatro palomitas blancas ; Tragedia de Heraclio Bernal --
Cowboy songs. From the chuck wagon ; Cowboys' gettin'-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 stawberry roan ; 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 --
Songs of the overlanders. Joe Bowers ; Sweet Betsy from Pike ; Crossing the Plains ; Coming around the Horn ; The bull-whacker ; Brigham Young ; Greer County --
The miner. The hard-working miner ; The dreary Black Hills ; Just from Dawson --
The shanty-boy. The lost Jimmie Whalen ; The shanty-boy and the farmer's son ; Gerry's rocks ; Bung yer eye ; The banks of the Pamanow --
The Erie Canal. Ballad of the Erie Canal ; The Erie Canal ; The Erie Canal ballad ; Erie Canal ; A trip on the Erie ; Low bridge, everybody down ; The E-ri-e ; The raging can-all. The Great Lakes. Red iron ore --
Sailors and sea fights. Johnny come down to Hilo ; Heave away ; Whisky Johnny ; The Rio Grande ; The Black Ball Line ; Blow the man down ; Get up, Jack! John, sit down! ; Jack Wrack ; The Boston come-all ye ; The wonderful crocodile ; Captain Robert Kidd ; The Flying Cloud ; Constitution and Guerrière ; Siege of Plattsburg ; The buccaneers ; Destroyer life --
Wars and soldiers. Yankee Doodle ; Braddock's defeat ; John Brown's body ; Hold on, Abraham ; Dixie ; War song ; Good old rebel ; Benny Havens, Oh! ; The wild Miz-zou-rye ; Shenandoah ; Damn the Filipinos ; A rookie's lament ; The company cook ; We've done our hitch in hell ; If you want to know where the privates are ; The hearse song ; Hinky dinky, parley-voo? --
White spirituals. Bear the news, Mary ; Parting friends ; Burges ; Few days ; Wedlock ; Wicked Polly ; Now our meeting's over ; The other shore ; Amazing grace --
Negro spirituals. Many t'ousands go ; Lay dis body down ; Mone, member, mone ; Moanin' ; Healin' waters ; 'Ligion so sweet ; Dives and Laz'us ; Set down, servant ; Oh, Lawd, how long? ; Never said a mumbalin' word ; Hell and heaven ; Man goin' round ; Good-by, Mother ; This train ; Deep river ; Blin' man stood on de way an' cried ; Dese bones gwine to rise again ; Hard trials ; Dat lonesome stream ; Woe be unto you ; Tone de bell easy ; Swing low, sweet chariot ; When my blood runs chilly and col'.
Responsibility: collected and compiled by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax ; with a foreword by George Lyman Kittredge.


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