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Negro folk songs as sung by Lead Belly, "king of the twelve-string guitar players of the world," long-time convict in the penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana;

Author: Leadbelly; John A Lomax; Alan Lomax; George Herzog; Library of Congress. Music Division.
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1936.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Blues : Folk music : Multiple forms : Songs : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Music
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Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948.
Negro folk songs as sung by Lead Belly.
New York, The Macmillan Co., 1936
(OCoLC)678862753
Named Person: Leadbelly
Document Type: Musical Score
Music Type: Folk music; Songs; Blues
All Authors / Contributors: Leadbelly; John A Lomax; Alan Lomax; George Herzog; Library of Congress. Music Division.
OCLC Number: 665363
Notes: "The main body of the song-texts consists of transcriptions from records we made with an instantaneous aluminum recording machine, the property of the Archive of America Folk-Song of the Library of Congress. This machine and these records were used through the courtesy of the Library of Congress. Dr. George Herzog transcribed the melodies, as herein printed, from these same discs."--Introd., p. xiii.
Description: xiv, 242 p. 24 cm.
Contents: Gwine dig a hole to put de Devil in --
Po' Howard --
Green corn --
Ha, ha, thisaway --
You cain' lose-a me, Cholly --
Whoa, back, Buck! --
Bring me li'l' water, Silvy --
Pick a bale o' cotton --
Elnora --
Julie Ann Johnson --
Looky yonder, where de sun done gone --
Billy in de lowlands --
Ol' rattler --
De grey goose --
Hoday, hoday, hoday --
One dollar bill, baby --
Dicklicker's holler --
Go down, ol' Hannah --
In dem long hot summer days --
Ain' goin' down to de well no mo' --
I'm all out an' down --
Fort Worth and Dallis blues --
C.C. Rider --
De Kalb blues --
Shorty George --
So doggone soon --
'Fo'-day worry blues --
Jail-house blues --
Roberta --
Death letter blues --
Blind Lemon --
Mister Tom Hughes's town --
Red Cross sto' --
Doncha love me no mo'? --
De Titanic --
De ballit of de boll weevil --
Ella Speed --
Frankie and Albert --
Mary, doncha weep --
When I was a cowboy --
Becky Dean --
Take a whiff on me --
Careless love --
De midnight special --
Governor Pat Neff --
The Shreveport jail --
Governor O.K. Allen --
Irene.
Responsibility: transcribed, selected and edited by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax.

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