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Slave songs of the Georgia Sea Islands

Author: Lydia Parrish
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1992, ©1942.
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This valuable collection of folk music and lore from the Gullah culture preserves the rich traditions of slave descendants on the barrier islands of Georgia by interweaving their music with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Music
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Parrish
ISBN: 0820313971 9780820313979 0820313890 9780820313894 9780820323893 0820323896
OCLC Number: 24107626
Notes: For solo voice or various combinations of voices, principally unacc.
Reprint. Originally published: Creative Age Press, ©1942.
"Brown Thrasher books."
Description: xxxix pages, 256 pages of music : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Freewillum --
Rockah mh moomba --
I wok om a mo-na --
Byum by-e --
Ha'k 'E angels --
Until I die --
Where was Peter --
Plumb de line --
Down to de mire --
Eli ah can't stan' --
Moonlight-starlight --
Knee-bone --
Oh Eve--where is Adam? --
Blow Gabriel --
My soul rock on jubilee --
Good-bye everybody --
Emma you my darlin' --
Go roun' the border Susie --
Sangaree --
It's cold frosty mornin' --
Pretty green shawl --
Four and twenty lawyers --
Shout Josephine shout --
The buzzard lope--a solo dance --
Throw me anywhere --
Gimme him --
Stickit ball a hack --
Ham bone ham bone --
Juba dis an' juba dat --
Ball the jack --
Fiddle songs--fragments --
Bild dem cabbage down --
Way down in the old Peedee --
Johnny come a long time --
I jing-a-ling --
Believer I know --
Norah, hist the windah --
That suits me --
Wasn' that a wonder --
I heard the angels singin' --
Can't hide sinner --
John, John --
When I rise cryin' holy --
No hidin' place --
Livin' humble --
Swing low sweet chariot --
When my lord calls me I must go --
Zion --
My god is a rock in a weary land --
The bell done ring --
An' he never said a mumblin' word --
May be the las' time I don't know --
One-a these days --
Baptism --
Wade in nuh watuh childun --
Sabbath has no end --
Settin'-up --
In that old field --
Jesus gon tuh make up my dyin' bed --
O de robe --
Ride on conquering king --
Aye lord, time is drawin' nigh --
Nummer me one --
For I ain' goin' t' die no mo' --
Buryin' --
In some lonesome graveyard --
I got to lay in yonder graveyard --
Shanties --
Call me hangin' Johnny --
Knock a man down --
Sandy Anna --
Pay me my money down --
Debt I owe --
Ragged leevy --
Good-bye my Riley O --
Old tar river --
Shilo Brown --
This time another year --
Haul away, I'm a rollin' king --
Sundown below --
My soul be at res' --
Anniebelle --
Rice songs --
Do remember --
Peas an' the rise --
Hard time in old Virginny --
A.B.A.B.A. --
I gwine t' beat dis rice --
Rowing songs --
Oh when I come to die --
Five fingers in the boll --
Drinkin' of the wine --
When I'm gone to come no mo'.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Lydia Parrish ; foreword by Art Rosenbaum ; introduction by Olin Downes ; music transcribed by Creighton Churchill and Robert MacGimsey.

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