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Songs of America : a cavalcade of popular songs

Author: David Ewen; Mischa Portnoff; Wesley Portnoff
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of popular songs in America from the days of the pilgrims to swing music. Includes words and music to 58 representative songs and ballads.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ewen; Mischa Portnoff; Wesley Portnoff
ISBN: 0313201668 9780313201660
OCLC Number: 3516916
Notes: Reprint of the 1947 ed. published by Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., Chicago.
Description: 246 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Liberty song / Dickinson, Boyce --
Free America / Portnoff, Warren --
Father and I went down to camp (Yankee Doodle) / Portnoff --
Chester / Billings --
Jefferson and liberty --
Hail Columbia! / Portnoff, Hopkinson, Phile --
The Erie Canal song --
King alcohol --
Woodman, spare that tree / Russell --
2. The Promised land --
Skip to my Lou --
Barbara Allen (Barbra Allen) --
Cumberland Gap --
The Shanty man's life --
Blow boys, blow --
Rio Grande --
The Banks of the Sacramento --
Gimmie dat ol'-time religion --
All God's chillun got wings --
Were you there? --
3. Ole Zip Coon --
Jump Jim Crow --
Old Dan Tucker / Portnoff --
Polly-wolly-doodle --
The Big Sunflower / Bobbie Newcomb --
The Camptown races / Stephen Foster --
Old folks at home (Swanee River) / Stephen Foster --
4. Dixie / Dan Emmett --
Battle Hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe, William Steffe --
The Battle-cry of freedom / George F. Root --
5. Paddy works on the railroad --
The Old Chisholm Trail --
Oh bury me not on the lone prairie --
Home on the range --
The Boll weevil --
John Henry --
The Old miner's refrain --
Down in a coal mine --
The Poor working girl --
Jim Fisk --
Croquet / Webb, J.R. Thomas --
Up in a balloon / H.B. Farnii --
The Man on the flying trapeze --
While strolling through the park one day / Ed Haley --
6. O Fred tell them to stop / George Meen --
Drill, ye tarriers, drill! / Casey, Connolly --
Throw him down McCloskey / John W. Kelley --
The Mulligan guard / Harrigan, Braham --
7. In the evening by the moonlight / James A. Bland --
I'll take you home again Kathleen / Westendorf --
After the ball / Charles K. Harris --
Daisy Bell / Harry Dacre --
The Band played on / Palmer, Charles P. Ward --
My gal is a high born lady / Barneey Fagan --
The Bully song --
At a Georgia camp meeting / Kerry Mills --
When Johnny comes marching home / Patrick S. Gilmore.
Responsibility: edited with commentaries by David Ewen ; arrangements by Mischa and Wesley Portnoff.

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