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Work songs

Author: Jerry Silverman
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1994.
Series: Traditional Black music.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Songs that grow out of the work itself, that coordinate the pulling of the rope, the swinging of the ax, the scraping of the hoe, combined with tales of heros and heroic adversaries.
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Genre/Form: Music
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Silverman
ISBN: 0791018415 9780791018415 0791018571 9780791018576
OCLC Number: 28676807
Notes: For voice and piano; includes chord symbols.
Includes indexes.
Description: 1 score (64 pages) : illustrations ; 32 cm.
Contents: Take this hammer --
John Henry --
Pick a bale of cotton --
Go down, Old Hannah --
Swannanoa Tunnel --
Rocks and gravel --
Ain't no more cane on the Brazis --
Working on the project --
Can'cha line em? --
Been on the Charlie so long --
John Gilbert --
Steel got to be drove --
Told my captain --
Timber --
Whoa, buck --
Darlin' --
Look over yonder --
The boll weevil --
Looky, looky yonder --
Mule skinner blues --
Chain gang blues --
'Round the corn, Sally --
Working for the PWA --
Silicosis blues --
Farmland blues --
Cap'n Jim Reese said --
I'm workin' my way back home --
Lowlands --
The long-line skinner blues.
Series Title: Traditional Black music.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Jerry Silverman.

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Songs that grow out of the work itself, that coordinate the pulling of the rope, the swinging of the ax, the scraping of the hoe, combined with tales of heros and heroic adversaries.

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