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On the trail of negro folk-songs

Author: Dorothy Scarborough; Ola Lee Gulledge; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
Publisher: Cambridge [Mass.] : Harvard University Press, 1925.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces Negro folksongs back to their American beginnings. Dance songs, ballads, lullabies, work songs, and others are discussed.
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Genre/Form: Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Scarborough; Ola Lee Gulledge; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
OCLC Number: 1022728
Description: 289 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: On the trail of Negro folk-songs. I went up on the mountain top ; July Ann Johnson ; Run, nigger, run [2] ; Old gray horse come tearin' out o' de wilderness ; African counting song ; Maman donne moin un pitit mari ; Most done ling'rin' here ; Ingo-ango fay --
The Negro's part in transmitting the traditional songs and ballads. Hangman, slack on the line ; Lady Isabel and the elf knight ; Mister frog ; Old Bangum ; A little boy threw his ball ; Lord Lovel ; The noble Skewball --
Negro ballads. Massa had a yaller gal ; Cotton-eyed Joe ; Old Jesse ; The lonesome road ; Mister Boll Weevil ; Frankie ; Frankie and Albert ; The coon-can game ; I went to the hop-joint ; Tom cat --
Dance-songs or reels. Juba ; Ole Aunt Kate ; Jimmy Rose ; Rise, ole Napper ; Lula gal ; Hold my mule ; 'T ain't gwine rain no mo' ; Ol' Virginny never tire ; Buffalo gals ; In some lady's garden ; Dance-song [Lead a man, dideeo] ; My mammy stoled a cow ; Miss Mary Jane ; Voyez ce mulet là ; Un deux trois ; Aurore Pradère ; Milatraisse courri dans bal ; Mote ape promene sur la rue commune ; Jump Jim Crow --
Children's game songs. Ransum scansum ; Hop, old squirrel ; Old Ponto is dead ; The closet key ; Do, do, pity my case ; This lady she wears a dark-green shawl --
Lullabies. Lullaby [Hushaby, don't you cry] ; Ole cow ; Baa-baa, black sheep ; Short'nin' bread [2] ; Put on the skillet ; Who dat ; Fais do do, Minette ; Cree-mo-cri-mo-dorro-wah ; Great big dog --
Songs about animals. Charleston gals ; Ole Marse John ; Pains in my fingers ; Boil dem cabbage down ; Karo song ; Raccoon up in de 'simmon tree ; Mister Rabbit ; Ole Mister Rabbit ; Bra' Rabbit (Oyscha') ; Settin' on a rail ; Story of creation ; Whoa, mule ; O-o-oh, sistren an' bred'ren ; You call me dog, I don' ker ; Go tell Aunt Tabbie ; Bullfrog ; De blue-tail fly ; La pluie tombe ; Dey all got a mate but me --
Work-songs. Grassy islands ; Work-song [A little streak o' lean] ; City of refuge ; Row after row ; Tout pitit Negresse ; Shine reel ; Work-song [Oh, baby, what you gwine to do] ; Work-song [Thought I fell in ten foot o' water] ; Work-song [Help me driv'er] ; Work-song [On de mountain] ; Norah ; My ole mistis ; Skinner's song ; I'm a nachel-bown reacher --
Railroad songs. The midnight train and the 'fo' day train ; De Dummy Line ; Look where de train done gone ; Casey Jones ; The train is a-coming ; De gospel train am leabin' --
Blues. Don' cher look at me Ca'line ; Four o'clock ; Oh, ho, baby, take a one on me ; A brown-skinned woman ; Po li'l Ella ; Jack o' diamonds.
Responsibility: by Dorothy Scarborough, assisted by Ola Lee Gulledge.

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Traces Negro folksongs back to their American beginnings. Dance songs, ballads, lullabies, work songs, and others are discussed.

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