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Here are the music and words to some 200 songs recorded at the state penitentiary in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Michigan lumber camps, Louisiana rice fields, on Western cattle trails, and in many other locales around the nation. A beguiling mix of the familiar and the rare, the tunes range from spirituals and other songs of faith to chain-gang work chants and field hollers, as well as game songs, lullabies, courting songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, and many more. Well-known standards such as Hush Li'l' Baby, Old Blue, John Henry, and Jack o' Diamonds appear alongside less-familiar tunes, including The Lady Who Loved a Swine, You Kicked and Stomped and Beat Me, and the miners' lament, Oh, My Liver and My Lungs.
This new edition features an informative introduction by award-winning author Judith Tick, a faculty member at Northeastern University. Notes on tune origins, two indexes, and an extensive bibliography round out this important archive of authentic folk songs and ballads.
Author: John a. Lomax
Publisher: Dover Publications
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.25h x 5.68w x 0.93d
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