American Ballads

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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse JamesDown in the Valley, The Bear in the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

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American Ballads and Folk Songs

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Overview

Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse JamesDown in the Valley, The Bear in the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486282763
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/21/1994
  • Series: Dover Books on Music Series
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 736,450
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY GEORGE LYMAN KITTREDGE
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER
I. WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
   John Henry
   Steel Laying Holler
   The Heavy-Hipted Woman
   Tie Shuffling Chant
   Tie Tamping Chant
   "Good-by, Pretty Mama"
   Paddy Works on the Erie
   Mike
   The Gila Monster Route
   "Hallelujah, Bum Again"
   Ten Thousand Miles from Home
   The Wreck on the C. & O.
   Nachul-Born Easman
   Casey Jones
   The Wreck of the Six-Wheel Driver
   Ol' John Brown
   Charley Snyder
II. THE LEVEE CAMP
   Shack Bully Holler
   Reason I Stay on Job So Long
   Gwineter Harness in de Mornin' Soon
   "Levee Camp "Holler"
   Shot My Pistol in de Heart of Town
III. SONGS FROM SOUTHERN CHAIN GANGS
   Ain' No Mo' Cane on de Brazis
   Black Betty
   The Hammer Song
   Rosie
   Ol' Rattler
   Stewball
   De Midnight Special
   Long Gone
   Great God-a'mighty
   Jumpin' Judy
   Goin' Home
IV. NEGRO BAD MEN
   Bad Man Ballad
   Po Laz'us
   Stagolee
   Old Bill
   Frankie and Albert
   Ida Red
   Big Jim
   De Ballit of de Boll Weevil
   Bill Martin and Ella Speed
   Railroad Bill
V. WHITE DESPERADOES
   Spanish Johnny
   John Harty
   Sam Bass
   Jesse James
   Quantrell
   Sam Hall
   Jim Haggerty's Story
   Billy the Kid
   The Cryderville Jail
   Po' Boy
VI. SONGS FROM THE MOUNTAINS
   Down in the Valley
   Every Night When the Sun Goes In
   The Roving Gambler
   I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
   Sugar Babe
   When I Was Single [the Woman]
   When I Was Single [the Man]
   Darlin'
   Polly Williams
   The Bear in the Hill
   The Little Mohee
VII. COCAINE AND WHISKY
   Drink That Rot Gut
   Rye Whisky
   The Drunkard's Doom
   Little Brown Jug
   Adieu to Bon County
   Good Ol' Mountain Dew
   Lulu
   Willie the Weeper
   "Honey, Take a Whiff on Me"
VIII. THE BLUES
   Cornfield Holler
   Dirty Mistreatin' Women
   Dink's Blues
   Dink's Song
   Woman Blue
   Go Away f'om Mah Window
   My Li'l John Henry
   Shorty George
   "The "Cholly" Blues"
   "Fare Thee Well, Babe"
   Alabama-Bound
IX. CREOLE NEGROES
   Michié Préval
   Rémon
   Criole Candjo
   "Un, Deux, Trois"
   Aurore Pradère
   Ou Som Souroucou
   Salangadou
X. "REELS"
   Foller de Drinkin' Gou'd
   "Run, Nigger, Run!"
   Pick a Bale o' Cotton
   Hard to Be a Nigger
   Shortenin' Bread
   Sandy Lan'
   Pattin'
     a. Little Gal at Our House
     b. Rabbit Hash
     c. "Da's All Right, Baby"
   Cotton Field Song
   De Grey Goose
   Julie Ann Johnson
   My Yallow Gal
   De Black Gal
XI. MINSTREL TYPES
   The Ballad of Davy Crockett
   Raise a Rukus Tonight
   When de Good Lord Sets You Free
   Old Dan Tucker
   Cotton-Eyed Joe
XII. BREAKDOWNS AND PLAY PARTIES
   The Arkansas Traveller
   Groun' Hog
   Cumberland Gap
   Sourwood Mountain
   Old Joe Clark
   The Gal I Left Behind Me
     a. That Pretty Little Gal
     b. A cowboy version
   Ol' Mother Hare
   Liza Jane
   Black-Eyed Susie
   Louisiana Girls
   Weevily Wheat
   Way Over in the Blooming Garden
   Skip to My Lou
   Shoot the Buffalo
   Going to Boston
   Shoo-Shoo-Shoo-Lye
XIII. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD
   What Folks Are Made of
   All the Pretty Little Horses
   The Old Gray Goose
   Long Time Ago
   Three Pigs
   Tale of a Little Pig
   Frog Went a-Courtin'
   Crows in the Garden
   The Connecticut Peddler
   Billy Boy
   Paper of the Pins
   Hardly Think I Will
   I Love Little Willie
XIV. MISCELLANY
   The Factory Girl
   Hard Times
   On Meesh-e-gan
   Tearin' Out-a Wilderness
   The Man on the Flying Trapeze
   Ye Ballade of Ivan Petrovsky Skevar
   Beautiful
   The Highly Educated Man
   Darky Sunday School
   The Old Bachelor
   Rattle Snake
XV. VAQUEROS OF THE SOUTHWEST
   All the Pretty Little Horses
   Allá en el Rancho Grande
   El Amor Que Te Tenía
   El Abandonado
   Cuatro Palomitas Blancas
   Tragedia de Heraclio Bernal
XVI. COWBOY SONGS
   From the Chuck Wagon
   Cowboy's Getting'-Up Holler
   The Old Chizzum Trail
   When I Was a Cowboy
   Cowboy to Pitching Bronco
   Other Cowboy Boasting Chants
   "Good-by, Old Paint"
   "Git Along, Little Dogies"
   The Buffalo Skinners
   The Stampede
   Mustang Gray
   Hell in Texas
   Arizona
   The Killer
   Snagtooth Sal
   Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail
   Susan Van Dusan
   The Cowboy's Dream
   Red River Shore
   Roy Bean
   An Idaho Cowboy Dance
   In Town
   Bucking Bronco
   Poor Lonesome Cowboy
XVII. SONGS OF THE OVERLANDERS
   Joe Bowers
   Sweet Betsy from Pike
   Crossing the Plains
   Coming Around the Horn
   The Bull-Whacker
   Brigham Young
   Greer County
XVIII. THE MINER
   The Hard-Working Miner
   The Dreary Black Hills
   Just from Dawson
XIX. THE SHANTY-BOY
   The Lost Jimmie Whalen
   The Shanty-Boy and the Farmer's Son
   Gerry's Rocks
   Bung Yer Eye
   The
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