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Folk-Songs of the South

Folk-Songs of the South

by John Cox
     
 

"Folk-music is the product of a people, portraying the thoughts, feelings, and tastes that are communal rather than personal. It is always in the process of solution, its creation is never complete, and, owing to the manner in which it is perpetuated, it is liable to all sorts of modifications in the course of time and the process of transmission from one locality

Overview

"Folk-music is the product of a people, portraying the thoughts, feelings, and tastes that are communal rather than personal. It is always in the process of solution, its creation is never complete, and, owing to the manner in which it is perpetuated, it is liable to all sorts of modifications in the course of time and the process of transmission from one locality to another."
—Lydia I. Hinkel, editor of the folk tunes section of the book

Originally published in 1925, this historical, musical look at the Southern community includes 185 songs in 398 variants, along with 29 tunes for 26 different songs. They range from one end of the spectrum to the other, and include "The Rebel Soldier," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and "The Sheffield Apprentice."

Regardless of style or subject, the songs offer a valuable insight into everyday life in the Old South. In gratitude, a song of thanks should be sung to the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565545922
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John Harrington Cox, born on May 27, 1863, was president, archivist, and general editor of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society. A noted scholar and professor at West Virginia University, he died in 1945 at the age of eighty-two.

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