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Southern Folk Ballads

Southern Folk Ballads

by W. K. McNeil

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This collection of unaccompanied melodies is arranged by theme: war, crime and criminals, family opposition to lovers, lovers' disguises and tricks, faithful lovers, unfaithful lovers, and cowboys and pioneers. The source is documented and a transcription given for some 40 tunes, as is the tune's full text and history. The front matter defines the subject well and acknowledges the help of outstanding specialists; a biblio-discography is included. The musical notation (not as neat as one would hope) illustrates the singer's metrical freedom and some unorthodox juxtapositions of time values. For the scholar. Dominique-Rene de Lerma, Morgan State Univ., Baltimore

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August House Publishers, Inc.
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American Folklore Ser.

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