By John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax

"A publication to cherish permanently." — The ny Times.
With this abundant choice of actual ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and history of yank people track. detect the variety, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of rankings of songs sung via cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, squaddies, and plenty of others.
One of the amazing good points of this assortment is its authenticity. a few of the songs have been recorded "on place" by way of famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more well-known son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the implications are firsthand models of track and lyrics for over two hundred railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, "reels," minstrel songs, songs of formative years, and a bunch of others. between them are such commonly used favorites as "John Henry," "Goin' Home," "Frankie and Albert," "Down within the Valley," "Little Brown Jug," "Alabama-Bound," "Shortenin' Bread," "Skip to My Lou," "Frog Went a-Courtin'," and a bunch of others. a great creation, notes on each one tune, a bibliography, and an index around out this wide and beneficial collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — an individual attracted to American people track — will welcome this treasury of undying tune accrued in a single convenient, reasonably cheap volume.

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