Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Samson

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Dock "Zebediah" Reed Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Samson" performed by Jesse Allison and Dock Reed (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 26, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Dock - Allison, Jesse - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-26
  • Bat, Bat Come Under My Hat

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 28 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch song, usually sung by children when they see a bat flying. Pretending that the bat will hear and understand, they sing it these promises. The singer is the wife of Wilbur Roberts. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Mary Jane - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Roberts, Mary Jane] - Roberts, Wilbur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • Sugar Babe

    Field Recordings. Music. Nursery Rhymes. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "American Mother Goose jingles" Venue: Room under ramp of storage garage Performance Note: "Sugar Babe" performed by Ray Wood (vocals) in room under ramp of storage garage, Houston, Texas, on April 13, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Wood, Ray - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-13
  • Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: Al compás de las copas brindemos

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Drama. Religious Songs. Folk Drama. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Sugarland Venue: López Family home Performance Note: "Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: Al compás de las copas brindemos" performed by Cleofé López (vocals) at López family home, Sugar Land, Texas, on April 23, ...

    • Contributor: López, Gonzalo - López, Cleofé - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - López, Rafaela - López, Paula - López, Genoveva
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Milk Cow Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade Performance Note: "Milk Cow Blues" performed by Clarence "Bill Ted" Green (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 20, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Green, Clarence "Bill Ted - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Greek Song in preparation for Greek Independence Day

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Greek Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 25. It commemorates Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire, which began with the Revolution of 1821 and was finalized with the Treaty of London in 1832. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Child - Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Pretty Little Ponies

    Field Recordings. Music. Lullabies. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as J. L. Goree Venue: Home of J.L. Goree Performance Note: "Pretty Little Ponies" performed by John Lowry Goree (vocals) at his home, Houston, Texas, on April 12, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Goree, John Lowry - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goree, John Lowry "J.L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-12
  • If You Will Be My Bride

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Murrell's Inlet Performer referred to elsewhere as Mrs. Minnie Floyd or Mrs. Emma Floyd Venue: Home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler Performance Note: "If You Will Be My Bride" performed by Minnie Floyd (vocals) at home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler, Murrells Inlet, South ...

    • Contributor: Floyd, Minnie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Floyd, Mrs. Minnie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-08
  • Ain' No More Cane on the Brazos

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Rev. Mose Platt, Rev. Mose "Wyandotte" Platt, Rev. Mose "Winedot" Platt, or Rev. Mose W. W. Wyandotte" Platt Venue: Hotel Blazilmar Performance Note: "Ain' No More Cane on the Brazos" performed by Mose "Clear Rock" Platt (vocals) at Hotel Blazilmar, Taylor, Texas, ...

    • Contributor: Platt, Mose "Clear Rock - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Rev. Mose "Clear Rock
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Peep Squirrel

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "play-party motion song; a game for chasing" Performer referred to elsewhere as Aunt Celina Lewis Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Peep Squirrel" performed by Celina Lewis (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Lewis, Celina - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-29
  • Amigo té contaré - una acción particular

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Dolores Royes Venue: Home of Henry Krausse Performance Note: "Amigo té contaré - una acción particular" performed by Dolores Reyes (vocals) at home of Henry Krausse, Brownsville, Texas, on April 28, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 ...

    • Contributor: Reyes, Dolores - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • Job, Job

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Dock "Zebediah" Reed Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Job, Job" performed by Vera Hall and Dock Reed (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 27, ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Dock - Hall, Vera - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • Dedication Address (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | His Grace Archbishop Athenagoras delivered the dedicatory address, interrupted many times, as heard on the record by the noise made by the congregation. At the end of the record he is heard asking mothers to please take children to adjoining room and keep ...

    • Contributor: Athenagoras, Archbishop - Greek Orthodox Church (Tarpon Springs, Fl.). Byzantine Choir - Filareton, John - Byzantine Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Angels Standin' in de Water

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Johnson Baptist Church Johnson Place Baptist Church Congregation Venue: Johnson Place Baptist Church Performance Note: "Angels Standin' in de Water" performed by Rev. Eason and unidentified performers (vocals) at Johnson Place Baptist Church, Livingston, Alabama, on May 28, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Eason, Rev - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Johnson Place Baptist Church Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Old Speckled Lady

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Liberty Hill Group of girls Venue: Liberty High School Performance Note: "Old Speckled Lady" performed by Doris Henson, Bessie Helen Hunter, Allene Simmons and unidentified girls (vocals) at Liberty High School, near Newton, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Simmons, Allene - Henson, Doris - Hunter, Bessie Helen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls - [Lomax, Ruby T. - Announcement]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • The Frost Looked Forth One Still, Clear Night

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 2 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song learned in the Bahamas. The singer is the wife of Wilbur Roberts. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama Islands who later emigrated to South ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Mary Jane - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Roberts, Mary Jane] - Roberts, Wilbur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • Fox Hunter's Song

    Field Recordings. Music. Hunting Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Office of H.R. Weaver Performance Note: "Fox Hunter's Song" performed by Sarah C. Whitman (vocals) at Office of H.R. Weaver, Merryville, Louisiana, on May 19, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Whitman, Sarah C. - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-19
  • Trouble is Hard

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Clifford Reid Performer referred to elsewhere as Gussie Slayter Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Trouble is Hard" performed by Gussie Slater and Clifford Reed (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, ...

    • Contributor: Slater, Gussie - Reed, Clifford - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Ahora les voy a cantar - un tango de París

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye Performance Note: "Ahora les voy a cantar - un tango de París" (vocals) performed at home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye, Kingsville, Texas, on May 2, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Salazar, Isabella - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Señora Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Suzanne

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Liberty Hill Group of children from Liberty High School Venue: Liberty High School Performance Note: "Suzanne" performed by Sevilla Holmes and unidentified children (vocals) at Liberty High School, near Newton, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Holmes, Sevilla - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Children from Liberty High School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • The Texas Ranger

    Field Recordings. Music. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Beale D. Taylor Venue: Home of Beal D. Taylor Performance Note: "The Texas Ranger" performed by Beal D. Taylor (vocals) at his home, near Medina, Texas, on May 5, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, Beal D. - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - [Lomax, Ruby T. - Announcement]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-05
  • I Lef' My Home a-prayin'

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "I Lef' My Home a-prayin'" performed by Ed Jones (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 30, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Ed - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Camino de San Antonio

    Field Recordings. Music. Corridos. Ballads. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Student at Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "Camino de San Antonio" performed by Jose Arajo (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). ...

    • Contributor: Arajo, Jose - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Ararjo, Jose, Pupil of Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away

    Field Recordings. Music. Hymns. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #1 Performance Note: "Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away" performed by the Jubilee Quartet, Arkansas (Chester Williams, Leroy Martin, George Jones, and Joe Green) (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, ...

    • Contributor: Green, Joe - Williams, Chester - Jubilee Quartet (Arkansas) - Jones, George - Martin, Leroy - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jubilee Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • I'm Gonna Roll On a Few Days Longer

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Willie Ford Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "I'm Gonna Roll On a Few Days Longer" performed by Willie Howard (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Howard, Willie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04