Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Come by Here

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Cylinder recording. Some scratchy sounds. (Source Note). Forms part of the Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1926. (Date). This is the first known recording of "Come by Here," a song that came to be known as "Kumbayah." (Content). Sung in "Gullah," or Sea Islands Creole Dialect. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wylie, H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Glory to God, My Son's Come Home

    sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Sung by J. D. Purdy in Gullah dialect. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (General). Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon near Darien, Georgia (Venue). Recorded ca. 1926. (Date). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Purdy, J. D. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Finger Ring

    sound recording | 1 cyl. | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). According to Robert ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winsow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978