Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Beast of Derbyshire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4216 B1 includes only the first verse. Song continued on AFS 4216 B2. Variant of the "Darby Ram" or "Derby Ram." Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La terruca

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "National song of Puerto Rico (composed)." Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Santos reis = Wise men

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "The ferrinho is a heavy iron triangle, associated particularly with carolling in the Azores. Mr. Medeiros borrowed one last New Year's Eve, but we were unable to record the carols then. For this recording he made himself one the night before." Yellow ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A fair invitation

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Words composed by Charles Fulton. Dust jacket notes: Defective recording. Another version of same song sung by Charles Fulton with accompaniment exists on AFS 4218 B1. Charles Fulton, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Flow gently sweet Afton

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "This is the variant taught in Scottish schools." Donald MacInnes, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scottish. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Por ti = For thee

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A current hit in Portugal with American jazz accompaniment improvised by Mrs. Avila's son [Albert]." Dust jacket notes: Song on AFS 3876 A2 repeated on AFS 3876 B2. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Albert Avila, piano. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La madre querida = Mother dear

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Refrain exactly like a New York song of the early 1900's. Sung by Mrs. Cruz Losada. Learned by her about 20 years ago, when she was a child in school." Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Si me dan pasteles an aguinaldo = If you give me pasteles

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Aguinaldo, a Christmas song from Viequies, P.R. [Vieques Island, Puerto Rico]." Dust jacket notes: AFS 3866 A3 repeats AFS 3866 A2. Letter from performer dated November 27, 1995: "Pasteles are made of green bananas and other vegetables and ...

    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Kis kertemben, igaz e babam

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • A szegedi kertek alja = Behind the Szeged gardens

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Czardas. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mrs. G[aidos] remarked that this is usually sung faster and faster, for dancing. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • The Weary Pund o' Tow

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Words by R. Burns." Sung in Scots dialect and English. Charlotte MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Four Maries

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung in Scots dialect and English. Charlotte MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Lowland Scots and English. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noite de reis = Epiphany

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A New Year's greeting song, sung by carollers. First verse is improvised -- true melody begins with refrain." Yellow song check-list notes: "Comparatively modern tune, 4 plus 4, but last phrase 3 plus 5. Solo voice seems forced ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Padeirinha = Little baker girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Solo verses sung by Alice Lemos Avila, followed by Antonio Medeiros and Elzira Silva. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Blue Julietta

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song about and "Indian girl." William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mikor majd a temetoben = When in the cemetery

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Vals Portugues = Portuguese waltz

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and by Joachim Flores on guitar. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sir egy kislany = A little girl cries

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4257 A2 has first verse, song continued on AFS 4257 A3 and AFS 4257 B1, with incomplete text. Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mary Silveira and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Every little bit added to what I've got

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: From " William Jennings Bryan's campaign." Charles Fulton, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Margarida vai a fonte = Margarida, go to the fountain

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Ed Pavon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ca' the Yowes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung in lowland Scots dialect. Charlotte MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Lowland Scots. (Language). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado Carolino

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Solo on Portuguese [English] guitar by Clifford Franco, played in the key of A." Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Clifford - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • El capotin = The little hood of the raincoat

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Joaquim Flores, vocals and guitar; Olive Flores, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Joachim Flores and Olive Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Joaquim - Flores, Olive - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938