Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Serena de la mar = The Mermaid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "About a disobedient daughter who insisted on going fishing on Holy Thursday and was turned into a mermaid as a penance." Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on August ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Jerry will you ile that car [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 61, RAILROAD SONGS AND BALLADS. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Foreman Monroe

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Beginning off pitch -- the singer didn't settle down until the middle of the first verse." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lorena

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Webster, Henry De Lafayette - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • I'm old but I'm awfully tough

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Hubert Brady, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Hubert Brady performing ...

    • Contributor: Brady, Hubert - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - 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
  • Milwaukee fire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Hi oro 's na horo eile = Hi oro, though we must sever

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "This she sang to her husband when they were courting." Mary MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Macphee, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Son soldato fanteria = The Ghost soldier

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Bersaglieri marching song." Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ladrao = The Thief

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song fragment. Louise Franco, unaccompanied 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). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lumberjack special

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A donkey jammer's song from camp 21, Yosemite Sugar Pine Co. Composed by the singers and some others about 1927." Yellow song check-list notes: Sung to the tune of "The Wreck of the old 97." Walter Ross Ralph, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Ralph, Walter Ross - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Little brown bulls

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Robert Walker, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Crandon, Wisconsin in June, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Robert Walker performing an Anglo-American song ...

    • Contributor: Walker, Robert - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • San Joao = St. John's Song

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva, vocals; Antonio Medeiros, triangle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part ...

    • 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
  • The Little Mohee

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. 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 documenting Captain ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Iruten har nuzu = I am making wool

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: About "spinning wool for thread for stockings." Yellow song check-list notes: "Last verse cut short." Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on September 11, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Etcheverry (Mrs. Francisco) - Etcheverry, Matias - Erro, Antoinette - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is not a Christmas song. A father is asked by his little son where his mother is. He says he had found her in her lover's arms and killed her -- on the night of January 6th." ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Custer's last charge

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 30, SONGS OF THE MORMONS AND SONGS OF THE WEST. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Yerp alaygutz = Escape by sea from the Turks

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Erb al ayguts. Yellow song check-list notes: "Interrupted at the end by the towel laundryman!" T. Shatinian, blul. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Shatinian, T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Drunkard's dream

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John McCready performing Anglo-American songs ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • King William was King James' son

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Includes two versions of song. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • We're anchored by the roadside, Jim

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A loggers' drinking song. Sackers [were] river drivers who didn't drive the logs but walked along the shore pushing logs that had got into the bayous, out in the stream." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Lydian mode. Verses 1-10 are on AFS 4267 A1, verses 11-20 are on AFS 4267 B1, and verses 20-20 are on AFS 4268 B1. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Einarson, Thodur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939