Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • My little German home across the sea

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song is version of "My little German home across the sea" by George S. Knight. Begins on AFS 3355 B2, is continued on AFS 3355 A3. Dust jacket notes: Song is sung to the tune of "Little log cabin in the lane." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Knight, George S. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Goodby, fare you well

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A capstan shanty--heaving the anchor. Concludes with cry of 'Vast heavin.'" Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton McKenzie, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Belvedere, California on November 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy ...

    • Contributor: Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton Mckenzie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Robinson, Leighton - McKenzie, Leighton - Barr, Alex - Brodeur, Arthur - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Molly dear

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals, piano, and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 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 Byron ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • I'm going down this road feelin' bad

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from Kaintucks in Wisconsin." "Variants of this song have been sung for seventy years on westering high roads in America. Since 1933 it has become the song of the migrant families who were tractored out of Texas, dusted out of Oklahoma and ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Root, hog, or die

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sam Bell, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Tuolumne County, California on August 1, 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 Sam Bell performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Sam - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Eliza Jane

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 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 Ben Pitts and ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Tune the old cow died on

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 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 Leon Ponce performing ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Club meeting

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 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 Leon Ponce performing ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4207 A2 includes all of the song, except for the last verse, which is on AFS 4207 A3. Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Captain with his whiskers

    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 18, 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
  • Barney Riley

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Judge Charles Rasmussen, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Lotus, California on October 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 Judge Charles Rasmussen performing ...

    • Contributor: Rasmussen (Judge Charles) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Rasmussen
    • 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
  • A fair invitation

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Sung by Charles Fulton with piano accompaniment by Herbert Hudson Sandford. A defective recording of the same song exists on AFS 4218 A1. Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Irony worth hearing." Charles Fulton, vocals; Herbert Hudson Sanford, piano. (Performers). Recorded ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Sanford, Herbert Hudson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • James Bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. Song depicts the story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against the British during the War of 1812. Bird was wounded, left the fleet for a time, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sargeant Tally-ho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains potentially offensive sexual innuendo. 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 of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Flying cloud [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment, includes two lines of text, with the remainder whistled. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals and whistling. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • McAllister

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Barney McShane

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Learned from Walt Culver in Los Angeles." Bogue Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Bogue - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Battle of Antietam Creek

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 29, SONGS AND BALLADS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND OF THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENTS. Warde Ford, unaccomapanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Dice shaken at bar audible." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, 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 ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • As I staggered from home yesterday morning

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from his Uncle Bob [Robert Walker]." Yellow song check-list notes: "Lovely tune." Contains ethnic slur: "rich as a Jew." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Fine modal tune . . . Bad stylus, defective recording." Contains ethnic stereotypes. 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
  • John Hopper's hill

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Frament of song." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Old photograph

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A medicine show song." Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

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