Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Little David

    • Contributor: Halloway High School Quartet - Johnson, Warren G. - Gregory, Richard - Richardson, Zema - Winrow, Anthony - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • I'll Be Singing

    • Contributor: New York, Georgia, Singers - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Dat Old Black Gal

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 25 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A railroad spiking song learned in Miami from Max Ford, the singing liner. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. Performance Note: "Dat Old Black Gal" ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Tail Dancers' Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Train Song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goree, John Lowry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-12
  • My Pigeon Gone Wild in the Bush

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "My Pigeon Gone Wild in the Bush" (vocals with accordion) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • There's Nothing Like A Song

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Arkansas Playboys
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Sevassafool (Sebastopol)

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Stripling, Sidney
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Traditional Song for Everybody

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Ej Orác

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A plowing song from Detva County, Slovakia. The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Ej Orác" (vocals) performed by Lillian Jakubcin at [St. Luke's Lutheran Church], Slavia, Florida, on August 31, 1939. Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: Jakubcin, Lillian - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • Punto Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody, introduced in English by Art Pages, and performed in Spanish. As later translated by Art Pages, "The Cuban peasants use songs to call on the loved ones, especially at night or in the morning, and the song that Estela Echezabal ...

    • Contributor: Echezabal, Estela - Pages, Art - Bermudez, Ramon - Halpert, Herbert - Piano - Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: La Flesche, Francis - Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Unidentified Woman - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • Little Old Man Come in From the Plow

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Pike, Russ - Pike, Joy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-28
  • Soldier's Joy

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Stout, Earl - Mitchell, A. L. - George, West
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-16
  • Ain' No More Cane on the Brazos

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Drinkin' Wine (Tune 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reed, Clifford - Griffin, Julia - Medlock, Johnny Mae
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Oh Ye Prodigal Son

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Brown, Joe - Howard, Willie - Perkins, Paul - Richardson, James
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-02
  • [I Know My Time Ain't Long]

    • Contributor: Unidentified Vocal Quartet - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Little Lonnie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Johnson, Burruss
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Mournful Blues

    • Contributor: Casey, Smith
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Worked All Summer Long

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, learned this song while at the Dixie County Prison Camp. He served three months for not paying the lumber company $50 for three months' rent, which he said he accumulated while ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Tranquitro

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a taunting song made up by the children of Ybor City, and was used to mock the rhythm of the peculiar walk of an Italian vendor of crabs who lived in Ybor City about 20 years ago (ca. 1919). The song ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Valdez, Señora - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Valdez, Señora]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Go Tell Aunt Dinah

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald, Molly, Aunt
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • I'm On the Battlefield

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941