Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Mr. Garfield

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Calling Trains

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1936. (Date). Recorded at State Penitentiary, Parchman, Mississippi. (Venue). This railroad call is performed by an unidentified former railroad train caller. (Content). John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937 (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1968
  • Michigan I-O

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | This song is based on the popular lumberman's song "Colley's Run I-O" and uses the same tune. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress recording "Songs of the Michigan lumberjacks" AAFS L 56, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Traverse City, Michigan. (Venue). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings Collection. (Source). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wells, Lester - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1960
  • Charles Giteau

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Blue Monday

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Barry, Michael F.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965
  • The Farmer's Curst Wife

    Forms part of "New England Balladry," a lecture and concert presented by Helen Hartness Flanders at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on February 27, 1948. Helen Hartness Flanders Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Helen Hartness Flanders Collection (Source). February 27, 1948. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). This ballad is found in The English and Scottish Popular Ballads ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Davis, Asa - Flanders, Helen Hartness - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1948
  • Low Down, Dirty Dog Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Robinsonville, Mississippi. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - House, Son
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1962
  • Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down

    Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s (singers unknown). Gordon Cylinder Collection (cyl.50, CAL 103, CAL 104) sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s. (Content). The recording of "Haul the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Zolgotz

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). The song describes the assasination of President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz in September 1901. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Sprinkle coal dust on my grave

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in Welch, West Virginia. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Jenks, Orville J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965
  • Sweet Home Chicago

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary of the Archive of Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. This song is believed to have been composed by Robert Johnson. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Johnson, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • The Lumberjack's Alphabet

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | This song was published on the Library of Congress recording "Songs of the Michigan lumberjacks" AAFS L 56, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in Greenland, Michigan. (Venue). October, 1938. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, Alan - Schaffer, Gus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1960
  • The Southern Soldier

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assasination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1937. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morgan, Minta - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Roll On Buddy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in New York, New York. (Venue). The singer is from Clay County, Kentucky. (Biographical). Recorded in 1939. (Date). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson collection, part 1. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, Alan - Jackson, Aunt Molly
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1968
  • Mississippi Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brown, William - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1962
  • The streets of Larado

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Dallas, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Prude, Johnny
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Way out in Idaho

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFSL61, "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1938. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Forms part of the Alan Lomax 1938 Library of Congress Sessions Collection. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stubblefield, Blaine - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1968
  • The Handcart Song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Ogden, Utah. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Fife, Austin E. - Hilton, L. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • The Dying Cowboy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Pecos, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). The singer is from Alpine, Texas. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Matthews, Sloan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • On the Road to California

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1947. (Date). Recorded in St. George, Utah. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morris, William T. - Fife, Austin E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Yup'ik song about a vision of a sailing ship in 1777

    sound recording | 1 audio file. | Chuna McIntyre explains the song in English, then sings it in Central Yup'ik. (Content). The song concerns a vision of the arrival of Europeans in Alaska by a Yup'ik medicine man a year before the exploration of the Alaska coastline by Captain James Cook between April and September, 1778. The Yup'ik had little further contact with Europeans ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McIntyre, Chuna - Nunamta Yup'Ik Eskimo Dancers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • Freighting from Wilcox to Globe

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Chandler, Arizona. (Venue). Recorded in 1949. (Date). First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Recorded by Peter Tufts on a joint project of the Library of Congress and the University of Arizona Folklore Committee. (Source Note). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Busby, Abraham John - Tufts, Peter
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • The night herding song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Dallas, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stephens, Harry - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Harlan County blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in Harlan, Kentucky. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Davis, George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965
  • We done quit

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Recorded at Scott's Run, West Virginia. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). This song was sung by Scott's Run, West Virginia coal miners during the 1930 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Johnson, Sam - Korson, George Gershon
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965