Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Work songs

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Slow Drag Work Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Woods, Tommy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Slow Drag Work Song

    • Contributor: Woods, Tommy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Traditional Work Songs - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    In traditional cultures around the world, work is often accompanied by song. Americans have developed work songs for many occupations, from agricultural jobs like picking cotton, to industrial ones, like driving railroad spikes. Iconic American figures such as cowboys had their work songs, as did sailors, whose songs kept work going smoothly on tall ships throughout the age of sail. Playlist Five recordings from ...

  • Hammer Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Cornfield Song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Cranberry Song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman Thomas collection of Wisconsin recordings. (Source). Recorded in August 1946. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L55 "Folk Music from Wisconsin," edited by Helene Stratman-Thomas, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Perry, Frances - Stratman Thomas, Helene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1960
  • Cotton Picking Song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Steel-driving song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • No beer, no work! a humorous song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 35 cm | words by Theodore Philipp and Anna Ballmann ; music by Martin Ballmann. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Martin Ballmann - Ballmann, Martin - Ballmann, Anna - Philipp, Theodore
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Buddies your work is over song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 22 cm | Words and music by Ernest Filer. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus SATB, unaccompanied. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Publisher Not Identified - Filer, Ernest
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Wild Geese

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Cap'n, I'll Hide You

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Early in the Mornin'

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Dollar Mamie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Williams, Alexander "Neighborhood" - Tucker, "Bootmouth," Judge
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Cotton Needs Plowin' So Bad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "Duck"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Black Betty

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • January, February

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Po' Laz'us

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Thomas, Charles "Texas"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Rock Pile

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Monroe, Thomas "Rooster"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Rosie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Smith, Hosea "Blue"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Po' Laz'us

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Wesley, Henry - Clark, Charles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Rosie

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-24
  • Stewball

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Po' Boy

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - White, Bukka
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23