Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Vicari, Augustine
Dates 1939
Location Florida
United States
Ybor City
Language Italian
Subjects Ethnography
Field Recordings
Hillsborough County
Italian Americans
Religious Oratory
Spoken Word
Tampa, Florida
Ybor City
Italian Rhymed Prayer
Contributor Names
Vicari, Augustine (performer)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (speaker)
Vicari, Augustine (speaker)
Created / Published
Ybor City, Florida, 1939-08-26.
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Spoken word
-  Prayers
-  United States -- Florida -- Ybor City -- place of recording
Field recordings
Spoken word
-  Augustine Vicari, a 24-year-old WPA worker born in Tampa, was taught this rhymed prayer by his father, who was born in Italy. It's the Italian equivalent of "Now I lay me down to sleep . . . ."
-  Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers.
-  Performance Note: "Italian Rhymed Prayer" (spoken) performed by Augustine Vicari at Ybor City, Florida, on August 26, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03535 B01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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