Audio Recordings Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Corse, Carita Doggett]
Corse, Carita Doggett
Morris, Alton C.
Morris, Alton Chester
Sarris, Xeni
Tsangaris, Haiclice
Dates 1939
Location Florida
St. Augustine
United States
Language Greek
Subjects Ethnography
Field Recordings
Greek Americans
Greek Songs
Marriage Songs
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Johns County
Wedding Music
Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)
Contributor Names
Tsangaris, Haiclice (performer)
Sarris, Xeni (performer)
Morris, Alton Chester (collector)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Created / Published
St. Augustine, Florida, 1939-09-27.
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Wedding music
-  Greek Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- St. Augustine -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will continue singing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding."
-  This part of the song discusses ". . . the tree that we brought you, Bride, in your yard, water it every day so that it will enrich your windows . . .and you, Royal Child [perhaps referring to the groom], came to your neighborhood. . . ."
-  Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to an end in 1777, the settlers relocated to St. Augustine.
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)" (vocals) performed by Haiclice Tsangaris, and Xeni Sarris at St. Augustine, Florida, on September 27, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/026: AFS 03547 A01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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