Audio Recordings Johnny Comes Marching Home

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Dates 1967
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Airs
Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Johnny Comes Marching Home
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 1967
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Airs
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Key: A
-  Strains: 1 (8)
-  Rendition: 1-1
-  Compass: 7
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC DEFA'
-  Spoken: HENRY REED: That's the old war song./ALAN JABBOUR: What do you call it?/HENRY REED: Something about "Johnny Come Marching Home."/ALAN JABBOUR: Uh-huh./HENRY REED: I used to hear her uncle there by marriage singing it, old uncle Sam Ross, and he could sing
-  Recording chronology: 179
-  Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
-  This air belongs, as Henry Reed says, to an old war song called "Johnny Comes Marching Home." It is a scion of an ancient and widespread air used for other songs in British and American tradition, including the "Two Crows" ("Twa Corbies") ballad (Child 26 "The Three Ravens"; see Bronson, The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads). This song was sung by Nettie Reed's uncle by marriage, Sam Ross, a teamster in the Civil War and a wounded veteran.
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B27
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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