Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Dates 1967
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Airs
Appalachian Region
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Music
Title
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
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B27
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13705b27


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