Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Gordon, Robert Winslow
Library of Congress
Dates 1978
Location California
Language English
Subjects Folk Songs
Progressive Era to New Era
Sea Songs
Songs and Music
Songs, American
United States
Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down
Contributor Names
Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 1978.
Subject Headings
-  Sea Songs
-  Songs, American
-  Folk songs--United States
-  progressive era to new era (1900-1929)
-  songs and music
-  Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
-  Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s. (Content)
-  The recording of "Haul the Woodpile Down" begins with instructions to the crew for a "short haul," that is for quickly hauling up a sail. (Content)
-  "Roll the Old Chariot Along" was origially a spiritual, but was rhythmically suitable as a work song, and so probably was brought to use on sailing ships by African American sailors. (Content)
-  This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (source note)
-  Two songs recorded on one cylinder. (General)
sound recording
1 cylinder.
American Folklife Center
Other Formats
LC Classification
AFC 1928/002: AFS 18995 A

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