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  • Audio Recording

    The Southern Soldier

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assasination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1937. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morgan, Minta - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1952
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    Starving to Death on a Government Claim

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Vance Randolph was a folklorist famous for his documentation of Ozark folklife. He was born in Pittsburg, Kansas. (Biographical). Recorded in 1941. (Date). The Lane County referred to in the song is in ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Randolph, Vance
    • Date: 1952
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    Root hog or die

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L30, "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Vance Randolph Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1941. (Date). Recorded in Bradleyville, Missouri. (Venue). This is a parody of a popular minstrel show song of the same title that was ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Randolph, Vance - Denoon, Jimmy
    • Date: 1952
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    The night herding song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Dallas, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stephens, Harry - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1952
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    The dreary Black Hills

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Dallas, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stephens, Harry - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1952
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    The Dying Cowboy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Pecos, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). The singer is from Alpine, Texas. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Matthews, Sloan
    • Date: 1952
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    The Texas Rangers

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Pecos, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). The singer is from Alpine, Texas. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Matthews, Sloan
    • Date: 1952
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    The dying Ranger

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded in Fort Davis, Texas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Prude, Johnny - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1952
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    The streets of Larado

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Dallas, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Prude, Johnny
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    Phil Sheridan

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Judge Learned Hand was from Essex County, New York. (Biographical). Recorded in Washington, D.C. (Venue). Recorded October 3, 1942. (Date). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assasination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Judge Learned Hand Recordings collection. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hand, Learned - Semmig, Arthur - Langenegger, John
    • Date: 1952
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    The Iron Merrimac

    sound recording | 1sound recording | Judge Learned Hand was from Essex County, New York. (Biographical). Recorded in Washington, D.C. (Venue). Recorded October 3, 1942. (Date). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assasination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Judge Learned Hand Recordings collection. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hand, Learned - Semmig, Arthur - Langenegger, John
    • Date: 1952
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    The Handcart Song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Ogden, Utah. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Fife, Austin E. - Hilton, L. M.
    • Date: 1952
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    On the Road to California

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1947. (Date). Recorded in St. George, Utah. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morris, William T. - Fife, Austin E.
    • Date: 1952
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    Echo Canyon

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Ogden, Utah. (Venue). According to the collector, Austin Fife, this song was sung by workers on ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hilton, L. M. - Fife, Austin E.
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    Colley's Run-I-O

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Versions of this woodsman's song are known in Maine, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. (General). Forms part of the L. Parker Temple Recordings collection. (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Recorded in 1946. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Temple, L. Parker - Korson, Rae
    • Date: 1952
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    The zebra dun

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the J.M. Waddell Collection of Cowboy Songs collection. (Source). Recorded in 1948. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Waddell, J.M. - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
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    Freighting from Wilcox to Globe

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Chandler, Arizona. (Venue). Recorded in 1949. (Date). First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Recorded by Peter Tufts on a joint project of the Library of Congress and the University of Arizona Folklore Committee. (Source Note). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Busby, Abraham John - Tufts, Peter
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    Mr. Garfield

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
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    Booth Killed Lincoln

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    Charles Giteau

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    Zolgotz

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). The song describes the assasination of President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz in September 1901. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording

    I'm Sad and I'm Lonely

    sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded by Ann Grimes, Ohio. (Venue). Ann Grimes's Ohio Collection, American Folklife Center. (Source Note). Recorded in 1953. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Sandburg, Carl - Grimes, Anne
    • Date: 1953
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    St. George

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L30, "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1947. (Date). Recorded in St. George, Utah. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McArthur, Rudger - Fife, Austin E.
    • Date: 1952
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    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. ; 10 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). "Sacred Singing with Instrumental Acc." (Content). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia Records - Smith, Carl - Carter Sisters - [carter], Mother Maybell
    • Date: 1952

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  • Photos, Prints, Drawing

    The boatmen's dance from Old American Songs, set 1

    manuscript sketch | 26 p. 12.5 x 9.5in. (holograph sketches, complete set) | Recordings: LC concert, 7 December 2004 (with pianist Wolfram Rieger); LC demo, October 2003 (with pianist Craig Rutenburg). (Additional Form). Copyright 1950 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Copyright renewed. Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole licensee. Reprinted by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (Copyright Notice). This item used by ...

    • Contributor: Boosey & Hawkes - Copland, Aaron - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Date: 1950

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