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  • Audio Recording

    You've Been A Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down

    Composer Ben Harney sings his song, "You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down," without accompaniment. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (probably in Harney's home), ca. 1925. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | This is thought to be the first published ragtime song, published in 1895. The original sheet music was written for piano and voice. (General). Not ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Harney, Benjamin Robertson - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording

    Union Man

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in the Newkirk Tunnel Mine, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morgan, Albert - Korson, George Gershon
    • Date: 1947
  • Audio Recording

    The Shoofly

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Centralia, Pennsylvania. (Venue). The ballad describes local consequences of a period of economic depression that began in 1873. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Walsh, Daniel - Korson, George Gershon
    • Date: 1947
  • 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
  • Audio Recording

    Blue Monday

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Barry, Michael F.
    • Date: 1965
  • Audio Recording

    Tchepone

    sound recording | 1 reel. | Forms part of the documentation of the American Folklife Center presentation "In Country": A concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier. (Source). July 13, 1989. (Date). Chuck Rosenburg is from Pennsylvania. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Rosenburg, Chuck, Performer
  • Audio Recording

    Laughing song

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 8 1/2 in. | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Originally for voice and orchestra. Libretto by Owen Hall; lyrics by Harry Greenbank; music by Sidney Jones. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Maurice Farkoa, tenor; ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Jones, Sidney - Hall, Owen - Greenbank, Harry - Farkoa, Maurice
    • Date: 1896-05-08
  • Book

    Six ballads from the poem of the Lady of the Lake

    sheet music | 6 nos., unpaged. fol. | Sheet Music (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Carr & Schetky - Carr, Benjamin
    • Date: 1810

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  • Notated Music

    The clarion now sounds to the field [from] Gustavus the Third, or, The masked ball

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Kretschmar and Nunns - Maeder, James G.
    • Date: 1834

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  • Notated Music

    Descend to me my dearest [from] The barber of Seville and Oberon

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Kretschmar and Nunns - Maeder, James G.
    • Date: 1833

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  • Notated Music

    Pot pouri [from] Il Pirata

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | cover only From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Kretschmar and Nunns - Bellini
    • Date: 1833
  • Notated Music

    Melodies, no. 1

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: George S. Appleton - Sullivan, J. T. S.
    • Date: 1845

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  • Notated Music

    Friendship, or, scenes of other days may fade, no. 252

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee and Walker - Milner, J. L.
    • Date: 1847

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  • Notated Music

    The Babe divine, hymn for Epiphany

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: George Willig - Peters, W. C.
    • Date: 1838

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  • Notated Music

    The gipsey's serenade [from] Rockwood

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: George Willig - Ainsworth, W. Harrison
    • Date: 1839

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  • Notated Music

    Johnson's celebrated and much admired voice quadrilles

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Geo. W. Hewitt and Co. - Johnson, Francis
    • Date: 1840

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  • Notated Music

    Oh! Give me back my heart I pray, a new American ballad

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: T. C. Andrews - Beckel, J. C. - Tyler, John
    • Date: 1850

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  • Notated Music

    Nelly Bell, an exquisite Ethiopian ballad

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: James W. Porter - Porter, James W. - P., J.
    • Date: 1852

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  • Notated Music

    When evening shades are falling

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Fiot - Thunder, Henry G.
    • Date: 1852

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  • Notated Music

    48 preliminary exercises in singing and elementary vocalises

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Fiot - Nourrit, Auguste
    • Date: 1852

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  • Notated Music

    Love is the charm of this ev'ry day life

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: G. F. Hupfeld and Son - Benkert, George Felix - Riter, N. Levering
    • Date: 1853

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  • Notated Music

    Lovely Rosanna, Clem Tanner's bride, a new Ethiopian ballad

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Jas. Couenhoven - Avery, H.
    • Date: 1853

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  • Notated Music

    Hop de dooden doo, Ethiopian ballad

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Winner and Shuster - I., M. A.
    • Date: 1854

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  • Notated Music

    Mischievous Alice ballad

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Winner and Shuster - Jarvis, Ch. - Eckel, Henry
    • Date: 1854

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  • Notated Music

    Mary Astore

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860 Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: J. E. Gould - Nelson, S. - Weiland, F.
    • Date: 1853

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