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  • Notated Music

    Sweet emerald isle that I love so well

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Foster, Stephen Collins - Cooper, George
    • Date: 1866

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  • Audio Recording

    The Little Mohee

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Captain ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Blue Julietta

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song about and "Indian girl." William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    My father and mother were Irish

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
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    The Dying Californian

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Seventh verse incomplete; ; 8th verse omitted. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October 12, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    O thalu thrad = Spinning song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Casey Jones

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Comments on Byron Coffin's Barbary Coast performance career

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Virginia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Includes narrative by Byron Coffin, Sr. about performing this song on the Barbary Coast. Barbary Coast song. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and narration; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    I'm glad my wife's in Europe

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | World War I song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Sailor's song of regret for his home on Harris [one of the Hebrides Islands in Scotland]." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3858 A2 includes three verses of the song with the chorus omitted; AFS 3858 A3 completes the song with chorus. Donald MacInnes, ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Sailor's song of regret for his home on Harris [one of the Hebrides Islands in Scotland]." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3858 A2 includes three verses of the song with the chorus omitted; AFS 3858 A3 completes the song with chorus. Donald MacInnes, ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Na Ghaidhil ann a Vancouver = The Highlanders in Vancouver

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Reproaching newcomers for pretending they don't know the Gaelic -- and comparing them unfavorably with the Chinese who cling to their language and customs no matter how much laughed at." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Eilean Leodhais = Praise of Lewis

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "An Isle of Lewis [Hebrides, Scotland] song." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Lily Dale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Lilly dale," composed by H. S. Thompson. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Thompson, H. S. - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Minha mai e pobresinha (fado) = My mother is very poor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on a Portuguese viola [viola d'arame] made by himself." Dust jacket notes: "Fado Portugues." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on February 11, ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Saudade

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Another old dance." Title translation: "Homesickness." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Stone that goes rolling will gather no moss

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Rice, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Springfield, Missouri in December, 1936. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ben Rice performing an Anglo-American song ...

    • Contributor: Rice, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1936
  • Audio Recording

    Hooneymoon [sic] march

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by George Rosey. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by an unidentified pianist. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Preservation master. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1982. 1 sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Rosey, Geo. (george) - Rosey, Geo - Rosey, George (author) - [unidentified Pianist] (performer)
    • Date: 189?---
  • Audio Recording

    Little brown jug

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is verson of "Little brown jug," composed by Eastman. Incomplete recording of song on AFS 3348 A2, continued on AFS 3348 A3. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Eastburn - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Little brown jug

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is verson of "Little brown jug," composed by Eastman. Incomplete recording of song on AFS 3348 A2, continued on AFS 3348 A3. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Eastburn - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Clementine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song is version of "Oh my darling Clementine," composed by Percy Montrose. Yellow song check-list notes: "Bad; needle wants to jump, shallow cut." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Montrose, Percy - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    King William was King James' son

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Napoli e bello e stinco = Naples is lovely

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A tarantella, sung in Neapolitan dialect. Giuseppe Russo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Egills saga = Ballad of Egill

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell on May 25, 1938: "Egill was supposed to have been 4 years old when he made up his song. Mrs. Sigurasson says she made up the tune herself as she recorded the song, but I have an idea ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938