Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Sandy of the Tisza (Czardas); My shanty is burning (Czardas)

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-08
  • Lighthouse Blues

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Garnett, Roger "Burn Down"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Turn Her Away

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Turn Her Away" (vocals with accordion, drums, and trombone) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Carry Me, Bury Me

    • Contributor: Unidentified Singers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Spearman, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Home, Boys, Home

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-09
  • Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Shangaree

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald Family - McDonald, Jane - McDonald, Joe - McDonald, Molly, Aunt - McDonald, Jim
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • Cotton Needs Plowin' So Bad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "Duck"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, discusses the song he learned in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment" (spoken) performed by Fred Lee ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Jawbones [Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Emcee Announces that the Whipman will Next be Recognized

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Yo soy una rancherita

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25
  • East Virginia Blues

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Alston, Ernie - Price, Harding
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-03
  • Barbara Allen

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Judd, Nathan - Judd, Lois
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Armenian soldier's march

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Opening solo on oud. Jack Aslanian, violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Aslanian, Jack - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Utott-kopott oreg csarda = The Old tavern

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Bandit ballad. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Al pie de tu vental

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Delgado, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • Hug 'em in Sebring

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune, played and called. C. W. O'Berry sings the refrain to "Sweet Little Girl on Josephine. Performance Note: "Hug 'em in Sebring" (fiddle with calls and background vocals) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and Johnny ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • If I Had My Way

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Ring-Ding-Billy-Ding, Cow-Hee

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Jackson, Lum Wilson "Bill"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-24
  • Madame, I Come To Marry You

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Ramsay, Pauline
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-14