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  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is the story of the capture of Princess Dagobert (daughter of King Louis of France) by 'vikings.'" Sigurd and Leo Bardarson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 28, 1940. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Sigurd and Leo Bardarson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Bardarson, Sigurd - Bardarson, Leo - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is the rima of the flower-bedecked tournament field in Italy. Said to be translated from the Italian." Sigurd and Leo Bardarson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 28, 1940. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Sigurd and Leo Bardarson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Bardarson, Sigurd - Bardarson, Leo - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sigurd and Leo Bardarson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 28, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). In Old Norse. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Sigurd and Leo Bardarson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Bardarson, Sigurd - Bardarson, Leo - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sigurd and Leo Bardarson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 28, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Old Norse. (Language). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Sigurd and Leo Bardarson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Bardarson, Sigurd - Bardarson, Leo - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Verses

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Composed verses. "These are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Verses

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Composed verses. "These are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    About the looks of a girl

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Toward end of strip: 2 verses about Mount Baker, Washingon. Composed--these are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unacommpanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Old Norse. (Language). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    For an old lady on her departure from Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Yellow song check-list notes: "These verses were made for Otto, Sigurd's son, to send to an old lady who had lived in the Bardarsons' house when Otto was a little boy. ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    A girl to work in the house

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "He asks her to marry him as the most economical way of getting his work done; she refuses." Dust jacket notes: Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    To a friend in Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Verses . . . composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Sailing on Lake Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    A man trying to get a dog out of the church in Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Sung and composed by Sigurd Bardarson. Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). In Old ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Tha bata beag = The Little boat

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Composed by Alexander Cunningham of Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Scotland. Sung by his son, John Cunningham." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    S'truadh nach robh mise an a n'eillean = Oh, I wish I were in the isle of my heart

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Och on a ri se me ribhim donn = Oh my dear, my bonnie brown maid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Ho horo mo Mhairi lubhrach = Ho horo my bonny Mary

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    S'truadh noch robh mise an a n'eillean a ravich = How I wish I were in the isle of the heather

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A song in praise of the Isle of Lewis [in the Hebrides, Scotland]." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Mo charirtean s'mo luchd dubhchaodh = My friends and countrymen

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Words composed by Don MacLeod of Harris. He urges his countrymen to keep their Gaelic." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    ' S gann gu dirich mi chavidh = I can hardly climb the mountain

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4285 A1 and is completed on AFS 4285 A2. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940