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  • 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
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    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    Iruten har nuzu = I am making wool

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: About "spinning wool for thread for stockings." Yellow song check-list notes: "Last verse cut short." Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on September 11, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Etcheverry (mrs. Francisco) - Etcheverry, Matias - Erro, Antoinette - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording

    Chief bright sky

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

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

    Oh, they told me out in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

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

    Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

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

    Keith and Hiles Line

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Pat Ford. He came West from Wisconsin in 1931. This song was composed by a lumberjack in Crandon [Wisconsin] -- all the names are local." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in ...

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

    Cole Younger

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

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

    Milwaukee fire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

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

    Milwaukee fire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

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

    Buffalo, buffalo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Kaintuck song from Wisconsin." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

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

    The Mermaid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

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

    Custer's last charge

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 30, SONGS OF THE MORMONS AND SONGS OF THE WEST. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

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

    The Green fields of Virginia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

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

    The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Fine modal tune . . . Bad stylus, defective recording." Contains ethnic stereotypes. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

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

    James Bird

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

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

    James Bird

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

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