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Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Film, Video

    Work songs

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D.
  • Audio Recording

    Slow Drag Work Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Woods, Tommy
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Slow Drag Work Song

    • Contributor: Woods, Tommy
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Article

    Traditional Work Songs - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    In traditional cultures around the world, work is often accompanied by song. Americans have developed work songs for many occupations, from agricultural jobs like picking cotton, to industrial ones, like driving railroad spikes. Iconic American figures such as cowboys had their work songs, as did sailors, whose songs kept work going smoothly on tall ships throughout the age of sail. Playlist Five recordings from ...

  • Audio Recording

    Hammer Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Audio Recording

    Cornfield Song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Audio Recording

    Cranberry Song

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman Thomas collection of Wisconsin recordings. (Source). Recorded in August 1946. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L55 "Folk Music from Wisconsin," edited by Helene Stratman-Thomas, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Perry, Frances - Stratman-Thomas, Helene
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording

    Cotton Picking Song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Audio Recording

    Steel-driving song

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Notated Music

    No beer, no work! a humorous song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 35 cm | words by Theodore Philipp and Anna Ballmann ; music by Martin Ballmann. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Martin Ballmann - Ballmann, Martin - Ballmann, Anna - Philipp, Theodore
    • Date: 1919

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  • Notated Music

    Buddies your work is over song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 22 cm | Words and music by Ernest Filer. (Statement Of Responsibility). For chorus SATB, unaccompanied. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Publisher Not Identified - Filer, Ernest
    • Date: 1921

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  • Audio Recording

    Wild Geese

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "clear Rock"
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Audio Recording

    Cap'n, I'll Hide You

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • Audio Recording

    Early in the Mornin'

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Audio Recording

    Dollar Mamie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Williams, Alexander "neighborhood" - Tucker, "bootmouth," Judge
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Audio Recording

    Cotton Needs Plowin' So Bad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "duck"
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Audio Recording

    Black Betty

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "clear Rock"
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Audio Recording

    January, February

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Truvillion, Henry
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Audio Recording

    Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Barnwell, Isabel
    • Date: 1939-08-14
  • Audio Recording

    I Left My Woman in the Back Door Cryin'

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Richardson, James
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Audio Recording

    Take dis Hammer

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Howard, Willie - Perkins, Paul - Reid, Allen - Brown, John - Thomas, Lonnie
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Audio Recording

    We Don't Have No Payday Here

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Audio Recording

    Po' Laz'us

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Smith, Carol
    • Date: 1939-06-11
  • Audio Recording

    Old Rattler

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Woods, Tommy
    • Date: 1939-04-15
  • Audio Recording

    Old Hannah

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill) - Woods, Tommy
    • Date: 1939-04-15