Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    The Lowlands low Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: AFS 4194 A2 is a recording of a fragment (2 verses) of the "The Lowlands low;" AFS 4194 A3 repeats this, with a different refrain as sung by Warde Ford's Uncle Rob Walker. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    McAllister Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25,...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Milwaukee fire 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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    A-nutting we will go
    Our goodman
    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    James Bird
    James Bird
    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 the British during the War of 1812. Bird was wounded, left the fleet for a time, and later...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Lady Leroy Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The last fierce charge
    It was just before the last fierce charge | Twas just before the last fierce charge
    Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1939, and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Alderman of the ward Yellow song check-list notes: Song begun on AFS 4209 A2; completed on AFS 4209 A3. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde, Pat, and Bogue Ford performing Anglo-American songs on September 3, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County,...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Andrew Batan
    Andrew Batann
    Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 58, CHILD BALLADS TRADITIONAL IN THE UNITED STATES (II). Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1939, and September 4, 1939, collected by...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Beneath the old oak tree
    Betsy
    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938, and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25 and 27, 1938, and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Bishop of Canterbury
    King John | King John and the bishop
    Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 57, CHILD BALLADS TRADITIONAL IN THE UNITED STATES (I). Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938, and September 4, 1939, collected by...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Many questions
    Captain Wedderburn's courtship
    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1939, and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Oxford merchant
    Hampshire bite
    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    As the dew flies over the green valley Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Cole Younger Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Nightingales of spring Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Lamanda Contains ethnic stereotypes. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    There is a land of pleasure Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Buffalo, buffalo
    Death of McKinley
    Dust jacket notes: "A Kaintuck song from Wisconsin." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Jinnie Jenkins Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Warde Ford "said he could probably 'sing a dress or two' of that one! He learned it from his mother." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Lass of Glen Shee Dust jacket notes: "Hum -- also dull stylus." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Barney McShane Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    The Mermaid
    Down in the diving bell
    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown [Central Valley], Shasta County, California.
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Custer's last charge 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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected...
    • Contributor: Ford, Ward H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938