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
  • Audio Recording
    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
    Foreman Monroe
    Young Monroe
    Dust jacket notes: AFS 4207 A2 includes all of the song, except for the last verse, which is on AFS 4207 A3. Pat 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 Pat Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25 and 27, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell...
    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Simon Slick Dust jacket notes: "Learned in Utah from her father." Dust jacket notes: Song sung twice. AFS 4215 A3 had "Too much noise in the bar. "AFS 4215 A4 is a "better recording than A3, but she sang better the first time." Flora Earnson, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Golden Gate Cafe in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. Forms part...
    • Contributor: Earnson, Flora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Boomtown [Central Valley], California, home of the three Ford brothers while at work on the Shasta Dam, photograph 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, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    C. A. Koljonen, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting C. A. Koljonen performing Finnish music on September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Celia Koljonen and unidentified woman from Finland, group portrait, photograph Celia Koljonen is on the right and unidentified woman on the left.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Keith and Hiles Line 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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing...
    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • 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