Collection Items

  • 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
  • Manuscript/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
  • 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
  • Audio Recording
    I Got a Home in New Orleans
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Hill, Clyde
    • Date: 1939-04-15
  • Audio Recording
    Old Bad Laz'us
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reid, Allen
    • Date: 1939-06-03