Audio Recording Lorena Way down on the old plantation
About this Item
- Way down on the old plantation
- McCready, John A., performer.
- Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995, collector.
- Webster, Henry de Lafayette, 1824-1896.
- Webster, Joseph Philbrick, 1819-1875.
Created / Published
- - Ballads, English
- - Love songs
- - Popular music--United States--To 1901
- - United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music
- Field recordings
- - This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster.
- - John McCready, unaccompanied vocals.
- - Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939.
- - Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John McCready performing Anglo-American songs on July 31, August 2, and August 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, Tuolumne County, California.
- on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
- Forms part of: W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection (AFC 1940/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Cowell, Sidney Robertson, Collector, Henry De Lafayette Webster, and Joseph Philbrick Webster. Lorena. performeds by Mccready, John A 1939. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017701513/.
APA citation style:
Cowell, S. R., Webster, H. D. L. & Webster, J. P. (1939) Lorena. McCready, J. A., performer [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017701513/.
MLA citation style:
Cowell, Sidney Robertson, Collector, Henry De Lafayette Webster, and Joseph Philbrick Webster. Lorena. performer by Mccready, John A 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017701513/>.