Audio Recording Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 2

Milk River Wagon Train; Conversation, jokes, songs, stories, at campfire gathering; First night of wagon train near Malta, Montana

About this Item

Title
Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 2
Contributor Names
Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
Warren, Art (Interviewee)
Orahood, Wes (Interviewee)
Koss, Adam (Interviewee)
Curtis, Jim (Interviewee)
Curtis, Galen (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Phillips County, Montana, August 30, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Cowboy songs
-  Wagon trains
-  Folk songs
-  Harmonica music
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Songs
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  United States -- Montana -- Phillips County
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Songs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 2 of a 4-part recording of the songs and conversation around the campfire at the first night's camp by participants in the Milk River Wagon Train, about 25 or 30 miles south of Malta MT; the fieldworker's notes state that the crackling sound is the campfire and report that the songs, conversations, toasts, and stories proceeded more or less spontaneously: recording includes Doc Curtis performing "My Sweetheart's a Mule"; Art Warren performs "On the Red River Shore" and "A Little Too Small," "Oh, I'm one of those jolly good fellows, always enjoy a good time"; Wes Orahood performs "Little Joe the Wrangler"; Wes Orahood (probably ?) and Virginia Koss perform "Jack, the Cowboy"; Wes Orahood performs songs that include the lines "Tonight I'm a tired weary cowboy" and "Hand me down my bottle of corn"; group sings "Wreck of the Old 97"; sounds of the arrival of some Canadian wagon train participants, exchange of greetings; Adam Koss, harmonica, performs "Wild Irish Rose"; Wes Orahood and others perform a song with a tune like "If I Had the Wings of an Angel" and lyrics that include "I wished I had someone to love me"; group sings "On Top of Old Smokey"; Doc Curtis performs a song that includes the line "One hundred years ago two lovers met In May"; Wes Orahood performs "Old Shep"; break in the stream as the tape reels are change, continues in part 3.
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20483
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0969
Field project identifier: MT9-KY-R13
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Young, Kay, Michael Crummett, Art Warren, Wes Orahood, Adam Koss, Jim Curtis, and Galen Curtis. Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 2. Phillips County, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20483/.

APA citation style:

Young, K., Crummett, M., Warren, A., Orahood, W., Koss, A., Curtis, J. & Curtis, G. (1979) Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 2. Phillips County, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20483/.

MLA citation style:

Young, Kay, et al. Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 2. Phillips County, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20483/>.

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