Audio Recording Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 3

About this Item

Title
Milk River Wagon Train, actuality recording of first night's campfire songs, conversations, and stories, Phillips County, Montana, part 3
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
Montana, August 30, 1979
Subject Headings
-  United States -- Montana -- Malta
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Songs
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Songs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 3 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 begins with some or most of a sentimental song about a drunken father that includes the lyric "they'll all be sorry they picked on me," and Wes Orahood's singing "Tell Me Why My Daddy Don't Come Home," followed by [sung by another voice?] "Foggy, Foggy Dew"; Art Warren and others perform "Roll Along Covered Wagon"; Wes Orahood performs "And the Covered Wagons Rolled Right Along"; Adam Koss, harmonica, performs "Three O'clock in the Morning"; Wes Orahood and others perform "Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister?" and "Tying knots in the Devil's Tail" (Sierry Petes or Sierry Peaks); Doc Curtis tells a story about a two-gun Snell, with additional details supplied by Art Warren; the song Sierry Peaks reminds Art Warren of a tale about an Indian on horseback who fell off and froze to death on a winter's night (the Indian's companion fell asleep on his horse and would never take that trail again), more recollections somewhat off-mike on the right channel (with louder voices on the left), including description of his work at the Miller Brothers Ranch, where he started in the 1940s, tale about the once they ran yearlings and ran into another rancher or cowboy originally from Scotland (with accent) and confusion over runaway cattle and getting a drink; Galen Curtis asks "is something burning"; at the end of this part, Doc Curtis talks about toasts (topic continues in part 4).
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20484
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0970
Field project identifier: MT9-KY-R14
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
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 3. Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20484/.

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 3. Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20484/.

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 3. Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20484/>.

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