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Audio Recording Lord, Lord Poor Lazarus / Hiking Jerry / Every Mail Day / Stewboy / Captain's Mule / Mule on the Mount

Lord, Lord

About this Item

Title

  • Lord, Lord

Other Title

  • Poor Lazarus
  • Hiking Jerry
  • Every Mail Day
  • Stewboy
  • Captain's Mule
  • Mule on the Mount

Names

  • Cook, Robert Harrison (Collector)
  • Cook, Robert Harrison (Speaker)
  • Cornwall, Robert (Collector)
  • Cornwall, Robert (Speaker)
  • Unidentified performers (Performer)

Headings

  • -  African Americans
  • -  Work songs
  • -  Shanties
  • -  Songs

Genre

  • Songs

Notes

  • -  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
  • -  Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard.
  • -  Shrimphouse workers
  • -  A sea chantey sung by the crew of "The Boys", a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. It was recorded at sea, while the crew pulled in the purse seine. The first line of each verse was sung by a single man, and the entire crew joined in on the last three lines.
  • -  The sounds of the thousands of fish, known as menhaden or pogies, can be heard splashing around in the water.
  • -  Performance Note: "Lord, Lord" (vocals) performed by Crew of The Boys at sea off Georgia coast on July 2, 1940.
  • -  Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard

Medium

  • Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1940/011: AFS 03890 B01

Source Collection

  • Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:

  • Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings (AFC 1939/013), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center correspondence files, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Cook, Robert Harrison, Robert Harrison Cook, Robert Cornwall, Robert Cornwall, and Unidentified Performers. Lord, Lord. 1940. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000346/.

APA citation style:

Cook, R. H., Cook, R. H., Cornwall, R., Cornwall, R. & Unidentified Performers. (1940) Lord, Lord. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000346/.

MLA citation style:

Cook, Robert Harrison, et al. Lord, Lord. 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000346/>.