Audio Recordings Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down

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Title
Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down
Contributor Names
Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 1978.
Subject Headings
-  Sea Songs
-  Songs, American
-  Folk songs--United States
-  Progressive Era to New Era (1900-1929)
-  Songs and Music
Notes
-  Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
-  Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s. (Content)
-  The recording of "Haul the Woodpile Down" begins with instructions to the crew for a "short haul," that is for quickly hauling up a sail. (Content)
-  "Roll the Old Chariot Along" was origially a spiritual, but was rhythmically suitable as a work song, and so probably was brought to use on sailing ships by African American sailors. (Content)
-  This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (source note)
-  Two songs recorded on one cylinder. (General)
Form
sound recording
Extent
1 cylinder.
Repository
American Folklife Center
LC Classification
AFC 1928/002: AFS 18995 A
Online Format
audio
Additional Metadata Formats
METSXML Record

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Chicago citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow. Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196385/. (Accessed December 06, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Gordon, R. W. (1978) Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196385/.

MLA citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow. Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196385/>.