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Audio Recording Lament of the Old Sourdough

Lament of the Old Sourdough

About this Item


  • Lament of the Old Sourdough


  • Roseland, Paul -- 1928- (singer)
  • Dunham, Sam C. (Sam Clarke) -- 1855-1920 (lyricist)
  • Roseland, Paul -- 1928- (recordist)


  • -  Gold mines and mining
  • -  Alaska
  • -  Songs, American
  • -  Folk songs--United States


  • -  Alaska Folk and Popular Songs Collection. (source)
  • -  Set to the tune "Rosin the Beau." (Content)
  • -  Roseland recalls that the song was written by "a man named Duncan," but the lyrics were published by Sam C. Dunham in 1901 in "The Goldsmith of Nome." (source note)
  • -  Recorded in 1975. (date)


  • sound recording


  • 1 reel.


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1975/054: AFS 1790

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Roseland, Paul, Sam C Dunham, and Paul Roseland. Lament of the Old Sourdough. Audio.

APA citation style:

Roseland, P., Dunham, S. C. & Roseland, P. Lament of the Old Sourdough. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Roseland, Paul, Sam C Dunham, and Paul Roseland. Lament of the Old Sourdough. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.