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Audio Recording Old Gray Mare

Old Gray Mare

About this Item


  • Old Gray Mare


  • Lunsford, Bascom Lamar (singer)
  • Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 1978.


  • -  Folk Songs--United States
  • -  North Carolina


  • -  Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (biographical)
  • -  October 19, 1925.
  • -  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
  • -  Spoken by Lunsford at the end of this recording: "Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who just sung the foregoing, learned it from Curtis Miles at Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, near the home of Governor Zeb Banks, about Nineteen hundred." (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)


  • sound recording


  • 1 cylinder


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A19, ms. NC19)

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, and Robert Winslow Gordon. Old Gray Mare. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio.

APA citation style:

Lunsford, B. L. & Gordon, R. W. (1978) Old Gray Mare. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, and Robert Winslow Gordon. Old Gray Mare. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.