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Audio Recording Finger Ring

Finger Ring

About this Item


  • Finger Ring


  • Gordon, Robert Winsow (recordist)
  • Mann, Mary C. (singer)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 1978.


  • -  Work songs
  • -  Folk songs--United States
  • -  Georgia
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Rowing
  • -  Sea Islands
  • -  Sea Islands Creole Dialect


  • -  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
  • -  April 12, 1926. (date)
  • -  Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content)
  • -  According to Robert Winslow Gordon, this was a rowing song used by people rowing cypress dug-out canoes in the Georgia Sea Islands. (General)
  • -  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 cyl.


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A345, Item GA122)

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winsow, and Mary C Mann. Finger Ring. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio.

APA citation style:

Gordon, R. W. & Mann, M. C. (1978) Finger Ring. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winsow, and Mary C Mann. Finger Ring. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.