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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Pre-project correspondence, Correspondence received or written by Sidney Robertson Cowell regarding the WPA Northern California Folk Music Project before it opened in 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. 53 p. : Manuscripts 8.5 x 11 in or smaller.
    • Date: 1937
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    A-cutting down the pine [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    Come all you good old shanty boys
    Textual and melodic song transcriptions. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 2 p.
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    Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    A warrior so brave a maiden so bright | Alonzo the brave | Alonzo the brave and the fair Emma Jean
    Textual and melodic song transcriptions. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 5 p.
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    A-nutting we will go [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    Come all you jolly fellows who would like to hear a song
    Textual and melodic song transcriptions. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 2 p.
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    The Maid of Glencoe [textual transcriptions]
    In a meadow where the beauties of nature had won | MacDonald of Glencoe | Banks of Glencoe
    Two textual transcriptions of the song sung by George Vinton Graham and one textual transcription of Ben Rice's variant entitled "MacDonald of Glencoe." Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 4 p.
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    Barbara Allen [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    It was in the merry month of May | Barb'ry Allen
    Three textual and two melodic transcriptions of the song sung by George Vinton Graham and textual and melodic transcriptions of Alex Barr's version of the song. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 14 p.
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    Barney McShane [textual transcription]
    When the clouds began to gather and the thunder it did roll
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    Beneath the old oak tree [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    Oh, dark and stormy was the night | Betsy
    Two textual and one melodic song transcriptions. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 6 p.
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    Billy boy [textual trascription]
    Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    Bingen on the Rhine [textual transcription]
    A soldier of the legion lay dying in Algiers
    Textual song transcription. World War I song. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    Blue Julietta [textual transcription]
    Oh, an Indian girl, bright Alfarata
    Fragment of textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    The Boston burglar [textual transcription]
    I was born in Boston city
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    The Bridgewater [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    Near a bridgewater a rich man liveth
    Two textual and two melodic transcriptions. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 8 p.
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    Buffalo, buffalo [textual transcription]
    Miss McKinley hollered, she screamed and she squalled
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    The Butcher boy [textual transcription]
    It matters not where I do dwell
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    Field reports, Fieldnotes written by Sidney Robertson Cowell and submitted to the Northern California WPA Office in San Francisco during the course of the California Folk Music Project. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. 44 p. : Manuscripts 8.5 x 11 in.
    • Date: 1938
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    Casey Jones [textual transcription with notes]
    Come all you rounders, if you wan'to hear
    Textual song transcription with some notes. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 2 p.
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    The Candy girl and Margy [textual transcriptions and notes]
    Talk about your girls setting in your settee
    Textual song transcription and some notes. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 2 p.
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    Captain Hull and proud Dacus [textual and melodic transcriptions]
    Proud Dacus and Captain Hull | It ofttimes has been told how the British seamen bold
    Two textual song transcriptions, one melodic transcription, and handwritten notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 9 p.
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    Chief bright sky [textual transcriptions]
    In autumn when evening was spreading
    Two textual song transcriptions. Contains ethnic stereotypes. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 3 p.
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    Cole Younger [textual and melodic transcriptions] tran
    I am a noted vengeance man, Cole Younger is my name
    Transcription of Warde Forde's song text and both the song text and melodic transcription of a Ben Rice variant. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 3 p.
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    The Crooked song [textual transcription]
    'Tis not of Alexander, nor heroes that I sing
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 1 p.
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    The Cumberland's crew [textual and melodic transcriptions with notes]
    Comrades, come listen, and join in my ditty | The Cumberland crew | Sinking of the Cumberland
    Nine textual and two melodic song transcriptions sung variously by George Vinton Graham, Warde Ford, and Elizabeth W. Ford, with handwritten notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 21 p.
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    Custer's last charge [textual transcription]
    Across the Big Horn's crystal tide against the savage Sioux
    Textual song transcription. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In English. 2 p.
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Notes on miscellaneous songs recorded for the California Folk Music Project Fieldnotes compiled by Sidney Robertson Cowell on miscellaneous songs recorded during the course of the California Folk Music Project. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. 41 p. : Manuscripts 8.5 x 11 in.
    • Date: 1938