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Long ago, songbaf before the Civil War, a min- strel troupe played one-night stands in ameriacn valley towns, performed with this song, and it was picked up by the mountaineers and made into what we have here.

Moderate con moto fc f -J- J-T-” Oh, the old gray mare, she iliiii ain’t what she used to be. The talent shown is astonishing, but stuff and matter are wanting. Where where is poor old Daniel? It will be fretted on the keyboards of those same dulcimers when Broadway has again tossed it to the anh cans. The House Carpenter, in style, story, method, has some of the leading characteristics of many of the oldest ballads. Then come to Lane County, there’s room for you all, Where the winds never cease and the rains never fall, Come join in wongbag chorus and boast of her fame, While starving to death on your government claim.

The text here is from Isadora Bennett Read as heard in an isolated mountain region of Georgia; the tune is from Dr. Johnny, git your gun and your sword and your pistol, Johnny, git your gun and come sogbag me. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Songs from ‘The American Songbag’ by Carl Sandburg

He introduces the ballad much in the manner that the fastidious yet generous Guy Mannering may be supposed to have introduced to his lettered friends the hearty borderer, Dandie Dinmont, with his spattered jack-boots and shaggy drednought: Stained at the very top.


So ends the story. All in my arms I had her; Her pretty yellcr hair like strands of gold, Lay dangling round my pi Her. Let’s hear what you have to say.

American Song Bag

Organist, pianist, New York. Odum and Guy B. It was natural when I met Hughes in his Southern California home that I should show him the Mexican songs that needed harmonizations songbab our fiesta.

Fence-builders chant these lines to the swing of their bodies as they “put ’em up solid. His legs arc all crook – ed and wrong put on, They’re -h ,,-J.

If trouble don’t kill me I know I’ll never die. Shawnee Ferry was a crossing point for many who had come by the Ohio river route or on Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap, headed for Illinois. The milk-sick and the shakes; But those arc slight diversions And take not from the joy Of living in this garden laud, The Slate of El-a-noy.

Some of Sandburg’s own work survives, much has collapsed, but when he collected these songs, he made himself part of something permanent. The American Songbag will also thrill lovers of Americana and those searching for a legitimate, productive, and useful avenue into our country’s history. Characters or atmosphere are to be delivered. Fare thcc well, my charm ing girl, Fare thcewcll I’m Fare thee well, my charming girl, With gold – en slip -pers on.

The maxim, “Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think,” may go for viewpoints on this ballad.

The tune went back to a ditty sung in the ‘s during the War between the States, as follows: Studied theory under Adolph Weidig, Chicago. The songs cover the breadth of the country, from Great Lakes and Erie Canal work songs, to Kentucky ballads and Southern black spirituals, to songs of “the Big Brutal City” and Mexican border songs in Spanish.

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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Top front corner bumped, owner name. This ditty, of course, is out of the time when fugitives from the East preferred western to eastern osngbag.


There is rich poetry in the image of the rider so loving a horse he begs when he dies his bones shall be tied to his horse and the two of them sent wandering with their faces turned west.

It was celebrated as a thing of use and public utility. HI She says sojgbag the cap – ‘n: It is to be sung and not read.

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Nearly all sonbgag and the seven seas were repre- sented. Kickapoo Indian Sagwa as a spring tonic and Kickapoo Snake Oil for rheumatism and neuralgia were bespoken and proclaimed by dancing and shouting Indians.

Rockwood was told, is a word for our shack or shanty. The rose rises from one grave, the briar from the other; the two climb to the top of the old church tower and there intertwine.

The American Songbag

An old banjo with a hole americab the middle, A tambourine and a worn-out griddle, Hurdy-gurdy too. Full refund if not satisfied. And it is one of the best I know of for children and grown-ups to join in on, to loosen up, and to get at each other’s voices.

This relates directly to ancient Gaelic lamentations over dead kings; it is “keening” ameican a sort and has the character of melody suitable to a wake over one with the lights gone from him.

The weathered ribs of the historic craft lie amerrican in the sand at Governor’s Harbor, whence an expedi- tion, especially sent up for the purpose inextracted a knee of horseflesh and a ring-bolt.

Some some titles include: With muffled beat so silently five miles at length were passed, When Charles with a few and shivering words the silence broke at last.