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American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and SecularItem #: AL.06-402711
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Written by John W. Work.
Song Folio. 272 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-402711)
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Tracing the African influences of songs sung and played by black Americans at work, in church, and as entertainment, this historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Steal Away to Jesus," "John Henry," and others. In addition, the words and music for 230 songs appear, including "Study War No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You May Bury Me in the East," "Rock of Ages," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and many more. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles.