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Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and BalladsItem #: AL.06-410897
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Written by John A. Lomax.
Song Folio. 464 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-410897)
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This sequel to the LomaxesÍ widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, chain-gang work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, and many more. Judith Tick, a scholar and award-winning author, provides a new fact-filled Introduction; notes on tune origins, two indexes, and an extensive bibliography round out this archive of some 200 authentic folk songs and ballads.