American Negro Folk-Songs

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1928 - Music - 516 pages
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A collection of over eight hundred songs, representing most of the southern states and every type of negro folk-song. There are short chapters on twelve of the thirteen groups of songs, and longer chapters on the negro song in general and on religious songs. The full annotations show the history of each song and its connection with other published songs. There are indexes of titles and first lines, an extensive bibliography, and five appendixes containing specimens of tunes and of several types of early American songs closely related to the folk-songs of the negro. The serious student in this field will find the book not only a mine of information but the largest and most fully annotated collection yet published.
 

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Contents

THE NEGRO SONG IN GENERAL
3
RELIGIOUS SONGS
31
UPSTART CROWS THE REACTION FROM RELIGION
130
SOCIAL SONGS DANCE AND BANJO
148
SOCIAL SONGS NARRATIVE SONGS AND BALLADS
185
SONGS ABOUT ANIMALS
224
WORK SONGS GANG LABORERS
250
RURAL LABOR
281
RACECONSCIOUSNESS
376
BLUES AND MISCELLANEOUS SONGS
387
Specimens of Tunes
405
Specimens of Negro Ballets and Related Songs
413
Specimens of Spiritual Songs and CampMeeting Songs of the White People
427
Specimens of Songs from the Old Minstrel Books
443
Specimens of Songs from AnteBellum Novels Travel Books Slave Autobiographies etc
454
BIBLIOGRAPHY
467

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS LABOR
290
X SONGS ABOUT WOMEN
311
RECENT EVENTS
341
THE SEAMIER SIDE
356

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