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Published by Library of Congress, Music Division, Recording Laboratory in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Folk music -- United States.,
  • Folk music -- Southern States.,
  • Ballads, English -- Southern States.,
  • Work songs.,
  • Folk dance music -- United States.,
  • Folk songs, English -- United States.,
  • Spirituals (Songs) -- Southern States.

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Edition Notes

Consists of the program notes, including the texts, which were originally issued with the phonograph albums.

ContributionsArchive of American Folk Song., Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Paginationv. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16105774M

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