American Ballads and Songs

Complete Text & Lyrics - online book

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
256
NOTES
Maitland, English County Songs, p. 52, 1893, and The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 28, 173, vol. 29, 171, etc.
105. The Preacher's Legacy. From Mrs. Hinshaw's manuscript book, had by her from the singing of N. C. Johnson. Her copy is to be dated about 1879. Secured through E. F. Piper. — 106. The Spanish Cabineer. Text as sung on a ranch at Junc­tion, Wyoming, 1913. Secured by Lillian Gear Boswell. Thisi version of the well-known college song The Spanish Cavalier is in­cluded because of the interest of the folk-etymological changes of tho first stanza.
107.  The Two Drummers. Text obtained from Mrs. E. N. Har­din, of Missouri VaUey, Iowa, in 1916, through L. C. Wimberly. Of interest is the rapid action of its last part. The song is of compara­tively recent composition. It is by Edward B. Marks and was pub­lished by Joseph Western in 1896. As with After the BaU, Two Little Girls in Blue, and other song hits of the 1890's which still have vitality in out of the way places, all knowledge of its authorship and origin is lacking to its singers.
108.  The Quaker's Courtship. Text obtained from Iowa by L. C. Wimberly, in 1916. For this song, see Newell, Games and Songs of American Children (1903), p. 94. It is an importation from England, like most of the following pieces.
109.  Dutchman, Dutchman, Won't You Marry Me? Text of Miss Edith Little, FaUs City, Nebraska, in 1914. This is a variant of the well-known "Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?" See Newell, Games and Songs, p. 93.
110.  What Will You Give Me If I Get Up? Text of Miss Lucia Saxer of Mount Clare, Nebraska, 1914. This song is usually entitled Lazy Mary. It is sometimes used in a singing game. See Newell, Games and Songs, p. 96.
111.  Paper op Pins. Text secured from Louisiana by L. C. Wimberly, in 1916. Compare Newell, Games and Songs, p. 52.
112.   (A) The Milkmaid. Text secured from the singing of children at Omaha by Elizabeth Gordon, 1915.
(B) The Pretty Milkmaid. Text secured by Frances Botkin and Zora Schaupp from Mrs. Adna Dobson of Lincoln, Nebraska.
113.  Billy Boy. From the singing of Mrs. Ava Shellenbarger of Pawnee City, Nebraska, 1911. This favorite song is an Old World importation. See The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 26, p. 357.
114.  Poor Robin. Text obtained from Nuckolls County, Ne­braska, by Miss Alice Hanthorne, in 1915. Other versions have the titles "Old Rover," "Poor Roger," "Poor Johnny," eto. This is an old song. Compare The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 13, p. 230, 1900. It ia now mostly a motion song in children's games






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III