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By Norman Cohen

ISBN-10: 0313340471

ISBN-13: 9780313340475

This state-by-state selection of folksongs describes the background, society, tradition, and occasions attribute of all fifty states. not like all different kingdom folksong collections, this one doesn't specialize in songs accumulated within the specific states, yet fairly on songs in regards to the existence and occasions of the folks of that kingdom. the subjects variety from the key old occasions, resembling the Boston Tea get together, the assault on citadel Sumter, and the California Gold Rush, to locally vital occasions corresponding to mess ups and murders, exertions difficulties, occupational songs, ethnic conflicts. the various songs should be well known, resembling Casey Jones, Marching via Georgia, or candy Betsy from Pike. Others, much less prevalent, haven't been reprinted considering the fact that their unique ebook, yet should be studied as a result of what they inform concerning the humans of those usa, their loves, labors, and losses, and their responses to occasions. the gathering is prepared by means of areas, beginning with New England and finishing with the states bordering the Pacific Ocean, and via states inside each one area. for every country there are from 4 to 15 songs awarded, with a standard of 10 songs in keeping with kingdom. for every track, a whole textual content is reprented, via dialogue of the tune in its historic context. References to to be had recordings and different types are given. Folksongs, comparable to these mentioned the following, are a big software for historians and cultural historians simply because they pattern reports of the prior at a special point from that of latest newspaper money owed and educational histories. those songs, in a feeling, are background writ small.Includes: Away Down East, The outdated Granite kingdom, Connecticut, The Virginian Maid's Lament, hold Me again to previous Virginny, i go again to North Carolina, close up in chilly Creek Mine, Ain't God strong to Iowa?, Dakota Land, pricey Prairie domestic, Cheyenne Boys, i am off for California, and others.

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When I arrived in Berlin Falls some twenty years ago, The town was then about one-half as large as it is now; And laboring men of every nationality were there, For work was plenty, wages good, each man could get a share. The businessmen of Berlin then were making money fast, I thought that I too would invest before the boom had passed; A building leased on Mason Street and into business went, I kept a fruit and candy shop, likewise a restaurant. My business proved successful for I was beloved by all, I gained the favor of the great, the rich, the poor, and small; To my surprise, before a year had fully rolled around, In glittering gold I did possess more than a thousand pound.

12 AMERICAN FOLK SONGS From 1641 to 1679 the region was administered by the colonial government of Massachusetts. Following territorial and religious disputes between Massachusetts and Mason’s heirs, New Hampshire became a separate royal province in 1679. Boundary feuds with Massachusetts and New York over that part of the New Hampshire grant that became Vermont continued almost until the American Revolution. As antagonisms festered between the colonials and the British motherland, citizens of New Hampshire were overwhelmingly in sympathy with the aims of the revolutionary leaders.

Scott was born in New Brunswick in 1867 and worked in the Maine woods in the late 1880s. 26 It is apparent from a comparison of the ballad with the facts of the events that Scott was familiar with Berlin Falls and either knew the Deane family or gathered information from other locals; whether he deliberately chose to change the details of the crime or was misled by hearsay accounts is uncertain, but the former seems more likely. What he produced is a romanticized account, much more in keeping with the tradition of the young man properly brought up who goes astray, turns to a life of crime, and ultimately dies for his misdeeds.

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