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If you do your doom shall be Hoe-cake, hominy, and sassafras tea. A wide human procession marches through these pages.

The American Songbag

The tempo, Wathall indicates, is alle- gretto acherzando, which in meant “Make it snappy,” or “Let’s go. It is a monotone of life in songtones of dusk colors and rhythms that emerge from shadows.

Other favorites hold their charm. There is a human stir throughout the book with the heights and amerlcan to be found in Shake- speare.

Yet all good artists study a song and live with it before performing it. They go to a soft, brave melody.

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But he did not care, he had money to spare; This hayseed was bound to be in it. Has made extensive studies of American folk music.

Some tell of lovable eyes and hearts, others tell of crimes learned of in grand opera or read about in daily newspapers or in the classics of liter- ature. Emmett Kennedy in his remarkably thorough and valuable book, “Mellows” has a song, “My Baby in a Guinea Blue Gown,” which belongs in the Frankie discussion because its tune may have been the grandfather of the most widely known Frankie melodies.


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Correspondent, Musical America, The fragment here is probably a make-over, a distillation, from an Irish song of lesser grace and melody. Text and tune here are from Margery K.

You may chew your hard-tack till you’re toothless and gray, But an for me, I’ll no longer remain And starve like a dog on my government claim. The composer and I usually collaborated on the main design or outline of the harmonization or accompaniment.

Oh, this very day take my cow to the fair, for she’s in good order and her I can spare.

American Song Bag

To say that Chappell’s perform- ance of this song is as interesting and important as a star performer’s rendition of the “Song of the Volga Boatmen,” might be a misleading statement. And those who have not heard a certain dialed;, who must get acquainted with it and learn to pronounce it from the printed page, may stumble on difficulties.

Has appeared as piano soloist and guest conductor with Chicago and St. New York was their home, the address was on Eighty-eighth Street, and the number in the phone book.

We quote an able singer’s comment, “Many a modern song the interpreter looks at with a shudder. The words and music to songs and ballads, with commentary. But here I am stuck, and here I must stay, My money’s all gone and I can’t get away; There’s nothing will make a man hard and profane Like starving to death on a government claim.


The Frankie and Johnny song sogbag of songabg development, with notes of violence and flashes of exasperation. It is an effort of the imagination to stand alone a substitute for everything else.

American Song Bag by Sandburg, Carl

Showing best matches Show all copies. Little Abe Lincoln, as a child, probably heard The Brown Girl, according to persons familiar with Kentucky back- grounds. It is droll and don’t-care, bleary and leering, as slippery songag lackadaisical as some of the comic characters of Shakespeare, or as trifling as the two murderers who are asked, “How came you here?

The songs cover the breadth of the country, from Great Lakes and Erie Canal work songs, to Kentucky ballads and Southern black spirituals, to songs of “the Big Brutal City” and Mexican border songs in Spanish.

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