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This version is from Gilbert R. Oh hush, my love, you will break my heart, Nor let me hear you cry; For the best of friends will have to part, And so must you and I. Vehemently, desolately, and with eauy sliding from note to note.

If Jamis don’t hear me and help me to moan, I am a troubled soldier, no friend and no home. It was used at camp meetings of Peter Cartwright and other circuit riding evangelists, and was highly thought of by many church members in the Mississippi Valley. A free-for-all rush started to the gold diggings: It is an effort of the imagination to stand alone a substitute for everything else.

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Oh, the springtime has came And I’m just out of jail, Without any money, Without any bail. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed with minor shallow chipping, spine a hint sunned, dampstain at bottom fore-ege corner of textblock not bleeding into text, ownership gift inscription to front free endpaper, else Very Good and sound.

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The American Songbag

We see the man behind the bars looking out toward Roberta, who carries a document given her by some politician or precinct worker. And who will glove your hands? Low bridge, for we’re going through a town, And you’ll always know your neighbor, You’ll always know your pal, If you ever navigated on the Erie Canal. We carry within us greater sobgbag than the Greeks, but we ourselves are smaller. Yon- der comes dat ole Joe Brown,De big – ges’ liar in town ; He eats more meat dan an – y man’s dog, An’ his belt won’t reach a – roun’.


I went on down de road a little f udder, I did, I did, so I did. Disappointed prospectors could share their own misery with Betsy and Ike.

americab A tight and nice later printing of this famed folk music anthology. Ceilings went high or low: Any one requiring foolish verses for this air can easily improvise as silly ones as have been left out here. Do you want to know why?

Of course, though this is a jail song, it is sung by many who are free and ” outside. He was her man but he done her wrong, so wrong.

American Song Bag by Sandburg, Carl

To jour – ney a – far to the n 4 “j-; Oh think of the fond heart you’re breaking, And the grief you are causing me to see? For instance, musical Chicago a few years ago looked with keen interest on a lawsuit. I never get up to sell the second time in a town but I’m interrupted by the sweet silvery voice of a young lady or the sonorous tones of a gentleman.

The thirteenth verse is an interpolation from another text, to explain the killing of Lord Thomas by himself before he is buried with the two ladies who so suddenly met violent deaths. My clothes are plastered sonybag with dough, I’m looking like a fright, And everything is scattered round the room, But I wouldn’t give the freedom that I have out in the West For the table of the Eastern man’s old home.

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It was natural when I met Hughes in his Southern California home that I should show him the Mexican songs that needed harmonizations for our fiesta. The ways of his heart and head range from the playboy who pranks as he pleases, who follows the gleam of xongbag whim of the moment whether he happens to have the wishing heart of an innocent child or the tumultuous thoughts of a stranger lost in the solitude of the packed traffic on a big city street.

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Griffith telegraphed two days later from New York to Lloyd Lewis in Chicago, “Send verses Foggy Dew stop tune haunts me but am not sure of words stop please do this as I am haunted by the song. Away down yonder in a hollow tree.

However that may be today, it seems that the minstrels of a generation past won wide popular success with a song voicing the troubles of a man who made the same mistake twice. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking.

Carl Sandburg often mixed poetry and folk music in his public performances, and his career as a collector and performer of American songs and ballads garnered him almost as much acclaim as his writings in his day.

These itineraries have included now about two-thirds of the state universities of the country, audiences ranging from 3, people at the University of California to 30 at the Garret Club in Buffalo, New York, and americcan us diverse as the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the Knife and Maerican Club of South Bend, Indiana.