:: Title :: Old Tyler
:: Genre :: work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie I 5/49
:: Date :: 5/5/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1016.0, Track 20 (00:01:02)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Notes on tape box (for session 1016) read: "Game songs" [Source: Tape Box]
2 - Session 1016 is comprised of game songs. Many of them are playparty games. Session 1017 is included as well as both sessions were recorded on May 5, 1949. 1017 returns primarily to ballads and love songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The Ritchie family liked to sing humorous songs while working in the cornfield: "They made us laugh and lifted us back to our hoes in a good humor and not so tired. After a long drink from the gourd, Kitty or Truman would likely begin to hum "Old Tyler." Though this one is not actually funny, they would not be able to keep from laughing while singing it. "Dad would generally always let us finish the song before he hollered, 'Back to work!.'" --Singing Family of the Cumberlands, Jean Ritchie) [Source: Singing Family of the Cumberlands]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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