:: Title :: My Little Carpenter (The House Carpenter)
:: Genre :: ballad, Child ballad
:: 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 II 5/49
:: Date :: 5/13/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1018.0, Track 8 (00:04:14)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session consists of more ballads, comic songs, game songs and children's nursery rhymes. Commentary is provided by Ritchie regarding the significance of many of these tunes.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Child ballad No. 343, "The Demon Lover." Jean Ritchie writes that "This old ballad has been sung in our family for generations." Her version combines that of her sister Una's and her Uncle Jason: "Their two tunes were similar, and I soon got them well commingled in my mind. The result is a glorious hard-driving banjo tune and a grand tragic story. --Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950



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