:: Title :: The Dying British Sergeant
:: Genre :: ballad, topical song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Anglo-American
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 20 (00:02:01)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A lecture and song performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to black spirituals and bad man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This is a warning song from time of the American Revolution, sung from the perspective of a dying British soldier.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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