:: Title :: All The Pretty Little Horses
:: Genre :: children's song, lullaby
:: 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 17 (00:00:54)
:: 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 - Dorothy Scarborough in her book, On The Trail of Negro Folk Songs, says that this is one of the lullabies that "the Negro mammies sang to their little white charges" (cited in John A. and Alan Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs). [Source: John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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