Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types
Essential listening for lovers of American folk music!

This superb anthology of old ballads and other folk-song types comprises pre-war commercial and field recordings made in the rural Southeast, the part of the United States that most closely met the textbook definition of a "folk culture," in which culture was relatively homogeneous and customs were shared across class and ethnic lines. For this reason, this album focuses on the rural Southeast as a rich source of American folk life, ranging roughly from Virginia and Kentucky south to Alabama and west to Texas.

These songs are the "varied carols" of Walt Whitman's singing America, and the recordings enable us to hear a population of Americans, some born in the nineteenth century, who developed their repertoires and performing artistry before the era of films, phonograph records, radio, and television. "I am large," said Whitman in his role of American Everyman, "I contain multitudes." So sing the country people we hear on this record. They introduce us to songs that have been, in the words of the old hymn, "a long time traveling away from home." Here, on a new stage, the songs portray the old dramas, conflicts, and celebrations of the American character. This classic reissue from the Recorded Anthology of American Music contains a 48-page booklet with lyrics and the customary scholarly liner notes.

Various Artists

Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types

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Track Listing

Chick-A-Li-Lee-Lo
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King William Was King George's Son
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Sweet William
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The Lexington Murder
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Lily Schull
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The Farmer is the Man That Feeds Them
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Come All You Coal Miners
Traditional
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Cotton Mill Blues
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Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo
Traditional
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Mon Cherie Bebe Creole
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Oh My Little Darling
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Been on the Job Too Long
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Dr. Ginger Blue
Traditional
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Crawling and Creeping
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Haunted Road Blues
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The Village School
Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore
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The Poor Drunkard's Dream
Traditional
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If the Light Has Gone Out in Your Soul
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I'm a Long Time Travelling Away From Home
Traditional
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