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By John Harrington Cox, Alan Jabbour

Folk-Songs of the South: Collected lower than the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society is a suite of ballads and folk-songs from West Virginia. First released in 1925, this source comprises narrative and lyric songs that have been transmitted orally, in addition to well known songs from print assets. via 186 ballads and songs and 26 folks tunes, this assortment documents more than a few types and genres, from English and Scottish ballads to songs concerning the progressive and Civil Wars, the outlet of the yank West, boat and railroad transportation, children’s play-party and dance tune, and songs from African American singers, together with post-Civil struggle renowned song. the unique creation by way of Cox comprises vivid photographs of the singers he researched, with descriptions of functionality sort and information about personalities and attitudes. With a brand new advent by means of Alan Jabbour, this reprint renews the significance of this article as a section of scholarship, revealing Cox’s realizing of the workings of culture throughout time and position and his effect upon folk-song research. 

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