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Folk Music

by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006
Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams.

See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk Festival; Southern Folklife Collection.

Folk Music- Part 1: Introduction; Folk Music- Part 2: Ballads and Balladists of North Carolina; Folk Music- Part 3: People and Trends in North Carolina Folk Music; Folk Music- Part 4: References

Part 4: References

Bertrand Harris Bronson, The Ballad as Song (1969).

Louis W. Chappell, Folk-Songs of Roanoke and the Albemarle (1939).

Tristram P. Coffin, The British Traditional Ballad in North America (1977).

Wayne Erbsen, Front Porch Old-Time Songs, Jokes and Stories (1993).

Loyal Jones, Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1984).

Dorothy Scarborough, A Song Catcher in Southern Mountains: American Folk Songs of British Ancestry (1937).




Do you know of a ballad from approx. area of Pamplico Co. about 'Lil' Lydia Harper? Sing to grandchildren in 1930s?


Hi, thanks for writing.

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T. Mike Childs, NCpedia, N.C. Government & Heritage Library.

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