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Couple ink words on front endpaper. You used to look so red; You used to have two rosy red cheeks, And now you’ve nary one.

His “Music Box” and “Arabian Nights” creations for WGN, the Chicago Tribune radio station, for which he is the master arranger, dongbag had a remarkably widespread and enthusiastic audience. Often when a woman who had taken this li tarty walked along Main Street on a night when there was to be a band concert on the public square, she was an object of sontbag scrutiny. The handing on of songs by oral tradition has become more and more curtailed.

American Song Bag by Sandburg, Carl

She’s a good old worker and a good old pal, Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal. Six young women from six old cities sang it at White Lake, Michigan.

I turned around to go away, My love she come to the winder. A widely known song among pioneers in the middle west was this one borrowed, possibly, from the negroes.

Yet, the trickiest of all is Chicken Reel.

Sung deliberately and with understanding of its implications, delivered as a series ameeican character roles and situations having contrast, it has the pride of an ancient tapestry, with gashes of knife thrusts and splotches of red that are on second look found to be dry blood.


Studied in Europe under Buzzi-Peccia.

American Song Bag

Member of faculty, Northwestern University School of Music, for ten years. The older brothers and sisters used to sing it. Such, in short, is the history americzn The Prisoner’s Song; R. The one given here has long been a favorite of mine and the friend who gave it to me, H.

You may go out some night, get filled with squirrel rum, An’ do the very same thing that Martin has done. Wathall wrote the major number of harmonizations; he had the gift of versatility requisite for the treatment of such a varied character of songs. It is a log, the diary of a ship and its men on one cruise. A “handout” is food handed out from a back door as distinguished from a “a sit down” which means an entrance into a house and a chair at a table.

The American Songbag

Devoted to composition and theory. The poor, the old and rotten scows, were advertised to sail From New Orleans with passengers, but they must pump and bail; The ships were crowded more than full, and some hung on behind, And others dived off from the wharf, and swam till they were blind.

In Put’s Original California Songster, we find the comic and the bitter. It is an All-American affair, marshaling the genius of thousands of original singing Americans. Howard Shaw and built on our southern coast a couple of points east by north of the star Canopus.

There were two anerican to reach the goldfields from the Atlantic seaboard or the Missis- sippi Valley. He regarded her all the more highly because she was a working girl fixing her own clothes. It is stark and fierce, it is serio-comic, or it is blah-blah as you like it.


A wide human procession marches through these pages.

The American Songbag | Academy of American Poets

The song smells of saddle leather, sketches ponies and landscapes, and varies in theme from a realistic presentation of the drab Bill Jones and his violent wife to an ethereal prayer and a cry of phantom sonbag. Academy of American Poets Educator Ameican. Fare thcc well, my charm ing girl, Fare thcewcll I’m Fare thee well, my charming girl, With gold – en slip -pers on. Verses and melody here are from Mary O.

In timber country farther east they sang The Little Old Log Ameican in the Lane; its tune was familiar to the lonely “sodbuster” who made this song about his dwelling in a region where rivers are sometimes a half mile wide and a half inch deep.

Its lyric cry is brief, poignant as Sappho. Usually the tune is stale, flat, monotonous.

Did you murder your wife And fly for your life? New Brodart cover on dj. The American Songbag comes from the hearts and ameircan of thousands of men and women. She ran a -way with an – oth – er man, po’ boy! Three final stanzas arc added from the R.