Browse Items (713 total)

  • Collection: Abrams, W. Amos Folksong Collection

young_johnny3.mp3
Recorded on August 22, 1941, Mrs. James York performs a stanza of 'Young Johnny.'

young_johnny2.mp3
Mrs. Ephraim Stanley performs 'Young Johnny.'

young_johnny.mp3
Recorded on August 26, 1945. Uncle Pat Fry performs 'Young Johnny.'

young_hunting.mp3
Mr. James York performs 'Young Hunting,' also known as 'Lord Bonnie.'

young_emily.mp3
Recorded on August 26, 1945, Uncle Pat Fry performs 'Young Emily.'

young_charlotte.mp3
Recorded on July 1, 1940, Herman Eggers performs 'Young Charlotte.'

young_beichan3.mp3
Recorded on July 5, 1945, Dr. Cratis Williams performs 'Young Beichan.'

young_beichan2.mp3
Recorded on August 18, 1941, Mr. James York performs 'Young Beichan.'

young_beichan.mp3
Recorded on December 7, 1940 at the Bland Hotel in Raleigh, NC, Mr. and Mrs. James York perform 'Young Beichan.'

you_sunshine.mp3
Dr. Abrams introduces the song 'You are My Sunshine,' performed here by an unnknown artist.

wreck_number.mp3
Recorded in North Wilkesboro, NC, Steve Church performs 'The Wreck of Number 4.'

wondrous_love.mp3
Recorded on April 25, 1942, Horton Barker performs 'Wondrous Love.'

wonder_why.mp3
Recorded in Boone, NC at the home of Tipton Greene, McKinley Gragg and Clarence Greene perform 'Wonder Why.'

women_like.mp3
Recorded from the Columbia Radio School of the Air program, Burl Ives performs 'Women Like to Show their Power.'

willow_garden.mp3
Recorded on August 9, 1940, Edith Walker performs 'The Willow Garden.'

william_hall2.mp3
Recorded in Boone, NC, Juanita McSwain performs 'William Hall.'

william_hall.mp3
Recorded in Boone, NC, Horton Barker performs 'William Hall.'

wild_bill.mp3
Recorded on September 26, 1942, Dr. Cratis Williams performs 'Wild Bill Jones.'

wife_wrapped3.mp3
With two variants, the first recorded on August 9, 1940, Mrs. Laura Timmons performs 'The Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin.'

wife_wrapped2.mp3
Frank Proffitt performs 'The Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin' (poor audio quality).

wife_wrapped.mp3
Recorded from the Columbia Radio School of the Air program, Burl Ives performs 'The Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin.'

wife_usher4.mp3
Dr. Cratis Williams performs 'The Wife of Usher's Well.'

wife_usher3.mp3
Mrs. Nora Hicks performs, 'The Wife of Usher's Well.'

wife_usher2.mp3
Recorded on August 26, 1945, Uncle Pat Fry performs 'The Wife of Usher's Well.'

wife_usher.mp3
Lloyd Church performs child ballad #79, 'The Wife of Usher's Well.'

wicked_polly2.mp3
The second variant (poor audio quality)

wicked_polly.mp3
With two variants, the first recorded on August 10, 1939, Mrs. Jane Church performs 'Wicked Polly.'

white_cliffs.mp3
The song, by Spud Whitner

white_cliffs_intro.mp3
Listen as Dr. Abrams provides an introduction to 'The White Cliffs of Dover.' Unique to this collection, the song was recorded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during World War II and sent to Dr. Abrams via voice letter.

where_go.mp3
Recorded on July 26, 1941 in Sylva, NC, the Moody Sisters perform 'Where Could I Go but to the Lord.'

when_wake.mp3
Recorded on July 26, 1941 in Sylva, NC, the Farmer's Federation Picnic audience performs 'When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.'

when_little.mp3
Recorded on July 23, 1942, Mrs. James York performs 'When I was a Little Boy.'

when_wake.mp3
Recorded on July 26, 1941 in Sylva, NC, the Jackson County Ramblers perform 'When I Wake Up in Gloryland.'

weevily_wheat.mp3
Edith Walker performs a fragment of 'Weevily Wheat.'

weeping_willow2.mp3
Recorded in Boone, NC, Clarence and Winnie Greene perform 'The Weeping Willow Tree.'

weeping_willow.mp3
Recorded on July 26, 1941 at the Farmer's Federation Picnic, The Collins Sisters perform 'The Weeping Willow Tree.' The song is also known as 'Bury Me Beneath the Weeping Willow.'

wayfaring7.mp3
Recorded on July 22, 1946, Dr. Cratis Williams performs 'Wayfaring Stranger.'

wayfaring6.mp3
The second variant (poor audio quality)

wayfaring5.mp3
With two variants, the first recorded on July 22, 1946, Beulah Greene performs 'Wayfaring Stranger.'

wayfaring3.mp3
With two variants recorded from the Columbia Radio School of the Air program, Burl Ives performs 'Wayfaring Stranger.'

wayfaring2.mp3
The second variant, recorded on April 25, 1942

wayfaring.mp3
With two variants, Horton Barker performs 'Wayfaring Stranger.'

watermelon.mp3
Recorded on July 4, 1941 at the Boone Fiddler's Convention, the Johnson Boys perform 'Watermelon on the Vine.'

wabash.mp3
Recorded in Boone, NC, Uncle Mack Crow performs 'The Wabash Cannonball.'

vance_song.mp3
Dr. Cratis Williams performs 'Vance Song.'

unknown_whittier.mp3
Recorded in Sylva, NC on July 26, 1941 at the Farmer's Federation Picnic, The Whittier Choir performs an unknown hymn.

unknown_tune.mp3
An unknown singer performs and unknown tune.

unknown_adee.mp3
Recorded in Sylva, NC on July 26, 1941 at the Farmer's Federation Picnic, The Adee Choir performs an unknown hymn.
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