A Song About a Man of War
 

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Citation

“A Song About a Man of War,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/14855.


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Title

A Song About a Man of War

Description

This item is part of the W. Amos Abrams Folksong Collection, which includes some 400 individual song titles, most of which have multiple variants. Dr. Abrams recorded songs primarily from the Appalachian region of North Carolina from 1938 to 1946 and transcribed them in 1973. Like the I. G. Greer Collection, the titles contained in Abrams’ collection range from traditional Child Ballads to 19th century popular music to compositions of local origin.

Subject

North Carolina--Songs and music
Ships--Songs and music
Sailors--Songs and music
Sailing--Songs and music
Courtship--Songs and music
Folk music--Appalachian Region

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date

1768

Contributor

Abrams, W. Amos (William Amos), 1904-1991

Format

JPEG
Song texts

Language

English

Type

Text

Classification Title

Song About a Man-of-War

Informant

General William Lenoir, 1751-1839

Informant Note

General Lenoir was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. At the time of the date given on the manuscript, Lenoir would likely have resided in either Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina or Halifax County North Carolina. General Lenoir was instrumental in building Fort Defiance in 1787 on Yadkin River. Town of Lenoir in Caldwell County is named for him.

Collector

Maude Minish, 1893-?

Other Name(s)

Clyde L. Lenoir

Scholarly Classification

Brown Older Ballads - Mostly British - 115.

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