Lynchburg Town
 


Citation

“Lynchburg Town,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31711.


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Title

Lynchburg Town

Description

Warning: Item contains racist language. This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States--North Carolina
Theft--Songs and music
Hunting dogs--Songs and music
Hens--Songs and music

Alternative Title

Get on Down to Richmond Town, Get Along Down Town, Down to Lynchburg Town, I'se Gwine Down to Town, Git Along Down Town, Going Down to Town, Lebeck Town, Goin' Down to Town

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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Transcription

Somebody stole my old coon
dog.
I wish they’d bring him back
He run the big nigger
over the fence
And the little’un through
the crack.

Somebody stole my old blue hen
I wish they’d a let her be
She laid two eggs on every day
And Sunday she laid three

Informant

Ruth Grogan, 1912-

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Blackface Minstrel, Negro Songs - 415 Combs, 231 Warner, 181

File name

113_LynchburgTown

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