9780803279919

Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People

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    9780803279919

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    0803279914

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  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
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Summary

Twenty-seven years in the making (194067), this tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical researchAlan Lomax, indefatigable collector and preserver; Woody Guthrie, performer and prolific balladeer; and Pete Seeger, entertainer and educator of three generations of Americans to their musical heritage. In his new afterword, seventy-nine-year-old Pete Seeger recounts the long history of collecting and publishing this anthology of Depression-era, union hopeful, New Deal melodies. With characteristic modesty he tells us what's missing and what's wrong with the collection. But more important, he tells us what's right and why it still matters, noting songs that have become famous the world over: "Union Made," "Which Side Are You On?," "Worried Man Blues," "Midnight Special," and "Tom Joad." "Now, at the turn of the century, the millennium, what's the future of these songs?" he asks. "Music is one of the things that will save us. Future songwriters can learn from the honesty, the courage, the simplicity, and the frankness of these hard-hitting songs. And not just songwriters. We can all learn."

Table of Contents

FOREWORD 8(2)
John Steinbeck
PUBLISHER'S FOREWORD 10(5)
Irwin Silber
INTRODUCTION 15(6)
Woody Guthrie
ABOUT WOODY 21(6)
I HARD LUCK ON THE FARM
27(14)
Arkansas Hard Luck Blues
28(1)
These Old Cumberland Mountain Farms
29(1)
The Boll Weevil
30(2)
The Farmer Is The Man
32(2)
Down On Roberts' Farm
34(2)
Lynchburg Town
36(2)
Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat
38(3)
II YOU'RE DEAD BROKE
41(20)
Collector Man Blues
42(2)
Insurance Man Blues
44(1)
Depression Blues
45(1)
Unemployment Stomp
46(1)
No Job Blues
47(1)
Fifteen Miles From Birmingham
48(2)
Down and Out
50(2)
No Dough Blues
52(2)
One Dime Blues
54(2)
All In and Down and Out Blues
56(2)
New Stranger Blues
58(1)
Starvation Blues
59(2)
III SO YOU GOT TO HIT THE ROAD
61(6)
66 Highway Blues
62(2)
I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore
64(1)
Hitch-Hike Blues
65(1)
Wanderin'
66(1)
IV AND YOU LAND IN JAIL
67(20)
The Old Chain Gang
68(2)
Crossbone Skully
70(2)
Hard Times In Cryderville Jail
72(2)
You're Bound To get Lousy In The Lousy Old Jail
74(2)
Lord, It's All, Almost Done
76(2)
Midnight Special
78(2)
Lonesome Jailhouse Blues
80(2)
Ruben
82(1)
You Kick and Stomp and Beat Me
83(1)
Take This Hammer
84(2)
Things About Comin' My Way
86(1)
V SOME FROM THE OLD WOBBLIES
87(12)
Pie In The Sky
88(2)
The Tramp
90(2)
Casey Jones
92(2)
Beans, Bacon and Gravy
94(2)
The Mysteries of a Hobo's Life
96(1)
The Commwealth of Toil
97(2)
VI OLD TIME SONGS FROM ALL OVER
99(40)
The Buffalo Skinners
100(2)
The Old Chisholm Trail
102(2)
Drill Ye Tarriers Drill
104(2)
Skinnamalinkadoolium
106(2)
John Brown's Body
108(3)
Johnnie Woncha Ramble
111(1)
Jesse James and His Boys
112(2)
Pretty Boy Floyd
114(2)
Matthew Kimes
116(2)
When The Maid Comes To Town
118(1)
Longshoreman's Strike
119(1)
Cotton Mill Colic
120(3)
Cotton Mill Blues
123(1)
Hard Times in the Mill
124(2)
No More Shall I Work in the Factory
126(2)
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
128(2)
Weave Room Blues
130(2)
Weaver's Life
132(2)
Silicosis Is Killin' Me
134(1)
It's Hard Times in These Mines
135(1)
The Hard Working Miner
136(2)
Roll On Buddy
138(1)
VII HELL BUSTS LOOSE IN KENTUCKY
139(48)
Lonesome Jailhouse Blues
141(1)
I Am a Union Woman
142(2)
Kentucky Miner's Wife's Hungry, Ragged Blues
144(2)
I Love Coal Miners, I Do
146(2)
Fare Ye Well Old Ely Branch
148(2)
The Kentucky Miners' Dreadful Fate
150(2)
The East Ohio Miners' Strike
152(1)
The Coal Creek Explosion
153(1)
The Story of Sara Ogan
154(2)
I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow
156(2)
I'm Thinking Tonight of an Old Southern Town
158(2)
Long, Long Ago
160(1)
Win It
161(1)
They Tell Us To Wait
162(2)
I Hate the Capitalist System
164(2)
Come All You Coal Miners
166(1)
That Old Feeling
167(1)
Come On Friends and Let's Go Down
168(2)
The Murder of Harry Simms
170(2)
Welcome the Traveler Home
172(3)
The Greenback Dollar
175(1)
Which Side Are You On?
176(2)
Come All You Hardy Miners
178(1)
The Striking Miners
179(1)
Chief Aderholt
180(3)
Up In Old Loray
183(1)
The Mill Mother's Lament
184(1)
All Around the Jailhouse
185(1)
Toiling On Life's Pilgrim Pathway
186(1)
VIII SO YOU HOLLERED FOR A NEW DEAL
187(26)
The Chiseler's Sorrow
188(2)
1928-1934
190(1)
Don't Take Away My PWA
191(1)
NRA Blues
192(2)
CWA Blues
194(1)
CCC Blues
195(1)
Ballad of the TVA
196(1)
Working for the PWA
197(1)
Welfare Blues
198(2)
Working on the Project
200(2)
WPA Blues
202(2)
You're On Your Last Go Round
204(2)
I'm Looking for that New Deal Now
206(2)
The Dickman Song
208(2)
Waitin' On Roosevelt
210(3)
IX THE OKIE SECTION
213(26)
I'm Goin' Down that Road Feeling Bad
215(1)
Blowin' Down This Road
216(2)
Dust Storm Disaster
218(2)
Dust Can't Kill Me
220(2)
Dust Bowl Blues
222(2)
Dust Bowl Refugee
224(1)
You Okies and Arkies
225(1)
So Long It's Been Good To Know You
226(2)
Talkin' Dust Bowl
228(2)
If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi
230(2)
When You're Down and Out
232(2)
Vigilante Man
234(2)
Tom Joad
236(3)
X DETROIT SETS DOWN
239(20)
The Fisher Strike
240(2)
Bring Me My Robe and Slippers, James
242(1)
Oh, Mister Sloan
243(1)
Sit Down
244(2)
We're The Guys
246(2)
Collective Bargaining In Our Shops
248(1)
Knuts To Knudsen
249(1)
On The Picket Line
250(2)
There's Something About a Worker
252(2)
There Was a Rich Man and He Lived in Detroitium
254(2)
Goody Goody
256(2)
Rock-A-Bye-Baby
258(1)
XI THE FARMERS GET TOGETHER
259(22)
There Is Mean Things Happening In This Land
260(2)
No More Mournin'
262(2)
Ten Little Farmer Men
264(1)
Raggedy Raggedy Are We
265(1)
The Planter and the Sharecropper
266(2)
Roll the Union On
268(2)
Down In Old Henderson
270(2)
It's Me, O Lord
272(1)
Song of the Evicted Tenant
273(1)
Mister Farmer
274(2)
The Man Frank Weems
276(2)
We Ain't Down Yet
278(3)
XII ONE BIG UNION
281(48)
Song of the West Virginia Miners
283(1)
Powder Mill Jail Blues
284(2)
Little David Blues
286(2)
Davidson-Wilder Blues
288(2)
The Ballad of Barney Graham
290(1)
Union Train
291(1)
My Children Are Seven In Number
292(1)
Bonny of the Union
293(1)
The Soup Song
294(1)
Down the Street We Hold Our Demonstration
295(1)
Ballad of the Blue Bell Jail
296(1)
Write Me Out My Union Card
297(1)
Roane County
298(2)
Shirt Factory Blues
300(2)
Got A Union in the Country
302(2)
The Ballad of John Catchins
304(2)
The Marion Massacre
306(2)
The Marion Strike
308(1)
Our Children They Were Sickly
309(1)
The CIO Is Bigger Than It Used To Be
310(1)
O, The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga
311(1)
Goodbye Semaria
312(2)
The Union Fights the Battle of Freedom
314(1)
We'll Be Wearing Union Buttons
315(1)
The Boss Is Having A Terrible Time, Parlez-Vous
316(1)
We Pity Our Bosses Five
317(1)
It Ain't Gonna Work No More
318(1)
Ma and Pa (A Unionization Plan)
319(1)
Calls for an Honest Square Dance
320(2)
You Guys Got To Organize
322(2)
Union Maid
324(2)
Better Go Down and Jine the Union
326(1)
Harry Bridges
327(1)
Scabs in the Factory
328(1)
XIII MULLIGAN STEW
329(35)
Worried Man Blues
330(2)
Ludlow Massacre
332(2)
Don't Kill My Baby and My Son
334(2)
Jesus Christ Was a Man
336(2)
Mama Don't `Low No Bush-Wahs Hangin' Around
338(2)
Hallelujah, I'm a Ku Klux
340(2)
You Low Life Son of a Bitch
342(2)
Bourgeois Blues
344(2)
How About You?
346(2)
We Shall Not Be Moved
348(2)
Ain't Gonna Study War No More
350(2)
Wartime Blues
352(2)
Red Cross Store
354(2)
Tom Mooney Is Free
356(1)
Pity The Shape I'm In
357(1)
Capitol City Cyclone
358(2)
Mister Congressman
360(1)
A Fool There Was
361(1)
Why Do You Stand There In the Rain?
362(2)
COMPILER'S POSTSCRIPT 364(4)
Alan Lomax
AFTERWORD 1999 368(5)
Pete Seeger
INDEX OF SONGS 373
ILLUSTRATIONS
FSA, Walker Evans, Alabama
9
FSA, Arthur Rothstein, Oregon
14
Woody Guthrie
26
FSA, Ben Shahn, Arkansas
31
FSA, Evans, Sharecropper Family
35
FSA, Dorothea Lange, Alabama
37
FSA, John Vachon, Alabama
40
FSA, Jack Delano, Georgia
43
Library of Congress
49
FSA, Lange, San Francisco
51
FSA, Russell Lee, Oklahoma
53
FSA, Lange, San Francisco
55
Uncle Dave Macon, courtesy Lyle Lofgren
57
FSA, Lange, Migratory Worker, California
60
FSA, Lee, California
63
FSA, Evans, Atlanta, Ga.
65
FSA, Lange, Oklahoma
66
FSA, Delano, Georgia
69
FSA, Evans
71
FSA, Delano, Georgia
73
Library of Congress, North Carolina, 1910
75
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
77
FSA, Lange, Oklahoma
81
Ford Strike, Kansas City, Life
83
Leadbelly, Sid Grossman
84
FSA, Rothstein, Alabama
85
Joe Hill, courtesy Barrie Stavis
89
FSA, Vachon, Washington DC
91
FSA, Lange, San Francisco
95
FSA, unidentified
103
FSA, Delano, Georgia
105
FSA, Shahn, Pennsylvania
107
FSA, Evans, Alabama
109
FSA, Shahn, West Virginia
117
Sing Out! Photo Library
119
FSA, Delano, South Carolina
122
Lewis W. Hine, Carolina Cotton Mill, 1909
125
FSA, Lange, California
127
FSA, Shahn
129
Dorsey Dixon(r.) with Miss John Hurt, Dave Gahr
131
FSA, Delano, Pennsylvania
137
Aunt Molly Jackson, about 1935, courtesy Jim Garland
140
FSA, Evans, Alabama
143
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
145
FSA, Rothstein, Alabama
147
FSA, Marion Post, Hazard, Kentucky
149
FSA, Lee
151
Sara Ogan Gunning, 1965, Dave Gahr
155
FSA, Evans, Alabama
159
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
165
FSA, Delano, Textile Workers Union Meeting, Georgia
169
Jim Garland, 1963, Dave Gahr
171
FSA, Delano, North Carolina
173
FSA, Lange, California
174
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
177
Cotton-Mill Strikers, Gastonia, N.C., 1930
181
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
184
FSA, Carl Mydans
185
FSA, Rothstein, Pennsylvania
186
FSA, Vachon, Iowa
187
FSA, Delano, Georgia
189
Charles H. Kerr Publishing
197
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
199
Charles H. Kerr Publishing
201
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
203
FSA, Shahn, Ohio
205
FSA, Lange, California
207
FSA, Delano, Georgia
209
FSA, Rothstein, Minnesota
211
FSA, Lange, California
214
Detail from above
217
FSA, Rothstein, Oklahoma
219
FSA, Lange, California
221
FSA, Rothstein, Oklahoma
223
FSA, Rothstein, Oklahoma
229
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
233
FSA, Lange, Local vigilantes, California
235
FSA, Lange
237
FSA, Lange, Texas
238
Strikers camp out at Governor's Mansion, Detroit, 1937
241
Sit-Down Strikers, Flint, Michigan, 1937
245
Striking miners, Western Pa., 1933
247
General Motors Strike, 1937
249
FSA, Vachon, Chicago
251
Charles H. Kerr Publishing
253
Charles H. Kerr Publishing
255
CIO leaflet, Ford Strike
257
FSA, Delano, Georgia
259
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
261
FSA, Delano, Alabama
263
FSA, Rothstein, Alabama
267
Lee Hays and Pete Seeger, courtesy Moses Asch
269
FSA, Shahn, Arkansas
271
FSA, Lee, North Dakota
275
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
277
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
279
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma, Sis Cunningham
282
FSA, Post, Kentucky
285
FSA, Evans, West Virginia
287
FSA, Lange, California
297
FSA, Lange, Jobless
299
FSA, Vachon, Coca Cola Strike, Missouri
301
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
303
FSA, Ross Kam, New Jersey
305
FSA, Delano, Georgia
313
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
321
FSA, Vachon, 1940
329
FSA, Lee, Oklahoma
331
South Carolina
335
FSA, Evans, Tennessee
337
FSA, Lange, California
339
Ku Klux Klan
341
FSA, Rothstein, Alabama
343
FSA, Lange, Mississippi
347
FSA, Lange, California
349
FSA, Lee
351
FSA, Lange, San Francisco
353
FSA, Rothstein, Missouri
355
Herbert Hoover
359

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