The Ballad of America: The History of the United States in Song and Story

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Contents
Introduction xi
Note on the Music xiii
I THE COLONIAL PERIOD
1
The British Heritage 7
Bawbee Alien, 7 · I Will Give My Love an Apple, 9 · The Keys of Canterbury, 11 · The Sycamore Tree, 14 · The Trees They Grow So High (West of England), 16 · The Bonny Boy (Eire), 18 · The Bonny Lass o' Fyvie, 20 · Lord Ronald, 23 · Sir Patrick Spens, 25 · Psalm 100 (A Psalm of Praise), 28
Colonial Songs and Ballads 30
Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?, 30 · Siubhail a Gradh, 32 · Come, My Love (Eire), 32 . Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (Hudson Valley), 34 · The Death of General Wolfe, 36 · Sweet William, 39 · The Old Man Who Lived in the Woods, 41 · Springfield Mountain, 44 · The Young Man Who Couldn't Hoe Corn (The Lazy Man), 46 · Jenny Jenkins, 48 · Katie Cruel, 50
II THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
53
Young Ladies in Town, 56 · The Rich Lady over the Sea, 59 · The Folks on t'Other Side the Wave, 62 · Sir Peter Parker, 64 · Nathan Hale, 67 · The Dying Redcoat, 69 · The Battle of Trenton, 72 · The Fate of John Burgoyne, 75 · The Battle of the Kegs, 77 · Paul Jones's Victory (Poor Richard and the Serapis and Alliance), 81 · The Ballad of Major André, 84 · Lord Cornwallis's Surrender, 88
III THE EARLY NATIONAL PERIOD
91
Caitilín Ní Uallachaín (Cathaleen Ni Houlihan), 94 · Green Grow the Rushes O, 97 · Jefferson and Liberty, 100 · Napoleon Bonaparte, 102 · The Bonny Bunch of Roses O, 105 · The Constitution and Guerrière, 108 · The Chesapeake and the Shannon, 111 · The Hunters of Kentucky, 113 · Johnny Bull, My Jo, John, 118 · Mrs. McGrath, 121

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  • The Ballad of America - The History of the United States in Song and Story *
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Note on the Music xiii
  • I - The Colonial Period 1
  • The British Heritage 7
  • Colonial Songs and Ballads 30
  • II - The American Revolution 53
  • III - The Early National Period 91
  • IV - Jacksonian America 124
  • Sea and Immigration 126
  • The Westward Movement 159
  • Slavery Days 190
  • V - The Civil War 216
  • VI - Between the Civil War and the First World War 253
  • Farmers and Workers 257
  • Immigrants 284
  • The Negro People 301
  • VII - Between Two World Wars 324
  • VIII - Since the War 362
  • Sources 381
  • Recordings 400
  • Afterword 419
  • Index of Titles and First Lines 429
  • General Index 433
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