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Author Kennedy, R. Emmet (Robert Emmet), 1877-1941.

Title Mellows : a chronicle of unknown singers / by R. Emmet Kennedy ; decorations by Simmons Persons.

Imprint New York : A. and C. Boni, c1925.

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 Talbott Locked Case  M1670 .K466 M4 1925    Lib Use Only  Ask Librarian for access
Description 183 pages of music : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Note Includes harmonized and unharmonized folk-songs and spirituals, and work songs of Louisiana, and street cries of New Orleans.
Contents O who dat comin' -- Street cries of New Orleans. Clothes-pole man ; Butter milk man ; Potato cake woman ; Blackberry woman ; Chimney sweeper ; Charcoal man -- Work songs. Chink, pink, honey ; Come on, crosstie ; By-an'-by ; Whistle tune -- Angels done changed my name -- Free at las' -- 'Twas dahk as midnight -- Way out yondah in de ocean -- Wat yuh goin' do wen de crawfish gone -- If anybody ask you who I am -- Rock Mount Sinai -- Dry bones -- Go down, death -- I'm goin' home on a cloud -- Who's goin' to close my dyin' eyes -- O Mary, where is your baby -- Po' li'l Jesus -- Troubles was hard -- I got a home in the rock -- O Lord, how long -- Lonesome valley -- Blind man stood on the road and cried -- I fold up my arms and I wonder -- If you can't come, send one angel down -- Ask an'-a you shall be given -- I got two wings -- He never said a mumblin' word -- Dat suits me -- O Mary, what you weepin' about -- No mo' workin' an' a-no mo' play'n -- My soul wants to go home to glory -- I'm a soldier of de cross -- Toll de bell, angel, I jus' got over -- Heaven -- Li'l David, play on yo' hawp -- De ole mule -- My baby in a guinea-blue gown -- Jo-buh-see-bus -- Grubellin' people -- Honey baby.
Subject African Americans -- Music.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- Music.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- Music -- History and criticism.
Spirituals (Songs) -- Louisiana.
Added Author Persons, Simmons, 1906- Illustrator.
Note Subtitle on label attached to spine: Negro work songs, street cries and spirituals