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American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

By: John W. Work

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 402711

ISBN: 0486402711

Condition: 272 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, Dover Publications


Tracing the African influences of songs sung and played by black Americans at work, in church, and as entertainment, this historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Steal Away to Jesus," "John Henry," and others. In addition, the words and music for 230 songs appear, including "Study War No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You May Bury Me in the East," &... View more info