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B.F. Anderson
Cowboy Jack
Frankie and Johnny (Frankie and Albert)

Mrs. W.B. Apple
Big Chief Love Kickapoo Maiden
Bright-Eyed Little Nell of Narrangansett Bay
Bury Me Beneath the Willow (The Weeping Willow)
The Cat Came Back
Chewing Gum (Fond of Chewing Gum) #1
Chewing Gum (Fond of Chewing Gum) #2
Chicken in the Bread Pan
Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees (Four in the Middle)
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee
Goodbye, Liza Jane (Liza Jane)
I Bought a Cat (I Bought Me a Rooster; Barnyard Song)
I Love Little Willy
I Wish I Was Single Again (When I Was Single)
Jack and Joe
Jenk Jenkins (I'll Never Wear the Red Any More; Jennie Jenkins)
The Judge and the Jury (The Prisoner at the Bar)
Just Tread on the Tail O' Me Coat
King William Was King James's Son
The Lightning Express (Please, Mr. Conductor)
My Airship
Needle's Eye
Old Joe Clark #1
Old Joe Clark #2
Old Woman All Skin and Bones
On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain
A Picture From Life's Other Side #1
A Picture From Life's Other Side #2
The Preacher and the Bear
Putting on the Style
Quary, Quary (Counting Out Song)
The Robin Sang in the Linden Tree
Round and Round the Levee (In and Out the Window)
Sally Goodin
Sourwood Mountain
Spanish Cavalier
There Was a Little Woman
When I Was a Little Boy #1 (Swapping Songs)
When I Was a Little Boy #2 (Swapping Songs)
When I Was a Little Boy #3 (Swapping Songs)
Where'd You Get that Hat?

Mrs. Burton Arnold
Ye Hunters of Kentucky #1 (A Hunter From Kentucky)
Ye Hunters of Kentucky #2 (A Hunter From Kentucky)

Mr. F.E. Ash
Flitting, Flitting Away
Harmonica Tunes
Hi Jim Along Josie

Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Ash
The Blind Child (The Blind Girl)
Buffalo Girls
Bury Me Not
Dollar Dollar (play party)
The Dying Nun
The Farmer in the Dell
Froggie Went A-Courting #1 (The Frog's Courtship)
Froggie Went A-Courting #2 (The Frog's Courtship)
The Gypsy's Warning
Heist Those Windows
Hi Jim Along Josie (play party)
Hoist Those Windows (play party)
I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
Just a Lonely Cowboy #1
Just a Lonely Cowboy #2
Little Boy in Green
Looking For a Sweetheart
Loupy Lou (play party)
Miller Boy (play party)
Molly Brooks (play party)
Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
Old Dan Tucker (play party)
Out Goes Jumbo Through The Window (play party)
Pig in the Parlor
Skip To My Lou (play party)
Ta-Ra-Rara-Boom-De-Ay
Up and Down the Mississippi
Way to Kiss a Girl
You Can Never Be a Girl of Mine Again

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Mrs. Clyde Baker
Little Mathy Groves (Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard)

Uncle John J. Ballantine
The Burying Ground (The Old Church Yard)
The Day is Past and Gone
Quill Blowing

Mrs. Barnes
The Dying Cowboy (The Cowboy's Lament; The Unfortunate Rake)
Fatal Wedding Night (The Fatal Wedding)
Hog Rovers
Once I Had a Sweetheart (My Sweetheart Went Down With the Maine; The Battleship Maine)
Once There Was a Pretty Chicken (Poem)
Sweet Marie
This Old Sow (Poem)

Mrs. Nettie Huddleston Barnes
Barbara Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Billie Barnes (State of Arkansas; Arkansas Traveler)
Black Jack Davy (The Gypsy Davy; The Gypsy Laddie)
Charming Billy (Billy Boy)
Come All You Fair and Pretty Maidens (You Fair and Pretty Ladies; Little Sparrow)
Come All Young Girls of a Ramblin' Nature #1 (The Rambling Beauty)
Come All Young Girls of a Rambling Nature #2 (The Rambling Beauty)
Get Along, Little Dogies
I'll Give to You My Watch and Chain
I'll Never Get Drunk Any More (Oh, Once I Had a Fortune)
Lady Margaret (Fair Margaret and Sweet William)
Pretty Golden Queen (Rise Ye Up; Lady Isabel; Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight)
Two Little Dogs
Untitled
Wait for the Wagons

Bertha (unknown last name)
Oh, Job
Untitled

Earl Blair
The Birmingham Jail (Down in the Valley)
Down by the Garden Wall
The Dying Engineer
Nigger Crap Game

Roberta and Bob Blair
Beautiful Brown Eyes
The Drunkard's Hell
The Dying Cowboy (Oh, Bury Me not on the Lone Prairie; The Ocean Burial; The Lone Prairie)
The Gypsy's Warning #1
The Gypsy's Warning #2
The Knoxville Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
The Prisoner at the Bar

Boys' Quartet
I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing

W.P. Burke
Hello Central
The Lightning Express (Please, Mr. Conductor)
A Mountain Dream (Original Poem)
The Ozark Mountains
The Preacher and the Bear
Sunny Tennessee (The Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee)
The Two Orphans (Two Little Children)

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Mary Frances Caldwell
Baggage Coach Ahead
Handwriting on the Wall
I'm in Love With Two (Two Sweethearts)
Kiss and Make Up
Madge
Passing Policeman (The Lost Child)
Peekaboo
Playmates
She Left the Man She Loved
Wedding Bells (The Fatal Wedding)
We're Pilgrims

Bud Cash and Labe Hall
Can't You Hear Them Wolves A-Howling?
Come Thou Fount (I Will Arise)
When He Comes in Glory By and By

Joseph A. Chadwick
As Down in the Valley
Merchant's Daughter (Romish Lady; Death of a Romish Lady)
Wondrous Love (duet)

Rhoda Coleman
An Original Poem

Mrs. Claude Collie
Babes in the Wood
The Fox and the Goose (The Fox Walked Out)
The Frog and the Mouse (Kitty Alone)

Joe Craft
Away to the West the Blue Goose Flew
Baby, Six Months Ain't Long #1
Baby, Six Months Ain't Long #2
Black-Eyed Susie #1
Black-Eyed Susie #2
Black-Eyed Susie #3
Booger Boo #1
Booger Boo #2
Casey Jones #1
Casey Jones #2
Cripple Creek #1
Cripple Creek #2
Dishes Is to Wash
Dog Song
Fare Thee Well, My Blue-Eyed Girl #1
Fare Thee Well, My Blue-Eyed Girl #2
Hobo John
Hook and Line #1
Hook and Line #2
I Went Up On the Mountain to Get a Load of Pine
Ida Red
Jenny Get Around #1
Jenny Get Around #2
John Hart
John Henry #1
John Henry #2
Little Brown Jug
Little Pink
Lula Walls
Molly Hare
Mountain Dew
Old Joe Clark #1
Old Joe Clark #2
Piggy in the Pen #1
Piggy in the Pen #2
Poor Ellen Smith #1
Poor Ellen Smith #2
Pretty Polly #1
Pretty Polly #2
Pretty Polly #3
Roving Gambler
Run Here, Molly
Rye Whiskey
She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain
Shortnin' Bread
Smoke on the Water
Soldier's Joy #1
Soldier's Joy #2
Sugar Baby #1
Sugar Baby #2
Sugar Hill
Sweet Diana
Untitled #1
Untitled #2
Untitled #3
Untitled #4
Untitled #5
Untitled #6
Walk on the Water
When Jesus Comes in Power
Wish I Was Single Again
Yankee Doodle

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Matt Darnell
Arkansas Traveler
Fiddle Tunes

Mrs. Ben Daugherty
Between You and Me and the Gatepost
The Brown Girl (Lord Thomas and Fair Annet) #1
The Brown Girl (Lord Thomas and Fair Annet) #2
The Brown Girl and Fair Ellenter (Lord Thomas and Fair Annet)
Cole Younger
Creole Girl (Lake of Pontchartrain)
The Export Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
Frankie Was a Good Girl (Frankie and Johnny; Frankie and Albert)
Great Courthouse (The Prisoner at the Bar)
I Love You Just the Same (Ragged Newsboy)
I'll Sing You a Song (Pretty White Rose)
Jack and Joe (Give My Love to Nellie)
Joe Turner
Letter Edged in Black
The Little Mohee (The Pretty Mohee; Little Mohea)
Little Norma (Poor Oma Wise; Poor Naomi)
Lonely Wanderer
Lonesome Dove (Lonely Turtledove; The Lass of Roch Royal; The False True-Lover; Oh Who Will Shoe My Foot?)
Longest Way Round
A Loving Husband
My Old Brown Coat and Me (The Old Brown Coat)
Once I Had a Sweetheart
Rosewood Casket (The Little Rosewood Casket)
Shadow of the Pine
The Ship That Never Returned
Steamboat Bill
When the Bells Are Ringing

Mrs. Maggie Dawn
Fallen Leaf (Falling Leaf)
Will You Love Me When I'm Old?

Mrs. W.L. Deal
Daddy Sent Me Here A-Courting (The Courting Song)
False Love (You Fair and Pretty Ladies; Little Sparrow)
Hurrah, the Day is Come
I'm a Poor Old Bachelor
I'm Going to the Shucking (De Shuckin ob de Corn)
Jim and Sambo
Little Benny (Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now)
A Lover's Lament (The Silver Dagger)
My Happy Little Home in Arkansas
Sipping Cider
Watch Out Down There

W.P. Detherow
Arise, My Soul, Arise
The Best Old Fiddle (Cotton-Eyed Joe)
Beyond the Dark Sea
Black Them Boots
Breakfast (story)
Buckskin Pants (story)
Can't Hear Nobody Pray
A Charge to Keep I Have
A Christian Home in Glory
Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees (Four in the Middle)
Come, Angel Band
Companions, Draw Nigh
Consolation is Rolling Free
Crossing Jordan
Dine's Got a Wooden Leg
Dollo
The Drunkard's Dream
The Dying Cowboy (The Cowboy's Lament; The Unfortunate Rake)
Fathers, I Love Jesus
Forsaken (Inconstant Lover)
Free A Little Bird (On the Banks of the Old Tennessee; Kitty Kline)
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Going Down to be Baptized
Going Down To Rowser (We'll All Go Down to Rowser's)
Gone to Live always
Goodbye, Liza Jane (Liza Jane)
Got On a Train and I Paid No Fare
Hark from the Tomb
A Home in Glory
I Believe in Being Ready
I Can't Stay Away
I'll Railroad No More
Indiana Hoedown
Invitation Song
Jesus My All
Joe Bowers
The Journey Home
Jump Josie (Four in the Middle)
King William Was King James's Son
Ladies Rocking
Let's Go Down to Jordan
The Little Mohee (The Pretty Mohee; Little Mohea)
Marching 'Round the Levee (Round and Round the Levee; In and Out the Window)
Moses Smote the Water #1 (Old Moses Smote de Waters)
Moses Smote the Water #2 (Old Moses Smote de Waters)
My Ship Is On the Ocean
No Use Knocking
Nobody's Darling (I'm Nobody's Darling on Earth)
Oft Times We Weary
Oh, Sally
Oh, Turn Sinner, Turn
The Old Brass Wagon
The Old Gray Goose Come Sailing Home
Old Jim Lane (Old General Lane)
The Old Miller
Old Uncle Ned (Uncle Ned)
Old Zippy Coon
On Jordan's Stormy Banks
On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
On the Banks of the Lonely River (Ten Thousand Miles Away)
The Orphan Left Alone (The Orphan)
Over Jordan
Pretty Polly (Rye Whiskey)
The Raccoon's Tail (Kitty, Caint You Come Along, Too?; The Raccoon Has a Bushy Tail)
Rattlesnake Song (Springfield Mountain)
Religion Makes Me Happy #1
Religion Makes Me Happy #2
The Rich Man (Story)
Sashay Away Your Partner
Setting Down by the Side of that Lamb
Shivering in the Cold (I'm Alone, All Alone)
Shoot the Buffalo
Shortenin' Bread
Shout Along (Shout Along and Pray Along)
Sleigh Bells (Whoa, Mule)
The State of Arkansas (The Arkansaw Traveler)
The State of Missouri
Sugar-O-Tea (Sugar and Tea)
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
That Girl's Been Fooling Me
That Pretty Little Black Mustache (Little Black Mustache)
There is a Happy Land
They Put Me on the Calaboose
Title's Clear
Trying Something New
Untitled (story)
We Are Volunteers for Jesus
What Shall Our Answers Be?
When the Saints Go Marching On
Where Did You Get That Hat?
The Wild Goose Chase
Will You Meet Me Tonight, Love? (Prisoner's Song)

Virginia Dillon and Brenda Sue Riddle
La La La Chick La Leo

Jimmy Driftwood
Barbry Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan)
The Battle of New Orleans
Billy Yank and Johnny Reb
Froggy Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Lord Randall (Johnny Randolph)
My Blackbird Is Gone
Two Brothers
Won't You Come Along and Go?

Jimmy Driftwood and Neal Morris
Battle Moses (Moses in the Bulrushes)
Moses in the Bulrushes

Stanley W. Duncan
Old and Only in the Way
Old Man Duff

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Jack Escue
Black Them Boots
Coffee Grows (Four in the Middle)
The Miller Boy
Oh, That Gal (The Girl I Left Behind Me)
Ole Dan Tucker
Square Dance Call

Zona Everett
All Around Those Old Black Stumps
I Sat Alone at Midnight Hour
Rattlesnake Song #1 (Springfield Mountain)
Rattlesnake Song #2 (Springfield Mountain)
We Just Had Been Talking (Dawning Little Windows)
You Are Going to Leave the Old Hometown Today (Home Sweet Home)

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Mrs. Alberta Felts
The Blind Child (The Blind Girl)
The Little Crippled Girl
Meet Me Over There
Who's That at My Bedroom Window (The Drowsy Sleeper)

Sara Jo Fendley
Battle of Prairie Grove #1 (Prairie Grove)
Battle of Prairie Grove #2 (Prairie Grove)
Cripple Creek
Green Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)
Paddy, Won't You Drink Some?
Texas Rangers
Whoa Mule

James Clifton Ferrell
All On the Tongo Island
Along Erin's Green Shore (One Evening So Late)
Black Them Boots
Chase the Buffalo (Shoot the Buffalo)
Devilish Mary
Fishermaids
George Collins
Ghost Riders
Gold China Tree (The Lowland Sea; The Lowlands Low; The Sweet Trinity; The Golden Vanity)
Hoodling Song
Johnny Booger (Mister Booger)
Mildred, My Darling
Nightingale Song (One Morning in May; The Nightingale)
Once There Was a Little Boy
Pompasmasher
Rabbit Stole the Punkin
Rattlesnake Song (Mowing Song; Springfield Mountain)
Skewball
Tid-E-O
Two Backwards Yarns (stories)
Uncle Joe
When a Girl Is Seventeen
Young Sally (Pretty Sally of London; A Brave Irish Lady)

Graham Ferrill
A Gallant Ship Was Sinking

Irmadene Finch
The Blind Child (The Blind Girl)
The Blood of the Old Red Rooster (Edward; What Blood on the Point of Your Knife?)

Mrs. Milbrey Finch
The Drunkard's Doom (Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling)
The Sinful Flirt (They Say It Is Sinful to Flirt)

Mary Ford
Little Redbird in the Tree

Loy E. Foust
My Old Beaver Cap (The Beaver Cap)

Fox's Band
Untitled Band Music

Benson Fox
Old Joe Clark

Benson and Fleecy Fox
Green Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)
Roll the Tater
Untitled

Fleecy Fox
Barbara Allen #1 (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Barbara Allen #2 (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Black Jack Davy #1 (The Gypsy Laddie; The Gypsy Davy)
Black Jack Davy #2 (The Gypsy Laddie; The Gypsy Davy)
The Blackest Crow #1 (I Love You Well)
The Blackest Crow #2 (I Love You Well)
Down in the Willow Garden #1 (Rose Connally)
Down in the Willow Garden #2 (Rose Connally)
Export Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
Export Town (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
Green Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)
My Son John

Clayton Freeman
Interview and Songs

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Mrs. Mills Gammill
Fodder (The Turnip Patch)
When I Was a Little Boy (Whistling Song)

Mrs. E.P.J. Garrott
Gentle Annie
Interview with Mrs. Garrott
Kitty Wells #1
Kitty Wells #2
Little Joe (Darling Little Joe)
Molly Bann #1 (Molly Vaughn, Molly Bawn)
Molly Bann #2 (Molly Vaughn; Molly Bawn)
Old Grimes is Dead (Old Father Grimes)
Rosin the Bow (Old Rosin the Beau)
We Met
Wilkins and Dinah (Wilkins and His Dinah)

Ollie Gilbert
The Bachelor's Song #1 (I Married Me a Wife; The Holly Twig; Willow Green)
The Bachelor's Song #2 (I Married Me a Wife; The Holly Twig; Willow Green)
Barbara Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Brother Green
Cole Younger
Come All You #1
Come All You #2
Come All You Western Cowboys #1 (Come All Ye Lonesome Cowboys)
Come All You Western Cowboys #2 (Come All Ye Lonesome Cowboys)
Come All You Western Cowboys #3 (Come All Ye Lonesome Cowboys)
The Cowboy Song (Come All Ye Lonesome Cowboys)
Daniel Prayed
The Diver Boy (Young Edmond Dell; Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low)
The Drummer Boy
The Dying Soldier to his Mother
The Family Who Lived in Bethany (The Little Family)
The Gambling Man (The Guerilla Man; The Journeyman)
The Golden Willow Tree (I Dreamed of My True Lover)
I Traced Her Little Footprints in the Snow
Joseph Looney
Lee Mills and Will Hardin
The Little Family
Little Willow Green
Lord Batesman (Young Beichan)
Lord, I Care Not for Riches
Molly Bell (Lord Lovel)
Never Grow Old
Oh, I Want to See Him
The Old Cross Road
Once I Courted a Lady Beauty Bride (The Beauty, Beauty Bride; Charming Beauty Bright)
Plant Sweet Flowers on My Grave
Please, Mama, Please Stay Home with Me
Preaching in the Wilderness
Pretty Polly (Polly Oliver)
Pretty Polly Ann (Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight)
Put My Little Shoes Away
The Rich Lady (Pretty Sally of London; A Brave Irish Lady)
Robe of White
Rough and Rowdy Boys (Wild Rovers)
The Roving Gambler #1 (The Guerrilla Man; The Journeyman; The Guerrilla Boy)
The Roving Gambler #2 (The Guerrilla Man; The Journeyman; The Guerrilla Boy)
Springtime in Alaska
Stories Told by Ollie Gilbert
True Lover's Farewell (Oh Who Will Shoe My Foot?; The Lass of Roch Royal)
Untitled
Utah Carl #1
Utah Carl #2
When I Take My Vacation in Heaven
While My Baby's Asleep
Willow Green

Oscar Gilbert
Cole Younger #1
Cole Younger #2
Go Preaching Through the Wilderness #1
Go Preaching Through the Wilderness #2
Jeff Davis Rides a Gray Horse

Mrs. Hattie Gilmore and Mrs. Martha Huddleston
Lead Up Two and Balance Four (Play Party)
Rosewood Casket (The Little Rosewood Casket)
Up and Down the Center We Go (Play Party)

Mary Ginger
The Death of Floyd Collins (Floyd Collins)
The Little Princess
Mr. Sleepyman

Girls' Trio
Dona, Dona, Dona

Mr. Tom L. Goforth
Good Morning (Nightingale Song; One Morning in May)

Mrs. Tom L. Goforth
A Poor Orphan Left Alone (The Orphan)

Mr. and Mrs. Tom L. Goforth
Carry Me Down to the Burying Ground
Glory Hallelujah
Lord, I Want More Religion
My Father's Gone to View that Land
To That Land I Am Bound

Mrs. Will Grandma
Lady Gay (The Wife of Usher's Well; The Three Little Babes)

Billy Griffith
Damn Yankee Lad
Waterboy

Mrs. T.F. Guthrie
I Long to Lie, Dear Mother #1
I Long to Lie, Dear Mother #2
Little Joe (Darling Little Joe)
Lord Lovel #1
Lord Lovel #2
Mary O' the Wild Moor #1 (The Wild Moor)
Mary O' the Wild Moor #2 (The Wild Moor)

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Mrs. Jim Hagwood
Mary O' the Wild Moor (The Wild Moor)

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hagwood
Song of Songs

Kenneth Harber
The Little Mohee (The Pretty Mohee; Little Mohea)

Lowell Harness
Export Town (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
Get Along Home, Cindy
Green Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)
Groundhog (The Groundhog Song)
Jack and Joe
Lily of the West #1
Lily of the West #2
Little Brown Jug
Little Mohea (The Pretty Mohee)
Mountain Dew
The Preacher and the Bear
Rosin Gum #1
Rosin Gum #2
Rye Whiskey #1 (Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey)
Rye Whiskey #2 (Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey)
Sally Goodin #1
Sally Goodin #2
Scale That Semlen (Four in the Middle)
Streets of Laredo (The Cowboy's Lament; The Unfortunate Rake)

John Harrell
Carry Me, Indian
The Cat Came Back
Fed My Horse
Green Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)
Interview
Johnny Booger (Mister Booger)
Ooh-Wah-Wah
Rig Jag
Turnip Greens (fragment)
Wa-Wah, Good Old Mosee
The Waxford Girl (The Noel Girl; The Oxford Girl; The Lexington Murder)

John Harrell, Nancy Ruth, and Harrell Vocham
Hush Up, Baby
The Waxford Girl (The Noel Girl; The Oxford Girl; The Lexington Murder)

Owen Harvell
Bad Companions
The Drowning of the Heber Springs Boy

Mrs. Grace Hastings
Alice Mitchell and Freddy Ward
Jealous Lover (Florella)
When Cairo Burned Down

Jewel Hawkins
Drink Her Down
The Dying Ranger (The Cowboy's Lament; The Unfortunate Rake)
The Export Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
The Farmer's Curst Wife (The Old Man Under the Hill)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
I Courted a Shy Little Miss
J.H. Stanton
Lady Margaret (Fair Margaret and Sweet William)
The Nightingale Song (One Morning in May; The Nightingale)
Orphan Child
Sally Sailsworth (A Brave Irish Lady; Pretty Sally of London)
Utah Carroll (Utah Carl)

Mrs. Annie Belle Lowry Hays
The Drunkard's Hell

Mrs. Joan Arnold Hays
The Bramble Briar (The Jealous Brothers)
The Dying Cowboy (A Jolly Group of Cowboys)
Dying Girl's Warning (Wicked Polly)
Girl On Train (Going For a Pardon)
Two Little Children

Mary Susan Hensley
Texas Rangers

Fred High
The Boy That Burned in Berryville Jail
History of Fred High's Life
House Carpenter (James Harris)
I'll Sing You a Song
Indian Children
Joe Bowers
The Lady Who Lived in the West Country (The Wife of Usher's Well; The Three Little Babes)
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (The Little Family)
Two Lovers Set Sparking (The Jealous Brothers; The Bramble Brier)
The Waxward Girl (The Noel Girl; The Oxford Girl; The Lexington Murder)
Whop-A-Doey (Old Man Went Out to the Barn)
Woman at the Well

Mrs. Alice Holland and Mrs. Violet Broyles
In the Shadow of the Pine

Floyd Holland
Madge
On the Banks of the Wabash

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holland
The Life of a Flower

Martha Hollister
Wildwood Flower

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Mrs. Alice Isringhouse
Barbara Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Brown Eyes
Butcher's Boy (The Butcher Boy)
California Joe
Charley Brooks
Dear Sweetheart (Sailor's Plea)
Engine Number Five (I Stepped Out This Morning)
Floella (Florella; The Jealous Lover)
Fond Affection (The Broken Heart)
In a Little Village Churchyard (My Mother's Grave)
The Little Mohee (The Pretty Mohee; Little Mohea)
On Top of Old Smokey (Old Smoky)
Pearl Bryan (Pearl Bright; Pearl Bryant)
The Prisoner at the Bar
Put My Little Shoes Away

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 Leman James
Boil Them Cabbage Down

Mrs. Mattie James
Lady Gay (Three Little Babes; The Wife of Usher's Well)

W.T. (Tuce) Jernigan
Billy Boy
Down by the Old Cherry Orchard
Forty Years Ago
Frog Went Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Jack and Joe
Marching Round the Lovie (Round and Round the Levee; In and Out the Window)
Old Father Grimes (Old Grimes Is Dead)
Pull For the Shore

Mrs. Ben F. Johnson
The Death of the Mill Boy (Little Johnny Lee)
Far Back in my Childhood
The Farmer's Boy
Little Gypsy Girl
Little Johnny Lee
The Model Church

Ray Johnson
Black Jack Davy (The Gypsy Davy; The Gypsy Laddie)
Little Johnny Lee

Ricky and Mary Annette Johnson
The Nightingale Song (One Morning in May)
When the Saints Go Marching In

George T. Jones
Mother, the Queen of My Heart

George T. Jones and Matt Darnell
Chinese Breakdown

George T. Jones, Matt Darnell, and Ernest Bruce
Carroll County Blues
Fire on the Mountain
Soldier's Joy

Mrs. Lon Jones
Babes in the Wood
The Fox and the Goose (The Fox Walked Out)
Old Jim Lane (Old General Lane; Sad Station)
What Causes Thunder and Lightning? (Story)

Miles A. Jones
Brown Eyes

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Norman Kennedy
Bonnie Lass of Five-e-o (Pretty Peggy O)
Gaelic Songs
Hush T'Boo-La
The Road to Dundee

Milum Kent
Spanish Fandango

Mulkey Kent
Fiddle Tunes
I'm Gonna Work Until My Days Are Done
What You Gonna Do When the Pond Goes Dry, Baby

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Mrs. Virgil Lane
Pretty Molly #1 (Pretty Polly)
Pretty Molly #2 (Pretty Polly)
To Meeting

J.A. Latham
Ise Gwine Down to Rhody's
Last Saturday Evening I Rambled Out Late (Last Friday Evening)
The Lazy Man (The Lazy Young Man)
Louise

Jewel Latham
Counting Out Nine (Rhyme)

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Gus Mahon
Ain't That a Witness #1
Ain't That a Witness #2
Baby Boy
Barbry Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Buffalo Gals
Cotton Eye Joe
I Was Standing at My Window (Can the Circle Be Unbroken?)
Little Log Cabin in the Lane
Old Joe Clark
Some Go to Meeting #1
Some Go to Meeting #2
State of Arkansas (The Arkansaw Traveler; Bill Stafford)
Sugar In My Coffee
Sweet Bunch of Daisies
Way Down Yonder

Mrs. Martin
Babes in the Woods
Billy Goat

Robbie Martin
The Billy Goat Was Feeling Fine (The Billy Goat)

Snake Maynard
Shake My Mother's Hand
Where Could I Go But to the Lord

Bonnie McGaughy
Old Grumble Is Dead (Old Bumpy; Old Grumbler)

Jimmy McGaughy
Miss Nancy Brown

A.C. McGouyrk
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh
The Drummer Boy of Waterloo (Young Edward)
The Dying Ranger (The Dying Cowboy)
Poor Married Man
Sam Bass (Young Sam Bass)
Sing Anything
Young Charlotte

Orville McInturff
Admonition
Beautiful Home (Lord, I Want to Join)
Cat Come Back (The Cat Came Back)
I Have a Father on the Other Shore
Idumea (And Am I Born to Die)
I've Listed in the Holy War
Jesus Grant Us All a Blessing
Minister's Farewell
Oh Fathers, Will You Meet Me
See The Louse Chase a Mouse
Sixteen Hosses Is My Team
Time's Already Now
Told Them Not to Grieve After Me
Untitled
Way Over in the Promised Land
Wayworn Traveler (Palms of Victory)
We Will Pass Through the Valley

Emma Puterbaugh Medlin
Cambric Shirt (Impossibilities; The Elfin Knight)
Coffee Grows (Four in the Middle; Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees)
Do Not Trust Him, Gentle Maiden (Gypsy's Warning)
Goodbye Liza Jane
Impossibilities (Cambric Shirt; The Elfin Knight)
Impossibilities (Cambric Shirt; The Elfin Knight)
In Love With Two (Two Sweethearts)
Just as Good as Gold
King William Was King James's Son
Medley
My Love Is But a Shepherd Lad
Needle's Eye
Old Elm Tree
The Old Woman's Complaint (Poem)
Soldier's Poor Little Boy
Turtledove

Dot Metcalf
Four in the Middle
Shoot the Buffalo
Square Dance Call

Johnny Mitchum
Cripple Creek
Old Bill Cheetum

Seth Mize
The Black Snake Moan
Dick and John
Fiddle Tunes
More Fiddle Tunes
The Great Titanic
Hell Among the Yearlings
I Have Read the Bible
I Met a Girl in Detroit City
I'm Going Away to the Indian Nation
It Was in the Year of '83
The Jolly Soldier
Kaiser Bill
My Old Buddy
Nashville Blues
The Nightingale Song (One Morning in May; The Nightingale)
The Old Coal Mine
Play for the Lights to Go Out
Sinners Will Cry to Hide Behind the Rocks
Truck Driving Man
Untitled #1
Untitled #2

Greg Moody
Old Shep

Mr. Roger Moody
Wildwood Flower

Neal Morris
ABC Song (Fragment)
The Boy That Burned at Berryville
Breast O'Glass
Brennan on the Moor
Eula Wall (Lula Walls)
Footprints in the Snow
Goodbye to the Stepstone (The Old Stepstone)
I Long to Lie, Dear Mother #1
I Long to Lie, Dear Mother #2
King Bibber's Army
Kitty Wells
Lass of Loch Royal (True Love's Farewell; The False True-Lover)
Long Corn Dodger (We're All Dodging)
Melindy Cindy
Nightingale (One Morning in May)
Nightingale (One Morning in May)
Noble Skewball
Pretty Little White Rose
Put My Little Shoes Away
Shick a Lack a Shack a Lack a
Sing Anything
Turnip Greens
Waters Roll
What a Nose
Who's Price A-Fighting? (The Pea Ridge Battle)
The Winebibber's Grave
Zelma Lee

Absie Morrison
Four Fiddle Tunes
Three Fiddle Tunes

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Ernest Neill
Interview with Ernest Neill #1
Interview with Ernest Neill #2

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Hallie Ormand
Boll Weevil
Kicking Mule

Mrs. W.N. Osborne
Buckskin Bag of Gold
Darling Black Mustache (The Little Black Mustache)
Fatal Wedding Night (The Fatal Wedding)
My Hopes Have Departed Forever
No Sir (Oh No, John)
Somebody's Tall and Handsome (Somebody)

Mrs. W.N. Osborne and Mrs. Rhoda Coleman
Speak To Me

Mrs. Alfred Overholzer
Chi-Manero
Dear Brother Green (Brother Green)
Froggie Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Old Man Who Lived in the Woods (Father Grumble)
When I Left the State of Georgia

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Mrs. Peel
Sam Bass (Young Sam Bass)
Young Charlotte

Dave Pope
That's Why Darkies Were Born
Waterboy

Julie Powell
The Export Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)

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Katherine Diane Reed
Jesus Loves Me

Cora Warner Rich
Down the River
Shoo, Shoo, Shoo Like a Shack

Loyd Richardson
The Dream of a Miner's Child
Froggie Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)

Charlie Richmond
Dance Music

Almeda Riddle
Al Bowen
Allen Bane
The Banks of the Yarrow #1
The Banks of the Yarrow #2
Barney McCoy
The Blind Child (The Blind Girl)
The Blood on his Shirt Sleeve
Bury Me Beneath the Willow (The Weeping Willow)
The Butcher Boy
Charley Brooks
Drunkard's Child
Drunkard's Son's Plea
Dying Girl's Message
The Dying Ranger (The Dying Cowboy)
Floella (Florella; The Jealous Lover)
The Four Marys #1
The Four Marys #2
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Froggie Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Froggie Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
The Gallows Tree (Hold Your Hands, Old Man; The Maid Freed From the Gallows)
The Gambling Man (The Guerrilla Man; The Journeyman)
The Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee
The Golden Willow Tree #1 (The Sweet Trinity; The Lowlands Low; The Golden Vanity)
The Golden Willow Tree #2 (The Sweet Trinity; The Lowlands Low; The Golden Vanity)
The Golden Willow Tree #3 (The Sweet Trinity; The Lowlands Low; The Golden Vanity)
The Golden Willow Tree #4 (The Sweet Trinity; The Lowlands Low; The Golden Vanity)
Green Gravel
Hangman, Slacken (The Maid Freed From the Gallows; Hold Your Hands, Old Man)
Hangman (Hold Your Hands, Old Man; The Maid Freed from the Gallows)
Henry Glenn (Henry Green)
The House Carpenter #1 (James Harris)
The House Carpenter #2 (James Harris)
The House Carpenter #3 (James Harris)
The House Carpenter #4 (James Harris)
I Love My Little Rooster
Interview with Almeda Riddle
Jesse James #1
Jesse James #2
Jesse James #3
Jesse James #4
John Holland (John Hardy)
Johnny Randolph (Lord Randal)
Jonah and the Whale
Kitty Wells
Lady Gay (Three Little Babes; The Wife of Usher's Well)
Lady Margaret (Fair Margaret and Sweet William)
Little Lona (Poor Oma Wise; Poor Naomi)
Little Rooster
Lonesome Turtledove
Lord Randall (Johnny Randolph)
Mama, Buy Me a Chiny Doll #1
Mama, Buy Me a Chiny Doll #2
The Merrimack
My Name is Charles Guiteau (Charles Guiteau)
The Nightingale Song (One Morning in May; The Nightingale)
Nishy Had a Mater #1 (Cherokee Hymn)
Nishy Had a Mater #2 (Cherokee Hymn)
Nishy #3 (Cherokee Hymn)
The Old Ellum Tree (The Old Elm Tree)
Once I Had a Sweetheart
The Orphan Girl (The Orphan Child)
The Oxford Girl #1 (The Noel Girl; The Knoxville Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Export Girl)
The Oxford Girl #2 (The Noel Girl; The Knoxville Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Export Girl)
Poem
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Rattlesnake Song (Springfield Mountain)
Rome County
The Romish Lady (Death of a Romish Lady)
Soldier of the Legion
Tom Sherman's Barroom (The Dying Cowboy; The Unfortunate Rake)
Untitled
Utah Carroll's Last Ride (Utah Carl)
Wayworn Traveler #1 (Palms of Victory)
Wayworn Traveler #2 (Palms of Victory)
Weeping Willow (I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree)
What Wondrous Love
William Hall (The Maiden in the Garden; Pretty Fair Maid Down in the Garden)
The Wreck of Old No. 9 (The Wreck of the Southern Old 97)
Young Charlotte

Mrs. Sherman Rutherford
Dear Sweetheart
Drunkard's Dream
Express Office
The Girl I Left Behind (The False-Hearted Lover)
The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe His Corn (The Lazy Young Man)
May I Sleep In Your Barn? (Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight?)
Mother Was a Lady
Pretty White Rose

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Mrs. Myron Scruggs
Alice Mitchell and Freddy Ward
Battleship Maine (Once I Had a Sweetheart; My Sweetheart Went Down With the Maine)
Farewell, I Think I Love You Yet
Maiden Ruth
Three Leaves of Shamrock

Bookmiller Shannon
Banjo
Interview

Carlos Shannon
Banjo Tunes

The Southernaires of Black
Go Where I Send You
Just Look at the People
The Lord Got a Hold on Me
Mary Don't You Weep (Pharaoh's Army)
No Room at the Inn
Untitled
You Got to Move

Otis Spradling
Ben Duberry's Final Run
In the Jailhouse Now
Old Dan Tucker
Strawberry Roan

J. Don Stark
Custer's Last Charge (The Last Fierce Charge)
Gambling on the Sabbath Day
Lonesome Dove
Louisville Burglar (Fragment)
The Miller's Will (There Was an Old Miller; The Miller and His Three Sons)

Regina Stark
Must Have Been the Hand of the Lord

Robert B. Stark
Cole Younger
The Cowboy (The Dallas County Jail)
Fuller and Warren
The Girl I Left Behind (The False-Hearted Lover)
My Old Cottage Home
The Poisoned Wife (McFee's Confession)
The Wild Rover (Wild Rovers)

Uncle Bob Stark
Alabam

Mrs. Bowen Stuart
Come, Come, Little Bird
I Went to See the Barnum Show
In the Shadow of the Pines
My Name is Sanford Barnes (The State of Arkansas; Arkansas Traveler (II); Bill Stafford)
Once There Was a Little Kitty

Mrs. Dorothy Stuart
The Barnum Show
The Drunkard's Dream
Father, Dear Father (Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now)
Happy Little Home in Arkansas
Little Kitty
Only a Rosebud #1
Only a Rosebud #2
Pass It On
Sanford Barnes (The State of Arkansas; Arkansas Traveler (II); Bill Stafford)
When the Pearly Gates Unfold

Mr. Berry Sutterfield
Come, All You Young and Jolly Lads (The Horse at Freeman's Door; Harrison Town)
The Dying Californian
The Fit's On Me Now
Hard Is the Fortune
My Happy Little Home in Arkansas
On the Banks of Sweet Bandee (On the Banks of Sweet Dundee)
The Rebel Song #1
The Rebel Song #2
A Soldier's Life Is a Very Hard Life

Mr. and Mrs. Berry Sutterfield
Barbara Ellen #1 (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Barbara Ellen #2 (Bonny Barbara Allan)
Buena Vista #1 (The Battle of Vicksburg)
Buena Vista #2 (The Battle of Vicksburg)
Cole Younger #1
Cole Younger #2
Come All You Young Roving Boys (Wild Rovers)
The Export Girl (The Noel Girl; The Lexington Murder; The Oxford Girl)
The Girl I Left Behind
Hard is the Fortune
The Horse at Freeman's Door (Harrison Town)
Jealous Brothers (The Bramble Brier)
Late One Evening (The Jealous Brothers; The Bramble Brier)
Lee Mills
My Parents Raised Me Tenderly (The Girl I Left Behind Me; The False-Hearted Lover)
Rich Lady #1 (Pretty Sally of London; A Brave Irish Lady)
Rich Lady #2 (Pretty Sally of London; A Brave Irish Lady)
Rich Lady #3 (Pretty Sally of London; A Brave Irish Lady)
The Texas Rangers
The Time Draws Near (I Love You Well)
Young Rovin' Boy (Wild Rovers)

Mrs. Arimintie Sutton
The Irish Girl
Lady Margaret (Fair Margaret and Sweet William)

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Roland Taylor
May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?
The Wreck of the Old 97 (The Wreck of the Southern Old 97)

Tommy Treap
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)

? Treat
I'm a Jolly Farmer

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Unknown Artists
Angels Watching Over Me
Blowin' in the Wind
Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Cumby-Yah
Eighth of January
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Get Along Home, Cindy
Go Home
Going Down this Road Feeling Bad
The Great Speckled Bird
Green Grow the Lilacs (The Orange and Blue; Red, White, and Blue; Green Grows the Laurel)
He Knows (My Blessed Savior Knows)
I Am Bound for the Promised Land
I Love To Think of My Dear Old Home
I Want to Go Home
In My Room
Instrumentals
Kookaburra
The Louisville Burglar
Peace, Peace
Soldier's Joy
Somebody's Knocking at Your Door
Sophronie
Spain
Sweeter than the Flowers
Take Me Back to Tulsa
The Trail to Mexico
Two Little Girls in Blue
Uncle Pen
The Unclouded Day
Untitled
Untitled Fiddle Tune
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled Instrumental Tunes
Wash in the Beautiful Pool

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Mrs. Russell Vaughan
Blow Gentle Winds
Bulldog on the Bank (Pharaoh's Daughter)
Drunkard's Child
Go Tell Aunt Rosie (Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Go Tell Aunt Patsy)
I Met a Little Elf Man Once
Jolly Was the Miller (The Miller Boy)
Kitty Clyde
Little Boy, Where'd You Get Your Britches
Little Brown Jug
Little Joe (Keep Tiger for Me; Darling Little Joe)
Little Mohee (The Pretty Mohee; Little Mohea)
Lord Ullen's Daughter
Old Dan Tucker
Old Rosin the Beau (Old Rosin the Bow)
Pretty Polly (My Horses Ain't Hungry; Texas Cowboy; The Wagoner's Lad)
Roving Gambler (The Guerilla Man; The Journeyman)
Run, Nigger, Run
Soldier, Soldier, Marry Me (Soldier, Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?)
Some Can Dance
The Stars One and All Gave a Ball
Sweet Betsy From Pike (Betsy From Pike)
Thus the Farmer Sows (Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley)
Twenty Froggies Went to School
Two Little Children
When I Was Single (I Wish I Was Single Again)

Myrtle Verser and Alma Parrott
The Drowning of the Heber Springs Boy

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Thomas Wilson Watley
The Bachelor's Song
Hard Times (Saturday Night; Courting the Widow's Daughter)
Red River Shore (The Valiant Soldier; New River Shore)

Florence Wolf
The Lord's Prayer

John Quincy Wolf, Jr.
Stories About Mr. William C. Pierce of St. Louis

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Mrs. Mary Belle Young
But You Don't Know Me
Frog Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship)
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Go Tell Aunt Patsy)
Grandfather's Clock
Just A-Wearying for You

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Keys to the cross-references:

"Randolph" refers to Ozark Folksongs, Collected and edited by Vance Randolph, Revised Edition, Volumes I-IV. University of Missouri Press, 1980.

"Brown" refers to The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, Edited by Newman Ivey White, Seven Volumes, Duke University Press, 1952

"Belden" refers to Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Folk-Lore Society, Edited by H.M. Belden, University of Missouri Press, 1973 reprint.

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