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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2017, 1:37 pm 

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Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax (1867 - 1948).


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John Avery Lomax is a towering figure in the field of early American musicology and folklore. Through intensive field work, Lomax built up the core body of work for the Library of Congress Archive. "Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads" is his collection that propelled him to the forefront of his field and ignited new interest in American folklore, inspiring many to continue research. For his contributions to the field of cowboy music, Locas was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Many of the verses here are accompanied by musical scores, and some may be more familiar in their musical form such as "A Home on the Range." A wide array of characters and life across the western United States is represented here. ( Larry Wilson)



    BC: silverquill
    MC: alg1001
    DPL: MrsHand


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      Genres for the project:

      Keywords that describe the book: western, folklore, Texas, ranch, mississippi, cowboy, Arizona, Boston, buffalo, gowgirl, range, brigham young, cole younger, billy the kid

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      Set your recording software to:
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      "[Poem title], collected by John Lomax, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.[/i]

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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 5:49 am 
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Hi Larry,
I set this up for you.
Have fun!
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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 6:25 am 

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alg1001 wrote:
Hi Larry,
I set this up for you.
Have fun!
Amy

Oh, thanks, Amy!
I probably won't be able to set this up until this evening. A lot of sections, but I hope it will be a popular collection.

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Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 10:55 am 

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I'd like to read section 50, California Joe, please, if you don't mind a non-USA accent.

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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 6:54 pm 

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I'd like to claim 64, 69. 78, 83, 86 and 135.
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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 7:18 pm 

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Oh Larry, these look like so much fun!

I wish I had a singing voice that didn't sound like a bunch of dogs eating frogs! :)

My Dad would have loved hearing these while he was still with us, he was a cowboy at heart.

May I claim the following please:

4 The Dying Cowboy
5 The Days of Forty-nine
6 Joe Bowers
49 The Horse Wrangler
51 The Boston Burglar
52 Sam Bass
72 Hell in Texas
100 The Cowboy's Meditation
116 The Habit
124 The Hell-Bound Train

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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 8:26 pm 

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Would you please add 78 to the list. Thanks.
Betty


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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 8:29 pm 

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Wow, I didn't even get this finished setting up before I had to leave for work, and we are 15% claimed! Thanks to all of you. Check to make sure I have all of your sections correct in the MW.

Now, we just need a DPL!

BTW, I grew up with real cowboys in the "Round-Up City" of Pendleton, Oregon.

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[POETRY] Challenge by Louis Untermeyer
Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 9:05 pm 

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Can I claim 35 please, if no one above did?

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Post Posted:: March 25th, 2017, 11:20 pm 

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Here's section 50

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/cowboysongs_050_lomax_128kb.mp3

(7.45)

EDIT: and can I claim 65, The Last Longhorn; and 71, The Young Charlottie, please? [EDIT 2: mistaken title: should have been 71: Fair Fannie Moore]

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Last edited by Peter Why on March 26th, 2017, 9:34 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post Posted:: March 26th, 2017, 8:23 am 

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bluechien wrote:
Can I claim 35 please, if no one above did?


You've got it!
Thanks.

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Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: March 26th, 2017, 8:24 am 

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Peter Why wrote:
Here's section 50

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/cowboysongs_050_lomax_128kb.mp3

(7.45)

EDIT: and can I claim 65, The Last Longhorn; and 71, The Young Charlottie, please?

Peter


In the MW Ready for PL, and new sections assigned.
Thanks so much.

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Ceres’ Runaway & Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Poetry of South Africa
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax


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Post Posted:: March 26th, 2017, 9:37 am 

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Here's 65, The Last Longhorn:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/cowboysongs_065_lomax_128kb.mp3
(2.41)

...and I made a slip-up with my other request. It's still section 71 (so it's correct in the MW), but the title is Fair Fannie Moore, not Young Charlottie, which has already been claimed.

EDIT: Here's 71, The Fair Fannie Moore: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/cowboysongs_071_lomax_128kb.mp3
(2.40)

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Post Posted:: March 26th, 2017, 5:41 pm 
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I'll move you Short Works now, Larry. This is a popular one!

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Post Posted:: March 28th, 2017, 8:26 pm 

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I would like to read, please:
25 The Bull-whacker
26 The "Metis" Song of the Buffalo Hunters
27 The Cowboy's Lament
28 Love In Disguise
29 Mustang Gray


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