Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads : An Annotated Anthology of Underappreciated American Musical Jewels, 1865-1918 book cover
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Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads
An Annotated Anthology of Underappreciated American Musical Jewels, 1865-1918





ISBN 9781138964372
Published January 24, 2018 by Routledge
252 Pages

 
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Through Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads: An Annotated Anthology of Underappreciated American Musical Jewels, 1865--1918, you will discover older musical gems written during a half-century period of geographical, economic, political, and cultural expansion in the United States. Due to the fact that our collective American consciousness is rapidly developing cultural amnesia about or indifference to many of these older songs, the authors felt that a scholarly anthology needed to be produced before another century and millennium overwhelmed us. With Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will discover academic composers such as Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, and Amy Beach and find annotations outlining the history of the songs as well as the actual words and music.

Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads reveals to you such underappreciated songs as:

  • “Above in Her Chamber,” with music by Julius Eichberg and lyrics by poet Celia Thaxter
  • “In the Evening by the Moonlight,” with music and lyrics by James A. Bland
  • “My Wild Irish Rose,” with music and lyrics by Chauncey Olcott
  • “Cheyenne,” by lyricist Harry H. Williams and composer Egbert Van Alstyne
  • “Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine,” with music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan

    In Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will find sections containing historical notes of featured songs in chronological order. Through this remarkable collection, you will discover an anthology of popular music of the bygone “golden age” of song and take a pleasurable voyage back to a time that is long gone.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Historical Notes (in Chronological Order)
  • Song Texts (in Chronological Order)
  • “When You and I Were Young, Maggie”
  • “Above in her Chamber”
  • In the Evening by the Moonlight”
  • Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!”
  • “Allah”
  • “Oh Promise Me”
  • “O Lovely Rose”
  • “Ta-ra-ra-Boom de ay”
  • “The Bowery”
  • “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”
  • “A Hot Time in the Old Town”
  • “In Picardie”
  • “When You Were Sweet Sixteen”
  • “My Wild Irish Rose”
  • “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”
  • “I Love You Truly”
  • “In the Good Old Summer Time”
  • “The Flowers of Dixie Land”
  • “Ma Afro-Mexican Queen”
  • “Toyland”
  • “You’re the Flower of My Heart. Sweet Adeline”
  • “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis”
  • My Heart and the Rain”
  • “Shena Vân (Fair Janet)”
  • “Won’t You Fondle Me?”
  • “Cheyenne (Shy Ann)”
  • “In My Merry Oldsmobile”
  • In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree”
  • “O Heart of Mine!”
  • “The Whistler and His Dog”
  • “Wait ‘till the Sun Shines, Nellie”
  • “If Adam Hadn’t Seen the Apple Tree”
  • “The Summer Wind”
  • “Red Wing”
  • “At Twilight”
  • “The Cares of Yesterday”
  • “Don’t Go in the Water Daughter”
  • “I WOnder Who’s Kissing Her Now”
  • “Come, Josephine In My Flying Machine”
  • “Italian Street Song”
  • “I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad)”
  • “Let Us Have Peace”
  • “Ragtime Violin”
  • “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee”
  • “You Made Me Love You”
  • “Sylvia”
  • “They’re on Their Way to Mexico”
  • “Workers of the World Awaken”
  • “Nobody Knows de Trouble I’ve Seen”
  • “Oh Johnny, Oh Jonny, Oh”
  • “Flanders’ Fields”
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Titles
  • Reference Notes Included

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