Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri, 1980. Soft cover.
Originally published in 1949, this comprehensive gathering of folksongs s an assortment of religious songs, hymns, and revival tunes along with sentimental ballads and journalistic pieces.
Carefully handled, Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. 9.375 inches tall; 355 pages with index.
Very Good. Item #014076
Characteristic of the compiler's careful work is the painstaking accuracy with which dialect peculiarities are preserved. Randolph scrupulously avoided correcting pronunciation or adding missing words or forgotten lines.
Because, as he explains in his introduction, many of the people who sang for him were reluctant to have their voices recorded, his texts represent the best possible reproduction of this priceless American folk art.