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Wake Up Dead Man: Hard Labor and Southern Blues

collected and edited by Bruce Jackson ; with a new preface
Format
Musical Score
Published
Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1999.
Language
English
ISBN
0820321583, 9780820321585
Related Resources
Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Contents
  • Alberta
  • As I set down to play tin can
  • Been on the chain gang
  • Believe I'll call the rider
  • 'Berta
  • Black Betty
  • Black gal
  • Butt cut ruler
  • Captain don't feel sorry for a longtime man
  • Chain gang blues
  • Choppin' Charlie
  • Choppin' in the new ground
  • Cold penitentiary blues
  • Cotton field song
  • Crooked-foot John
  • Crossing the river
  • Delia
  • Don't you hear my hammer ring
  • Down the line
  • Drinkin' of the wine
  • Drinkin' that wine
  • Drop 'em down
  • Drop 'em down together
  • Early in the morning
  • Easy rider
  • Ever since I been a man full grown
  • Fallin' down
  • Fall tree
  • Forty-four hammers
  • Godalmighty
  • Godalmighty drag
  • Go down, old Hannah
  • Goodbye, my lover, goodbye
  • Great Goda'mighty
  • Grey goose
  • Grizzly bear
  • Haming on a live oak log
  • Hammer ring
  • The hammer song
  • I can buckle a wheeler
  • If you see my mother
  • I got a record
  • I got the crane wing
  • I heard the reports of a pistol
  • I'm going to Leland
  • I'm in the bottom
  • I'm so glad my time have come
  • I need another witness
  • I shall not be moved
  • I was down in the bottom
  • Jesus done bless my soul
  • Jody
  • Jody calls
  • Jody's got my wife and gone
  • Jody's got your girl and gone
  • Jody's song
  • Joe the grinder
  • John Henry
  • Johnny won't you ramble
  • Jolly
  • Julie
  • Jumpin' Judy
  • Let the hammer ring
  • Levee camp holler
  • Levee camp moan
  • Long gone
  • Long hot summer days.
  • (Cont.) The Lord's prayer
  • Lost John
  • Mack's blues
  • The major special
  • Make a longtime man feel bad
  • Midnight special
  • Move along 'gator
  • The murder's home
  • My LOrd says there's room enough in heaven for us all
  • Nashville blues
  • No more cane on the Brazos
  • No more good time in the world for me
  • No payday here
  • Old Alabama
  • Old Aunt Dinah
  • Old dollar Mamie
  • Old riley
  • One mo' rounder gone
  • On my way to Mexico
  • Pick a bale a cotton
  • Please have mercy on a longtime man
  • Plumb the line
  • Poor boy
  • Poor boy number two
  • Preachin' in the wilderness
  • Pull-do
  • Raise 'em up higher
  • Ration blues
  • Rattler
  • Ride on conquering King
  • Roberta
  • Shake it, Mister Gator
  • Shorty George
  • Should a been on the river in 1910
  • Skewball
  • So soon this evening
  • Sound off
  • Spike driver blues
  • Stagolee
  • Stewball
  • Sugarland Mary
  • Sure make a man feel bad
  • Take this hammer
  • Tampa
  • Tamp 'em up solid
  • Ten Broek and Mollie
  • Texarkana Mary
  • Third degree
  • This old hammer killed John Henry
  • This old tree
  • Three Moore brothers
  • Timber gettin' limber
  • Too much time for the crime I done
  • Twenty-one hammers
  • Twenty-two twenty
  • Walk straight
  • Woman trouble
  • Wonder what's the matter
  • Yellow gal
  • Yon' come Roberta
  • You got to hurry.
Description
1 score (xxvi pages, 326 pages of music) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Located in
OKS Print
Notes
  • "Brown Thrasher Books."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-319), discography (p. 319-320) , and index.
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