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By Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax

ISBN-10: 0486282767

ISBN-13: 9780486282763

Tune and lyrics for over two hundred songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad guy Ballad, Jesse JamesDown within the Valley, The endure within the HillShortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and plenty of extra.

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