The Wandering Folksong

The Wandering Folksong

Sam Hinton FW02401 / FA 2401

This album of folk songs by moonlighting biologist Sam Hinton demonstrates the porous boundaries between folk and popular music. Here, Hinton sings material from a wide variety of sources, including American family songbooks and P. W. Joyce's venerated collection of Irish tunes and ballads.

Year Released 1966
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1966 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American; Mormon
Instrument(s) Guitar; Harmonica; Vocals
Subject(s) Ballads; Blues; Cowboys--Songs and music; Drinking songs; Folksong revival; Hymns; Laments; Love songs; Opera; Parody; Protest songs; Regional; Sentimental; Spirituals (Songs); Temperance; Topical songs; Wit and humor

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101 The Butcher Boy Sam Hinton 2:11
102 The Tavern in the Town Sam Hinton 1:59
103 Grieve, Oh Grieve Sam Hinton 1:47
104 The Water is Wide Sam Hinton 2:34
105 The Happy Land Sam Hinton 1:51
106 Intemperance Sam Hinton 1:25
107 Loomis Sam Hinton 0:48
108 Lilly Dale Sam Hinton 1:34
109 Land of Rest Sam Hinton 0:44
110 O Ye Mountains High Sam Hinton 1:23
111 Oh, Freedom Sam Hinton 1:59
112 The Real Old Mountain Dew Sam Hinton 1:20
113 The Good Old Mountain Dew Sam Hinton 1:36
201 Old Gray Mare / Old Abe Lincoln / Swimming in the Delaware / In the Wilderness / I Wait Upon the Lord (medley) Sam Hinton 2:57
202 I Ain't A-Scared of Your Jail Sam Hinton 1:14
203 My Jewel, My Joy Sam Hinton 1:37
204 The Cowboy's Lament Sam Hinton 1:41
205 Lake Chemo Sam Hinton 1:57
206 The Cowboy's Lament Sam Hinton 2:22
207 Springfield Mountain Sam Hinton 1:36
208 Springfield Mountain Sam Hinton 2:16
209 Springfield County Sam Hinton 1:58
210 Rattlesnake Mountain Sam Hinton 2:04
211 Old Jabo Sam Hinton 1:28
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