Singin' Texas

One of 2 recordings in the series: Folder 1: Audiocassettes (2), Singin' in Texas, Produced by E-Heart Press, 1983 available on this site.
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Sound recording of classic Texas songs performed by Francis Edward (F. E.) Abernethy. This recording was produced to accompany the first edition of Abernethy's book Singin' Texas, Texas Folklore Society publication number ExB 18. Some of the songs are complete but others are only partially performed. Between songs are short spoken portions explaining the lyrics and history of the music. Some of the songs are supported and woven together by a narrative while others are only partially performed, leaving the rest of the song to be described and summarized by Abernethy. The songs "Cuba" and "Great God, Attend" are sung … continued below

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1 sound cassette (28:36 min.) : analog ; 2 1/2 x 4 in

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Abernethy, Francis Edward 1983.

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This audio recording is part of the collection entitled: Fran Vick Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 41 times. More information about this recording can be viewed below.

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Sound recording of classic Texas songs performed by Francis Edward (F. E.) Abernethy. This recording was produced to accompany the first edition of Abernethy's book Singin' Texas, Texas Folklore Society publication number ExB 18. Some of the songs are complete but others are only partially performed. Between songs are short spoken portions explaining the lyrics and history of the music. Some of the songs are supported and woven together by a narrative while others are only partially performed, leaving the rest of the song to be described and summarized by Abernethy. The songs "Cuba" and "Great God, Attend" are sung by the congregation at Harris Chapel near Marshall, Texas for their 100th Anniversary in 1967. The song "Give the World a Smile" comes from the Stamps-Baxter Music Company archive. And the song "The Great Speckled Bird" is performed by the East Texas Strings Ensemble.

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1 sound cassette (28:36 min.) : analog ; 2 1/2 x 4 in

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00:24 Saro Jane
01:13 Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees
01:58 The Gal I Left Behind
02:54 Weevily Wheat
04:42 Cuba - Harris Chapel
05:53 Great God, Attend - Harris Chapel
07:26 Give the World a Smile - Stamps-Baxter Music Company
08:17 The Great Speckled Bird - East Texas String Ensemble
11:32 The Old Chisholm Trail
12:13 Git Along, Little Dogies
13:16 Strawberry Roan
16:02 Little Joe the Wrangler
18:15 Streets of Laredo
20:38 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
22:57 The Cowboy's Dream
24:46 Come to the Bower
25:40 Green Grow the Lilacs
26:42 Yellow Rose of Texas
27:46 Sam Bass

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  • Preferred Citation: Fran Vick Collection (AR0936), University of North Texas Special Collections

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Fran Vick Collection

Audio and video recordings related to the work of Frances Brannen Vick, author, folklorist, publisher, and founding director of UNT Press. UNT bestowed honorary alumna status on Vick in 1998 and awarded her the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 2000.

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  • 1983

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  • Feb. 25, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

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  • Nov. 17, 2020, 4:27 p.m.

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Abernethy, Francis Edward. Singin' Texas, audio recording, 1983; Dallas, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1614026/: accessed March 1, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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