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.

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1 sound cassette (29:20 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 73 times, with 5 in the last month. 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.

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1 sound cassette (29:20 min.) : analog ; 2 1/2 x 4 in

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00:00 Shoot the Buffalo
00:56 Texas Boys
02:09 The Buffalo Hunters
03:55 The Little Old Sod Shanty
04:50 The Greer County Bachelor
07:01 Froggie Went a 'Courtin'
08:16 Babes in the Woods
09:17 The Fox is on the Town
10:29 Johnson's Old Grey Mule
11:34 Old Rattler
12:28 The Crawdad Song
13:27 Barbara Allen
14:31 Down by the Brazos
16:17 My Horses Ain't Hungry
17:24 Little Sparrow
19:12 Wildwood Flower
20:13 I Wish I Was a Single Gal Again
20:52 I Wish I Was Signle Again
21:42 Sally Goodin
22:11 Buffalo Gals
22:50 Down in the Arkansas
23:23 Cindy
24:00 Black-Eyed Susie
24:27 Old Dan Tucker
24:56 Little Brown Jug
25:32 Ridin' Old Paint
27:22 Needle's Eye
28:15 Hog Drovers

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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/metadc1614141/: accessed March 2, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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