Description: 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.
Duration: 28 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Location: 32.308213 -94.431311
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections