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Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

This "Minstrel of the Appalachians" performed hundreds of traditional songs and tunes that he learned from family members, neighbors, and other residents of western North Carolina. The breadth of Lunsford’s huge repertoire is represented, including ballads, folk songs, spirituals, 19th-century popular songs, and banjo and fiddle tunes. All tracks were recorded by Brunswick Records in the 1920s or the Library of Congress in 1949. Includes Old Mountain Dew, an original composition which found its way into both oral tradition and popular culture, Swing Low, and To the Pines, To the Pines. 55 minutes. "[Hits] faster and sweeter than a jug of corn liquor." — New York Post

Track Listing

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Swannanoa Tunnel Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:38
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The Mermaid Song Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:20
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Ten Steps Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:51
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Little Turtle Dove Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:55
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In the Shadow of the Pines Bascom Lamar Lunsford 4:56
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Swing Low Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:51
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Bonny George Campbell Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:08
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I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:23
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On a Bright and Summer's Morning Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:40
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To the Pines, To the Pines (In the Pines) Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:23
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Dry Bones Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:02
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The Last Gold Dollar Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:05
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Rye Straw Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:40
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Old Mountain Dew Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:07
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Italy Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:26
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Death of Queen Jane Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:38
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Old Stepstone Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:57
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Drinking of the Wine Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:22
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Dedication Bascom Lamar Lunsford 5:14
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