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Someday We'll Meet Again: Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains

Someday We'll Meet Again: Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains

In the final volume of three recorded for Folkways Records, the Iron Mountain String Band recreate the sound of old time Appalachian mountain music from the pre-bluegrass era. The band’s repertoire is made up of distinctive ballads, songs, and dance tunes, learned from 1950s field recordings from rural southwestern Virginia.

With guitar, fiddle, and banjo, intricate and rhythmic dance tunes are represented by tracks such as “Chicken Reel.” You can also hear melancholic songs of local and world events including “Cruel War,” a plaintive ballad originating from the British Isles.

Liner notes include a history of Southern Appalachian mountain music and song notes and lyrics.

Track Listing

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Sally Ann Iron Mountain String Band 3:39
102
Peggy Dear Iron Mountain String Band 4:13
103
Chicken Reel Iron Mountain String Band 2:33
104
Poor Ellen Smith Iron Mountain String Band 3:53
105
Cruel War Iron Mountain String Band 2:42
106
Little Maggie Iron Mountain String Band 3:10
107
Waterbound Iron Mountain String Band 4:02
201
Lonesome Road Blues Iron Mountain String Band 2:24
202
Budded Roses Iron Mountain String Band 3:10
203
Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender Iron Mountain String Band 6:12
204
Pretty Little Willow Iron Mountain String Band 2:08
205
I Am a Pilgrim Iron Mountain String Band 3:34
206
Sourwood Mountain Iron Mountain String Band 2:26
207
Someday We'll Meet Again, Sweetheart Iron Mountain String Band 2:59

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