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Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp

Various Artists
Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp

First patented in 1881 by German instrument repairman Charles Zimmerman, the autoharp first reached popularity as a novelty instrument. By 1900, while that fad had passed, the autoharp found an enduring home in the southern mountains. This compilation features a variety of performers, as well as extensive biographical notes about each contributor.

Track Listing

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Stoney's Waltz Ernest V. Stoneman 2:09
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102
Sweet Marie Neriah and Kenneth Benfield 2:04
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103
May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? Kilby Snow 1:41
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104
She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain Kilby Snow and Wade Ward 1:15
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105
Flop-Eared Mule Kilby Snow 2:01
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106
Bile Them Cabbage Down Ernest V. Stoneman 2:40
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107
All I Got's Gone Ernest Stoneman 2:40
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108
Ella's Grave Neriah and Kenneth Benfield 1:50
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109
Shortenin' Bread Kenneth Benfield 1:18
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110
Old Joe Clark Kenneth Benfield 1:30
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111
Waltz Neriah Benfield 1:24
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112
Precious Jewel Kilby Snow 3:38
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113
Ain't Going to Work Tomorrow Kilby Snow 1:56
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201
Muleskinner Blues Kilby Snow 2:22
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202
John Henry Kilby Snow 3:35
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203
Weeping Willow Tree Neriah and Kenneth Benfield 2:00
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204
Wreck of Number Nine Ernest V. Stoneman 2:52
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205
Red River Valley Kilby Snow 2:15
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206
The Great Reaping Day Ernest V. Stoneman 2:06
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207
I'm Alone, All Alone Ernest V. Stoneman 2:50
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208
Jacob's Ladder Kenneth Benfield 1:12
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209
Way Down in the Country Kenneth Benfield 1:00
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210
Benfield Hoedown (Idaho Girl) Neriah Benfield 1:12
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211
Wildwood Flower Kilby Snow 1:27
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212
Tragic Romance Kilby Snow 1:33

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