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Songs of All Times

Songs of All Times

Ethnomusicologist Sam Eskin (1898-1974) traveled widely collecting and recording folk music. He was primarily interested in gathering and preserving all aspects of American folk culture. In the 1950s, he recorded an album of American folksongs for Cook Records. Some of the songs in this recording remain widely known such as “Who Killed Cock Robin?” and “John Henry.” Others (“The Farmer’s Curst Wife” and “The 24th of February”) are largely unknown in the 21st century. Liner notes provide the lyrics and known origin of each of the songs.

Track Listing

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Who Killed Cock Robin? Sam Eskin 2:03
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102
The Tailor and the Crow Sam Eskin 2:19
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My Children Are Laughing Behind My Back Sam Eskin 1:34
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Roll the Old Chariot Sam Eskin 1:51
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105
You Can Dig My Grave Sam Eskin 1:40
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Mary and Martha Sam Eskin 1:58
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Green Grow the Lilacs Sam Eskin 2:29
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108
The Texas Rangers Sam Eskin 2:29
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Cryderville Jail Sam Eskin 1:46
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John Henry Sam Eskin 3:08
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111
The Gambler Sam Eskin 2:05
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The Farmer's Curst Wife Sam Eskin 2:39
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The 24th of February Sam Eskin 0:53
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Meet Sam Eskin Sam Eskin 4:41

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