Audio Recording In My Boyhood down on the Farm
About this Item
- In My Boyhood down on the Farm
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, August 27, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Airs
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: G
- - Compass: 9
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 8-8)
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 2 seconds
- - Related Tune(s): Within a Mile of Edinburgh Town
- - Rendition: (2)-1-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABCD ABCE QRSD ABCE
- - Stylistic features: Regular meter, lots of Scotch snaps.
- - Recording chronology: 069
- - Related Tune(s): [Air in G]
- - This old popular song is cast in what might be called the generic Scottish fashion, which was enormously popular in nineteenth-century America. The first strain has features such as large melodic leaps (an octave in one case), pentatonic-sounding melodic phrases, and use of the "Scotch snap" as a rhythmic device (a short and long note such as a sixteenth and dotted eighth, with the beat falling on the short note). The second strain characteristically begins on a chord other than the tonic (here the subdominant is implied), but the third and fourth phrases return to a recapitulation of the third and fourth phrases in the first strain. Many of Stephen Foster's songs follow this general recipe. Henry Reed often seemed to play such pieces when there were women in the audience, as if they were a class of musical pieces that women would find attractive. A similar air is the "Air in G" found elsewhere in this collection (AFS 13033b31); both my be compared to another popular nineteenth-century melody, "Within a Mile of Edinburgh Town."
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035B13
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. In My Boyhood down on the Farm. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000139/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) In My Boyhood down on the Farm. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000139/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. In My Boyhood down on the Farm. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000139/>.