Audio Recording Ladies Won't You Marry

About this Item

Title
Ladies Won't You Marry
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, July 17, 1967
Subject Headings
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Harmonica music
-  Airs
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Key: G
-  Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
-  Compass: 8
-  Performed by Henry Reed, harmonica.
-  Rendition: (1)-2r-1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABCD QRQS (abcd defg qrst qrsg)
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What's the name of that?/HENRY REED: "Ladies Won't You Marry."/ALAN JABBOUR: [Laughs]
-  Recording chronology: 149
-  Related Tune(s): Shoo Fly
-  Related Tune(s): Take Me back to Tulsa (I'm Too Young to Marry)
-  Duration: 51 seconds
-  This tune cannot be traced, but the title suggests its association with floating verses on the subject of courting. It bears some resemblance to "Shoo Fly," as well as to the song "Take Me back to Tulsa (I'm Too Young to Marry)," which was recorded by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and has become a Western Swing and country music favorite.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A54
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcreed.13705a54
Online Format
audio

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Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1 (AFC 1967/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2 (AFC 1969/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Fiddle tunes of the old frontier: the Henry Reed collection online presentation (AFC 1999/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Ladies Won't You Marry. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000218/.

APA citation style:

Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Jabbour, K. S. & Reed, H. (1967) Ladies Won't You Marry. 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/afcreed000218/.

MLA citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, et al. Ladies Won't You Marry. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000218/>.