Audio Recording Johnny Comes Marching Home
About this Item
- Johnny Comes Marching Home
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 1967
- 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: A
- - Strains: 1 (8)
- - Rendition: 1-1
- - Compass: 7
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC DEFA'
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: That's the old war song./ALAN JABBOUR: What do you call it?/HENRY REED: Something about "Johnny Come Marching Home."/ALAN JABBOUR: Uh-huh./HENRY REED: I used to hear her uncle there by marriage singing it, old uncle Sam Ross, and he could sing
- - Recording chronology: 179
- - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
- - This air belongs, as Henry Reed says, to an old war song called "Johnny Comes Marching Home." It is a scion of an ancient and widespread air used for other songs in British and American tradition, including the "Two Crows" ("Twa Corbies") ballad (Child 26 "The Three Ravens"; see Bronson, The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads). This song was sung by Nettie Reed's uncle by marriage, Sam Ross, a teamster in the Civil War and a wounded veteran.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B27
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Johnny Comes Marching Home. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000248/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1967) Johnny Comes Marching Home. 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/afcreed000248/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Johnny Comes Marching Home. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000248/>.