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Virginia Traditions: Virginia Work Songs CD

Virginia Traditions: Virginia Work Songs CD

  • $1699


Few states in this country can boast of more diverse folkways than Virginia. Many of the material objects—such as barns, tools, and furniture—reflect the traditions that shaped the lives of its earliest settlers and the generations of Virginians who followed. The Commonwealth’s performance traditions of songs, tunes, and tales also tell of a shared heritage involving all classes of people in every facet of life. Because traditions naturally change over time, the documentation of Virginia folk culture is an ongoing process essential to our understanding of the past, present, and future. By recording the folkways of Virginia, the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College and its BRI Record label strive to foster a greater appreciation of our folk roots through an array of interpretive programs.

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Track listing:

1. On a Monday - 3:39
2. Oh Lord, They Don't 'Low Me to Beat 'Em - 2:35
3. Biting Spider - 2:38
4. The Man Was Burning - 1:20
5. Can't You Line 'Em - 1:54
6. The New Burying Ground - 3:21
7. Evalina - 3:25
8. Drinking of the Wine - 1:57
9. Every Mail Day - 2:47
10. Lazarus - 3:09
11. Sleep On - 2:33
12. Come Along Down - 2:02
13. I'm Not Paying Them For Singing - 1:47
14. On My Way to New Orleans - 2:36
15. Wade in the Water - 3:29
16. I Don't Want Nobody Stumbling Over me - 4:03
17. Sitdown Servant - 3:17


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