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A Selected List of Songs Dealing with Women in Prison

Compiled by Susan R. Heffner
Publication Date: November 15, 1977


[author not identified]
"Beaufort County Jail." Sing Out!, volume 25, number 2, May-June 1976, p. 7.

Bronson, Bertrand Harris.
The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads: With Their Texts According to the Extant Records of Great Britain and America, Volume II. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962. Pp. 448-475: "The Maid Freed From the Gallows" (Child no. 95).

Emrich, Duncan.
American Folk Poetry: An Anthology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974. Pp. 735-737: "Frankie Silvers."

Greenway, John.
American Folksongs of Protest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953. Reprint edition, New York: Octagon Books, 1970. Pp. 256-257: "Mr. Condiff, Won't You Turn Me Loose?"

[author not identified]
"Joann Little." Sing Out!, volume 24, number 2, May-June 1975, p. 1.

Lomax, John A. and Alan.
Folk Song U.S.A. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Revised edition, New York: Signet, 1975. Pp. 392-393: "Darlin' Corey." Pp. 98-99: "Dink's Song." Pp. 394-395: "Frankie and Albert."

Long, Eleanor.
"The Maid" and "The Hangman": Myth and Tradition in Popular Ballad. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. (Folklore Studies, 21.)

Perkins, Polly.
Songs for the Liberated Woman. London: Kahn & Averill, 1973. P. 118: "Bayswater Booster." P. 106: "The Female Robber."

Reynolds, Malvina.
The Muse of Parker Street. New York: Oak, 1967. P. 43: "It Isn't Nice."

Ritchie, Jean, ed.
Newport Folk Festival Songbook. New York: Alfred Music Co., 1965. P. 26: "Anna Feher (Anathea)."

Sackheim, Eric and Jonathan Shann.
The Blues Line: A Collection of Blues Lyrics. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1969. Reprint edition, New York: Schirmar, 1975. P. 56: "Blood Hound Blues." P. 52: "Jailhouse Blues." P. 38: "Motherless Child Blues."

Silverman, Jerry.
The Liberated Woman's Songbook. New York: Macmillan Co., 1971. Pp. 74-75: "Mother Bloor."

 

 

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