skip navigation  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
AFC Logo
The American Folklife Center
Connect with us:   Blog Blog  |  Facebook Facebook  |  Podcasts Podcasts   RSS RSS  | Video Webcasts
A - Z Index
 home >> collections & research services >> bibliographies

Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of References to Popular and Folk Music of the American Revolutionary War

Compiled by: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Date: August 5, 1975

Ames, Russell.
The Story of American Folk Song. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1955, reprinted 1960. Pp. 31-41.

Barney, Samuel Eben.
Songs of the Revolution. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1893.

Brand, Oscar.
Songs of '76: A Folksinger's History of the Revolution. New York: M. Evans and Co., 1972.

Coffin, Tristram Potter.
Uncertain Glory: Folklore and the American Revolution. Detroit: Folklore Associates, 1971.

Dolph, Edward Arthur.
"Sound Off!" Soldier Songs of from Yankee Doodle to Parley Voo. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Co., 1929. Pp. 457-504.

Downes, Olin and Elie Siegmeister.
A Treasury of American Songs. New York: Howell, Soskin and Co., 1940. Second edition, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. Pp. 53-81.

Eggleston, George Cary.
American War Ballads and Lyrics. Two volumes, New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Pp. 21-104.

Engel, Carl.
Music from the Days of George Washington. Washington, D.C.: United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1931. Second, third and fourth editions, 1932. Reprint edition, New York: AMS Press, 1970.

Fisher, William Arms.
The Music the Washington Knew. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1931.

Flanders, Helen Hartness.
"Songs Alive from Revolutionary Times." American Heritage, volume 2, number 2, Winter 1951, pp. 48-49, 62-64.

Heintze, James R.
"Music of the Washington family: A little-known collection." Musical Quarterly, volume 56, number 2, April 1970, pp. 288-293.

Ives, Burl.
The Burl Ives Song Book: American Songs in Historical Perspective. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Pp. 81-126.

Luther, Frank.
Americans and Their Songs. New York: Harper & Bros., 1942. Pp. 30-42.

Moore, Frank.
Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1856. New York: Hurst & Co., 1905. Reprint editions, Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1964; New York: New York Times., 1969.

Nesser, Robert W.
American Naval Songs and Ballads. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938. Pp. 3-50.

Newcomb, Lydia Bolles.
"Songs and Ballads of the Revolution." New England Magazine, New Series, volume 13, number 4, December 1895, pp. 501-513.

Rabson, Carolyn.
Songbook of the American Revolution. Peaks Island, Me.: NEO Press, [1974].

Schlesinger, A. M.
"A Note on Songs as Patriotic Propaganda, 1765-1776." William and Mary Quarterly, series 3, volume 11, 1954, pp. 78-88.

Scott, John Anthony.
The Ballad of America: The History of the United States in Song and Story. New York: Bantam Books, 1966.

"Ballads and Broadsides of the American Revolution." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 2, April-May 1966, pp. 18-23.

Silber, Irwin.
Songs of Independence. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1973.

Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore.
Report on "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Hail Columbia," "America," "Yankee Doodle." Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1909. Reprint edition, New York: Dover Publications, 1972.

Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore and William Treat Upton.
A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music. Washington, D.C.: H. L. McQueen for the author, 1905. Reprint edition, Preface by Irving Lowens, New York: Da Capo Press, 1964.

Stone, William L. (comp.)
Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell's Sons, 1877. Second Edition, 1893. Reprint of second edition, Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, [1970].

Vinson, Lee.
The Early American Songbook. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1974.

Winstock, Lewis.
Songs and Music of the Redcoats: A History of the War Music of the British Army 1642-1902. London: Lee Cooper Ltd.; Harrisburg, Penna.: Stackpole Books, 1970. Pp. 69-87.

 

 

  Back to Top

 

 home >> collections & research services >> bibliographies

A - Z Index
  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
   April 4, 2014
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:
Ask a Librarian