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
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,
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
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.
Eggleston, George Cary.
American War Ballads and Lyrics. Two volumes, New York:
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Pp. 21-104.
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
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.
The Burl Ives Song Book: American Songs
in Historical Perspective.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Pp. 81-126.
Americans and Their Songs. New York: Harper & Bros., 1942.
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.,
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.
Songbook of the American Revolution. Peaks Island, Me.: NEO Press, .
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.
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, .
The Early American Songbook. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1974.
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.