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A Brief Listing of Material Relating to "Tell Old Bill" and "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon"

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: November 8, 1968


Edwards, Jay and Robert Kelley. The Coffee House Songbook. New York: Oak Publications, 1966. P. 188: "Old Bill."

Gordon, Robert W. "Old Songs That Men Have Sung." Adventure (New York), September 10, 1923, pp. 191-192: "Ol' Bill."

Lomax, John A. and Alan. American Ballads and Folk Songs. New York: Macmillan, 1934. Pp. 100-102: "Old Bill."

Our Singing Country. New York: Macmillan, 1941. Pp. 331-332: "Bugger Burns."

Mitchell Trio Song Book. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1964. Pp. 78-79: "Tell Old Bill."

Odum Howard W. "Folk-song and Folk-poetry As Found in the Secular Songs of the Southern Negroes - Concluded." Journal of American Folklore, volume 24, number 94, October-December 1911, pp. 351-396. Pp. 355-356: "This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon" and "Brer Rabbit."

Odum, Howard W. and Guy B. Johnson. The Negro and His Songs: A Study of Typical Negro Songs in the South. Reprint edition, foreword by Roger D. Abrahams, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1964. Pp. 214-215: "This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon" and "Brer Rabbit."

Negro Workaday Songs. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1926. P. 163: "Dere's a Lizzie After My Man."

"Old Bill." Sing Out!, volume 9, number 2, Fall 1959, p. 3.

Perrow, E. C. "Songs and Rhymes from the South." Journal of American Folklore, volume 28, number 108, April-June 1915, pp. 129-190. P. 139: "Dis Mornin'."

Reprints from SING OUT! The Folk Song Magazine. Volume 5. New York: Oak Publications, 1963. P. 19: "Old Bill."

Sandburg, Carl. The American Songbag. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. Pp. 18-19: "Dis Mornin', Dis Evenin', So Soon."

Sandburg, Helga. Sweet Music: A Book of Family Reminiscence and Song. New York: Dial Press, 1963. P. 45: "Tell Old Bill."

Shay, Frank. My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions and More Pious Friends and Drunken Companions. Reprint edition, New York: Dover Publications, 1961. Pp. 200-201: "Dis Mornin', Dis Evenin', So Soon."

Silverman, Jerry. The Folksinger's Guitar Guide, Vol. 2. New York: Oak Publications, 1964. Pp. 44-45: "Tell Old Bill."

Wilgus, D. K. "Down Our Way: Sing Us a Kentucky Song." Kentucky Folklore Record, volume 5, number 2, April-June 1959, pp. 45-59. Pp. 57-59: "Old Mr. Burns."

RECORDINGS (long-playing)

Carawan, Guy. This Little Light of Mine. Folkways FG 3552. "Tell Old Bill."

Felix, Julie. Julie Felix. London: PS-395. "Tell Old Bill."

Gibson, Bob. I Come For To Sing. Riverside RLP 12-806. "Tell Old Bill."

Hinton, Sam. Singing Across the Land. Decca DL 8108. "Tell Old Bill."

Kingston Trio. String Along. Capitol T-1407 (ST-1407). "This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon."

Mitchell, Chad, Trio. Reflecting. Mercury MG-20891 (SR-60891). "Tell Old Bill."

Van Ronk, Dave. Dave Van Ronk. Folkways FA 2383. "Tell Old Bill."

Washington, Jackie. Jackie Washington. Vanguard VRS 9141 (79141). "Tell Old Bill."



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