The Blind Man's Lament

Title

The Blind Man's Lament

Digital Object

Performer

Setters, Jilson (J.W. Day)

Date Recorded

1937-06-28

AFS Number

1018B

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/007

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Announcement following by Jean Thomas (stating that Day/Setters, despite the fact that an operation had given him a little sight in one eye, composed this song when he was in fact blind).

Genre

lyric song

Instrumentation

vocal
fiddle

Setting

At the home of Jean Thomas

State

Kentucky

County

Boyd

Town

Ashland

Citation

“The Blind Man's Lament,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed June 16, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/102.

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