Only A Miner

Title

Only A Miner

Digital Object

Performer

Howard, James (Blind Jim Howard)

Date Recorded

1933-08

AFS Number

0076B

AFC Collection

AFC 1935/002

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Identified on AFS card as "The Hard-Working Miner." A song by that name - same tune but different text - was collected by George Korson for the LOC in Braeholm, W.Va. and in Harlan, in 1940.

Genre

topical song

Instrumentation

vocal
fiddle

State

Kentucky

County

Harlan

Town

Harlan

Is Referenced by

Originally:
Lomax, John A. and Lomax, Alan. American Ballads and Folk Songs. The MacMillan Company, 1934. (Includes songs collected from James (Blind Jim) Howard).

Currently:
Lomax, John A. and Lomax, Alan. American Ballads and Folk Songs. Dover Publications, 1994.

Citation

“Only A Miner,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed October 27, 2020, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/18.

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