The Lost Sheep

Title

The Lost Sheep

Digital Object

Performer

Shepherd, Susan
Shepherd, Betty Sue

Date Recorded

1937-09-27

AFS Number

1431A

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Composed by Susan Shepherd (identified as Mrs. D.L. Shepherd on AFS card). Accompanied by six-year-old Betty Sue Shepherd, who is misidentified as "Sallie Belle Shepherd" on AFS card. Lomax refers to Susan Shepherd in his "Field Trips: Eastern Kentucky" report to the Librarian of Congress, saying that she "told us that all of her songs?ballads about floods, accidents and premature deaths that had sent the unconverted to Hell?were communicated to her in her dreams."

Genre

sacred song

Instrumentation

vocal
guitar

State

Kentucky

County

Harlan

Town

Cumberland

Citation

“The Lost Sheep,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed December 7, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/615.

Social Bookmarking