Swafford Branch Stills

Title

Swafford Branch Stills

Digital Object

Performer

Henson, Dawson

Date Recorded

1937-10-11

AFS Number

1500B

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Henson was known as "Daugh" (AFS cards - and 1940 census - spell it "Daw"). Followed by Lomax and Henson (and unidentified women) discussing the principals in the ballad. Henson seems reticent, and Lomax apparently doesn't understand the use of the term "commonwealth side" in reference to the state enforcers.

Genre

topical song
ballad

Instrumentation

vocal
guitar

State

Kentucky

County

Clay

Town

Botto
Billy's Branch

Citation

“Swafford Branch Stills,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed June 20, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/840.

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