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Red Wing

TITLE: Red Wing AUTHOR: Kerry Mills and Thurland Chattaway CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: American Indians, death, battle EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: copyrighted in 1907, now in public domain SOME CONSIDER THIS SONG OFFENSIVE: See below. Frederick Allen (Kerry) Mills and Thurland Chattaway wrote this tune in  1907. Mills spent twenty years trying to keep up read more »


TITLE: Shenandoah AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: shanty, courting, separation, American Indians EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1894 (Alfred M. Williams, Studies in Folk-Song and Popular Poetry, p. 7) Perhaps one of America’s most recognizable folk tunes, the origins of “Shenandoah” are not so easily deciphered. Like many folksongs, it is impossible to determine exactly read more »