Paperback / softback
April 5, 1997
10.00 Inches (US)
7.00 Inches (US)
.65 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as Sung by Jean Ritchie

By Jean Ritchie
Foreword by Alan Lomax and Ron Pen
Jean Ritchie is the best known and most respected singer of traditional ballads in the United States. The youngest daughter of one of the most famous American ballad-singing families, the Ritchie family of Perry County, Kentucky, Jean carries on her family's legacy as a singer of folk songs and traditional ballads. The music found here tells the story of the ""Singing Ritchie Family."" Built upon a foundation of balladry inherited from old-world Scotland, the family's repertoire was certainly eclectic but not haphazard. The Child ballads, lyric folksongs, play party or frolic songs, Old Regular Baptist lined hymns, Native American ballads, "hant" songs, and carols brought together in this collection were assembled by family members who actively sought out fragments of tunes and completed them by adding or embellishing verses and melodies. This new edition has faithfully retained all seventy-seven line scores of the songs and added four new ones, Loving Hannah, Lovin' Henry, Her Mantle So Green, and The Reckless and Rambling Boy. The original headnotes and photographs tell the history of the song as well as how it became a part of the family's life. Chords are indicated for accompainment, and a new audiography and videography have been added to this edition.


"A musical glimpse of a unique American cultural enclave when railroads, coal mining, and hillbilly radio were everpresent."—Come-All-Ye

"A delightful crystallization of the best, in an age now surfeited with the far-less-than-best."—Folklore Society Bulletin

9780813109275 : folk-songs-of-the-southern-appalachians-as-sung-by-jean-ritchie-ritchie-lomax-pen
Paperback / softback
112 Pages
$30.00 USD

Other Titles by Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book

Jean Ritchie
Feb 2000 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Singing Family of the Cumberlands

Jean Ritchie
Sep 1988 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Ron Pen

Appalachia in Regional Context

edited by Dwight B. Billings, Ann E. Kingsolver, with contributions byBarbara Ellen Smith, John Pickles, John Gaventa, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Carol A. Mason, Mary L. Gray, bell hooks, Rich Kirby, John Haywood, Ron Pen, Gina Caison, David...
Mar 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Kentucky by Design

edited by Andrew Kelly, with contributions by Madeleine Burnside, Philippe Chavance, Lauren Churilla, Larrie Curry, Erika Doss, Michelle Ganz, Lee Kogan, Kate Hesseldenz, Tommy Hines, Jerrold Hirsch, Jean M. Burks, Ron Pen, Janet Rae, A...
Jul 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback

I Wonder as I Wander

Ron Pen, foreword by Rick Kogan
Aug 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback