HISTORY IN SONG

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  • The aftermath of the Ludlow Massacre, 1914.
    The terrible "beauty" of the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, 1945.
     
    Welcome to my "History in Song" Pages. This site was first launched on Oct 20,
    1997 and will remain under major construction for quite a long time...

    These pages of (mostly) song lyrics owe their existence to an American Studies class taught by Dr. Heiner Bus at Johannes-Gutenberg- University, Mainz, Germany in the mid-1970s. While going through my collected papers these days, I was struck by the sheer number of song lyrics pertaining to the various stages of American history which had been collected by Dr. Bus and ourselves (his students) at that time -- and since a lot of these papers became yellowed and faded over the last 20 years, I decided to preserve them, transcribe them into HTML-format and eventually include them all on these pages.

    All material on these pages is presented for the purpose of study, research, and critical analysis, only.
    Not in all cases, the exact source and/or possible copyright holders could be determined.

    Many of the Midi files on these pages were sequenced by Werner Tomaschewski, who has his own excellent site dedicated to Stephen Foster and 19th century American music, and who kindly allowed me the use of his files on these pages.

    If you have additional information, comments, criticism, or correctionsplease send me an email

    Updates will be sometimes announced in rec.music.folk, rec.music.country.oldtime or rec.music.dylan.

    What I'm interested in:

    • EMPLOYMENT
      I'm looking either for free-lance work (music journalism/translations) or employment
      in the field of industrial business administration and/or commercial correspondence
      (German/English), preferably in Germany or EU countries.
      Please check my curriculum vitae.

    • HISTORY IN SONG (Table of Contents)
      Events, social conditions, etc.

    • FOLK
      Traditional and contemporary "topical" folk music

    • BOB DYLAN
      his musical roots and influences, "fellow folks"...

    • DOC WATSON
      his guitar playing, his repertoire, his stories...

    • WOODY GUTHRIE
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