Resident web troller David Koon points us to hundreds
of recordings, lyrics and sheet music of folk songs collected in Missouri, Oklahoma and (mostly) Arkansas between 1956 and 1976 by musicologist Max Hunter.
You've got your murder ballads: "Naomia Wise"
and "Long Black Veil."
Your stories of tragedy on the high seas:
" and "Remember the Maine
Your basic songs about the Devil: "The Devil and the Lady
" and "Devil Doings
And your odes to the War of Northern Aggression: "Ballad of a Rebel Soldier"
and "The Battle of Prairie Grove."
And don't forget your dog songs: "Ol' Blue
And your good, old-fashioned racism: "Coon, Coon, Coon
Everything is streaming and, at least when I played around on the site earlier, loading time wasn't great, but there's definitely some gems.