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Title The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad / edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus.

Published New York ; London : W.W. Norton, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.43 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description viii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes discography.
Contents Barbara Allen / D. Marsh -- The water is wide / A. Powers -- Pretty Polly / R. Sparks -- Music, when soft voices die / S. McCrumb -- Omie Wise / A. Domino -- John Brown's body / S. Vowell -- When you go a courtin' / R. Crumb -- Little maggiea mystery / J.C. Oates -- We did them wrong: the ballad of Frankie and Albert / C. Brown -- The sad song of Delia Green and Cooney Houston / S. Wilentz -- Destiny in my right hand: The wreck of old 97 and Dead man's curve / D. Thomas -- I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / L. Sante -- See Willy fly by and The cuckoo / J. Langford -- Mariachi reverie / P. Berman -- The foggy, foggy dew / J. Rockwell -- Come Sunday / S. Crouch -- El Paso / J. Miller -- Trial of Mary Maguire / E. Ward -- Love, lore, celebrity, and dead babies: Dolly Parton's Down from Dover / E. Weisbard -- Sail away and Louisiana 1927 / S. Erickson -- Dancing with Dylan: Lily, rosemary and the Jack of Hearts / W. Lesser -- Nebraska / H. Hampton -- Blackwatertown / P. Muldoon -- Envoi / G. Marcus.
Other author Wilentz, Sean.
Marcus, Greil.
Subject Ballads, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Death in music.
Love songs -- United States -- History and criticism.
Liberty -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Variant Title Rose and the briar.
ISBN 0393059545 (hardcover)