900 Miles - The Ballads, Blues And Folksongs Of Cisco Houston (Sheet Music)

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Title:900 Miles - The Ballads, Blues And Folksongs Of Cisco Houston
Artist:Houston, Cisco
Editor:Silber, Irwin
Editor:Asch, Moses
Arrangement:Melody Line & Chords (ML)
Media:Sheet Music
Product Type:Sheet Music & Songbooks
Edition Type:Songbook
Language:English
Pages:96
Category:Guitar & Bass » Melody Line
Publisher:Oak Archives
Catalogue Number:OAK10002
ISBN:9780825600470 (0825600472)

Cisco Houston was a balladeer and folksinger whose life and songs bridged the generations. Guitar in hand, he traveled all over America, absorbing the sounds of his time, translating those sounds into folksongs. In 1961, at the age of 42, Cisco's life was cut short by cancer. But the tragedy of Cisco's death made many people realize how fine a singer this troubled man from Colorado really was. Shortly after Cisco's death, work was begun on this collection of his songs. Seventy of Cisco's best songs have been transcribed directly from records and tapes. Here are western songs, and road songs, and lonesome blues, and songs of hard work and loving women: Diamond Joe, Stewball, Great July Jones, Mule Skinner Blues, Stagolee, Intoxicatd Rat, Hobo Bill, Rambling Gamblin Man, Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor, and many more. Some of the people who knew Cisco best have written about him for this book. Introductory articles by Woody Guthrie, Lee Hays, Moses Asch, and others—plus appropriate illustrations throughout—make this book a lasting tribute to one of our finest folksingers.

Table of Contents

  1. A Dollar Down
  2. Beans, Bacon And Gravy
  3. Beautiful Brown Eyes
  4. Crawdad
  5. Cryderville Jail
  6. Danville Girl
  7. Diamond Joe
  8. Dink's Song
  9. Drill Ye Tarriers Drill
  10. East Virginia
  11. E-ri-e Canal
  12. Fire Down Below
  13. Frozen Logger
  14. Get Along Little Dogies
  15. Gettin' Up Holler
  16. Great July Jones
  17. Gypsy Dave
  18. Hard Ain't It Hard
  19. Hard Travelling
  20. Hobo Bill
  21. Hobo's Lullaby
  22. Hound Dog
  23. I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore
  24. I Don't Mind Marrying
  25. I Ride An Old Paint
  26. I'm Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
  27. John Hardy
  28. Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
  29. Little Joe The Wrangler
  30. Make Me A Pallet Down On Your Floor
  31. Midnight Special
  32. Mole In The Ground
  33. Mule Skinner Blues
  34. Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life
  35. Night Herding Song
  36. Nine Hundred Miles
  37. Old Blue
  38. Old Chisholm Trail
  39. Old Howard
  40. Old Reilly
  41. On Top Of Old Smoky
  42. Pat Works On The Railway
  43. Pie In The Sky
  44. Railroad Bill
  45. Rambling Gambling Man
  46. Saint James Infirmary
  47. Soup Song
  48. Stagolee
  49. Stewball
  50. Sweet Betsy From Pike
  51. Take A Whiff On Me
  52. The Brave Engineer
  53. The Cat Came Back
  54. The Dying Cowboy
  55. The Girl In The Wood
  56. The Great American Bum
  57. The Intoxicated Rat
  58. The John B. Sails
  59. The Killer
  60. The Rambler
  61. The Roamer
  62. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
  63. Travel On
  64. True Love On My Mind
  65. Turtle Dove
  66. Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail
  67. Worried Man Blues
  68. Wreck Of The 97
  69. Zebra Dun

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