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              Texas Folk Songs

              Texas Folk Songs (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Owens, William A.

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              This volume is, in Owens's words, a sampling of a rich experience in a richer land. The 135 songs included, a number of them in versions by more than one singer, are divided into nine chapters containing British popular ballads, Anglo-American ballads, Anglo-American love songs, ...Anglo-American comic songs, songs and games for children, play-party songs and games, Anglo-American spirituals, African-American spirituals, and African-American secular songs. The British ballads were brought to America in the seventeenth century and later were carried westward to Texas by the adventurous pioneers who settled the state. The American ballad section is full of the stories of battles, crimes, and catastrophes that appealed as subjects to our country's folk singers when they adapted the British ballad traditions to their own use. There is heroism aplenty in these ballads; but when it came to love, the American singers deserted the heroically tragic tales of British balladry for mournful, plaintive songs in which the sad lover has nothing much to do but waste away in sorrow. Songs like these helped Texas pioneer women--and men also--to find release from the sternness of frontier life by having a good cry. On the other hand, humor, too, helped--raw, rugged, raucous humor, as the section of comic songs demonstrates. New musical transcriptions of the melodies have been provided by musicologist Jessie Ann Owens from the original recordings, with guitar chords indicated where the singer provided accompaniment. Bibliographical source notes are included for the benefit of the scholar; but this is not a book just for scholars. These songs have been collected, as Owens has written, for those who love to sing them as well as for those who have an interest in the past.
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              ISBN 9781574411140
              Released NZ 20 Apr 2000
              Publisher University of North Texas Pres
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Publications of the Texas Folklore Society (Paperback)
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              Computer Composers Toolbox

              Computer Composers Toolbox (Paperback)

              By Winsor

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              Enter the world of computer-aided composition. It is easy with Phil Winsor's Computer Composer's Toolbox. Discover the enormous creative and time-saving potential of computerized music composition. Whether you are a musician hoping to see what the computer can do for you or a com...puter hobbyist interested in learning about music, Computer Composer's Toolbox has something to offer. More than 100 ready-to-use subroutines are included to illuminate key concepts throughout the book. Discover the enormous creative and time-saving potential of computerized music composition. Whether you are a musician hoping to see what the computer can do for you or a computer hobbyist interested in learning about music, Computer Composer's Toolbox has something to offer. More than one hundred ready-to-use subroutines are included to illuminate key concepts throughout the book.
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              ISBN 9781574411157
              Released NZ 20 Feb 2000
              Publisher University of North Texas Pres
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              The Complete Book Of Square Dancing: And Round Dancing
                

              The Complete Book Of Square Dancing: And Round Dancing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Casey, Betty

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              Square dancing is friendship set to music, says author Betty Casey. Just take four couples, old or young, put 'em on a good floor, turn on the music, and you're all set. Whether you've done it before or you're just starting out, this book tells you everything you need to know--85... basic movements used all over the world, the spirited calls unique to square dancing, the costumes and equipment that are best, and music (from Red River Valley to Mack the Knife ) that will set your feet in motion. Down-to-earth details and anecdotes give a taste of the good times in store for you. Find out how native folk dances grew out of European quadrilles, jigs, and fandangos. Open this book and get ready to: wipe off your tie, pull down your vest, and dance with the one you love best. This book includes: 50 basic movements, 35 advanced movements, variations, dances that are a part of the American heritage, Contra and Round Dances, polkas and reels, and calls, past and present.
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              ISBN 9781574411195
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              Savage Frontier v. 2; 1838-1839: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas
               

              Savage Frontier v. 2; 1838-1839: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moore, Stephen L.

              Focuses on two of the bloodiest years of fighting in the young Texas Republic, 1838 and 1839. By early 1838, the Texas Rangers were in danger of disappearing altogether. This work shows how the major general of the Texas Militia worked around legal constraints in order to keep mo...unted rangers in service.
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              ISBN 9781574412062
              Publisher University of North Texas Pres
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              The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3
                

              The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reaves, Gayle

              This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2014 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

              ISBN 9781574416367
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              Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi
               

              Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi (Hardback)

              Edited by Liles, Deborah M.; Boswell, Angela

              Explores the unique experiences of Texas women during the US Civil War. It connects Texas women's lives to southern women's history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War.

              ISBN 9781574416510
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              My Remembers: A Black Sharecroppers's Recollections of the Depression
                

              My Remembers: A Black Sharecroppers's Recollections of the Depression (Paperback, New edition)

              By Stimpson, Eddie; Illustrated by Breckenridge, B.

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              A black sharecropper's recollections of the Depression. An opportunity to view rural life in Texas during the Depression and its aftermath.

              ISBN 9781574410679
              Publisher University of North Texas Pres
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              A Wyatt Earp Anthology: Long May His Story Be Told
               

              A Wyatt Earp Anthology: Long May His Story Be Told (Hardback)

              Edited by Young, Roy B.; Roberts, Gary L.; Tefertiller, Casey; Foreword by Boessenecker, John

              Provides an authoritative account of Wyatt Earp's life, successes, and failures. The editors have curated an anthology of the very best work on Earp - more than sixty articles and excerpts from books - from a wide array of authors, selecting only the best written and factually do...cumented pieces.
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              ISBN 9781574417739
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              1941: Texas Goes to War: Texas Goes to War
                

              1941: Texas Goes to War: Texas Goes to War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Lee, James Ward; Barnes, Carolyn N.; Bowman, Kent A.; Crow, Laura; Introduction by Richards, Ann

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              In 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States found itself in a total war, the people of Texas rallied to the war effort. Men and women rushed to join the armed forces. Those who remained behind--men, women, and children--were soldiers on the home front: Th...ey rolled bandages, spotted aircraft, trained for air raids, filled jobs left vacant by service men, collected scrap scrimped and saved and got by with rationed sugar, meat, shoes, tires, and gas. Texas became a center for training and equipping the greatest war machine the world had ever seen. World War II changed Texas from oil and cattle and cotton to industry and agribusiness.The technology that grew out of the war--radar, television, jet aircraft, air conditioning for the masses--made a Texas that had not been imagined before 1941. And the Texans themselves changed, as they left the state for foreign places and for other parts of the United States. They left the country for the city to work in industry and most would never return to the farm except in retirement years.
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              ISBN 9780929398297
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              A Biscuit for Your Shoe: A Memoir of County Line, a Texas Freedom Colony
               

              A Biscuit for Your Shoe: A Memoir of County Line, a Texas Freedom Colony (Hardback)

              By Upshaw, Beatrice; Introduction by Orton, Richard S.

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              A Biscuit for Your Shoe captures the lore of a community which began as a freedom colony west of Nacogdoches in East Texas, through the eyes of Beatrice Upshaw. The book is a memoir, but it shares more than merely family memories of significant events. It tells of beliefs, home r...emedies, folk games, and customs, as well as the importance of religion and education to a community of like-minded people. The narrative is a rich source of colloquial language and proverbial sayings that help define a group of people and their strong sense of place.Richard Orton was first introduced to County Line by F. E. 'Ab' Abernethy, the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for nearly four decades. Richard's introduction explains the value of the stories Beatrice Upshaw presents; they are personal, but the overall narrative speaks collectively about the perseverance and innovation of many people who found a way to not only survive, but to thrive in East Texas.
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              ISBN 9781574418125
              Publisher University of North Texas Pres
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              Series Texas Folklore Society Extra Book
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