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James Bird

Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2.

Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against the British during the War of 1812. Bird was wounded, left the fleet for a time, and later was shot as a deserter.

Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals.

Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938.

Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American songs on December 25, 26, and 27, 1938 and September 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Boomtown , Shasta County, California.



James Bird

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