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Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version.

Song depicts the 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.

George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar.

Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939.

Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939, and August 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California.



James Bird

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