Steamboat Bill--The chivalrous man-eating shark--Bully of the town--No booze today--Petro Macimee, he built a palazzo--The hotrod Mercury and hopped up Model A--Young Heinert--The drover's dream--Finnegan's wake--The noble skewball (Stewball)--Tying a knot in the Devil's tail--Eleazer Whhelock--Whoa mule whoa--The deer song (The Sally Buck)--The festive lumberjack--Willie the weeper (Will the weaver)--Alcoholic dream--The man who wrote ta-ra-ra-boomdelay--Schooling (Tread on the taile coat)
FW-ASCH-7RR-2791is a recording of Hermes Nye, accompanying himself on guitar, singing a variety of English language songs with little in common except their light-hearted or humorous nature. Hermes Nye performed on five solo albums for Folkways; however, none of the songs on this tape seems to have been used by Folkways. The songs are quite varied in origin and subject matter, ranging from an authentic cowboy song to old popular music dialect songs imitating or describing, if not poking fun at, various ethnic groups, such as Germans, Italians and native Americans.
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