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Ballads

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Marshall manuscripts. Anti-slavery ‘Ballet[ballad] for Saml. Marshall,’ 1799; letter from N. B. McNabb, 1854. (Gift of Bill Elliott and Mrs. Niota Elliott Eggers)

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Identifier: MM.2000.012
Scope and Contents Anti-slavery poem with note at end ‘Ballet [ballad] for Saml. Marshall, 26 May 1799.’ AD 2 pp. (1 pc.). November 29, 1854 letter from N. B. McNabb to Rev. John Nicholson and Rev. S. B. West. ALS 1 p. + on back: November 30, 1854 letter from N. B. McNab (sic.) to Bro. Legerwood (Ledgerwood). ALS 1 p. Re: religion in East Tennessee, Madisonville, prayer, revivals. April 28, 1856(?) note to Marshall from A. Crozier. ANS 1 pc. Re: cotton seed. Remainder of paper includes the name Josiah Chapman and...
Dates: 1799, 1854-1856

“Rindy Bailey’s Unfound Grave” Written and sung by Homer Harris.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2013.028
Scope and Contents “Rindy Bailey’s Unfound Grave” Written and sung by Homer Harris.
Dates: 1961

Song ballet for Nancy Birdet, 1898.

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Identifier: MM.1983.003
Scope and Contents Song ballet (ballad) for Nancy McCarter Birdet (Burdet) of Sevier County, Tenn., by J.S. Ogle. October 1898. Two manuscript copies and one typed transcription. All PHOTOCOPIES.
Dates: 1898

[The Ballad of] William Honeycutt. Written by William Honeycutt in the State Prison, Nashville, Tenn. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2009.001
Scope and Contents [The Ballad of] William Honeycutt. Written by William Honeycutt in the State Prison, Nashville, Tenn. Printed by Woodward Steam Book and Commercial Job Printer, Knoxville, Tenn. Broadside. 1 p. [1888]. (Date supplied by seller). The first words at the top are missing, probably ‘The Ballad of’. Twenty 4-line verses telling the story of the 1888 murder of Thomas Goodson in Elizabethton, Tenn. Tells of Honeycutt’s arrest, trial, imprisonment, appeal, etc. Honeycutt claims his innocence.
Dates: 1888

"The Murder Of Sheriff Shipe, Done By Hicks Carmichael". 15 verse song composed by J.W. Day, Ballet Broadside or Ballet Card. “Button up your Lips.”

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Identifier: Ephemera 2011.017
Scope and Contents Street Musician Ballad Broadside or Ballet Card, "The Murder Of Sheriff Shipe, Done By Hicks Carmichael". 15 verse song composed by J.W. Day, as stated on card. Song is about the May, 1888 murder of Deputy Shipe Who attempted to arrest a Negro named Carmichael And how he fled into Cocke County, was captured and returned to Knoxville, tried and hung on July 20, 1888. James William Day (1861-1942) Was A blind fiddle player from Eastern Kentucky who would come and work the streets of Knoxville. He...
Dates: 1888-1920