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Richard Dyer-Bennet performs songs that represent the background of the American musical heritage.
Rundown: "Aunt Rhody"
"Ballad of the Soldier of the Lady"
"Feign Would I Wed Fair Young Maid"
unnamed Irish song from Illinois
"Dinah and Villikens"
unnamed song about blinding people with eggs and marrow
"Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
"The Cruelty of Barbara Allen"
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 72610
Municipal archives id: LT5372