The Erie Canal Sings: A Musical History of New York's Grand Waterway (Paperback)

The Erie Canal Sings: A Musical History of New York's Grand Waterway By Bill Hullfish, Dave Ruch (With) Cover Image
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Life working along the banks of the Erie Canal is preserved in the songs of America's rich musical history. Thomas Allen's Low Bridge, Everybody Down has achieved iconic status in the American songbook, but its true story has never been told until now. Erie songs such as The E-ri-e Is a-Risin' would transform into The C&O Is a-Risin' as the song culture spread among a network of other canals, including the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Pennsylvania Main Line. As motors replaced mules and railroads emerged, the canal song tradition continued on Broadway stages and in folk music recordings. Author Bill Hullfish takes readers on a musical journey along New York's historic Erie Canal.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467142090
ISBN-10: 1467142093
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: June 17th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English