Field Recordings, Mr. and Mrs. James York

Listed below are the ballad song variants performed by Mr. and Mrs. James York for Dr. W. Amos Abrams, now presented as part of the Dr. W. Amos Abrams Collection. Many of these folk songs were recorded during a recording session at the Bland Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina, December 7, 1940. For some variants, Mr. and Mrs. York perform together; other times, they perform alone, with Mrs. James York providing the majority of these variants.