“So Mote It Ever Be”
The Folksong Heritage of
North Carolina’s Northern Blue Ridge Mountains
I. G. Greer Folksong Collection
The I. G. Greer Folksong Collection, presented here as part of the Documenting Appalachia digital initiative, consists of approximately 1,100 document pages that comprise more than 300 individual song titles, some with as many as ten distinct variants. The documents in this collection include manuscripts (some written as early as the mid-19th century), typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s secretarial staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs represented herein range from traditional Child Ballads to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.
The "So Mote It Ever Be" project was funded in part by a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.