The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Secular Pieces (Dialogues, Blues, Other Songs); "Decoration Day"
Identifier: e_utfc_0140
Title: Negro Secular Pieces (Dialogues, Blues, Other Songs); "Decoration Day"
Description: Blues song, man's voice without accompaniment. First line: "I once had a woman, she was kind and loving in every way. Oh, but she died and left me, she died on one Decoration Day..."
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1941
Contributor: Faulk, John Henry, Jr. (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2X5a
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
Duration: 1 minute, 37 seconds