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Guide to the John Lair Papers, Series 5
 
Accession Number: 66
The John Lair Papers
Papers: 1930-1984
Audio/Visual: 1937-1999
35.7 Linear feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview & Series Description
Series I - John Lair - Biographical
Series II - Business Correspondence
Series III - Performer Correspondence and Biographical Material
Series IV - Published Material
Series V - Songs
Series VI - Radio Program Scripts
Series VII - Listener Mail
Series VIII - Photographs

Series V Songs Boxes 28-30

This series consists of material relating to songs John Lair composed or arranged and his research regarding the origins of several popular songs from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Box 28 - Songs Composed or Arranged by John Lair

  1. Misc. Song Lists and Artists
  2. Publisher Song Catalog
  3. John Lair - Personal Song / Poems
  4. Songs by Renfro Valley Performers or Listeners
  5. "Alright, Honey, Alright" - 1965
  6. "At the Rendezvous" - 1964
  7. "Boating Up the Sandy" - 1963
  8. "Bowman Town" - n.d.
  9. "Calling Me Back Again" - 1963
  10. "Calomel" - 1965
  11. "Christmas Bells" - 1963
  12. "Come Another Spring" - 1964
  13. "Cracklin' Hen" Arrangement - n.d.
  14. "Darling, What Will I Do?" - 1965
  15. "Dogwood Blossoms" - 1965
  16. "Down at the Country Store" - 1965
  17. "The Evergreen Pine" - 1963
  18. "The Family Reunion" - 1960
  19. " Forsaken" - 1963
  20. "Freight Train Blues" - Copyright Dispute I (1957-1958, Undated)
  21. "Freight Train Blues" - Copyright Dispute II (1963)
  22. "Freight Train Blues" - Copyright Dispute III (1964-1965)
  23. "Grandma's Remedies"
  24. "Hello, Baby, Hello!" - 1966
  25. "Ho! For Kentucky" - 1965
  26. "Hold On!" - 1965
  27. "Honey, You're a Big Girl Now" - 1965
  28. "Huckleberry Bill" - 1963
  29. "I'm Starting My School Days All Over" - 1965
  30. "I Like Santa Claus" - 1965
  31. "In an Old-Fashion Buggy" - 1965
  32. "In Renfro Valley Tonight" - 1965
  33. "In the Valley Where Time Stands Still" - 1965
  34. "Johnny Bird" - 1963
  35. "Just the Kind of Guy for Me" - 1963
  36. "Keep Them Cold, Icy Fingers Off of Me" - 1946
  37. "Lasses Making Time" - n.d.
  38. "Let's Have an Old-Fashion Christmas" - n.d.
  39. "Listen and Think of Me" - n.d.
  40. "Listen to the Mockingbird" - n.d.
  41. "Little Birdie" - 1962
  42. "Lonesome Lulu"
  43. "Love and Learn"
  44. "The Man Who Comes Around"
  45. "My Heart Says I'm Still in Love with You" - 1966
  46. "No Fool Like an Old Fool" - 1964
  47. "O Darling, You're Breaking My Heart" - 1963
  48. "The Old County Fair" - 1965
  49. "The Old-Feathered on the Farm" - 1963
  50. "Old Joe Clark" Arrangement
  51. "On Halloween Night" - 1965
  52. "The One I Love is Gone" - 1964
  53. "Pop Goes the Weasel"
  54. "Pretty Little Miss" - 1963
  55. "Renfro Valley Sally" - 1954

Box 29 - Songs Composed or Arranged by John Lair

  1. "Sally Goodin' " Arrangement
  2. "Self-Starting Loving" - 1965
  3. "Sparkie" - 1965
  4. "Swing Your Lady" - 1963
  5. "Tales My Great-Grandfather Told" - 1965
  6. "Thank God America" - 1954
  7. "That Old Familiar Feeling" - 1966
  8. "Them Eyes" - 1965
  9. "This Land, Kentucky" - 1964
  10. "Too Many Times"
  11. "Turkey in the Straw" Arrangement
  12. "Warmed-Over Love" - 1966
  13. "When a Younger Woman Comes to Take Your Place"
  14. "When I Told My Baby Goodbye" - 1963
  15. "Will They Play with Me Up There"
  16. "Wonder Valley" - 1931
  17. "You Can't Do a Thing Without a Man"
  18. "You'll Be in My Heart"
  19. "Young Willie Brannon"

Box 30 A - Song History Material Compiled by John Lair

  1. "Ballad of Jesse James"
  2. Burnett, R.D. (Blind Dick)
  3. "Casey Jones"
  4. "Darling Nellie Gray" - Benjamin Russell Hanby
  5. "Death for Bonnie and Clyde"
  6. "Down by the Old Mill Stream"
  7. Foster, Stephen C.
  8. Hatfields and McCoys [Feud]
  9. Will S. Hays
  10. "Home on the Range"
  11. "Homespun Dress"
  12. "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"
  13. "In the Baggage Coach Ahead"
  14. "Little Sod Shanty on the Claim" ("Old Log Cabin in the Lane")
  15. Misc. Songs
  16. "Murder of Pearl Bryan"
  17. "The Old Oaken Bucket"
  18. "Old Rugged Cross" / "The Church in the Wildwood"
  19. "Poor Omie"
  20. "Silver Threads Among the Gold" - Eben E. Rexford
  21. "Strawberry Roan"
  22. "When the Work's All Done This Fall" - J.D. O'Malley
  23. "When You and I were Young, Maggie"
  24. "Wreck of the 97"
  25. John Lair Song Roots - "Adam" throuth "Ellen"
  26. John Lair Song Roots - "Fate" throuth "My"
  27. John Lair Song Roots - "Pardon" throuth "Zeb"

Box 30 B - Song Lyrics Reference File A - S

Box 30 C - Song Lyrics Reference File T - Y

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