Never without a Song

Never without a Song : The Years and Songs of Jennie Devlin, 1865-1952

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"Never Without a Song" focuses on the centrality of folksong in the life of Jennie Devlin (1865-1952), a woman who had worked for years as a 'bound-out girl' along the New York-Pennsylvania border. Katharine Newman met Devlin in 1936 and compiled information about the older woman's life and music. Half a century later Newman returned to her collection in retirement - now with her own perspective of age. The result is a unique biography, told with depth and candor. 'Beautifully written, uncluttered and straightforward' - "Bluegrass Unlimited".show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 159.3 x 236.5 x 29.2mm | 721.59g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252063716
  • 9780252063718

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This biography focuses on the centrality of folksong in the life of Jennie Devlin, a woman who worked for fourteen years as a 'bound-out girl' along the New York-Pennsylvanian border and later lived in Philadelphia and Gloucester, New Jersey.show more

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