Judy Cook, Folksinger

Lincoln's America

We tell the life story of Abraham Lincoln through excerpts from his writings, relevant songs of the time, and projected images. Excerpts from Lincoln’s writings. Tunes of the time and songs that were written and sung during Lincoln’s lifetime. Projected photos of the day, works of art, and lyrics of the choruses. The audience is invited to join in the singing. The songs and tunes include both well-known favorites such as “The Farmer’s Curst Wife” and “Lorena” and unfamiliar gems such as “Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel” and “Your Mission.” The themes are timeless: joy and sorrow, humor, courage and love. The spoken word, images, and music combine to provide fascinating insights into Abraham Lincoln: his life, and the America he lived in. The stories are told in the words of the people of the day: the writers of the songs and Abraham Lincoln himself. The audience is transported to Abraham Lincoln’s America in a very personal, eye-witness experience.

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15 Songs

TitleSourceLyricsRecordings
Barbara Ellen (Barbara Allen) Source Lyrics Recordings
Blue Tail Fly Source Lyrics
Booth Killed Lincoln Source Lyrics Recordings
Days of 49 Source Lyrics Recordings
Farmer's Curst Wife Source Lyrics Recordings
Glendy Burk Source Lyrics Recordings
Hard Times Come Again No More Source Lyrics Recordings
Hi Rally, Ho Rally Source Lyrics Recordings
Hoosen Johnny Source Lyrics Recordings
Housewife's Lament Source Lyrics
Hunters of Kentucky Source Lyrics
Lorena Source Lyrics
Oh! Susannah Source Lyrics Recordings
Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel Source Lyrics
Your Mission Source Lyrics