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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A song performed usually by a group during and in time to the actions of work. A heavily rhythmic nature, an open form, and a call-and-response structure is found in ...

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Work songs

Norm Cohen.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 2176 words.

Folksongs sung by laborers, usually to accompany their work. This article deals chiefly with sea shanties, and slave, prison, and railroad songs; it also covers descriptive work songs,...

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work song

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A song performed usually by a group during and in time to the actions of work. A heavily rhythmic nature, an open form, and a call-and-response structure is found in ...

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work song

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 133 words.

A song performed usually by a group during and in time to the actions of work. A heavily rhythmic nature, an open form, and a call-and-response structure is found in countless examples,...

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Work songs

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 2187 words.

Folksongs sung by laborers, usually to accompany their work. This article deals chiefly with sea shanties, and slave, prison, and

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Beating time: resistance and the subaltern voice in prison work songs

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter.

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song

August 2003; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 4701 words.

This chapter discusses resistance and the subaltern voice present in prison work songs. It shows that the songs that accompany work and follow its rhythm stand as a collective challenge to...

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Work Songs Social Practice and Meaning

Nicholas Wolterstorff.

in Art Rethought

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7724 words.

This chapter analyses the social practice of singing while working—sung work—and of the meaning of the singing within that social practice. The chapter argues that sung work is a new...

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The Song of Songs in Thomas Campion’s Work

Camilla Caporicci.

in Notes and Queries

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 2518 words.

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I Worked no Wile to Meet You: Song

Thomas Hardy.

Edited by Samuel Hynes.

in The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, Vol. 2: Satires of Circumstance; Moments of Vision; Late Lyrics and Earlier

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

I worked no wile to meet you,

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Signifying Songs: The Double Meaning of Black Dialect in the Work of George Washington Cable

Gavin Jones.

in American Literary History

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; United States History. 0 words.

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Cowboy song

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 466 words.

An occupational folk song of working cowboys. Authentic traditional cowboy songs are occupational folk songs, as are the Work songs

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Shanty

Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett.

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 14 words.

A type of work song sung by or about sailors; see Work songs.

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burden

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 59 words.

The refrain or chorus of a song; or the main theme of a song, poem, or other literary work. A

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burden

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 59 words.

The *refrain or chorus of a song; or the main theme of a song, poem, or other literary work.

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Worldes Blis: Motet for Orchestra

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Work (1969) by Maxwell Davies after the 13th-century English song of that title.

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People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Piano work (1975) by Frederic Rzewski, 36 variations on a Chilean song by Sergio Ortega.

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Blake, William (1757–1827)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 84 words.

(1757–1827).

Artist, engraver, philosopher, visionary, and poet. His first major work was Songs

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accommodate v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

to work as a prostitute.

1836 in Flash Casket 94: [song title] The Accommodating Abbess.

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People United Will Never Be Defeated!, The

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 24 words.

Piano work (1975) by Frederic Rzewski, 36 variations on a Chilean song by Sergio Ortega.

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Worldes Blis: Motet for Orchestra

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 20 words.

Work (1969) by Maxwell Davies after the 13th-century English song of that title.

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Gesamtkunstwerk

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 45 words.

Unified work of art. Wagner's term for a dramatic work in which drama, music, poetry, song, and paintings should be

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