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Per Spelmann

Background: My informant for this piece is an American of Scandinavian descent. He lived in Norway for a time during high school and learned the language while he was there. He also still keeps in contact with his host family from his time living there, and his son recently spent a year abroad there as… Continue Reading »

The British War Song: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary Song

Piece: It’s a long way to TipperaryIt’s a long way to goIt’s a long way to TipperaryTo the sweetest girl I knowGoodbye PiccadillyFarewell Lester SquareIt’s a long, long way to TipperaryBy my heart’s right there Background: My informant learned this song from her husband who was in the British Navy. Typically this song was sung… Continue Reading »

The Fudgy Wudgy Man

Context: The informant (A) is a 15 year old high school student who spends his summers at the Jersey Shore in South New Jersey. He explains a summer job that mainly men, but some women, have that is a staple of South Jersey culture – the Fudgy Wudgy Man. The conversation arose when speaking about… Continue Reading »

Rain Song from Living Earth Camp

Abstract: This piece is about a rain song that is sung at Living Earth Camp when it hasn’t rain in awhile. It stems from “native” songs, but there is no evidence. Main Piece: “L: I went to like a nature camp in the years I was in middle school over the summer. So it was… Continue Reading »