Learned Hand Sings, Part One: Liner Notes for 'Songs of His Youth'

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 257-280, Spring 2013

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-38

25 Pages Posted: 29 May 2013 Last revised: 17 Jun 2013

Ross E. Davies

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty; The Green Bag

Date Written: May 28, 2013

Abstract

This is part one of a two-part set of liner notes for Songs of His Youth – a complete edition of Learned Hand’s 1942 folk music recording session at the Library of Congress. This part deals with the immediate business of how Hand ended up singing and talking into a microphone at the Library, and with what he sang and said, including a lightly annotated transcript of the recordings, which can be difficult to follow in places. The second part (in the next issue of the Green Bag) will deal mostly with the background and aftermath of the recording session.

Keywords: Atlantic Coast Line, Augustus Hand, Civil War, Daniel Webster, George Elliott, Harlan Fiske Stone, Judicial Conference, Lomax, Merrimack, Monitor, Rogers's Rangers, Second Circuit, Sheridan, Springfield Mountain, Vinyl, Where is Your Boy, Woodbine, Yankee Doodle

JEL Classification: A20, C15, C80, C93, D01, D03, D23, D71, D72, D80, D81, D83, D87, K00, K2, K21, K23, K40

Suggested Citation

Davies, Ross E., Learned Hand Sings, Part One: Liner Notes for 'Songs of His Youth' (May 28, 2013). Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 257-280, Spring 2013; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2271070 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2271070

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