Civil War Music:The Singin'est War

Historical Legacy Music Business in the War The Songs Bibliography

Kelley Bannon
2003


Song as Text

Songs, which involve not only a lyric but also a melody, are less tangible than the written word. Thus the purpose of this project is to make the songs of the Civil War more tangible by providing an overview of the types of songs that were being written and making them accessible through explanations, photographs, and recordings.