The Blackwater Side

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Cramp, Bill
The Blackwater Side; Bill Cramp; Oakland; Maine; love song; ballad; Ethnomusicology; Folklore; Oral History
artifact description
"The Blackwater Side" is one of many songs that came to Maine from the British Tradition. It is, as Bill Cramp called it, a "long love song." This ballad is one in a series of songs that consist of true lovers' discussions, but none are any more good humored than "The Blackwater Side."