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for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 16 Issue 3, Nov 1969
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At the base of a beautiful hill, a young newlywed’s marriage came to a sudden end with the death of the man.
Uncle Pay Fry was a local folksinger in Yadkin County. He contributed an entire ballad collection to the “Frank C. Brown Folklore Collection.” The ballads “The Suffolk Miracle,” “The Seventh King’s Daughter,” and “Young Johnny” are included in the article.
Known now for his Grammy award winning songs, Doc Watson got his start on a radio show in North Carolina. Through an interview, the author followed through on Doc Watsons musical life. This article includes a discography and a poem about his playing by Ardis Kimzey.
In life, Cecil Sharp was an avid collector of folksongs, particularly from the mountains of North Carolina. His background in musicology from Cambridge University in England aided him in publishing many works about preserving indigenous folklore.