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Stinson R. Behlen, maker and artist of Southern Highland American Dulcimers, discusses the history of the Southern Highland Dulcimer. He also plays several selections on the Dulcimer.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Stinson R. Behlen

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Location: Slaton, Texas


Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: History of Dulcimers, Hammered cymboline, Pluck Dulcimer, Tuning, Arrival in United State, Popularity, Hand manufacturing (again), Origin, Types of Dulcimers, Stinson R. Behlen, Background, Writing, Folk music, Family background, Explanation of tuning the Dulcimer

Tape 1, Side 2: Explanation of tuning the Dulcimer (continued), Song, "Soldier's Joy", Explanation of tuning the Dulcimer (again), Songs, "Romance of the Dulcimer", "Tom's in the Well", "The Wildwood Flower", "Scottish Royal Highlands Bagpipe March", "Over the River Charlie", "Nixon to Pendora March", "Golden Hair", "My Mother's Lullaby", "Potter's Field", "When I Rock My Babies to Sleep"

Tape 2, Side 1: Songs (continued), "If Dreams Could Change Me", "Happy Henry", "Drink to Me With Thine Eyes", "The Moonlight Waltz", "The Tears of Guadalupe", "The Austrian Green Meadows", "Dreams of my Childhood", "I Can Hear my Savior Calling", "Jenny Jo", "Believe Me of All Your Endearing Young Charms", "Leather Britches", "Bonaparte's Retreat"

Tape 2, Side 2: Songs (continued), "Circle Around Lucy Lee", "Barbara Ellen", "Home Sweet Home"

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