Paul Robeson. side 1: Ballad for Americans (part 1); side 2: Ballad for Americans (part 2) (Victor 26516), from the album, Ballad for Americans (Victor P 20).
"Ballad for Americans" (1939), originally titled "The Ballad for Uncle Sam", is an American patriotic cantata with lyrics by John La Touche and music by Earl Robinson. It was written for the Federal Theatre Project production, Sing for Your Supper which opened on April 24, 1939 at the Adelphi Theatre in New York City, and ran for 44 performances.
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