Collaborating on ‘The Banks of the Wabash’: A Brief History of an Interdisciplinary Debate, Some New Evidence, and a Reflexive Consideration of Turf and Ownership

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Spring 1999


Examines the lyrics and structure of the song 'On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,' written by Theodore Dreiser and Paul Dresser. Comparison of Wabash with other similar songs; Information on the dummy lyrics; Connection of lyrical content with a listener's understanding of a song; Characteristic of popular song.

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