The speaker is a 74-year-old White man with a grade school education from Jacksonville, Oregon; he was recorded in 1967.
|Inf: Well this, uh, collection of cowbells, practically all of ???em have come, uh, from the east, uh, da-, on the Oregon Trail. And I???
FW: You don???t have to bend over for it [=tape recorder]. It???ll just pick up anything you say.
Inf: And I thought that possibly that, uh, they???re not very good to look at, so I thought maybe that I could, uh, rig ???em up some way so I could play a little tune with ???em. And I hope you???ll bear with me. We???ll try to give a little brief synopsis of different tunes that they used during that early time when the people came over the Oregon Trail. We???ll start out with, uh, possibly the old ???There???s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding.??? We???ll see what we can do with that.