Robert Booth Posted December 4, 2012 Share Posted December 4, 2012 Hi, all: We are in the process of culling books out of our school library; if it hasn't been checked out during the last three years out it goes. I rescued this book, "The Laura Ingalls Wilder Songbook". It has all the songs mentioned in Wilders' classic of American frontier life, about one hunded in all. Wilders' father played the fiddle at home and for community dances. There are love songs, hymns, dance tunes, English Ballads, even patriotic songs, all from the nineteenth century. The notation is written for piano or guitar, lyrics are given and even some background info about the songs. I have no idea whether this book is still in print, but it is a very nice hardback, compiled by Eugenia Garson and has the delightful Garth Williams illustrations, and was copyrighted in 1968 from Harper and Row. For someone looking for old-fashioned American popular tunes, this would be a real asset. I'm keepin' mine Cheers, Rob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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