A Modest Collection of Traditional Songs of the Colonial Period,
by Mark R. Tully
Part Number: BOOK-MC-TS
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Featuring 70 traditional songs dating from the 17th-19th centuries. Several with additional sets of lyrics to offer a total of over 90 songs -- 30% more than in the previous edition. Each includes a brief introduction with the song's origins and historical anecdotes on the culture and the times during which it was popular. Most of the songs are from 17th- and 18th-century England, however, as explained in the text, they were brought to America by the early colonists and many were soon adapted as patriotic songs. In most cases, both the original lyrics and the patriotic adaptations are included in the book.

Most of the easy-to-play songs are arranged for medium voice. Guitar chords and a series of appendices on various period-appropriate instruments and playing styles are also included, as well as a complete bibliography. Most of the songs were selected with the novice musician in mind and feature simple melodies and easy chord changes.

The flexible coil binding allows the book to lay flat. This is a truly usable collection of delightful songs that is sure to appeal to a broad audience! The downloads tap has a .zip file of the songs in MP-3 format.

From Ballindalloch Press.

Some of the songs included in this book:

Anacreon in Heaven (Star Spangled Banner)
Back and Sides Go Bare
Barbara Allen's Cruelty
Battle of the Kegs (Yankee Doodle)
A Beggin' I Will Go
British Grenadiers
Diddle, Diddle (Lavendar's Green)
Faith's Review and Expectation (Amazing Grace)
Felix the Soldier
The Foggy, Foggy Dew
God Save America
God Save the King
Heart of Oak
How Happy the Soldier
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
The Jolly Tradesmen
John Peel
The Liberty Song
Loch Lomond
The Lusty Young Smith
Maggie Lawder
Men of Harlech
The Miller of the Dee
My Dog and I
Nottingham Ale
Over the Hills and Far Away
Pleasant and Delightful
The Parting Glass
The Rakes of Mallow
Roast Beef of Old England
Rosin the Beau
Spanish Ladies
Three Merry Travelers
Tobacco's But an Indian Weed
The Toper's Song
The Trooper Watering His Nag
Yankee Doodle


PLEASE NOTE: Most of these songs were taken from original sources and are completely uncensored. A few selections are "quite bawdy" in an 18th century way and may not be suitable for young children.
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