Words and Music to 40 Timeless Mountain Tunes
by Wayne Erbsen
Ladies and Gentlemen step right up and let the singing begin. Sing the songs of days gone by such as: Cotton-eyed Joe, Dixie, the Yellow Rose of Texas, Diamond Joe, and Shall We Gather at the River.
The Backpocket Old-Time Songbook is considered a classic. In addition to song lyrics, musical notation and guitar chords, it is packed hints on singing in the right key, singing with an instrument, transposing your chords, using a capo, plus a short history of old-time songs, minstrel songs, dance tunes, knockdown tunes, ballads, parlor songs and gospel songs. Includes numerous vintage photos.
Includes words, music and history of: Angelina Baker, Bald-Headed End of the Broom, Bravest Cowboy, Bully of the Town, Cindy, Cluck Old Hen, Come Take a Trip in My Airship, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Darling Nelly Gray, Diamond Joe, Dixie, Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan? Ground Hog, Hard Times Come Again No More, I'm Gwine Back to Dixie, I'm the Man Who Rose the Mule Around the World, Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel, Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy, Kingdom Coming, Little Rosewood Casket, Little Log Cabin in the Lane, Little Stream of Whiskey, Milwaukee Blues, Mole in the Ground, Oh, Them Golden Slippers, Oh My Little Darling, Old Maid's Last Hope, Pap's Billy Goat, Pretty Saro, Rambling Boy, Shady Grove, Shall We Gather at the River? Sourwood Mountain, Sugar Babe, Watermelon on the Vine, Wild Bill Jones, Wildwood Flower, Wind and Rain, Yellow Rose of Texas.
About the author:
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to teach, collect, record, perform, write and publish Southern Appalachian music and folklore. A master of both the clawhammer and bluegrass banjo styles, Wayne also performs and records on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and has authored twenty-eight books of instruction, lore and history. An instructor for over forty-five years, Wayne has taught literally thousands of people to play stringed instruments.
In addition to Wayne's deep interest in old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music, he has also researched, recorded and written on numerous other themes of American culture such as The Civil War, Victorian life, log cabin culture, cowboys and pioneers, railroads and gospel music.
For the past twenty-four years Wayne has taught Appalachian music at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He is an active instructor at his own teaching facility called The Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, NC. (www.nativegroundmusic.com). As a book publisher, he is the founder and general manager of Native Ground Books & Music (www.nativeground.com).