by Wayne Erbsen
This popular book starts with an edict from the author that those with bad voices should definitely sing these songs. Next he gives the major categories for Old Time Songs. How about a Civil War Song or a Murder Ballad? Why not try an Animal Song or the Songs of Rascals, Ornery Cusses, and Wild Women? Last but not least are the music and words for almost 50 songs. Get this book for your next family get-together.
A treasure trove of 19th century songs, hilarious jokes, wild stories, vintage photos, and even a recipe for cooking groundhog! 48 favorite melodies of the past that have traveled along with the pioneers in covered wagons through the Civil War period and up to today!ï¾
Includes words, music and history of:ï¾ Amazing Grace, Arkansas Traveler, Bile Em Cabbage Down, Blue-Tailed Fly, Buffalo Gals, Cindy, Cluck Old Hen, The Crawdad Song, Cripple Creek, Down in the Valley, Goober Peas, Grandfather's Clock, Ground Hog, Hambone, Home Sweet Home, I Was Born 4,000 Years Ago, Jack of Diamonds, Jesse James, John Henry, Listen to the Mockingbird, Moonshiner, My Homes Across the Smoky Mountains, My Old Kentucky Home, New River Train, Oh! Susanna, Oh Them Golden Slippers, Old Dan Tucker, Old Joe Clark, On Top of Old Smoky, Polly Wolly Doodle, Poor Ellen Smith, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Pretty Polly, Railroad Bill, The Riddle Song, Roving Gambler, Soldier's Joy, The Sunny South, Turkey in the Straw, Uncle Joe, Unclouded Day, Wabash Cannonball, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, When You And I Were Young Maggie, whoa Mule, Wild Bill Jones, Wildwood Flower, Yellow Rose of Texas.ï¾