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Sandy Mc Lean 04 Oct 04 - 05:23 PM
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Subject: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:23 PM

A friend asked me to do an internet search for this book of Bill Munroe's. I had no luck on E-bay or Amazon and a Google search could not find it. It is no doubt out of print and was probably published years ago. Any of you bluegrassers fanmiliar with this book?
          Thanks,
             Sandy


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:24 PM

familiar............ :-]


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:33 PM

Spell it Bill Monroe and you will get more hits. All I could find was his "Sixteen Gems," 1999. Some of his songs are in the "Country Music hall of Fame" vol. 3 which is still available, and books by various authors.


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: darkriver
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 06:26 PM

I'm not sure if your friend wants sheet music or lyrics.

The only in-print books I could find (there are a number of "songbooks" that are recordings) are these 2:

Bill Monroe: 16 Gems Performed by Bill Monroe. For mandolin and voice. Format: mandolin tablature songbook. With mandolin tablature, standard notation, chord names, vocal melody, lyrics and mandolin chord diagrams. Bluegrass. 48 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.690310)

Monroe Instrumentals 25 Bill Monroe Favorites. Transcribed by Todd Collins. For Fiddle & Mandolin. solos. 2000 Series. Bluegrass. Level: Intermediate. Book. Size 8.75x11.75. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (99962)

Both are available online through at least 2 places:
sheetmusicplus
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_fastresults.html?cart=33059021033153148

The-Sheet-Music-Store
http://www.music44.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Session_ID=4161CB190002F51D000043A700000000&Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=X

The Grand Ole Opry song folio by BM is out of print. However, a library may have a copy.
Bill Monroe's Grand Ole Opry WSM Song Folio, No. 1.
New York: Peer International Corp., 1947.
Dewey Call number: K 784.7 Monr
LC Call number: M1630.18 .B49 1947

I found that someone at http://www.bgcollector.net/ has this for sale.

HTH.

doug

http://www.geocities.com/nashville/7990/GTBmonroe.htm
--all lyrics


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Q for correcting the spelling error and darkdriver for the info. I have already located the 16 Gems book but it is not the one. It is a songbook that Bill produced years ago. Apparently there was a #1 & a #2. My friend already has #1 but wants to add #2 to his collection. He has a vast archive of older country & western material (bluegrass included), so if he does not have this book it is probably rather hard to come by.
Thanks again,
   Sandy


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: GLoux
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 10:09 AM

There were two volumes of Slim Richey's Bluegrass Word Books published by Ridge Runner in 1977 and 1979 respectively that have just the words to almost 600 songs, many of which are Bill Monroe's. I doubt they are still in print, but you might keep a look out for them...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 10:11 AM

Bill Monroe Song Book may not be what you're looking for, but you can download a .pdf of a bunch of Monroe songs - but it's lyrics only.

John


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: Norval
Date: 27 Feb 18 - 03:43 AM

I decided to revive this old thread because
Bill Monroe's WSM Grand Ole Opry Song Folio
No. 2 was purchased at Goodwill for $1.50 recently.
Copyright date 1953 Peer International, New York.
A Google search would find Folio No. 1 on E-bay and
other places but no reference to Folio No.2.

I know what songs are in Folio No, 2 and wonder about
the index listing for Folio No 1. After using Google with
various parameters I could not find the songs listed in
Folio No. 1. Among my searches was a link to a book
called "The Bill Monroe Reader" which is a compilation
of many articles by various authors.

One of the articles in the above reader states that
Folio No, 2 is a reprint of Folio No.1 with 9 songs
deleted. Can anyone with Folio No. 1 supply the titles
to these deleted songs?
Below are the 12 songs listed in folio No. 2 (and key).

Blue Moon Of Kentucky (G)
Footprints In The Snow (C)
I'm Goin' Back To Old Kentucky (F)
Kentucky Waltz (C)
Little Cabin Home On The Hill (G)
Mansions For Me (Eb)
Mother's Only Sleeping (F)
My Adobe Hacienda (verse Eb, chorus C)
Oh! Mo'nah (G)
Rocky Road Blues (C)
Tenbrooks And Molly (F)
Wicked Path Of Sin (Bb)

My Adobe Hacienda and Oh! Mo'nah don't seem to
be in the BM discography. Did he play these at the
Grand Ole Opry but not record them?

Tenbrooks And Molly is usually listed as Molly and Tenbrooks
subtitled "The Race-Horse Song". In the folio Monroe claims
authorship of words and music but Wikipedia says: a traditional
song of the late 19th century. One of the first recordings of the
song was the Carver Boys' 1929 version called "Tim Brook."

If you want the music look for Folio No. 1 but, if you collect
old and rare publications try to locate Folio No, 2.
The cover has a picture of BM and his horse King Wilkie.


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: GUEST,MVS
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 12:36 PM

Couldn't remember which one I had, but I bought it new in the early 1970s for a cover price of $2.95. Mine is the 1947, "Folio #1" edition, with picture of Bill and King Wilkie on the front cover, box for autographs on the back cover. Contents for Folio #1, with CC as given for the songs (all copyrighted by Peer International, the publisher of the folio):

Picture of Bill Monroe
Testimonials
Rocky Road Blues (Bill Monroe)
My Adobe Hacienda (Louise Massey/Lee Penny)
Footprints in the Snow (Boyd Lane)
True Life Blues (Bill Monroe)
Kentucky Waltz (Bill Monroe)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Come Back to Me in My Dreams (Bill Monroe)
The Summer's Come and Gone (Bill Monroe)
Wicked Path of Sin (Bill Monroe)
Mansions for Me (Bill Monroe)
Pictures
The Shining Path (Bill Monroe)
Tenbrooks & Molly - the Race-Horse Song (Bill Monroe)
Goin' Back to Old Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong (Lester Flatt/Bill Monroe)
Little Cabin Home on the Hill (Lester Flatt/Bill Monroe)
I Found You Last Night in My Dreams (Rupert McClendon/W H "Pee Wee" Nichols)
Keep on the Sunnyside (A P Carter/Gary Garett)
Oh! Mo'nah! (Ted Weems/Country Washburn)
Mother's Only Sleeping (Bill Monroe)
I Can't Keep the Tears Out of my Eyes (Charlie Wilkins/Curt Barrett)
Go Out and Find Somebody New (Floyd Tillman)


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Subject: RE: Bill Munroe Songbook # 2
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 12:48 PM

Can a moderator correct the spelling of the great man's name in the thread title. Thanks.
    Done. -Joe Offer-


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