If I say the book was A4 size will mean nothing to my new American family. Most music books in the UK are that size, The exception to that rule is the ton of Irish music books I have. Soodlums are about 6x9 I think (all my stuff is still in the middle of the Atlantic.
When I bought this book in question I'd very little musical knowledge, as I said I was about 16 and been weened on the Beatles/Stones etc along with the likes of the Desert Song or Mario Lanza. Most of the songs in the book were basic 3 chords so once I figured out the melody it was easy playing and singing them. Most of the tunes I'd never heard of. I do recall some of them;
St James' Infirmary
Jam on Jerry's Rocks (never learnt that one but would love to do so)
Froggie Went A Courtin.
This Land is Your Land
The reason for the resurgance of interest of mine is a few years back whilst still in England I saw a tv show of Bruce Springsteen playing with the Seeger Session Musicians. It kind of re awoke my interest in music. Now I'm living in the U.S. would could be better for the 4th July than doing a session of American folk songs.
And thanks Joe for the welcome back...I'd forgotten not only the music but how much I missed this forum. The best on the internet by far.
Also apologises for any typos etc, using a US keyboard .. weird!!!!