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Thread #2665   Message #11400
Posted By: LaMarca
28-Aug-97 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Bootlegging era songbooks
Subject: RE: Bootlegging era songbooks
Try looking for "My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions" and "More Pious Friends and Drunken Companions" by Frank Shay, with really neat woodcuts by John Held; they're great collections of convivial songs and parlor pieces from around that era (I think). Dover did a facsimile reprint in paperback a number of years ago, and it still crops up in used bookstores fairly regularly.