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Thread #92438 Message #1779232
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Jul-06 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: World Around Songs/Cooperative Recreation Service
Subject: RE: Help, please: Co-op. Recreation Service
See also: Cooperative Recreation Service - World Around Songs, which is primarily an index of songbooks from Cooperative Recreation Service - World Around Songs. I wondered about the political roots of Cooperative Recreation Service. A number of songs in the early books are on the "left" end of the political spectrum - songs by Earl Robinson and the like. Anything you can tell us about that, Bronwen?
I have a copy of Our Chalet Songbook, copyright 1974 by Our Chalet Committee in Adelboden, Switzerland (Sixth Reprint, 1989). This one was printed in Great Britain and produced by Halston & Co., Ltd. - I bought it from the Girl Scout headquarters in Sacramento. It's a little book, but it doesn't follow the standard format of the Cooperative Recreation Service - the Girl Scout Pocket Songbook fits the Cooop Recreation Service format to a "T."