The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3551   Message #18135
Posted By: Alice
22-Dec-97 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Songbook recommendations
Subject: RE: Songbooks
You're right, Dick, but the look and touch of those brittle old yellow pages, the interesting illustrations from the era of their publication, the beautiful way the old bindings look stacked on the shelf, the thrill of finding a treasure in the dusty stacks or in an old cardboard box at the Salvation Army, the mysterious pencilled margin notes like "duet at Sue's wedding", or "Grandad's favorite", the preface that tells of the adventure of the author in collecting the songs, the additional references to other sources that came before..... oh, well, you get the picture. alice in mt