The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3551   Message #18136
Posted By: dulcimer
22-Dec-97 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Songbook recommendations
Subject: RE: Songbooks
Let me just add that volume 1 of Ozark Folksongs by V. Randolph is British Ballads and Songs, with about 41 Child ballads. There are 130 in all. Randolph has collected several versions of lyrics and tunes for many songs. Interesting to put them side by side. Of course they are all from Ozark sources, but I don't want to get into the issue of authenticity. I have found, however, that several versions are more interesting to play and sing than versions heard by well-known artists.