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Thread #104478 Message #2140282
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Sep-07 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: Tables of Contents are welcome!
Subject: RE: TABLES of CONTENT are welcome!
Hi, Myst - your idea of a sharing project is excellent, in my very humble opinion - which is why we've been doing exactly that for several years now. I posted the index for Bonny Bunch of Roses in the Oak Publications thread.
We can't possibly post all the lyrics from every songbook - but if we post the indexes, people can find the songs and ask us to post them.
Many of the larger folk songbooks have already been indexed, although sometimes you have to be creative if you want to extract a book's table of contents from an index (and sometimes you can't do it). This query at the Roud Folksong Index will extract a table of contents for Peter Kennedy's Folksongs of England, Scotland, and Wales.
My favorite songbook index is The Traditional Ballad Index, but I think it would be difficult to extract a table of contents for any one book from it.
I think curmudgeon must be in a bad mood today or something - what you're asking for, is exactly what Mudcat was established for.
-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-