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Thread #7890   Message #2879262
Posted By: Fred McCormick
04-Apr-10 - 05:59 AM
Thread Name: Sam Henry's Songs of the People
Subject: RE: Sam Henry's Songs of the People
Hi Sue,

That is an extremely generous offer. If you ever manage to get it done, your canonisation will definitely be on the agenda; even more so as I gather that the Huntington/Herrman publication is currently out of print.

I suspect though there's more than two complete collections around. I managed to lay my hands on one in the mid-1970s, but without the extra songs and without O'Boyle's annotations. I was working on a civil engineering site at the time and part of my job involved copying reports on the office photocopier. Naturally, I used to surreptitiously feed a few sheaves of Sam Henry through at the same time until I had the whole collection copied. That was all very well, but it became a standing joke among the lads in the office, until I couldn't go near the photocopier without one of them asking how the song copying was coming along.