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Thread #6789   Message #439855
Posted By: Rex
13-Apr-01 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Civil War Ballads
Subject: RE: Civil War Ballads
If we're mentioning songbooks, I said it before and I'll say it again, Irwin Silber's "Songs of the Civil War" is hard to beat. A very complete listing along with history and parodies. I'm with Uncle Jacque, as a follower of 19th century music, the Civil War was a treasure trove of music and songs. It seems like hard times and conflict inspire the writers, song writers among them. Even up to this day.