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Thread #8296 Message #51052
Posted By: Sandy Paton
27-Dec-98 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Cecil Sharp Journal?
Subject: RE: CECIL SHARP JOURNAL?
Please clarify this question for me. Are you asking for a travel journal, or a published collection of the songs he gathered? In England or in Appalachia?
Oxford published English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, which Amazon says is out of print, but a bookstore in New York (Hacker) has a used copy of the two-volume edition for $125, or thereabouts. (Ouch!) It was later re-printed in a single volume, but I don't find that one listed among the various used-book sites I often visit. You might want to read Sharp's English Folk Song, Some Conclusions, as well. Your local library should be able to get these books for you on inter-library loan. Go for it!