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Thread #8916   Message #56225
Posted By: Angie
29-Jan-99 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs of the American Civil War
Lonesome EJ, The soundtrack from Ken Burn's "The Civil War" has a wonderful collection of popular tunes from the era. Some examples are "Lorena", "Angel Band", "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier". In all, there are about 16-18 tracks on the CD. If you want lyrics, there are tons of websites dedicated to Civil War Songs, and the book, "The Blue and the Gray" ca 1950 has a few chapters on songs and poems from the era. Good luck finding the music. If you know of any books about weddings before or during the Civil War, let me know. I'm planning my wedding and would like to have it some what historical(yes, I'm a HUGE history buff, and I know way too much about the Civil War for someone my age, 22.) Hope this helps, ANGIE