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Thread #1873   Message #6649
Posted By: anna root
11-Jun-97 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Help: Old Scottish songbook
Subject: RE: Old Scottish Song Book - Help!!
Well, I can't identify your particular book (presumably the cover's torn off?) but I've had very good luck finding old books of Scottish song in libraries, both public and college. Don't know where you are in Oz, but I should think that a good university library would have a number of books you could look at. Check especially in the archived books: There's an old book in the SUNY Cortland library in upstate New York (under lock and key) from the mid 1600's that claims to be a collection of even older songs. It has a version of John Grumley that's more elaborate than any other I've seen, but essentially the same as more modern versions.