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Subject: Songbook Indexing; Oak Publications
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 10:34 PM

Some of my favorite songbooks were published (mostly in the 1960s) by Oak Publications. I'm not sure of the history of Oak Publications. Their songbooks all seem to have a similar format, and that format is also used in songbooks from People's Songs and from Sing Out! Magazine. If you can post information about the history of Oak Publications, I'll incorporate it into the second message in this thread.

I think this (click) is a pretty good index of Oak Publications still in print

(although it does not include Oak books that have been republished by other companies)

      This is an edited PermaThread® for indexes of songbooks published by Oak Publications. This thread will be edited by Joe Offer. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-

How to use Songbook Indexes

Use [CTRL-F] to find the you want, and then post a request for the song at the bottom of the thread. We'll contact the songbook owner and obtain the lyrics, and we'll post an answer or a link in your request message.
The assumption is that people who post indexes have the books or have access to them - and they're willing to post any of the songs listed.
To search this page, hit [CTRL-F] on your keyboard.
Susan of DT sent me a list of all Oak publications, compiled sometime in the very early 1970s:
Instruction Manuals
1 Art of the Folk Blues Guitar Silverman
2 Beginning the Folk Guitar Silverman
3 Blues Harp Glover
4 Chord-Player's Encyclopedia Silverman
5 Country Blues Guitar Grossman
6 The Dulcimer Book Ritchie
7 Finger Picking Styles for Guitar Traum
8 Flat-Picker's Guitar Guide Silverman
9 Folksinger's Guitar Guide Silverman
10 Folksinger's Guitar Guide, Vol 2 Silverman
11 A Folksinger's Guide to the 12-String Guitar Lester & Seeger
12 Folk Style Autoharp Taussig
13 How to Play the Five-String Banjo Seeger
14 Note-Reading and Music theory for Folk Guitarista Silverman
15 Recorder Guide Nitka & Kulbach
16 Steel Drums of Kim Loy Wong Seeger
American and Contemporary
17 American Favorite Ballads Seeger
18 American Folksong Guthrie
19 American Square Dance Mayo
20 Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti Guthrie
21 Broadside, Vol. 1 Cunningham
22 California to the New York Island Lampell
23 Coffee House Songbook Edwards
24 Drums of the Americas Howard
25 Ewan MacColl-Peggy Seeger Songbook MacColl & Seeger
26 Fiddle Book Thede
27 Folksongs of Peggy Seeger Seeger
28 Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians Ritchie
29 Freedom is a Constant Struggle Carawan
30 Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hitting People Lomax, Guthrie & Seeger
31 Leadbelly Songbook Asch & Lomax
32 Lift Every Voice Silber
33 Little Boxes and Other Homemade Songs Reynolds
34 Muse of Parker Street Reynolds
35 New Lost City Ramblers Songbook Wood
36 900 Miles Houston
37 101 Plus 5 Folk Songs for Camp Cohen
38 The Panic is On Silverman
39 People's Songbook Hille
40 Ramblin' Boy and Other Songs Paxton
41 Reprints from Sing Out, Vols. 1-10
42 Reprints from the People's Song Bulletin, 1946-1949 Silber
43 Soldier Songs and Home Front Ballads of the Civil War Silber
44 Songs for Peace Seeger
45 Songs for Swinging Housemothers Lynn
46 Songs of American Sailormen Colcord
47 Songs of Joe Hill Stavis & Harmon
48 Songs of Phil Ochs Ochs
49 To Hell With Skiing Cohen
50 We Shall Overcome Carawan
Folk Songs of Many Lands
51 Bells of Rhymney Seeger
52 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Songbook Clancy
53 Egyptian Folk Songs Rasheed
54 Favorite French Folk Songs Mills
55 Favorite Spanish Folksongs Paz
56 Folk Song and Ballads of Scotland MacColl
57 Folk Songs of Europe Karpeles
58 Folk Songs of France Scott
59 Folk Songs of the Americas Lloyd
60 Irish Songs of Resistance Galvin
61 Jewish Folk Songs Rubin
62 New English Broadsides Joseph & Winter
63 Russian songs Silverman
64 Songs From Shakespeare's Plays Kines
65 Songs of Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler Bentley
66 I'm a Freeborn Man MacColl & Seeger
Blues and Jazz
67 The Bluesmen Charters
68 Jazz: New Orleans 1885-1963 Charters
69 Poetry of the Blues Charters
70 Ragtime Songbook Charters
71 They All Played Ragtime Blesh & Janis
72 Ella Jenkins Song Book Jenkins
73 This is Rhythm Jenkins
74 Studies in Ethnomusicology, Vol 1 Kurath et al
75 Studies in Ethnomusicology, Vol 2 Kolinski
76 Slave Songs of the United States Allen et al
New Publications
77 Folk Blues Silverman
78 Broadside, Vol. 2 Cunningham
79 German Folk Songs Kevess
80 Sitar Book Keesee
81 Folk Songs of Greece Alevizos
82 Old-Time Mountain Banjo Rosenbaum
83 Instrumental Techniques of American Folk Guitar Taussig
84 Masters of Instrumental Blues Guitar Garwood
85 Grass Roots Harmony Raim
86 Blue Ridge Mountain Songs Shellans
87 Reprints From Sing Out, Vols. 11
88 Delta Blues Guitar Grossman
89 Jazz on Record: The First 50 Years 1917-1967 McCarthy et al
90 Erotic Muse Cray
91 Folk Lullabies Cass-Beggs
92 Blues Records 1943-1966 Leadbitter & Slavin
93 American Folk Music Occasional Strachwitz & Welding
94 Old-Time Banjo Styles Polacheck
95 story of Australian Folksong Anderson
96 Traditional and Contemporary Finger-Picking Styles Traum
97 Songs that Children Sing Chroman
98 Teach Yourself to Play Guitar Taussig
99 Aspects of the Blues Tradition Oliver

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing; Oak Publications
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 10:35 PM

reserved for the history of Oak Publications

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Subject: Index: 101 plus 5 Songs for Camp (Oak)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 10:38 PM

I got my start singing at campfires, so I've always loved camp songs. Years ago, I heard of an Oak Publications book called 101 Plus Five Songs for Camp [compiled and edited with notes by Mike Cohen on the use of folk songs in a camp music program, 1966]. From that day on, I coveted that book. I dated a woman in the mid-1990s, and I found out she had a copy of THAT book. It almost kept the relationship alive long after it should have died. Later, I was able to find my own copy, so I have no regrets about ending that relationship. Now that I look at the book, I see that most of the songs are far too sophisticated for the style of campfire singing that works for me - but they're good songs. Still, how can you think of camp songs without "The Hole In the Bottom of the Sea" and "The Deacon Went Down"?

Here's the index:

101 Plus 5 Songs for Camp
Sea Chanties, Story Ballads, Work Songs, Animal Songs, Spirituals, Songs for Fun and Nonsense
compiled and edited with notes by Mike Cohen on the use of folk songs in a camp music program
first printing, 1966 - price: $3.95
    Across the Fields (Round)
    Ah Poor Bird (Round)
    Angel Band
    Arkansas Traveler
    The Banks of the Verigo
    Barbara Allen
    Battle of Saratoga
    Beware, Oh, Take Care
    Bile Them Cabbage Down
    Bill Grogin’s Goat
    Bog In The Valley-O
    Bold Fisherman
    Boothbay Whale
    Border Trail
    Border Trail - Winter Version
    Bound For Glory
    Buffalo Boy
    Bulldog and the Bullfrog
    By and By
    Canoe Song (Round)
    The Card Song
    The Cat Came Back
    The Chair at Tremblant
    The Chivalrous Shark
    Colony Times
    Come Follow (Round)
    Cornball Matching Test
    Deep Blue Sea
    Delia’s Gone
    Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again
    Devil and the Farmer’s Wife
    Dona Nobis (Round)
    Drill Ye Tarriers
    Erie Canal
    Escape of John Webb
    Father’s Whiskers
    Foolish Questions
    Golden Vanity
    Gory, Gory
    Green Grow the Rushes-Ho
    Greenland Fisheries
    Haul Away Joe
    Haul On the Bowline
    Hava Na Shira (Round)
    Hey, Betty Martin (Hiking Song)
    Hi-Ro Jerum
    Home Deary Home
    Ilkla Moor Baht Hat
    I'll Fly Away
    I’m On My Way
    Jenny Jenkins
    John Henry
    John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (Round)
    Johnson’s Ale
    The Keeper
    Kilgary Mountain
    Kookaburra (Round)
    Looky, Looky Yonder
    Long John
    Mammy Don’t ‘Low
    Marching to Pretoria
    Men Into Plowshares (Round)
    The Mermaid
    Michael Finnigin (Round)
    Mountain Dew
    Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder
    My Dame Had a Lame Tame Crane (Round)
    New Bedford Whaler
    Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer (Hiking Song)
    Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening (Round)
    Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep
    Old Arm Chair
    Old Lord of Northern Sea
    The Old Miller’s Will
    Old Rattler
    Pick a Bale of Cotton
    Pod Huger Times
    Pretty Polly
    Putting On the Style
    Putting On the Style - Ski Version
    The Rifleman At Bennington
    Roll Jordan, Roll
    Roll Over
    Rose, Rose (Round)
    Russian Lullaby (Round)
    Sail Away Ladies
    Sarasponda (Round)
    Scotland’s Burning (Round)
    Springfield Mountain
    Sweet the Evening Air of May (Round)
    Take This Hammer
    Tea Ships
    Three-Four Go Left, Right (Hiking Song)
    Three Li'l Piggies
    The Titanic
    Tune the Old Cow Died On
    We Hunted and We Hallowed
    We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar
    White Coral Bells (Round)
    White Sand and Grey Sand (Round)
    Who Did Swallow Jonah
    Why Shouldn’t My Goose (Round)
    Yea Ho, Little Fish

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 11:03 PM

I first started dabbling in guitar tunings using Stefan Grossman's Guitar tuning book, first published by Oak. He also had a country blues guide out by Oak. Broadside magazine did some "best of" publications, which I think also came out on Oak.

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Subject: Index: Songs for Swinging Housemothers (Oak)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 11:21 PM

This one may be my favorite: Songs for Swinging Housemothers (Frank Lynn - revised edition, 1961 & 1963). I think this one was first published by another firm. By the way, the price on my copy is $2.95. I had an earlier (Pre-Oak) edition, but I gave it to my sister last week.

Songs for Swinging Housemothers
by Frank Lynn
revised edition copyright 1961 & 1963, by James Leisy Music
Oak Publications edition, $2.95, published by Fearon Publishers, San Francisco.
    About the Year of One B.C., 278
    Ach du Lieber Augustine, 135
    Adam, 136
    Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More, 332
    Alcoholic Baby, 81
    All God's Chillen Got Shoes, 313
    All My Trials, 325
    All Through the Night, 149
    Alli Alli Illium (See Poor and the Rich, The)
    Alouette, 101
    Amici, 146
    And When I Die, 89
    Annie Laurie, 154
    Arlberg Ski School, The, 93
    Around Her Hair She Wore a Purple Ribbon, 42
    A-roving, 263
    Asteroid Light, The, 273
    At the Boarding House, 55
    Au Clair de la Lume, 104
    Auld Lang Syne, 156
    Aupres de Ma Blonde, 103
    Aura Lee, 145
    Australia, 286
    A-Workin' On the Railroad, 165
    Banks of the Ohio, 169
    Barbara Allen, 223
    Barkeep, Barkeep, 134
    Battle Hymn of the Republic, The, 211
    Be Kind to Your Web-footed Friends, 130
    Beer, Beer, 89
    Beer Bottle (See Old Beer Bottle, An)
    Bell-bottomed Trousers, 265
    Betty and Dupree, 249
    Bible Stories, 132
    Bile the Cabbage Down, 195
    Billboard Song, The, 19
    Billie Magee Magaw, 189
    Billy Boy, 193
    Birmingham Jail, The (See Down in the Valley)
    Black-eyed Susie, 196
    Blest Be the Tie That Binds, 141
    Blood Red Roses, 269
    Blow the Candles Out, 241
    Blow the Man Down, 287
    Blue Tail Fly, The, 187
    Blues Ain't Nothin' but a Good Man Feelin' Bad, The, 248
    Bohemia Hall, 81
    Boll Weevil, The, 214
    Bonhomme, 102
    Bound for the Promised Land, 330
    Bring Out the Old Silver Goblet, 78
    Buffalo Boy, 180
    Buffalo Gals, 203
    Bulldog on the Bank, The, 24
    Burglar and the Old Maid, The, 34
    Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, 294
    C.C. Rider, 247
    Call Out the Army and the Navy, 21
    Camptown Baces, The, 192
    Cannibal King, A, 50
    Cannibal King Medley, 50
    Capital Ship, A, 276
    Captain Kidd, 171
    Careless Love, 182
    Cat and the Mouse, The, 6
    Chandler's Wife, The, 225
    Cherry in a Manhattan, A, 57
    Cherry Tree Carol, The, 234
    Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, 104
    Clementine, 175
    Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue, 160
    Cocaine Lil, 159
    Cockles and Mussels, 232
    Come, Follow, 117
    Copper Kettle, 53
    Corena, 254
    Cottage Next to Mine, The, 47
    Cowboy's Dream, The, 303
    Cowboy's Lament, The (See Streets of Laredo, The)
    Crawdad Song, The, 174
    Danville Girl, The, 215
    Darby Ram, The, 137
    Deep River, 317
    Desperado, The, 301
    Die Lorelei, 113
    Do Your Ears Hang Low?, 30
    Don't Cry, Lady, 35
    Down by the Riverside (See I Ain't Gonna Study War Mo More)
    Down in the Valley, 179
    Drill, To Tarriers, Drill, 163
    Drink 'er Down (See Here's to Good Old Beer)
    Drink to Me Only with Good Hard Cider, 153
    Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, 153
    Drinking Medley, 82
    Drunk Last Night, 82
    Drunkard's Doom, The, 71
    Drunken Sailor, The, 266
    Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen, 111
    Dutch Coupany, The, 83
    Dying Hobo, The, 179
    East Virginia, 260
    Eating Goober Peas, 209
    Ee-Lee-Ay-Lee-Oh, 280
    Eight Bells, 271
    Er—i—e Canal, The, 270
    Erie Canal, The, 274
    Everybody Loves Saturday Night, 204
    Eyes of Texas, The, 11
    Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, 314
    Far Above Cayuga's Waters, 146
    Farmer Who Went Out for Beer, The, 112
    Father Put the Cow Out, 123
    Fire Ship, The, 264
    Foggy, Foggy Dew, The, 183
    Four Hairy Apes, 52
    Four Maries, The, 239
    Four Nights Drunk, 138
    Fox, The, 226
    Frankie and Johnny, 157
    Frere Jacques, 117
    Frozen Lover, The, 516
    Garbage Man's Daughter, The, 63
    Gently, Johnny, My Jingalo, 237
    Girl of My Dreams, The, 9
    Girls Can Never Change Their Nature, 43
    Give Me That Old Time Religion, 308
    Glorious (See Drunk Last Night)
    Glorious Beer, 79
    Go Down, Moses, 320
    Go Tell Aunt Rhody, 181
    Go Tell It on the Mountain, 307
    Golden Slippers, 198
    Good—bye, My Lover, Good—bye, 290
    Goodnight, Ladies, 131
    Gory, Gory, 99
    Granmaw's in the Cellar, 30
    Grandfather's Clock, 4
    Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, 3
    Green Grow the Lilacs, 181
    Green Grow the Rushes, 233
    Greenback Dollar, 260
    Greensleeves, l48
    Grün, Grün, Grün, 114
    Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, 205
    Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, 200
    Hangman, Hangman, 224
    Haul Away, Joe, 279
    He Didn't Have a Bend in His Knees, 98
    He That Will an Ale House Keep, 115
    Hearse Song, The, 60
    Heaven Is So High, 323
    Hell-bound Train, The, 208
    Her Mother Never Told Her, 72
    Here's to Good Old Beer, 86
    He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, 321
    Hey, Ho, Nobody Home, 115
    High Barbaree, 275
    Hokey Pokey, The, 122
    Hol—la—hi! Hol-la—ho!, 109
    Home in that Rock, 324
    Home on the Range, 300
    Horses Run Around, The, 127
    House Carpenter, The, 282
    How We Love To See Our Dear Old Mother Work, 57
    Hygiene Song, The, 16
    I Ain't Gonna Study War No More, 311
    I Am a Pilgrim, 328
    I Gave My Love a Cherry (See Riddle Song, The)
    I Had a Little Duck, 90
    I Know Where I'm Goin', 219
    I Ride an Old Paint, 293
    I Shot a Sneeze into the Air, 33
    I Took My Sweetie for a Sleigh Ride, 60
    I Want a Beer, 77
    I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago, 134
    I Was Born in Jersey City, 126
    I Wish I Was Single Again, 217
    Ich Bin der Musikant, 106
    I'll He Ready When the Great Day Comes, 318
    I'm a Man That's Done Wrong to My Parents, 68
    I'm Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger, 329
    In the Cellar of Timberline Lodge, 94
    In the Evening by the Moonlight, 26
    In the Pines, 245
    In the Store, 77
    Insist on a Warranty Deed, 222
    Irish Wake, The, 128
    It Ain't My Baby, 20
    It Pays to Advertise, 47
    It's Always Fair Weather, 84
    It's the Syme the Whole World Over, 61
    I've Been Workin' on the Railroad, 10
    I've Got No Use for the Women, 304
    Jack Is Every Inch a Sailor, 269
    Jack O'Diamonds, 80
    Jacob's Ladder, 310
    Jesse James, 168
    Jimmie Crack Corn (See Blue Tail fly, The)
    Jne Turner, 253
    John S. Sails, The, 266
    John Brown's Baby, 211
    John Brown's Body, 210
    John Hardy, 166
    John Henry, 161
    John Jacob Jingleheiner Schmidt, 121
    John Peel, 227
    Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, 207
    Jcbnny Vorbeck, 27
    Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, 315
    Juanita, 151
    Just a Closer Walk with Thee, 322
    Keeper of the Eddystone Light, The, 272
    Keeper of the London Zoo, The, 273
    Keeper Would A—hunting Go, The, 228
    King's Navy, The, 77
    Kookaburra, 119
    Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl, 75
    Lanky Lucy Lister, 17
    Lavender Cowboy, The, 144
    Lessons in Love, 35
    Let Her Go, 37
    Let Her Sleep Under the Bar (See Her Mother Never Told Her)
    Let My Little Light Shine, 334
    Letter Edged in Black, The, 66
    Little Brown Jug, 90
    Little Phoebe, 142
    Little Tom Tinker, 119
    Logger Lover (See Frozen Lover, The)
    Lonesome Valley, 327
    Lord Randall, 220
    Lola Belle Black, 45
    Mama Have You Heard the News?, 70
    Man on the New Pair of Skis, The, 93
    Man Without a Woman, A, S
    Marianina, 40
    Mary Ann McCarty, 212
    Mary Had a William Goat, 39
    Meetin' at the Buildin', 335
    Men of Harlech, 240
    Mermaid, The, 281
    Merrily We Roll the Keg, 136
    Michael Finnigin, 121
    Midnight on the Ocean, 55
    Midnight Special, The, 252
    Mimi, the College Widow, 1
    M-I-N-E, 51
    Miss Bailey, 231
    Mister Froggie Went A-courtin' , 185
    Mister Reilly, 122
    Mountain Dew (See Old Mountain Dew)
    Mountaineer's Courtship, The, (See Buffalo Boy)
    Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, 36
    Mushrooms, 41
    Muss I Denn, 110
    My Bonnie, 176
    My Cross-eyed Girl, 143
    My God, How the Money Rolls In, 177
    My Name Is Yon Yonson, 120
    Nancy Brown (See West Virgiany Hill, The)
    New River Train, i8
    Night Herding Song, 306
    Nine Hundred Miles, 255
    Nine Men Slept in a Boarding House Bed, 120
    Nine Pound Hammer, 257
    Ninety Pounds of Rucksack, 96
    No Hidin' Place, 331
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, 320
    Oh, How He Lied, 31
    Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening, 116
    Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep, 312
    Oh, No, John, 177
    Oh, Susanna, 191
    Oh, Won't That Be Joyful (See Peanuts)
    Old Ark's A-Moverin', The, 316
    Old Beer Bottle, An, 14
    Old Chisholm Trail, The, 296
    Old Folks at Home, 194
    Old King Cole, 129
    Old Maid, The, 11
    Old Man Who Lived Near Hell, The, 218
    Old Mountain Dew, 88
    Old Stormalong, 283
    Old Texas, 294
    Old Time Religion (See Give Me That Old Time Religion)
    Omelette, 101
    Omie Wise, 73
    On Mules We Find Two Legs Behind, 37
    On the Farm, 76
    On Top of a Mountain, 99
    On Top of Old Baldy, 178
    On Top of Old Smoky, 178
    Once There Were Three Fishermen, 131
    One Fish Ball, 13
    One More River to Cross, 356
    Original Talking Blues, The, 250
    Out in the Great Northwest, 597
    Paddy Murphy, 78
    Paper of Pins, 184
    Pat Works on the Railroad (See A-workin' on the Railroad)
    Patsy Ory-Ory—Aye (See A-workin' on the Railroad)
    Peanuts, 4
    Persian Kitten, The, 41
    Personal Friend of Mine, A, 48
    Pick a Bale of Cotton, 164
    Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away, The, 87
    Pink Pajamas, 212
    Polly Wolly Doodle, 190
    Poor and the Rich, The, 135
    Poor Babes in the Woods, 63
    Poor Boy, 173
    Poor Lil, 15
    Poor Old Slave, The, 124
    Poor Working Girl, The, 69
    Pope, The, 85
    Puttin' on the Style, 202
    Quartermaster Corps, The (See On the Farm)
    Railroad Bill, 242
    Rattin Family, The, 59
    Red River Valley, 180
    Reuben Ranzo, 285
    Rex, the Piddling Pup, 44
    Riddle Song, The, 150
    Rio Grande, The, 284
    Rock About, My Saro Jane, 291
    Roll on the Ground, Boys, 261
    Rolling Down the Mountain (See West Virginny Hills, The)
    Rosewood Casket, 259
    Round the Corner, 123
    Roving Gambler, The, 206
    Roving Kind, The (See Fire Ship, The)
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat, 118
    Rye Whiskey, 80
    Sailor Is a Sailor, A, 22
    Sally Carter, 61
    Samuel Hall, 170
    Santy Anno, 292
    S-A-V-E-D, 43
    Schnitzelbank, 108
    Scotland's Burning, 117
    Shackles of Shame, 67
    She Is More to Be Pitied than Censured, 64
    She Promised to Meet Me When the Clock Struck Seventeen, 125
    She'll Be Skiing Down the Mountain, 96
    Shenandoah, 288
    Ship That Never Returned, The, 62
    Ship Titanic, The (See Titanic, The)
    Short'nin' Bread, 197
    Shorty George, 256
    Show Me the Easy Way Down, 100
    Shussing Down the Sherman, 95
    Silver Dagger, 188
    Silver Dollar, 3
    Sipping Cider Through a Straw, 49
    Sixpence, 53
    Ski, Ski, Ski, 94
    Ski Slow, You Ski Patrol, 100
    Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, 333
    Son of a Gambolier, The, 199
    Son of a Gun for Beer, 133
    Souse Family, The (See Dutch Company, The)
    South Australia (See Australia)
    Spanish Is the Loving Tongue, 153
    Spanish Ladies, 289
    St. James Infirmary, The, 244
    Standing in the Need of Prayer, 322
    Steal Away, 319
    Strawberry Roan, The, 298
    Streets of Laredo, The, 295
    Strolling Through Norfolk, 267
    Student and the Tunnel, The, 25
    Suicide Song, The, 58
    Susan MacGoozan, 126
    Sven, 97
    Swanee River (See Old Folks at Home)
    Sweet and Low, 150
    Sweet Eveline, 84
    Sweet Violets, 28
    Sweetly Sings the Donkey, 119
    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, 308
    Take the Leg from Some Old Table, 31
    Take This Hammer, 162
    Taps, 136
    Tell Me Why, 147
    That Old Mountain Dew (See Old Mountain Dew)
    That's Where My Money Goes, 32
    That's Why I Do Like I Do, 7
    There Is a Tavern in the Town, 201
    There's a Hole in My Bucket, 140
    There's Nothing the Matter with My Girl, 46
    These Bones Gonna Rise Again, 309
    They Had to Carry Harry to the Ferry, 83
    Things Women Do, 2
    Three Blind Mice, 116
    Three Jolly Coachmen (See Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl)
    Titanic, The, 12
    Told My Captain, 246
    Tom Dooley, 167
    Trail to Mexico, The, 305
    Twelve Days of Christmas, The, 235
    Two Boarda upon Cold Powder Snow, 92
    Two Maids West A—Milking One Day, 221
    Underneath the Takeoff, 91
    Unfortunate Miss Bailey (See Miss Bailey)
    Upidee, 33
    Vassar Hygiene Song (See Hygiene Song)
    Vicar of Bray, The, 230
    Villain and the Maiden, The (See Oh, How He Lied)
    Vive l'Amour, 29
    Waltz Her to a Corner, 152
    Wanderin', 251
    Was Ist Das?, 107
    Water Is Wide, The, 236
    Wee Cooper O'Fife, The, 238
    We'll Build a Bungalow, 51
    West Virginny Hills, The, 8
    When I Went to College, 133
    When the Saints Go Marching In, 317
    Where Are You Goin', My Good Old Man?, 56
    White Coral Bells, 118
    Who Did?, 130
    Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?, 38
    Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, 302
    Why Shouldn't My Goose, 118
    Wide Missouri, The (See Shenandoah)
    Wildwood Flower, 262
    Willow Tree, The, 172
    Willy the Weeper, 158
    Workin' on the Railroad (See I've Been Workin' On the Rai1road)
    Worried Man Blues, 243
    Wraggle—Taggle Gypsies, The, 229
    Wreck of the F.F.V., 258
    Yellow Rose of Texas, The, 213
    You Can Dig My Grave, 327
    You Can't Get to Heaven (See Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More)
    Yuazuray (See Poor and the Rich, The)
    Zulu King, The (See Cannibal King, A)
    Zum Gali Gali, 114

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 11:57 PM

SWH list missing a couple- I'll wait to see it edited.
I have Ritchie and Peggy Seeger if you want them.

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 12:46 AM

Go ahead and post Ritchie and Peggy Seeger and any others you have, Q.
Thanks a lot.

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Subject: Index: Singing Cowboy (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 07:18 AM

"Singing Cowboy" collected and edited by Margaret Larkin, originally published by Alfred Knopf 1931, reissued in paperback by Oak 1963.

Singing Cowboy: A Book of Western Songs
Collected and edited by Margaret Larkin
Published originally by Alfred Knopf, Inc., 1931
Oak Publications Edition, 1963 - price: $2.95
    Billy Venero
    Black Tail Range, The
    Brown-Eyed Lee
    Buffalo Skinners
    California Joe
    Chisholm Trail, two versions
    Cowboy, The
    Cowboy's Heaven, The
    Cowboy's Lament
    Dreary Black Hills
    Dreary Life, The
    Fair Lady of the Plains
    Fuller and Warren
    Git Along Little Dogies, two versions
    Goodbye, Old Paint
    Great Grand-dad
    Home on the Range
    I Ride an Old Paint
    I'm Bound to Follow the Long Horn Cow
    Jesse James
    Jim the Roper
    Little Joe, the Wrangler
    My Love is a Rider
    Night Herding Song
    On the Lake of the Poncho Plains
    Poor Lonesome Cowboy
    Rusty Jiggs and Sandy Sam
    Sam Bass
    Ten Thousand Cattle
    Texas Cowboy, The
    Trail to Mexico
    Utah Carroll
    Walking John
    Wandering Cowboy
    Way Out in Idyho
    Windy Bill
    Young Companions
    Zebra Dun

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Subject: Index: Bells of Rhymney (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 07:40 AM

The Bells of Rhymney and Other Songs and Stories from the Singing of Pete Seeger
published in 1964.
    Aimee McPherson
    Another Man Done Goner
    Banks of Marble
    Bells of Rhymney
    Black Fly, The
    Brandy, Leave Me Alone
    Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy
    Danville Girl
    Declaration of Independence
    Didn't Old John
    Die Gedanken Sind Frei
    East Virginia
    El Dia De Tu Santo
    Farther Along
    Foolish Frog, The
    Get Up and Go
    Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
    Harry Simms
    He Lies in the American Land
    Here's to the Couple
    Hey Li Lee Lo
    Hey, You Little brand New Baby
    Hieland Laddie
    How Can I Keep from Singing
    I Can See
    I'm On My Way
    I've Got to Know
    I Never Will Marry
    In the Evening
    Jam on Gerry's Rock
    Jay Gould's Daughter
    Jefferson and Liberty
    Johnny Riley
    Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
    Lady Margaret
    Little Birdie
    Little Boxes
    Living in the Country
    Money Is King
    My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines
    No Irish Need Apply
    Oh, Had I a Golden Thread
    Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, The
    One Grain of Sand
    One Man's Hands
    Over the Hills
    Pastures of Plenty
    Pay Day at Coal Creek
    Peat Bog Soldiers
    Pretty Saro
    River of My People
    Roll On, Columbia
    Sally, My Dear
    Shalom Chaverim
    Sweet Potatoes
    Talking Atom
    Talking Union
    Texian Boys
    T for Texas
    There Was a Man and He Was Mad
    This Little Light of Mine
    To My Old Brown Earth
    Turn, Turn, Turn
    Un Canadien Errant
    United Nations Make a Chain
    Union Maid
    Viv la Quince Brigada
    Wasn't That a Time
    Way Out There
    We Shall Overcome
    What Month Was My Jesus Born In
    Where Have All the Flowers Gone ?
    Windy Old Weather
    Woody's Rag
    Won't You Go Down, Old Hannah
    Worried Man Blues

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Subject: Index: 900 Miles/Houston (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 08:01 AM

900 Miles, the Ballads, Blues and Folksongs of Cisco Houston
Edited for Publication by Moses Asch and Irwin Silber
Musical Transcriptions by Jerry Silverman
Duets Transcribed by Ethel Raim
Additional transcriptions by Happy Traum
Production: Ethel Raim and Paul Nelson
Cover and Title Page drawings by Ben Shahn

Letter to Cisco (Moses Asch)
Cisco Houston Obituary (NY Times 30 April 1961)
Cisco (Woody Guthrie)
Singing on the Ships (Cisco Houston)
Cisco's Legacy (Lee Hays)
Fare Thee Well, Cisco (Tom Paxton)
Blues for Cisco Houston (Tom McGrath)
The Songs I Sing (Cisco Houston)
    Beans, Bacon and Gravy
    Beautiful Brown Eyes
    Brave Engineer, The
    Cat Came Back, The
    Cryderville Jail
    Danville Girl
    Diamond Joe
    Dink's Song
    Dollar Down, A
    Drill Ye Tarriers Drill
    Dying Cowboy, The
    East Virginia
    E-ri-e Canal
    Fire Down Below
    Frozen Logger
    Get Along Little Dogies
    Gettin' Up Holler
    Girl in the Wood, The
    Great American Bum, The
    Great July Jones
    Gypsy Dave
    Hard, Ain't It Hard
    Hard Traveling
    Hobo Bill
    Hobo's Lullaby
    Hound Dog
    I Don't Mind Marrying
    I'm Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
    Intoxicated Rat, The
    I Ride an Old Paint
    John B. Sails, The
    John Hardy
    Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
    Killer, The
    Little Joe the Wrangler
    Make My Pallet Down on Your Floor
    Midnight Special
    Mole in the Ground
    Mule Skinner Blues
    Mysteries of a Hobo's Life
    Night Herding Song
    Nune Hundred Miles
    Old Blue
    Old Chisholm Trail
    Old Howard
    Old Reilly
    On Top of Old Smoky
    Pat Works on the Railway
    Pie in the Sky
    Railroad Bill
    Rambler, The
    Rambling Gambling Man
    Roamer, The
    St. James Infirmary
    Soup Song
    Sweet Betsy from Pike
    Take a Whiff on Me
    Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
    Travel On
    True Love on My Mind
    Turtle Dove
    Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail
    Worrid Man Blues
    Wreck of the 97
    Zebra Dun

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Subject: Index: American Favorite Ballads (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 08:15 AM

American Favorite Ballads, Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger
Edited for Publication by Irwin Silber and Ethel Raim
Oak Publications, 1961
    Alabama Bound
    Aunt Rhody
    Barbara Allen
    Big Rock Candy Mountain
    Blow the Man Down
    Blue-Tail Fly
    Buffalo Gals
    Buffalo Skinners
    Camptown Races
    Careless Love
    Cielito Lindo
    Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
    Cumberland Gap
    Darling Corey
    Deep Blue Sea
    Devil and the Farmer's Wife
    Devilish Mary
    Dink's Song
    Down in the Valley
    Erie Canal;
    Farmer Is the Man, The
    Four Nights Drunk
    Fox, The
    Frankie and Johnny
    Froggie Went A-Courting
    Hammer Song
    Hard Traveling
    Hold the Fort
    Home on the Range
    House of the Rising Sun
    I Never Will Marry
    I Ride an Old Paint
    Irene, Goodnight
    Jesse James
    Joe Bowers
    John Brown's Body
    John Henry
    Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
    Keeper, The
    Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
    Little Girl
    Michael Row the Boat Ashore
    Midnight Special
    My Horses Ain't Hungry
    New River Train
    Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
    Oh Susanna
    Old Dan Tucker
    Old Joe Clark
    On Top of Old Smoky
    Passing Through
    Pick a Bale of Cotton
    Puttin On the Style
    Que Bonita Bandera
    Reuben James
    Riddle Song
    Rye Whiskey
    Sally Ann
    Skip to My Lou
    So Long, It's Been Good to Know You
    Solidarity Forever
    Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
    Strange Dream
    Streets of Laredo
    Study War No More
    Swanee River
    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    This Land Is Your Land
    Twelve Gates to the City
    Wabash Cannonball
    Water Is Wide, The
    Wayfaring Stranger
    We Shall Not Be Moved
    When I First Came to This Land
    Which Side Are You On ?
    Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot ?
    Yankee Doodle
    Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

    My copy of the 22nd printing, August, 1970 - price: $1.95. Still in print - $12.89 at Amazon.

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Subject: Index: Songs of Joe Hill (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 08:31 AM

Songs of Joe Hill
edited by Barrie Stavis and Frank Harmon, originally published by Peoples Artists Inc., 1955
Oak Publication 1960.
    Bronco Buster Flynn
    Casey Jones - The Union Scab
    Don't Take My Papa From Me
    Everybody's Joining It
    It's a Long Way Down to the Breadline
    It's a Long Way Down to the Soupline
    John Golden and the Lawrence Strike
    Let Bill Do It
    Mister Block
    My Last Will
    Preacher and the Slave, The
    Rebel Girl, The
    Scissor Bill
    Should I Ever Be a Soldier
    Stung Right
    Ta-ra-ra Boom De-ay !
    There Is Power
    Tramp, The
    We Will Sing One Song
    What We Want
    Where the Fraser River Flows
    White Slave, The
    Workers of the World, Awaken !

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Susan of DT
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 08:58 AM

Oak once published an index to all of its publications as of that point. I'll dig it out and post details.

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: MMario
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 09:02 AM

Now - who's gonna link the titles to the songs already in the DT and forum? *grin*

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Subject: Index: New Lost City Ramblers Songbook
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 09:31 AM

The New Lost City Ramblers Songbook
edited by John Cohen and Mike Seeger, musical transcriptions by Hally Wood, Oak Publications, 1964
    Across the Rocky Mountains
    Adam in the Garden Pinnin' Leaves
    Ain't No Bugs on Me
    Arkansas Traveler
    Baby, All Night Long
    Back to Mexico
    Baltimore Fire
    Banks of the Ohio
    Battleship of Maine
    Beware, Take Care
    Big Ball's Town
    Billy Grimes, the Rover
    Brown's Ferry Blues
    Buddy, Won't You Roll Down the Line
    Cannonball, The
    Charley, He's a Good Ol' Man
    Chewing Gum
    Coney Isle
    Coo Coo Bird, The
    Crossed Old Jordan's Stream
    Crow, Black Chicken
    Deep Water
    Didn't He Ramble
    Dollar Down and Dollar a Week
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
    East Virginia Blues
    Everyday Dirt
    Fiddling Soldier
    Fly Around, My Pretty Little Miss
    Foggy Mountain Top
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again
    Freight Train
    Gambler's Dying Words
    George Collins
    Girl I Left Behind, The
    Girl on the Greenbrier Shore, The
    Handsome Molly
    Hold That Woodpile Down
    Hop High, Ladies, the Cake's All Dough
    Hopalong Peter
    Hot Corn
    Hungry Hash House
    I Truly Understand
    If I Lose, I Don't Care
    I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
    I'll Tell You What I Saw Last Night
    It's a Shame to Whip Your Wife on Sunday
    John Hardy
    Johnny and Jane
    Johnny Booker
    Johnny, Get Your Gun
    Johnson Boys
    Knoxville Girl
    Lady of Carlisle
    Late Last Night When Willie Came Home
    Leaving Home
    Likes Likker Better Than Me
    Little Maggie
    Little Moses
    Lord Thomas
    Louisville Burglar
    MacAfee's Confession
    Man of Constant Sorrow
    Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was a Married Man, The
    Mighty Mississippi
    Miller's Will, The
    More Pretty Girls Than One
    My Long Journey Home
    Nine-Pound Hammer
    No Depression in Heaven
    Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie
    Old Bell Cow
    Old Fish Song, The
    Old Molly Hair
    Other Side of Jordan
    Over the Road I'm Bound
    Poor Ellen Smith
    Rabbit Chase
    Railroad Bill
    Railroad Blues
    Rambling Blues
    Rambling Boy, The
    Red Rocking Chair
    Run Mountain
    Sad and Lonely Day
    Sail Away Ladies
    Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea
    Sal's Got a Meatskin
    Salty Dog Blues
    Serves Them Fine
    Shady Grove
    Silly Bill
    Single Girl, Married Girl
    Snow Dove
    Storms Are On the Ocean, The
    Story the Crow Told Me, The
    Sugar Hill
    Sweet Willie
    Take a Drink on Me
    Talking Hard Luck
    Texas Rangers
    That Crazy War
    There'll Be No Distinction There
    Three Men Went A-Hunting
    Tom Cat Blues
    Tom Dooley
    Tragic Romance
    True and Trembling Brakeman
    Walking Boss
    Waves on the Sea
    Way Down the Old Plank Road
    Weave Room Blues
    Weaver's Life
    What'll I Do With the Baby-o ?
    When First to This Country
    White House Blues
    Ehoop 'Em Up, Cindy
    Who's That Knocking at My Window ?
    Wild Bill Jones
    Wildwood Flowerr
    Willie Moore
    Willy, Poor Boy

Currently in print as Old-Time String Band Songbook, Oak Publications, a division of Embassy Music Corporation. Price: $21.95
Published in UK by Music Sales, Limited.

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Subject: Index: California to the New York Island (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 09:41 AM

California to the New York Island
Being a pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls by Woody Guthrie

Published by The Guthrie Children's Trust Fund, New York City, Lou Gordon, Harole Leventhat, Peter Seeger, Trustees.
Sole selling agent and distributors: Oak Publications, copyright 1958 and 1960 by The Guthrie Children's Trust Fund.
Edited for publication by Irwin Silber. Music Editors: Pete Seeger, Jerry Silverman
    Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done, The
    Curly-Headed Baby
    Go to Sleep My Little Hobo
    Going Down This Dusty Old Road
    Grand Coulee Dam
    Gypsy Davy
    Hard Traveling
    I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
    Jackhammer John
    John Hardy
    Oklahoma Hills
    Pastures of Plenty
    Philadelphia Lawyer
    Put Your Finger in the Air
    Pretty Boy Floyd
    Reuben James
    Roll On Columbia
    Round, Round Hitler's Grave
    Sleep Eye
    So Long It's Been Good to Know You
    Talking Dust Bowl
    This Land Is Your Land
    This Train Is Bound for Glory
    Union Maid
    Vigilante Man
    Wake Up
    Way Up in the Northwest

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 01:33 PM

Re FolkieDave- Please, no one post Folksingers' Wordbook!

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Subject: Index: Folk Songs of Southern Appalachians (Oak)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 02:05 PM

Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians
Jean Ritchie, 1965,
Foreward Alan Lomax, Transcriptions by Melinda Zacuto and Jerry Silverman. Oak Publications, NY.
Note- Oak also published Jean Ritchie, "Singing Family of the Cumberlands."

Index- with index to recordings of all songs.

    Amazing Grace
    Among the Little White Daisies
    Bachelor's Hall
    Bangum Rid By the Riverside
    Barbry Ellen
    Black Is the Color
    Bow Your Bend to Me
    Brightest and Best
    Cambridgeshire May Song
    Carol of the Cherry Tree
    Cedar Swamp
    Children Go Where I Send Thee
       (also listed as "Little Bitty Baby")
    Cuckoo, The
    Dance to Your Daddy
    Darby Ram
    Day Is Past and Gone, The
    Dear Companion
    Death of Cock Robin, The
    Down Came An Angel
    Fair and Tender Ladies
    Fair Annie of the Lochroyan
    False Sir John
    Father Get Ready
    Flower Carol, The
    Gentle Fair Annie
    God Bless the Moonshiners
    Goin' to Boston
    Golden Ring Around Susan Girl
    Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
    Gypsy Laddie, The
    Hangman Song, The
    Hiram Hubbard
    Holly Bears the Berry, The
    I Saw Three Ships
    I Wonder When I Shall Be Married
    I've Got a Mother Gone To Glory
    Joe Bowers
    Keep Your Garden Clean
    Killy Kranky
    Little Bitty Baby
       (also listed as "Children Go Where I Send Thee")
    Little Cory
    Little Devils, The
    Little Mudgrave, The
       (also listed as "The Lyttle Musgrave")
    London Bridge
    Lonesome Sea
    Lord Lovel
    Lord Randal
    Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
    Love Somebody, Yes I Do
    Lyttle Musgrave, The
       (Also listed as "The Little Musgrave")
    Mama Told Me
    May Day Carol, The
    Miracle of Usher's Well, The
    My Little Carpenter
    Nottamun Town
    Oh, Love Is Teasin'
    Old Betty Larkin
    Old King Cole
    Old Soap-Gourd, The
    Old Virginny
    Old Woman and the Pig, The
    Over the River, Charlie
    Pretty Saro
    See the Waters A-Gilding
    Shady Grove
    Sister Phoebe
    Skin and Bones
    Swapping Song, The
    Sweet William and Lady Margaret
    There Was a Pig Went Out To Dig
    Turkish Lady, The
    Twilight A-Stealing
    Two Dukes A-Roving
    Unquiet Grave, The
    What'll I Do With the Baby-O?

Second Edition of Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians published by University Press of Kentucky, 1997

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 02:18 PM

Nice job, Charles! Keep 'em coming.

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Susan of DT
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 07:19 PM

I found the index I was looking for. I have two skinny books, one called "Oak Catalog" and one called "Oak Publications". Oak Publications lists 99 books, without years, and has a list of song titles and which Oak publications the song can be found in, referencing the publication by number. The Oak Catalog lists 116 publications, also numbered, but no song index. The end of that is "New Books for Spring 1971". Problem: the numbers on the books do not match from one catalog to the other.

So, what is the best way to handle this? If I scan the 24 pages, where/how would I post them?

And, of course, this is 35+ years old.

Music Sales Corp acquired Oak before that 1971 date. I don't know whether Oak is still producing books [I suspect not] or when they stopped, if they stopped.

Sent to Joe

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Subject: Index: Coffee House Songbook (Oak)
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 09:15 PM

The Coffee House Songbook
Collected and edited by Jay Edwards
Music transcribed and edited by Charles Sens
Drawings from the sketchbooks by Irwin Rosenhouse
1966 price: $3.95
    I. Songs of Love
    I Saw Her As She Came and Went
    Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol
    Don't Sing Love Songs
    Mary Ann
    Fare Thee Well
    Once I Had a Sweetheart
    Ibby Damsel
    The Dear Companion
    Lass from the Low Country
    Black is the Color
    The Queen of Hearts
    If You Will Weave Me
    My Love Loves the Sun
    She's Like a Swallow
    I Never Will Marry
    Banks of the Roses
    Locks and Bolts
    Cruel War
    Wild Mountain Thyme
    Shule Aroon
    Buttermilk Hill
    The Water is Wide
    Waly Waly
    Sprig of Thyme
    The Next Market Day
    Blow the Candles Out
    I Know You Rider
    Ramblin' Gambler
    The Wagoner's Lad
    Wildwood Flower
    West Virginia Boys
    Pretty Saro
    Lady Margaret
    Pretty Peggy-O
    Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
    The Foggy Dew
    Daily Growing
    Katharine Jaffray
    Lord Bateman
    The Trooper and the Maid
    The Cambric Shirt
    Butcher's Boy
    Down by the Seaside

    II. Talkin' Critters and Fragment Songs
    Buckeye Jim
    Leatherwing Bat
    The Cuckoo
    Bowling Green
    Red Apple Juice
    Katy Cruel
    Cotton-Eyed Joe

    III. Songs of Vocation and Avocation
    1. The Pleasures of Life
    Whiskey Johnny
    Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
    The Salvation Army Song (Away with Rum)
    Whiskey You're the Devil
    The Cruiskeen Lawn (The Full Jug)
    The Calton Weaver
    The Parting Glass
    Hello Susan Brown
    A Jug of Punch

    2. Work Songs
    Timber (Jerry)
    Old Settler's Song (Acres of Clams)
    Springhill Mining Disaster
    The Rackets Around the Blue Mountain Lake
    Red Iron Ore
    Byker Hill

    3. Hammer Chants
    Take This Hammer
    Bald Mountain
    Roll On Buddy

    4. Railroad Songs
    Black Smoke A-risin'
    Swannanoa Tunnel
    The Wabash Cannonball
    Jay Gould's Daughter
    Cosher Bailey
    Freight Train
    Nine Hundred Miles

    5. Songs of the Sea
    Farewell to Tarwaithe
    Row, Bullies, Row
    The Coast of Peru
    Greenland Whale Fishery
    Don't Go to Sea Once More
    John Riley
    John Riley
    The Bonnie Ship the Diamond
    The Eclipse
    We'll Rant and We'll Roar

    IV. Songs Concerning Religion
    The Virgin Mary Had a One Son
    Sinner Man
    Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
    This Train
    Life Is Like a Mountain Railroad
    The Great Speckled Bird
    Shaker Song
    We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus
    It's G-L-O-R-Y to Know I'm S-A-V-E-D
    Plastic Jesus
    Old Gospel Ship

    V. Songs of Various Nations
    1. The West Indies
    Run Come See

    2. Ireland
    Erin Go Braugh
    Star of the County Down
    The Foggy Dew

    3. Scotland
    The Bonnie Earl of Murray
    Gin I Were
    Bobby Campbell
    The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry
    Bonnie George Campbell

    4. Israel
    Shalom Chaverim
    Hinneh Mah Tov
    Hava Netze B'Machol

    5. Yiddish Songs
    Hey Zhankoye
    Shir Finjan

    6. Australia
    Nine Miles from Gundagai
    The Drover's Dream
    Five Miles from Gundagai
    Bold Jack Donahue
    The Wild Colonial Boy
    The Castlereagh River

    VI. Songs of Protest
    1. Songs of War
    Drums and Guns (Johnny Comes Marching Home)
    The Kerry Recruit

    2. Songs of Social Protest
    Tim Evans (Go Down You Murderer)
    Ballad of the Carpenter
    The Klan
    Jim Crow
    Portland County Jail
    Old Bill

    3. Songs of Personal Discontent
    Man of Constant Sorrow
    Lonesome Road
    Times Are Getting Hard
    Evil-Hearted Man
    Jelly Roll Blues
    Hesitation Blues
    Rabbit Blues
    Ain't No More Cane on This Brazos
    Long Time Man
    House of the Rising Sun
    Solid Gone
    Lonely Walk through Sorrow
    Walk the Road Again
    Rolling Stone
    Come Home Wild Jill
    The Unreconstructed Rebel
    Climber's Lullaby
    Black Mountain
    My Children
    Nottamun Town

    4. Songs of Crime and Outlaws
    Pretty Polly
    Gilgarry Mountain
    Pretty Boy Floyd
    Railroad Bill
    Sam Hall
    Miller's Cave

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: cetmst
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 09:31 PM

Regarding the history of Oak Publications I'm having difficulty sorting out the relationships of a company called People's Artists Inc. which published The People's Song Book, Lift Every Voice (The Second People's Song Book) and the Songs of Joe Hill probably others) in the 1950's and to Sing Out! and to Folkways Records. The earliest Oak publication I have found is about 1961. Some names appear on the editorial staff of all of these - Moses Asch, Irwin Silber, Jerry Silverman, Pete Seeger. Does anyone know the history ? of these.

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Subject: Index: Grass Roots Harmony (Oak)
From: Padre
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 10:01 PM

A Folksinger's Guide to Grass Roots Harmony
    Fathom the Bowl
    Ring Them Charming Bells
    A Maid Gone to Comber
    Columus Stockade
    The Broom of Cowdenknows
    Amazing Grace
    Belle Starr
    Sheep, Sheep, Don't You Know the Road
    Paddy Doyle
    Been All Around This World
    Wild Goose Shanty
    Blood Red Roses
    Rabbit in the Log
    Bowling Green
    Doney Gal
    Hey, Hey, Honey
    My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
    Way Down Town
    You Got My Letter
    Poor Ellen Smith
    I'll Fly Away
    East Virginia Blues
    All In Down and Out Blues
    Gambling Man
    Jimmy Randall
    Plains of Nebrasky-o
    Rich and Rambling Boy
    Your Lone Journey
    Fair Ellender
    Blow Your Whistle, Freight Train
    The Frozen Girl
    Bright Morning Stars
    Mingulay Boat Song
    The Soldier and the Lady
    Lights in the Valley
    What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul?
    The Fields Have Turned Brown
    Who's That Knocking?
    Coal in the Stone
    The Plains of Mexico
    The Bold Fisherman
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: johnross
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 12:26 AM

According to Peter Goldsmith's book about Moe Asch and Folkways Records, "Making People's Music," here is the sequence of events relative to Oak Publications, Sing Out! and Folkways Records:

After Peoples' Artists (which owned Sing Out!) disbanded on 1957, Irwin Silber convinced Moe Asch of Folkways to purchase a 45% interest in Sing Out!, with Silber owning 45% and Pete Seeger holding the remaining 10%. Oak was started in 1960 as a publishing channel for the series of "Reprints From Sing Out!" books, but it quickly expanded its list to include instrumental instruction books, collections of folk and folk-related songs, and Guy Carawan's important collection of songs from the Civil Rights movement (aka "Freedom Songs"). Through the early 1960s, the profits from Oak were enough to sustain the magazine.

In 1967, Asch and Silber dissolved their partnership and sold Oak Publications to Music Sales, Inc. Shortly after that, the editorial board of Sing Out! bought the magazine, which no longer had the revenue from Oak to support it. As a result, Sing Out! went through some difficult times in the late 1960s.

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Subject: Index: Folk Songs of Peggy Seeger
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 12:33 AM

Folk Songs of Peggy Seeger
88 Traditional Ballads and Songs (Music for most songs)

Photographs by David Gahr; Photographis selection and layout by Moses Asch.
Production Editor: Ethel Raim
1964 Oak Publications BT 2027
    A-Walking and A-Talking
    Billy Barlow
    Black Jack Davy
    Black Sheep, Black Sheep
    Brave Wolfe
    Butcher's Boy, The
    Carrion Crow, The
    Cherry Tree Carol, The
    Chickens They Are Crowing, The
    Child of God
    Cottage Door, The
    Cruel Mother, The
    Cruel War Is Raging, The
    Daddy Shot a Bear*
    Derby Ram, The
    Do, Do Pity My Case*
    Dreadful Ghost, The
    Earl Brand
    Early, Early in the Spring
    Equinoctial and Phoebe
    Fair Maid on the Shore
    Five Times Five
    Girl of Constant Sorrow
    Handsome Molly
    Hickety Tickety
    Home, Dearie, Home
    House Carpenter, The
    I'll Not Marry At All
    In Bed with the Major
    It's a Lie
    Jane, Jane
    John Gilbert
    John Riley
    Johnson Jinkson
    Just As the Tide Was Flowing
    Katy Cruel
    Lady of Carlisle
    Lass of Roch Royal
    Little Bird, Little Bird*
    London Bridge
    Long Lonesome Road
    Lord Lover
    Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
    Lowlands of Holland
    Mary Ann
    Matty Grove
    Mermaid, The
    Mormon Crossing, The
    My Dearest Dear
    My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains
    Newlyn Town
    Nurse Pinched the Baby, The*
    Old Aunt Kate*
    Old Bangum
    Old Maids Song, The
    Old Woman and Her Little Pig
    Peggy Gordon
    Poor Old Maids
    Prettiest Little Girl*
    Pretty Fair Maid, A
    Pretty Little Baby
    Pretty Saro
    Queen Jane
    Raccoon and Possum
    Rambling Gambler
    Rich Old Lady
    Rich Old Miser
    Riding in the Buggy
    Run, Chillen, Run*
    Snake Baked a Hoecake*
    Squirrel, The
    Trooper and the Maid, The
    Turkey Shivaree, The
    Uh-Uh No
    Weaver Is Handsome, The
    Wedding Dress Song, The
    When First Unto This Country
    When I Was in My Prime
    When I Was Single
    Whistle, Daughter, Whistle
    Willie Moore
    You Didn't Do No Wrong
    Young Collins
    * In "Leftovers, not the main alphabetical list.

    Daddy Shot a Bear
    Do, Do Pity My Case
    Little Bird, Little Bird
    Nurse Pinched the baby, The
    Old Aunt Kate
    Prettiest Little Girl
    Run, Chillen, Run
    Snake Baked a Hoecake

    Source and Recordings, Bibliography, Discography, Index

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 01:36 AM

Oak Publications published a fairly broad range of books, not all of which were of the kind apparently most wanted here.

Oak books that we have on our shelves are:

The Blues Fakebook, Woody Mann, Oak Publications, 1995, ISBN 0-8256-1417-1
Bluegrass Songbook, Peter Wernick, Oak Publications, 1976, ISBN 0-8256-0164-9 (All Tab)
Bluegrass Mandolin, Jack Tottle, Oak Publications, ISBN 0-8256-0154-1
Songs of the British Music Hall, Peter Davison, Oak Publications, 1971, ISBN 0-8256-0099-5
The Irish Songbook: 75 songs Collected, Adapted, Written, and Sung by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, arr by Robert DeCormier; Joy Graeme, editor, Oak Publications, ISBN 0.8256.0237.8.
Dulcimer Songbook, N. Hellman, Oak Publ
Folksongs of Britain and Ireland, ed. Peter Kennedy, Oak Publications ISBN 0.7119.0283.6. Gives melody line and chords, full lyrics – frequently many verses, with extensive commentary and source citations on each song, approximately 360 songs.
The Fiddler's Fakebook, D. Brady/Oak. Melody Line w/ Chords Only, no words, some variations
Foksinger's Wordbook, Deluxe Edition, Comp & Ed by Fred & Irwin Silber, Oak Publications, 1973 ISBN 0-8256-0140-1
The Gow Collectio of Scottish Dance Music, Compiled & Edited by Richard Carlin, Oak Publications, New York, 1986, ISBN 0.8256.0307.0.
Hammered Dulcimer, Peter Pickow, Oak Publications, ISBN 0.8256.0174.6
O'Neill's Music Of Ireland, Miles Krassen, Oak Publications, ISBN0-8256-0173-8
Western Swing Fiddle, Stacy Phillips, Oak Publications, 1994, ISBN 0-8256-1122-9
Songs of England, Ireland & Scotland: A Bonnie Bunch of Roses, Dan Milner & Paul Kaplan, Oak Publications, 1983, ISBN 0-8256-0256-4.
Soodlum's Irish Ballad Book, Oak Publications, ISBN 0.8256.0284.X.

Several of the above have no words. A few have words and no tunes.

With our big annual Fest coming up, I won't have much time to reply to requests for indices/contents, but if there's a special interest in one of these you might PM me a reminder in about a month...


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Subject: Index: Clancy Bro & Tommy Makem Songbook (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 04:58 PM

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Song Book
copyright 1964, Tiparm Publishers, Inc.
Sole selling agent and distributor: Oak Publications, Inc.
    A Big Ship Sailing
    A Man of Double Deed
    Ahem, Ahem
    Barnyards of Delgaty
    Bold O'Donahue
    Bonny Charlie
    Brennan on the Moor
    Cobbler, The
    Courtin' in the Kitchen
    Haul Away, Joe
    I Know Who Is Sick
    I'll Tell My Ma
    Irish Rover
    Johnny McEldoo
    Johnny Todd
    Johnson's Motor Car
    Jug of Punch, The
    Kelly the Boy from Killane
    Kevin Barry
    Leaving of Liverpool
    Legion of the Reargauard
    Marie's Wedding
    Mermaid, The
    Moonshiner, The
    Mountain Dew
    My Johnny Lad
    October Winds
    Old Orange Flute, The
    Old Woman from Wexford
    Parting Glass, The
    Reilly's Daughter
    Rising of the Moon, The
    Rosin the Bow
    Row, Bullies, Row
    Shoals of Herring
    Singin' Bird
    South Australia
    Tim Finnegan's Wake
    Valley of Knockanure, The
    When I Was Single
    Wild Colonial Boy
    Will You Go, Lassie, Go ?
    Work of the Weavers, The
    Young Roddy McCorley

More recently in print as The Irish Songbook: 75 Songs, by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Oak Publications/Music Sales Corporation, 1979

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Subject: Index: People's Song Book (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 05:42 PM

The People's Song Book
Boni and Gaer, 1948
Editor-in-chief: Waldemar Hille
Consultant Editor: Herbert Haufrecht
Associate Editors: Alan Lomax, Earl Robinson, Pete Seeger, Irwin Silber.
I do not have the Oak reissue and my copy is missing pages 17-32 and 97-112. The index is intact and I have asterisked the songs missing from my issue.
    A Dollar Ain't a Dollar Any More *
    Abe Lincoln
    Acres of Clams
    Ah, Poor Bird *
    Ballad of Harry Bridges
    Beans, Bacon and Gravy *
    Beloved Comrade
    Black, Brown and White Blues *
    Blue Tail Fly *
    Careless Love *
    Chee Lail
    Cindy *
    Come, Fellow Workers
    Dinkie Die
    Dodger Song *
    East Virginia
    Everything Is Higher *
    Farmer Is the Man, The *
    Farmer-Labor Train, The
    Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
    Go Down Moses
    Goin' Down the Road
    Hallelujah, I'm A-Travelin' *
    Hard Travelin'
    Haul Away, Joe *
    He's a Fool
    Hey Ho, Nobody Home *
    Hey, Zhankoye
    Hold the Fort
    Holly and the Ivy, The *
    Horse With a Union Label, The
    I Don't Want Your Millions Mister
    I'm A-Looking for a Home *
    I'm On My Way
    Investigator's Song *
    It's My Union
    Jefferson and Liberty *
    Jim Crow
    Joe Hill
    John Brown's Body
    John Henry
    Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho *
    Kevin Barry
    La Marseillaise
    Lift Every Voice and Sing
    Listen Mr. Bilbo *
    Los Quatro Generales
    Midnight Special *
    Mister Congressman
    Newspapermen *
    Oh Freedom *
    Oh Joy Upon the Earth
    Oh Mary Don't You Weep *
    On Top of Old Smoky
    Paddy Works on the Railway *
    Peat Bog Soldiers
    Picket Line Priscilla
    Pity the Downtrodden Landlord
    Ploughboy, The
    Poor Mister Morgan *
    Put It On the Ground *
    Reuben James
    Rich Man and the Poor Man, The
    Roll the Union On
    'Round and 'Round the Picket Line
    Scabs Crawl In, The
    Schwab, Schwab
    Slavery's Chain
    So Long, It's Been Good to Know You *
    Song of the French Partisan
    Song of the Pennies
    Soup Song
    Star Spangled Banner
    Strange Fruit
    Take This Hammer *
    Talking Atomic Blues
    Talking Union
    Tarrier's Song
    There Are Three Brothers
    Union Maid
    Union Man, The
    Union Train, The
    Union Way, The
    United Front
    United Nations
    Viva la Quince Brigada
    Walk in Peace *
    We Got to All Get Together
    We Shall Not Be Moved
    Which Side Are You On?
    Whole Wide World Around, The
    Worried Man Blues
    You Gotta Go Down and Join the Union
    Zum, Gali, Gali

Oak Publications reprint, 1961

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Subject: Index: Egyptian Folk Songs (Oak)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 05:42 PM

Egyptian Folk Songs
In Arabic and English
Compiled and Translated by Baheega Sidky Rasheed
OAK Publications CJ2029 $2.45
(c) 1964
Library of Congress Card #64-23968
    O Henna, O Henna (Il Henna Il Henna)
    Indian Muslin (Bafta Hindi)
    Barhoum, O Barhoum (Barhoum ya Barhoum)
    O Ye Maids of Alexandria (Ya Banat Iskendereeyah)
    I'm Thirsty Sweet Maidens (Atshan ya Sabaya)
    My Dainty Pretty Maid (Bintil - Shalabeya)
    Processional Bridal Song (Za-fet El-aroosa)
    The Vendor of Grapes (Ala Bai-ya-een-nel-enab)
    For Six Rie-yals (Bisittah Rie-yal)
    Come to Me Little Duckling (Ta-a-lee-li ya But-ta)
    O Lemons Mine (Ah ya Lamooni)
    A Bridal Song (Ma Feesh Kida Abadan)
    A Wanderers Song (Ya Tare ya Ghareeb)
    O Joyous Times (Marmar Zamani)
    A Village Song (Ya Hawa ya See-si)
    Birgalatak Birgalatak (Birgalatak Birgalatak )
    My Handkerchief (Mandeeli)
    A Love Song (Raw-wa Fil-anani)
    A Bridal Song (Yam-nawa-rall-kasr-il-ali)
    Ahmad ya Sharbatly (Y'ah-mad ya Sharbat-ly)
    O Palm Trees Two (Ya Nakh-li-tane)
    A Village Wedding Song (Gana'l Farhi Gana)
    O Dear Beloved (Ya Azeez Einy)
    Tidrubni Laih (Tidrub-ni Laih)
    With Trim Mustachios (Ammal yibar-ram Shanabatoh)
    O Bahey-ya Tell Me! (Ya Ba-hey-ya)
    A Dance Tune (Ah ya La-lal-li)
    The Orange in My Hand (Fee-di Bor-to-a-na)
    Bridal Song (Sala-tin-Nabi)
    Little Moon Little Moon (Amara ya Amara)
    A Love Song (Hali Hali Al-haida-wey-ya)
    O Thou Zane-il-Abedeen (Ah ya Zane)
    Pretty Little Dove (Yamama Hilwa)
    A Plaintive Love Song (Wi Gan-nin-teeni)
    A Love Song (Ya Dinin-Nabi)
    Bridal Song (Ya Amar ya Dil-aroosa)
    A Plaintive Love Song (El-hilw Mokha-sem-ny)
    O my Pigeons (Ya Hamami)
    Win-nabi Ya Sha-weesh
    Ali - The Oil Vendor (Ali ya Ali)
    What Wants this Lad? (Il-wad Da Malou)
    How Lovely Art Thou O Ry-ya (Ya Ma Hilwa ya Ry-ya)
    A Slumber Song (Nen-na, Nen-na)
    A Village Song (Il-Hama)
    To My Homeland (Ala Baladi)
    A Village Song (Mat-seeb Gameesi)
    Where Were You Yesterday? (Konte Fane)
    Ramadan Lantern Song (Wahawi ya Wahawi)
    The Electric Car (il-kahraba-ee-ya)
    O Bright Night (Ya Lay-da Baida)
    A Village Song (Khod-nee Fee Ghaibak)
    O Tell me, O Tell me (Oolooli, Oolooli)
    O Safety Safety (Salma ya Salma)

Sidky's romanizations are a bit weird by modern standards. To make things even worse I've left off all the accents.

I also have Ewan MacColl's "Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland" and Ruth Rubin's "Jewish Folk Songs" which I don't think have been done yet. Shortly.

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: cetmst
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 06:19 PM

Almost cross-posted Ewan MacColl, will wait. I have v. 1-3 of Reprints from Sing Out!, can post if not already somewhere, also have complete issues of Sing Out!, v. 11 to date.

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Subject: Index: Lift Every Voice (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 06:39 PM

Lift Every Voice: The Second People's Song Book
copyright 1953 by People's Artists, Inc, assigned to Sing Out Inc., 1957, mine is the fourth printing, 1959, before the Oak Publications issue.
Editor in Chief: Irwin Silber
Asociate Editors: Leon Bibb, Donald Lanclos, Al Moss, Erl Robinson, Betty Sanders, Pete Seeger, Jerry Silverman
Forward: Paul Robeson
    A Man's a Man For A' That
    Another Man Done Gone
    Ballad of the Boll WeevilBanks of Marble
    Basta Ya!
    Battle Hymn of the Republic
    Bread and Roses
    Casey Jones
    Commonwealth of Toil
    Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?
    Die Gedanken Sind Frei
    Don Simon de mi Vida
    En Canadien Errant
    Everybody Loves Saturday Night
    Every Night When the Sun Goes In
    Follow the Drinking Gourd
    Grand and Glorious Feeling
    Great Gettin' Up Morning
    Hammer Song
    Hold the Fort
    Hush Little Baby
    I Ride an Old Paint
    In Contempt
    Jennie Jenkins
    Joe Hill
    John Brown's Body
    Johnny I Hardly Knew You
    La Borenquina
    Lift Every Voice and Sing
    Man Who Waters the Workers' Beer
    Miner's Lifeguard
    Minstrel Boy
    My Loved One
    No Irish Need Apply
    No More Auction Block
    Now, Right Now
    Out of Your Pocket
    Partigiani In Montagna
    Passing Through
    Put My Name Down
    Raise a Ruckus Tonight
    Riding the Dragon
    Riflemen of Bennington
    Road to Eilat
    Roll It Along!
    Salute to Life
    Shalom Chaverim
    Shnel Loifn Di Reder
    Sing Along
    Sit Down
    Solidarity Forever
    Song for Peace
    Spring Song
    Star Spangled Banner
    Strangest Dream
    Study War No More
    Sur les Routes d'Ete
    Tenting Tonight
    Times Are Getting Hard
    Told My Captain
    Venga Jaleo
    Wade in the Water
    Wasn't That a Time
    Weraring of the Green
    Which Side Are You On?
    Whirlwinds of Danger
    World Youth Song
    Zog Nit Keynmol

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Subject: Index: Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland (Oak)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 07:37 PM

Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland
Compiled and Edited by Ewan MacColl
(c) 1965 Oak Publications
Library of Congress Catalogue No. 65-2295
    Andro and His Cutty Gun
    Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?
    As I Came in by Fisherrow
    The Band o' Shearers
    The Barnyards o' Delgaty
    The Baron o' Brackley
    The Beggar Laddie
    The Blantyre Explosion
    Bonnie Annie
    The Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie
    The Bonnie Las o' Fyvie
    Braw Lads o' Galla Water
    The Brewer Laddie
    Came Ye O'er Frae France?
    The Collier Laddie
    The Cooper o' Dundee
    The Crafty Farmer
    The Cruel Mother
    Dainty Davie
    Donald MacGillavry
    The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
    The Duke of Athol's Nurse
    The Earl of Errol
    Farewell to Tarwathie
    The Gaberlunyie Man
    Gae to the Kye Wi' Me Johnny
    Get Up and Bar the Door
    Green Grow the Rashes O
    The Gypsy Laddie
    The Haughs of Cromdale
    The Heir o' Linne
    The Highland Muster Roll
    Hughie Graeme
    I'm a Rover and Seldom Sober
    I Maun Hae a Wife
    Johnny Lad
    Johnny Sangster
    The Keach in the Creel
    Lamachree and Megrum
    The Lassie Gathering Nuts
    Let Me in This Ae Nicht
    Lord Gregory
    The Lothian Hairst
    The Mill Mill-O
    The Modieward [sic - "modiewark" in the text]
    The Monymusk Lads
    My Last Farewell to Stirling
    O, Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
    O, That I Had Never Been Married
    The Reel o' Stumpie
    The Rigs o' Rye
    Roy's Wife
    The Scranky Black Farmer
    The Shepherd and his Wife
    Sir Patrick Spens
    Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation
    The Tailor Fell Through the Bed
    Van Dieman's Land
    Waly, Waly
    The Wars o' Germany
    The Weary Pund o' Tow
    A Wee Drappie o't
    We're Geyly Yet
    When She Came Ben She Bobbit
    Willie Mackintosh
    Will Ye Go to Flanders?
    Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir?
    The Working Chap
    Ye Hae Lien Wrang, Lassie
    Ye Jacobites By Name

Still in print - $10.17 at Amazon

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 08:55 PM

All of the Reprints from SingOut Series.
By the way, Barrie Stavis died this winter at the age of 100

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Subject: Index: The Songs of Doc Watson (Oak)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 01:32 AM

The Songs of Doc Watson
Song notes by Doc Watson, foreword by Ralph Rinzler
(c)1971, Oak Publications, a division of Embassy Music Corporation
Discography (limited to Vanguard recordings), photos, notes on reading tablature and on basic guitar techniques
I've noted the instruments for which arrangements (music/tab) are provided
    A-Rovin' on a Winter's Night, 51 (guitar)
    Black Mountain Rag, 26 (guitar)
    Blackberry Rag, 78 (guitar)
    The Call of the Road, 37 (guitar)
    Deep River Blues, 34 (guitar)
    Dill Pickle Rag, 99 (guitar)
    Doc's Guitar, 23 (guitar)
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, 83 (guitar)
    Down in the Valley to Pray, 102 (unacc)
    F.F.V., 58 (guitar)
    Fair Maid in the Garden, 91 (guitar)
    Froggy Went A-Courtin', 116 (banjo)
    Georgie, 54 (guitar)
    Georgie Buck, 119 (banjo)
    The Intoxicated Rat, 75 (guitar)
    Katy Mory, 123 (banjo)
    The Lone Pilgrim, 94 (guitar)
    Lovin' Emma, 62 (guitar)
    Matty Groves, 43 (guitar)
    Nothing To It, 72 (guitar)
    The Old Man Below, 46 (guitar)
    Omie Wise, 40 (guitar)
    Open Up Them Pearly Gates, 87 (guitar)
    Pharaoh, 96 (guitar)
    Pretty Saro, 114 (unacc)
    Risin' Sun Blues, 104 (guitar)
    Settin' on Top of the World, 80 (guitar)
    Shady Grove, 65 (guitar)
    Southbound, 48 (guitar)
    St James Hospital, 112 (guitar)
    Spike Driver's Blues, 68 (guitar)
    Tom Dooley, 20 (guitar)
    The Train That Carried My Girl From Town, 29 (guitar)
    We Shall All Be Reunited, 110 (guitar)
    Your Lone Journey, 107 (guitar)

Still in print as The Songs of Doc Watson - $14.93 at Amazon

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Subject: Index: Folk Songs of the Americas (Oak)
From: cetmst
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 04:17 PM

Folk Songs of the Americas
edited by A. L. Lloyd and Isabel Aretz de Ramón y Rivera for the International Folk Music Council with the assistance of the International Music Council and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
This edition published 1966 by special arrangement with the original publisher, Novello and Company Limited, London, © Novello and Company Limited, 1965.
    Isabeau a s'y promène
    Blanche comme la niege
    Quand j'étais chez mon père
    La Sainte Vierge aux Cheveux Pendants
    Le long e la mer jolie
    Dans les Haubans
    J'ai cueilli la belle rose
    Là-haut sur ces montagnes
    En roulant ma boule
    Dans les chantiers nous hivernons
    Thye Bonny Banks of the Virgie O
    The Lover's Ghost
    Oh, who is at my bedroom window?
    The Gypsy Laddie
    The False Young Man
    The Maid on the Shore
    The Maiden's Lament
    Bold Wolfe
    The Stormy Scenes of Winter
    She's like the Swallow
    Mary Ann
    The Lumber Camp Song

    The Wife of Usher's Well
    Little Matty Groves
    The House Carpenter
    Mr. Woodbury's Courtship
    The Gallows Tree
    The Low-Down Lonesome Low
    Locks and Bolts
    The Nightingale
    Jackie Frazier
    Daniel Monroe
    The Pinery Boy
    The Dear Companion
    Blach is the colour
    When first to this country a stranger I came
    Every night when the sun goes in
    Pretty Saro
    The chickens they are crowing
    Sally Buck
    Swing a lady round
    Liza Anne
    Mamma's gone to the mail boat
    The Lazy Farmer
    Ox-Driving Song
    The Buffalo Skinners
    The Dying Cowboy
    Red Iron Ore
    A Shanty-Man's Life
    The Grey Goose
    Mule on the Mount
    Lynchburg Town
    The Babe of Bethlehem
    Tone the bell easy
    Gideon's Band
    Lay dis body down
    I'll herar the trumpet sound
    Tell all theworld, John
    Put John on the islan'
    Go Down, Death
    Dry Bones

    Señora Santa Ana
    Miren cuántas luces (See how bright the heavens)
    El cura no va a la iglesia (The curate won't go to church)
    Malhaya la cocina Oh, cursed be the kitchen fire)
    El Matrimonio Desigual (The Mismatched Couple)
    Las olas de la laguna (The waves upon the lagoon)

    Nací en la cumbre (I was born on the mountain)
    Vamos a la mar (Let's go to the sea)

    Flores de Mimé
    El Sapo (The Frog)

    El Toro Pinto The Spotted Bull)
    Ay! tituy

    Hojita de Guarumal (Green leaf of the guarumo)
    Mi pollera (My skirt)

    Dig my grave long an' narrow
    The wind blows east

    Má Teodora
    Yo quisiera vivir en la Habana
    Vamos a hacer un ajiaco (We're going to make a fine stew)
    Al amanecer del día (Just as day is dawning)
    Para los caficultores (For the coffee-workers)
    Hay aquí, madre un jardín Mother, there's a garden fair)

    For Atti Daï (Cult Song)

    Oh, Selina
    John Thomas
    Three acres o' coffee
    Once I was a trav'ller

    Anansi, play for Ma Dogoma
    Wind'ard Car'line
    Dandy man, oh
    Leggo me han'
    Cap'n Baker

    El Zancudo (The Mosquito)
    El Pajarillo (The Little Bird)
    La Cartagena
    Mi Compadre Mono My friend Mister Monkey)
    Van cantando por la sierra (O'er the mountain they go singing)

    Adorar al niño (Come, hasten, shepherds)
    La corona (The Crown)
    Tono de Velorio de Cruz (Watch-Night Song)
    La Burriquita (The Little Donkey)
    El Mampulario
    Amalia Rosa
    Se fué volando (They have flown away)
    El Carite (The Fish)
    Que el cantar tiene sentido (A somg has its meaning)

    La Na Catarineta (The ship Catarineta)
    Como pode vivir o peixe (How can a fish live)
    Tenho um vestido novo (I have got a new dress)
    Da Bania me mandaram (From Bahia someone sent me)
    Triste vida é do marujo (A sdailor's life is a sad one)
    Vem cá, Cabaleira (Come here Cabeleira)
    Colônia, usina Catende

    Yo soy indiecito (I'm a little Indian)
    San Juanito

    Hakumamai purisisun (O Dearest Mother)
    Dime, lluvia, si ya se divisan (Tell me, rain)
    Al canto de una laguna (By the edge of a lagoon)
    La Lluvia (The Rain)
    El Puquito (The Pigeon)

    Canto para Cosechar la Papa (Potato-gathering Song)
    Navidava puri nihua (Christmas is Here)
    Taquircapuscaiqui ari (I'll tell you all about it)
    He venido, palomita (My little dove, I Cannot stay)

    Ha nacido en un portal (He was born in a stall)
    La Pastora (The Shepherdess)
    Déjenme paso que voy (Let me be free)
    Ingrato, ya no me quieres (False lover, now you don't love me)
    En la cordillera llueve (It's raining on the mountain)

    La Guaireñita
    Che lucero Aguai-î (The Star Called Aguai-i)

    Yo no canto por cantar (I don't sing just to be heard)
    Despierta mi palomita (Awake, my beloved)
    Ahora voy a cantarles (All the night long I'll be singing)
    Cansado estoy de vivir (I'm weary of living)
    Una palomita (A little dove)
    Pues que es lo que me dices (Since all that you've been saying)
    Dicen que no me quiere (They say that you don't love me)
    Disen que las heladas (They say the frost in winter

    La terrible inmensidad (Dark and immense are these plains)
Includes a list of sources of the songs, collectors, translators, acknowledgements

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 05:36 PM

I couldn't see it listed above (though I think it's been mentioned on Mudcat before), but the index for Sing Out! is available online at Song Index for Sing Out!. (This is a direct link to the page, but it can be accessed indirectly in the frames from the Sing Out site; follow link to the Sing Out Resource Centre, then from there to the index).

I've got some Oak books. The ones to hand appear to be:

Old-Time String Band Songbook (not listed above, but with dates 1964, 1976)

Masters of the Instrumental Blues Guitar (1967)

and two more recent ones:

The Gow Collection of Scottish Dance Music (1986)
Western Swing Fiddle (1994)

I think I've got some more, but would probably have to hunt around for them (not on shelves!)

I'll try and put up the contents for the two early ones tomorrow.

Hi, Mick - Old-Time String Band Songbook was indexed above under the title New Lost City Ramblers Songbook

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Subject: Index: Jewish Songs (Oak)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 06:34 PM

Jewish Folk Songs in Yiddish and English
Compiled and edited with English adaptations by Ruth Rubin
With Guitar Accompaniments by Ethel Raim
(c) 1965 Oak Publications 165 West 46th St., New York, N.Y.
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 65-22692
    Amol Iz Geven A Mayse (The Jews They Had A King)
    Af Di Felder, Grine Felder (Over the Greenwood, on the Plain)
    Ale Vasserlech Flisn Avek (All the Rivers Flow Down to the Sea)
    A Geneyve (The Robbery)
    Aylye Lyulye Lyulye
    Bin Ich Mir A Shnayderl (I Am A Little Tailor)
    Bay Dem Shtetl Shteyt A Shtibl (We Live At The Edge Of Town)
    Oyfn Yam Veyet A Vintele (Over The Sea The Breezes Are Blowing)
    Bayt-zhe Mir Ois a Finf-un-tsvantsiger (Bandsmen, Change My Twenty-Fiver Now)
    Bin Ich Mir Gegangen Fishelech Koyfn (I Went To Market To Buy Me Some Fish)
    Biztu Mit Mir Broygez (Why Do You Pout And Frown?)
    Bulbes (Spuds)
    Chatskele, Chatskele (Hey There, Chatski)
    Dremlen Feygl Oyf Di Tsvaygn (Sleep My Baby, Hungry Baby)
    Du Meydele Du Fayns, Du Meydele Du Sheyns (Pretty Little Girl, Can You Answer Me?)
    Es Iz Gefloygn Di Gilderne Pave (The Golden Peacock Came A-Flying)
    Eyder Ich Leyg Mich Shlofn (No Sooner To Bed)
    Eyn Kol, Eyn Kol, Eyn Kol Vayn (Sparkling, Bubbly, Lovely Wine)
    Gibn Dir Mayn Tochter (Tell Me, Darling Daughter)
    Hob Ich A Por Oksn (Have You Seen My Honey Bears?)
    Hop, Mayne Homentashn! (Hey, Hey, Homentashn!)
    Hot Zich Mir Di Zip Tsezipt (My Old Sieve Was All Worn Out)
    Lomir Zich Iberbetn (Come, Let's Be Friends Again)
    Gey Ich Mir Shpatsirn (I Strolled Out One Spring Morning)
    Mayn Yingele (My Little Son)
    Ot Azoy Neyt A Shnayder (This Is How A Tailor Stitches)
    Oyfn Barg Un Ibern Barg (Up The Hill And Over The Hill)
    Oy, A Nacht A Sheyne (The Moon Was Sailing In The Sky)
    Oy, Dortn, Dortn, Ibern Vasserl (Away Across The Hills)
    Oyfn Pripetshok (On The Little Hearth)
    Papir Iz Doch Vays (One Day As I Was Walking)
    Shlof Mayn Kind, Mayn Treyst, Mayn Sheyner (Sleep My Baby, My Sweet Comfort)
    Shpilt-zhe Mir Dem Nayem Sher (Play That Lovely Tune For Me)
    Shvartse Karshelech Raysn Mir (Red Cherries Are Not For Picking)
    Sheyn Bin Ich, Sheyn (I Am So Pretty)
    Shlof Mayn Kind, Shlof Keseyder (Sleep My Baby, I Will Croon To You)
    Trink Bruder, Trink Oys! (Drink Brother, Drink Up!)
    Tsvey Taybelech (Two Little Doves)
    Yeder Ruft Mich Ziamele (People Call Me Ziamele)
    Yomi, Yomi
    Yoshke Fort Avek (Yoshke's Going Off To War)
    Zits Ich Mir Oyfn Benkele (On A Stool, One Summer's Day)
    Zog Nit Keynmol! (We Survive)
    Zolst Azoy Lebn Un Zayn Gezint (I'll Sing To The Baby And It Won't Cry)
    Vacht Oyf! (Awake!)

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Subject: Index: Reprints from the People's Song Bulletin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 08:17 PM

Reprints from the People's Song Bulletin, 1946-1949
An Oak Publication, 1961   price: $1.95
Foreword (Pete Seeger)
Introduction (Irwin Silber)
Front Page - Vol. 1, No. 1

    Don't You Push Me
    All The Pretty Little Horses
    Sh, Ta - Ha - Dah - Day
    Bling! Blang!
    Jig Along Home
    Eddystone Light
    Tom Dooley
    Big Rock Candy Mountain
    Runnin', Runnin'
    Cold Water
    Rye Whiskey
    The Farmer's Curst Wife
    Toom Balalaika
    Mule Skinner's Holler
    The State of Arkansas
    Ain't It A Shame
    Jinny Jenkins
    To Anacreon in Heaven
    Little Willie
    Quantrell Side
    Original Talking Blues
    It Was Poor Little Jesus
    Doria Nobis
    Shorty George
    Barney Graham
    Eating Goober Peas
    Times Gettin' Hard
    Lee Hays
    Stir the Pudding
    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    Cherry Tree Carol
    The Poor Man's Family
    Catskill Festival
    The Fireship
    Boston Tea Tax Song
    We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    The Buffalo Skinners
    Fair and Free Elections
    New York City
    Santa Claus Blues
    Roll On, Columbia
    The Praties
    The Preacher and the Slave
    Joe Hill (Article)
    Problema Social
    Birth of La Conga
    Lamento Borincano
    Go Tell
    Singing People
    Two Early Labor Songs:
      The Shoemaker's Song
      Eight Hours
    Capitalistic Boss
    Wasn't That A Time
    The Four Maries
    Swingin' On A Scab
    Peace On Earth
    The Same Merry-Go-Round
    The Ballad for Un-American Blues
    The Death of Harry Simms
    Out of Your Pocket
    Go Where I Send Thee
    Jesus Christ
    The Dodger Song
    I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow
    I'm A-Looking for a Home
    Mad As I Can Be
    The Rankin Tree
    The Scabs Crawl In
    United Nations Make a Chain

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Subject: Index: American Folksong: Woody Guthrie (Oak)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 08:49 PM

American Folksong
by Woody Guthrie, edited by Moses Asch
Published in 1947 by Moe Asch of DISC Company of America, 117 West 46th St., NY
Illustrations by York Cunningham, Jr., and by Woody Guthrie
reprinted from the original edition by Oak Publications, 1961

    My Life
    Leadbelly Is A Hard Name
    Stackabones Own Song
    Goin' Down This Road
    I Ain't Got No Home In Anymore
    Been In Jail
    Talling Subway Blues
    This World
    Joe Hillstrom
    Boomtown Bill
    Tom Joad
    Jack Hammer John
    Pretty Boy Floyd
    Belle Starr
    Billy The Kid
    When The Curfew Blows
    On My Way
    Gonna Get Together in the Live Oak
    Good Old Union Feeling
    What Shall It Profit A Man
    At My Window
    Moneyless Children
    Sharecropper Song
    Ain't A-Gonna Do
    Electricity and All
    Turkey in the Corn
    Old Army Mule
    Go and Leave Me
    Pastures of Plenty
    Notes About Music
    The Music To The Songs
    Goin' Down This Road
    I Ain't Got No Home in this World Anymore
    Boomtown Bill
    Tom Joad
    Jack Hammer John
    Pretty Boy Floyd
    Billy The Kid
    When The Curfew Blows
    On My Way
    Moneyless Children
    At My Window
    Good Old Union Feeling
    Sharecropper Song
    Electricity and All
    Turkey in the Corn
    Old Army Mule
    Go and Leave Me
    Pastures of Plenty

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Subject: Index:Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People (Oak)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 07 - 09:12 PM

Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People
Compiled by Alan Lomax
Notes on the songs by Woody Guthrie
Music Transcribed and edited by Pete Seeger
foreward by John Steinbeck
published by Oak Publications, 1967
    Ain't Gonna Study War No More 850
    All Around the Jailhouse 185
    All In and Down and Out Blues 56
    Arkansas Hard Luck Blues 28
    Ballad of Barney Graham, The 290
    Ballad of John Catchins, The 804
    Ballad of the Blue Bell Jail 296
    Ballad of the TVA 196
    Beans, Bacon and Gravy 94
    Better Go Down and Jine the Union 326
    Blowin' Down This Road 216
    Boll Weevil 30
    Bonny of the Union 218
    Boss Is Having a Terrible Time, Parles-vous, The 316
    Bourgeois Blues 344
    Bring Me My Robe and Slippers, James 243
    Buffalo Skinners, The 100
    CCC Blues 195
    CIO Is Bigger than It Used to Be, The 310
    CWA Blues 194
    Calls for an Honest Square Dance 320
    Capitol City Cyclone 356
    Casey Jones 92
    Chief Aderholt 180
    Chiseler's Sorrow, The 186
    Coal Creek Explosion 153
    Collective Bargaining in Our Shops 248
    Collector Man Blues 42
    Come All You Coal Miners 166
    Come All You Hardy Miners 118
    Come On Friends and Let's Go Down 168
    Commonwealth of Toil, The 97
    Cotton Mill Blues 123
    Cotton Mill Colic 120
    Crossbone Skully 70
    Davidson-Wilder Blues 288
    Depression Blues 45
    Dickman Song, The 208
    Don't Kill My Baby and My Son 334
    Don't Take Away My PWA 191
    Down and Out 50
    Down in Old Henderson 270
    Down On Roberts' Farm 34
    Down the Street We Hold Our Demonstration 295
    Drill Ye Barriers Drill 104
    Dust Bowl Refugee 224
    Dust Can't Kill Me 220
    East Ohio Miners' Strike 152
    Fare Ye Well Old Ely Branch 148
    Farmer Is the Man, The 32
    Fifteen Miles from Birmingham 48
    Fisher Strike, The 240
    Fool There Was, A 361
    Goodbye Semaria 312
    Goody Goody 255
    Got a Union in the Country 302
    Dust Storm Disaster 218
    Greenback Dollar, The 175
    Hallelujah, I'm a Ku Klux 340
    Hard Times in Cryderville Jail 72
    Hard Times in the Mill 124
    Hard Working Miner, The 136
    Harry Bridges 327
    Hitch-Hike Blues 65
    How About You? 946
    I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore 64
    I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow 156
    I Am a Union Woman 142
    I Hate the Capitalist System 164
    I Love Coal Miners I Do 146
    If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi
    I'm Goin' Down that Road Feeling Bad 215
    I'm Looking for that New Deal Now 206
    I'm Thinking Tonight of an Old Southern Town 158
    Insurance Man Blues 44
    It Ain't Gonna Work No More 318
    It's Hard Times in These Mines 135
    It's Me, O Lord 272
    Jesse James and His Boys 112
    Jesus Christ Was a Man 336
    John Brown's Body 108
    Johnnie Woncha Ramble 111
    Kentucky Miners' Dreadful Fate 150
    Kentucky Miner's Wife's Hungry, Ragged Blues 144
    Knots to Knudsen 249
    Little David Blues 285
    Lonesome Jailhouse Blues (Olen Montgomery) 80
    Lonesome Jailhouse Blues (Aunt Molly Jackson) 141
    Long, Long Ago 160
    Longshoreman's Strike 119
    Lord, It's All, Almost Done 76
    Ludlow Massacre 332
    Lynchburg Town 36
    Ma and Pa (A Unionization Plan) 319
    Mama Don't 'Low No Bush-Wahs Hangin' Around 338
    Man Frank Weems, The 276
    Marion Massacre, The 30S
    Marion Strike, The 308
    Matthew Kimes 116
    Midnight Special 78
    Mill Mother's Lament, The 184
    Mister Congressman 360
    Mister Farmer 274
    Murder of Harry Simms, The 170
    My Children Are Seven In Number 292
    Mysteries of a Hobo's Life 96
    NRA Blues 192
    New Stranger Blues 58
    Nineteen-Twenty Eight - Nineteen Thirty Four 190
    No Dough Blues 52
    No Job Blues 47
    No More Mournin' 262
    No More Shall I Work in the Factory 126
    O, The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga 311
    Oh, Mister Sloan 243
    Old Chain Gang, The 68
    Old Chisholm Trail, The 102
    On the Picket Line 250
    One Dime Blues 54
    Our Children They Were Sickly 309
    Pie in the Sky 88
    Pity The Shape I'm In 357
    Planter and the Sharecropper, The 265
    Powder Mill Jail Blues 284
    Pretty Boy Floyd 114
    Raggedy Raggedy Are We 265
    Red Cross Store 354
    Roane County 298
    Rock-A-Bye-Baby 258
    Roll On Buddy 138
    Roll the Union On 268
    Ruben 82
    Scabs in the Factory 328
    Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat 38
    Shirt Factory Blues 300
    Silicosis Is Killin' Me 134
    Sit Down 244
    Sixty Six Bighway Blues 62
    Skinnamalinkadoolium 106
    So Long, It's Been Good To Know You 226
    Song of the Evicted Tenant 273
    Song of the West Virginia Miners 283
    Soup Song, The 294
    Starvation Blues 59
    Story of Sara Ogan, The 154
    Striking Miners, The 179
    Take This Hammer 84
    Talkin' Dust Bowl 228
    Ten Little Farmer Men 264
    That Old Feeling 167
    There Is Mean Things Happening in This Land 260
    There Was a Rich Man and He Lived in Detroitium 254
    There's Something About a Worker 252
    These Old Cumberland Mountain Farms 29
    They Tell Us To Wait 152
    Things About Comin' My Way 86
    Toiling on Life's Pilgrim Pathway 186
    Tom Joad 236
    Tom Mooney Is Free 356
    Tramp, The 90
    Unemployment Stomp 46
    Union Fights the Battle of Freedom 314
    Union Maid 324
    Union Train 291
    Up In Old Loray 183
    Vigilante Man 234
    WPA Blues 202
    Waitin' On Roosevelt 210
    Wanderin' 65
    Wartime Blues 352
    We Ain't Down Yet 278
    We Pity Our Bosses Five 317
    We Shall Not Be Moved 348
    Weave Room Blues 130
    Weaver's Life 132
    Welcome the Traveler Home 172
    Welfare Blues 198
    We'll Be Wearing Union Buttons 315
    We're the Guys 246
    When the Maid Comes To Town 118
    When You're Down and Out 232
    Which Side Are You On? 176
    Why Do You Stand There in the Rain? 352
    Win It 151
    Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues 128
    Working for the PWA 197
    Working on the Project 200
    Worried Man Blues 330
    Write Me Out My Union Card 297
    You Guys Got To Organize 322
    You Kick and Stomp and Beat Me 83
    You Low Life Son of a Bitch 342
    You Okies and Arkies 225
    You're Bound To Get Lousy in the Lousy Old Jail 74
    You're On Your Last Go 'Round 204

I found a first edition of this book for sale online for $650 (and didn't buy it). I paid $20 for my second edition, and I couldn't pass up a paperback I found later for $8.99. Maybe they'll pay for my grandchildren's education....

This page (click) has some interesting information on the book:
    Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and John and Alan Lomax, made a huge impact on folk music in America, one which is still felt today. It is likely that their joint efforts with each other and many others fostered that sense of community which is still present in modern folk music circles. Seeger, Guthrie, and Alan Lomax collaborated on a number of projects, including a book of protest songs that Alan had been collecting. His father, John, had considered them "too protesty" for his own publications. In 1940, Alan passed the songs on to Seeger and Guthrie who compiled them and wrote introductions and copy for the book, "Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People." Unfortunately, the songs were considered so radical that they were unable to find a publisher. The book eventually was published in 1967.
The book was reissued by the University of Nebraska Press on November 1, 1999. As far as I can tell, it is no longer in print - but copies are available for consideraby less than $650.

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Subject: Index: Old-Time Country Guitar (Oak)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 12:26 AM

If I'm not mistaken, Old Time String Band Songbook, noted above by Mick, is just a retitle of New Lost City Ramblers Songbook.

Old-Time Country Guitar
by Stephen Cicchetti and Fly Bredenberg [names are given in reverse order on the cover]
(c) 1976, Oak Publications, a division of Embassy Music Corporation
tablature only, no music, with lyrics for songs marked * (the others are instrumentals)
    Amos Johnson Rag (Sam McGee), 56
    Bibb County Grind (South Georgia Highballers), 20
    *Boat's Up the River (Roscoe Holcomb), 34
    *Brownskin Blues (Dick Justice), 24
    Buck Dancer's Choice (Sam McGee), 46
    *Careless Love (Jimmie Tarlton), 38
    *Cocaine (Dick Justice), 22
    *Dixie (Riley Puckett), 66
    Drummer Boy (Sam McGee), 58
    Franklin Blues (Sam McGee), 51
    Fuller Blues (Sam McGee), 54
    The Georgia Stomp (Andrew & Jim Baxter), 70
    Jailhouse Rag (David Miller), 30
    *Johnson City Blues (Clarence Greene), 27
    Kentucky Moon Waltz (Lena Hughes), 42
    *Left All Alone Again Blues (Hoke Rice), 73
    Logan County Blues (Frank Hutchison), 38
    *Railroad Blues (Sam McGee), 48
    *They Are Wild Over Me (Wesley Long), 34
    *White House Blues/Goodbye Booze (Roy Harvey), 62
    *Worried Man Blues (Maybelle Carter), 18

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Subject: Index: The Leadbelly Songbook (Oak)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 12:45 AM

The Leadbelly Songbook
edited by Moses Asch and Alan Lomax
(c) 1962, Oak Publications
illustrated; lead sheets and chords, no tablature
    Ain't It a Shame (To Go Fishing on a Sunday), 27
    Ain't You Glad, 82
    Alabama Bound, 75
    Army Life, 66
    Backwater Blues, 22
    Black Betty, 84
    Black Girl, 37
    Boll Weevil, 23
    Borrow Love and Go, 42
    Bourgeois Blues, 24
    Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie, 60
    Can't You Line 'Em, 86
    Christmas is a-Coming, 61
    Come Along All You Cowboys, 43
    Corn Bread Rough, 29
    Cotton Song (Cotton Fields), 39
    Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea, 47
    DeKalb Blues, 34
    Didn't Old John, 25
    Don't Sleep Too Long, 85
    Duncan and Brady, 74
    Easy Rider, 89
    Fannin Street, 32
    Gallis Pole, 52
    Go Down, Old Hannah, 50
    Good Morning Blues, 64
    Green Corn, 58
    Grey Goose, 88
    Ha Ha This-A-Way, 29
    Ham and Eggs, 55
    Happy Birthday, 30
    Haul Away Joe, 77
    Hitler Song, 68
    House of the Rising Sun, 57 (nb, this is not "In New Orleans," Leadbelly's better-known version of "Rising Sun")
    In the Evening, 94
    Irene, 93
    Jailhouse Blues, 63
    Jean Harlow, 87
    Jim Crow Blues, 91
    John Henry, 31
    Julie Ann Johnson, 67
    Keep Your Hands Off Her, 48
    Leavin' Blues, 20
    Little Children's Blues, 83
    Little Sally Walker, 92
    Look Away in the Heaven, 35
    Looky Looky Yonder, 19
    Meeting at the Building, 44
    Midnight Special, 71
    More Yet, 65
    National Defense Blues, 73
    Old Man, Will Your Dog Catch a Rabbit?, 49
    Old Riley, 38
    On a Monday, 79
    Pick a Bale of Cotton, 56
    Pigmeat, 78
    Poor Howard, 21
    Pretty Flower, 36
    Red Bird, 90
    Rock Island Line, 80
    Salty Dog, 41
    Shorty George, 69
    Skip to My Lou, 53
    Stewball, 72
    T B Blues, 62
    Take This Hammer, 45
    There's a Man Goin' Round Takin' Names, 28
    They Hung Him on a Cross, 40
    Titanic, 26
    We Shall Be Free, 76
    We Shall Walk Through the Valley, 59
    Whoa, Buck (expurgated version), 46
    Yellow Gal, 54
    You Can't Lose-a Me, Cholly, 51

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Subject: Index: Folksinger's Guide to the 12-String Guitar
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 01:04 AM

A Folksinger's Guide to the 12-String Guitar as Played by Leadbelly
by Julius Lester and Pete Seeger (internal evidence suggests that the book was written by Lester)
no copyright date or notice
Tablature only (no music), with lyrics; songs marked * are not from the Leadbelly repertoire but are presented as "Other Approaches" to the 12-string
    Alabama Bound, 17
    *Bells of Rhymney, 73
    Black Girl [In the Pines], 21
    Bottle Up and Go, 57
    Cotton Song [Cotton Fields], 12
    Duncan and Brady, 37
    Easy Rider, 39
    Fannin Street, 58
    *Freight Train, 77
    Gallis Pole, 61
    Grey Goose, 18
    Hitler Song, 31
    In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun), 49 [a frequently requested piece of tab on the 'Cat, and here it is, but NB that Lester tabs just the first half of the guitar break, without mentioning that fact!]
    John Hardy, 43
    John Henry, 53
    Julie Ann Johnson, 15
    Midnight Special, 33
    National Defense Blues, 29
    Poor Howard, 67
    Red Bird, 14
    Relax Your Mind, 41
    Roberta [in G], 45
    Roberta [in F, guitar tab only], 48
    Salty Dog, 35
    Skip to My Lou, 9
    So Easy When You Know How, 68
    T B Blues, 65
    There's a Man Goin' Round Takin' Names, 11
    They Hung Him on a Cross, 25
    *The Water is Wide, 74
    We Shall Be Free, 13

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Subject: Index: Old-Time Mountain Banjo (Oak)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 01:23 AM

Old-Time Mountain Banjo
An Instruction Manual for playing the old-time five-string mountain banjo, based on the styles of traditional banjo-pickers

by Art Rosenbaum
(c) 1968, Oak Publications, a division of Embassy Music Corporation
some music but mostly tablature, with lyrics, plus discography and notes on 23 banjo tunings; songs marked * are instrumental only; illustrated by drawings; songs in specific players' styles are noted
    *Arkansas Traveler (Hobart Smith), 50
    Baby-O (Frank Proffitt), 61
    Black Eyed Susie, 42
    *Brickyard Joe, 74
    The Butcher's Boy (Buell Kazee), 44
    *Chilly Winds (Wade Ward), 49
    Cluck, Old Hen, 47
    *Coal Creek March (Pete Steele), 32
    Danville Girl (Dock Boggs), 68
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Charlie Poole), 67
    Frankie Was A Good Girl, 34
    Free a Little Bird as I Can Be, 20
    Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (Cass Moore), 17
    Ground Hog, 23
    *Heavy Loaded Freight Train (Pete Steele), 48
    The Hills of Mexico (Roscoe Holcomb), 24
    Hook and Line, 11
    In the Pines, 31
    Little Birdie, 39
    Little Sadie (Hobart Bailey), 56
    Lonesome Road Blues (Snuffy Jenkins), 70
    Lynchburg Town, 16
    Mole in the Ground (Bascom Lunsford), 36
    Old Ruben, 52
    *Pretty Little Miss (Fred Cockerham), 62
    Pretty Polly (Pete Steele), 27
    Shady Grove, 13
    Sourwood Mountain, 15
    *There Was an Old Soldier and He Had a Wooden Leg, 58
    Way Down the Old Plank Road (Uncle Dave Macon), 72

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Subject: Index: Australian Favorite Ballads (Oak)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 01:38 AM

Australian Favorite Ballads: 61 Traditional Songs of Australia with Guitar Chords
compiled by John Lahey
(c) 1965 by Hill of Content Publishing Co Pty, Ltd; this edition by Oak Publications.
Lead sheets with chords; illustrated by old photos and woodcuts
    Ain't It a Shame, 90
    The Albury Ram, 49
    "Ard Tae", 50
    Big Poll the Grogseller, 20
    Birchgrove Park, 39
    The Bludger's Song, 43
    Bluey Brink, 78
    Botany Bay, 26
    The Broken Down Squatter, 66
    Broken Hearted Shearer, 53
    Bushman's Farewell to Queensland, 91
    The Catalpa, 31
    The Colonial Widow, 22
    Come and Join the Union, 48
    Convict Maid, 30
    Dennis O'Riley, 15
    Dinky Di, 88
    The Drover's Dream, 56
    The Dying Stockman, 70
    Fair Young Jockey, 92
    Farewell Address, 28
    Farewell to Tommy Corrigan, 84
    The German Girls, 24
    A Good Time Coming, 18
    A Good Time Coming [another version], 19
    The Great Northern Line, 60
    Gumtree Canoe, 93
    Herbert Hoover's Love Song, 10
    I am a Tolerant Man, 14
    Ireland Over Here, 86
    Jackie Jackie, 12
    Jim Jones, 32
    Kelly's Farewell, 80
    Lachlan Tigers, 58
    Ladies of Brisbane, 68
    Licence Hunting, 16
    The Lost Sailor, 42
    Maggie May, 40
    The Maiden's Prayer, 89
    Maids of the Mountains, 74
    Molly McGuigan, 34
    Moreton Bay, 38
    Murrumbidgee Shearer, 72
    A Nautical Yarn, 95
    Ode to Westralia, 13
    The Old Bullock Dray, 65
    On the Wallaby, 94
    The Orange and the Green, 82
    Our Father's Cleared the Bush, 96
    The Overlanders, 69
    The Springtime It Brings on the Shearing, 64
    Struggle in the West, 44
    To Dr Mannix, 81
    Travelling Down the Castlereagh, 62
    The Union Boy, 46
    Van Dieman's Land, 36
    Wallaby Stew, 54
    Waltzing Matilda, 52
    Wild Colonial Boy, 76
    Wild Rover, 71

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Subject: Index: Instrumental Blues Guitar (OakPublications)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 06:19 AM

Thanks for the info on Old-Time String Band Songbook Joe - I hadn't checked the listings above in detail - that saved me a bit of typing!.

Here's the index for Masters of Instrumental Blues Guitar (and now I've been reminded, I'm off to listen to the Coffee Blues - never fails to make me smile).


Masters of Instrumental Blues Guitar
by Donald Harwood
Original Edition 1967 by Traditional Stringed Instruments, Inc
Oak edition 1968 $2.95

SBN 8256-0001-4
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-14542

    Timing And Length, 1
    Blues Chord Progressions, 2
    Melodic Structure, 6
    Rhythmic Units, 7
    Instrumental Breaks, 8
    Emotional Mood, 9

    Red River - Mance Lipscomb, 12
    Lonesome Road Blues - Etta Baker, 15
    My Creole Belle - Mississippi John Hurt, 17
    Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now - Mance Lipscomb, 18
    Cocaine Blues - Reverend Gary Davis, 21
    I Got Mine - Frank Stokes, 23
    T'Aint Nobody's Business - Guitar Duet, 25
    Take A Look At That Baby - John Fahey, 28

    Casey Jones, 33
    Louis Collins, 34
    Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied, 36
    Stack O'Lee, 38
    See See Rider, 38
    Coffee Blues, 40
    Sliding Delta, 41
    Oh, Mary Don't You Weep, 42
    Bye And Bye I Will See Jesus, 43
    Candy Man Blues, 45
    Frankie, 47

    Aint' Gonna Rain No Mo', 53
    Going To Louisiana - See See Rider, 55
    Ella Speed, 58
    Take A One On Me, 59
    Cocaine Done Killed My Baby, 60
    'Bout A Spoonful, 61
    Charlie James, 63

    I'm An Old Bumble Bee - Bo Carter, 68



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Subject: Index: Ewan MacColl-Peggy Seeger Songbook (Oak)
From: Cattail
Date: 12 Aug 07 - 02:38 PM


Forward by Irwin Silber.
Illustrations selected by, and from, the collection of Moses Asch.
Library of Congress No: 63 - 14092

Oak Publications, 3rd Printing, Paperback, 1963 - price: $2.45



The printers trade
I'm champion at keepin' 'em rolling
Needle and thread
The firefighter's song


Jamie Foyers
The ballad of Springhill
Go down, you murderers
The ballad of Jimmy Wilson
The lifeboat Mona
Hey ho! Cook and Rowe!
The crooked cross
The young birds


Song of the iron road
Fireman's calypso
Ballad of leisure time
The fireman's not for me


The exile song
Hot asphalt
The driver's song
Come, me little son
The fitter's song


North sea holes
Shoals of herring
Net - hauling song
Song of the fish-gutters
Fisherman's wife


The plodder seam
The big hewer
Schoolday's end
Miner's wife
The gallant colliers


The first time ever I saw your face
The letter
My love and I are one


Five fingers
The Trafford Road ballad
The dove
There's better things
That bomb has got to go
Brother, won't you join in the line?
Come live with me
March with us today
When I was young
Lullabye for the times


The space girl's song
The ballad of the carpenter
I'm a rambler
The lag's song
Northern city
No agents need apply
Come, fill up your glasses

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: cetmst
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 07:20 AM

Reprints from Sing Out! (volume 1, 1959)

Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser
All Night Long
Ballad of Sam Hall
Banks of the Ohio
Been in the Pen So Long
Billy Barlow
Black and White (The Ink Is Black)
Blood Red Roses
Blow the Candle Out
Break Bread Together
Buffalo Boy
Darby Ram
The Demi Said to Me
Doctor Freud
Domestic Worker's Song
Easter Rebellion Song
Farther Along
La Firolera
Foggy Dew. The
Great Dust Storm
Greenland Fisheries
Gypsy Davey
Hold the Line
Home In That Rock
Housewife's Lament
Hullabaloo Belay
Hymn for Nations
I Don't Want to Get Adjusted
I Walk the Road Again
In Tarrytown
I've Got to Know
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Klan, The
Love Alone
Ludlow Massacre
MTA Song
Mi Y'malel
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Mighty Day
Mister Block
Mrs. McCrath
Mule Skinner Blues
My Old Man
Never Touch Water
Number Twelve Train
Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, The
Pay Day at Cold Creek
Pay Me My Money Down
Peg and Awl
Poisoning the Students' Minds
Portland Town
Putting On the Style
Rebel Girl, The
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
Roll on the Ground
Round the Bay of Mexico
This Land Is My Land
Two Maids Went a-Milking One Day
Tomorrow Is a Highway
Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies, The

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: cetmst
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 07:35 AM

Reprints from Sing Out!, volume 2, 1960

Alabama Bound
All My Trials
Blantyre Explosion
Buffalo Skinners
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Come and Go With Me To That Land
Cryderville Jail
Darlin' Corey
Delia's Gone
Eight Hundred Miles
Every Night When the Sun Goes In
Gallows Pole, The
Go Down You Murderers
Green Corn
Guardian Beauty Contest
Hans Beimler
He Lies in American Land
House of the Rising Sun
Hudson River Steamboat
I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore
I Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
I Had a Rooster
I Never Will Marry
I'm a Stranger Here
In Tarrytown
Lass From the Low Country, The
Let Me Fly
Let My Little Light Shine
Liebster Meiner
Little Maggie
Little Phoebe
MTA Song, The
Mary, What You Gonna Name That Pretty Little Baby?
Mighty Day
Money Is King
New York Town
Oh, Had I a Golden Thread
Oifn Pripetshok
Pastures of Plenty
Pich a Bale of Cotton
Poor Lazarus
Ragaputi Ragava Rajah Ram
Si Me Quieres Escribir
Sinner Man
Soldier's Prayer, The
Squid-Jigging Ground, The
State of Arkansas
Step By Step
Streets of Glory
There Is Power
Titanic, The
Too Old to Work
Trouble in Mind
Twelve Gates to the City
When First Unto This Country
When I First Came to This Land
Whistle, Daughter, Whistle
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?
Wo Riley
Work of the Weavers, The

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Subject: RE: Songbook Indexing: Oak Publications
From: cetmst
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 07:45 AM

Reprints from Sing Out!, volume 3, 1961

A la Claire Fontaine
Asteroid Light, The
Battle of New Orleans
Bells of Rhymney
Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done
Black Fly Song, The
Blow Ye Winds in the Morning'
Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
Die Gute Kamerad
Done Laid Around
Drunken Spacemen
Duermete Nino Lindo
East Virginia
El Dia De Tu Santo
Forty-Two Kids
Four Nights Drunk
Four Pence a Day
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Grizzle Bear
Ha-Ha This-A-Way
Hans Beimler
High Germany
I Am a Pilgrim
Intoxicated Rat, The
It's Almost Done
Jarama Valley
Johnson Boys, The
Kum Ba Yah
Little Moses
Mary Had a Baby
1913 Massacre, The
Old Aunt Kate
Patriot Game, The
Quizmasters, The
Red Apple Juice
River of My People
Rock Island Line
Roll Down the Line
Roll On Columbia
Run Come See
St. James Hospital
She Moved Through the Fair
Song for Peace
Spacey Jones
Talking D.J. Blues
Talking Nothin'
Talking Un-American Blues
Things Are Comin' My Way
This Train
Unemployment Compensation Blues
Vigndig A Fremd Kind
Wagoner's Lad
Walk On Alabama
Water Is Wide, The
Wildwood Flower

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