Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Cataloguing Song Collections

Naemanson 04 Jan 11 - 06:41 PM
Steve Gardham 04 Jan 11 - 07:26 PM
Bill D 04 Jan 11 - 07:48 PM
Naemanson 04 Jan 11 - 07:55 PM
Jim Carroll 05 Jan 11 - 09:43 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Cataloguing Song Collections
From: Naemanson
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 06:41 PM

As with many of you I have been collecting songs for a long time. Over the holidays I got them all corralled into binders in more or less alphabetical order. There's about 8 inches of them.

I want to break them into easier to manage bundles so I am looking for the categories to use. Some are easy, Love, War, Chanties, etc. but I'm looking for more refinement than that.

Any ideas?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Cataloguing Song Collections
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 07:26 PM

I find as a good starting point for ballad categories, Malcolm Laws 'American Ballads from British Broadsides. Developed from this are the categories on our website www.yorkshirefolksong.net


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Cataloguing Song Collections
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 07:48 PM

Since you are not publishing them for 'others', it is best to make a list of categories YOU think in....then add subcategories when YOU see the need.

If you really want to be clever, get a relational database and make multiple entries for songs that need it.. 'Engine 143' can be in both 'death' and 'railroad'...etc...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Cataloguing Song Collections
From: Naemanson
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 07:55 PM

My major categories are LIKE and DON'T LIKE. There are not many of the latter in the collection. I am only looking for suggestions and bright ideas.

Bill, you make a good point about publishing the collection. Let me be perfectly clear. You are right. I am NOT publishing this group. They all have been published many times already.

This is personal use only.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Cataloguing Song Collections
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 09:43 AM

"This is personal use only."
Lately I have been digitising hard-copy texts of songs I have accumulted over the last four/five decades, and have unearthed something in the region of five-six hundred songs.
While I agree that many of them have been published elsewhere, many of the publications have been obscure magazines/journals, and many are long out of print.
It seems a shame to let them ride off into the sunset when others might make use of them in the future (I caught the 'pass it on' bug at an early age) , so I have at least tried to include the minimum information - source, tune, author (where appropriate), and anything else that might be relevant.
With folk songs the Roud numbering system is invaaluable in putting them in context.
Jim Carroll


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 14 August 8:07 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.