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Subject: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: CarolinaMind
Date: 01 Aug 14 - 05:15 PM

Does anyone happen to have a list of songs in the book "80 Appalachian Folk Songs", collected by Sharp/Karpeles?
I have searched but cannot find a table of contents.
Thank you,
Jeremy


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 01 Aug 14 - 10:53 PM

Can't see a book with that exact title, but if you are referring to "Eighty English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians", index is here


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 14 - 11:08 PM

I may be wrong, but they seem to be one and the same as far as the list of songs is concerned, but different editions and/or different publishers messed around with the book title a bit over the years.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 01:05 PM

An authorized reprint of the 1932 edition of"English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians" is available from CAMSCO Music in two volumes. Hard cover: $35 per volume; Soft cover: $25 per volume.
    Don't know about the "Eighty " songs...THe two volumes contain
two hundred and seventy-four Songs and Ballads with nine hundred and
sixty-eight Tunes Including thirty-nine Tunes contributed by
Olive Dame Campbell


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: CarolinaMind
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 02:50 PM

Thank you all for the information.
I would eventually like to get the 1932 edition of EFSFTSA.
Jeremy


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 06:19 PM

Wow, Jeremy, that's extremely good value from Camsco! Most of us paid an arm and a leg for our original editions before the reprint came along.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: toadfrog
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 08:35 PM

Yes, thanks, Dick! It is my favorite song book now.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: CarolinaMind
Date: 02 Aug 14 - 10:07 PM

I already thought the earlier edition with 122 songs looked great so this is now at the top of my wish list.
Jeremy


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: toadfrog
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 04:25 PM

The "80 Appalachian Folksongs" come with Benjamin Britten's piano scores and are probably a great deal more expensive. I guess the distinction is like between apples and oranges.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: Brian Peters
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 07:48 PM

And it (the Camsco edition) is chock full of fabulous material.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: GUEST,Stevebury
Date: 04 Aug 14 - 11:25 PM

This thread is discussing (and perhaps confusing) two different books.

The original request concerned "Eighty English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians" collected by Cecil J. Sharp and Maud Karpeles. It was (c) Faber Music in 1968, and issued in the United States by MIT Press (with apparently later reprints).   It is around 110 pages, and square format about 7.5 inches square. It includes sample piano accompaniments by Benjamin Britten for four songs, and chord symbols for guitar by Pat Shaw for many songs. Used copies are available online for under $20.

"English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians" in two volumes, first published in 1932 and recently reprinted by Loomis House/CAMSCO (thank you to all involved!!), contains 274 songs with many variants.


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Subject: RE: Contents for Sharp/Karpeles book
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 05 Aug 14 - 06:19 AM

Thank God someone's sorted that out. I once made an interlibrary loan reqest for a set of the 1932 edition of EFSFTSA from my local library. Hardly had I got home than the phone rang. "We've got the book you requested", said the voice on the other end. "It's in our library stock."

I'd already checked the stock holdings and knew perfectly well that they hadn't got a copy of that particular book, so I went back to said library. There the assistant handed me a copy of Eighty English folksongs.

"That's not it", I objected.

"Yes it is. That's what you ordered and that's what we've got."

"It isn't. This is a single volume, published by Faber in 1968. The one I want is in 2 volumes and it's about four times the size of that one, and it was published by Oxford UP in 1932."

The assistant said, and you can still see the dent in the library counter where I banged my head in utter abject frustration, "Well, I can't see the difference".

EFSFTSA had been out of print for years in those days. So, when I did eventually run a copy to earth, I photocopied the entire opus, lock, stock and barrel.


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