500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics, collected and edited by Ronald Herder.
A collection of historic song lyrics drawn from military, patriotic, folk, and popular songs, as well as from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway. Numerous hymns, spirituals, and children's songs round out this collection.
American Negro Songs, by John W. Work.
A collection of 230 African-American Folk Songs and Spirituals, both Religious and Secular. These songs are enhanced by five essays on the origins and history of African-American folk music.
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, edited by Francis James Child.
Child's monumental comparative study of 305 English folk ballads. This five-volume edition is an unabridged republication of the original ten-part series published between 1882 and 1898.
One Hundred English Folksongs, edited by Cecil J. Sharp.
A collection of one hundred English folksongs accompanied by musical scores for piano and medium voice, as well as historical notes on each song.
Songs and Ballads of Nova Scotia, by Helen Creighton.
A collection of 150 songs and ballads collected around Halifax and Devil's Island, by Helen Creighton, the foremost authority on the folksongs of Nova Scotia.
Songs of the Civil War, compiled and edited by Irwin Silber.
A Collection of 125 Civil War songs that includes an historical introduction, illustrations, scores for easy piano, guitar chords, plus all the verses.
Our Singing Country, by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax.
The words and music to 200 American folk songs and ballads that were first recorded in the 1930 and 40's.
When This Bloody War is Over, by Max Arthur.
Soldiers' Songs of the First World War - Historically annotated lyrics to nearly 100 songs from The Great War.
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