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pastorpest Folk Songbooks (12) Folk Song Books 24 Jul 00

I have seen many references in other threads to collections of folk songs in books (Recently Joe Offer mentioned in glowing terms "American Negro Songs" by Work republished by Dover). When I put "Folk Song Books" in a forum search I came up with nothing. I would think that an annotated bibliography of folk song books would be a useful addition to the Mudcat. Some entries would be obvious: "American Ballads & folk Songs" by Lomax & Lomax or "O'Neill's Music of Ireland" with over 1000 fidle tunes and in various editions. It would be some work to collect the list of books, put them in order, offer a one or two sentence description, and where to find them information. There are gems of books out that are not widely known. Editing the content of such a list is work, but it would be useful to mudcatters like me.

What does anyone else think?

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