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Thread #106635   Message #2204706
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Nov-07 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
Subject: RE: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
Russ just touched on what I want to mention. If you're looking for obscure English songs then you may want to dig into the pockets of English songs that tended to form in the colonies. The southern Appalachian mountains are famous for this kind of song. Buy a few books (Amazon sells used books, and if you identify a few titles you can go through ABE or any of the other bookfinder web sources) and see if you get lucky.

Also for these sequestered songs--look to see what Mudcatters have been doing. A real gem is Jean Ritchie. She may well be singing the kind of songs you're looking for.