Songs of the Great American West Irwin Silber

ISBN: 9780486287041

Published: June 13th 2012

Paperback

352 pages


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Songs of the Great American West  by  Irwin Silber

Songs of the Great American West by Irwin Silber
June 13th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9780486287041 | 6.75 Mb

The 92 songs in this handsomely illustrated songbook — compiled and edited by one of Americas leading authorities on folklore and folk music — colorfully document Americas pioneering spirit. In song after song, the triumphs and miseries, thrillsMoreThe 92 songs in this handsomely illustrated songbook — compiled and edited by one of Americas leading authorities on folklore and folk music — colorfully document Americas pioneering spirit. In song after song, the triumphs and miseries, thrills and adventures of homesteaders, lumberjacks, cowboys, gold miners, railroad workers, outlaws, and other early Western adventurers come vividly to life.Here are Americas ballads, lullabies, battle cries, love songs, satirical songs, childrens singing games, and more — each with a story to tell, a moment to treasure, a feeling to share.

There are familiar favorites like Sweet Betsy from Pike, The Streets of Laredo, and The Big Rock Candy Mountain side by side with less familiar songs, each a delight to explore: The Little Old Sod Shanty on My Claim, Seeing the Elephant, Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks, Doney Gal, When the Ice Worms Nest Again, and many more.This is a great collection for sing-alongs, for school and club shows, and for work and study projects that involve the history and folklore of the West.

Along with the lyrics for each song, Earl Robinson has provided as easy-to-follow vocal score, complete with simple piano arrangements and chord symbols. Irwin Silbers historical notes and commentaries, together with the 127 period illustrations printed throughout the book, engagingly set the stage for this lively, colorful chapter in the history of American music.



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