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Seventy Scottish Songs : For Low Voice

By: Hopekirk, Helen

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20091

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


189 pages; Folio (12.75") 33 cm; Tall hardcover, beige cloth over spine, dark olive green cloth over boards, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, [xii] + 189 pages, b/w portrait photo of arranger Helen Hopekirk on glossy plate, 70 beautiful ancient and old Scottish songs, arranged to be sung as art songs, with tunes, lyrics, and full piano. English throughout, with some song titles in English and Scottish Gaelic. ; Cloth lightly worn at tips. Front endpaper has beautiful a... View more info

American History and Encyclopedia of Music, Complete in 10 Volumes : Essentials, American Music, Foreign Music, Musical Biographies, Music Theory, Operas, Musical Instruments, Oratorios and Masses

By: Hubbard, W. L.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Irving Square: 1908

Seller ID: 20498

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


3869 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Set of 10 hardcover volumes. Red cloth. Gold titles on spines. Top edges gilt. Reinforced bindings as issued. Color glossy frontispiece each vol, plus sepia-toned portraits throughout. About 300-500 pages per vol, 3869 total pages. ; Some vols dated 1908, some 1910. Vol-1, Essentials (Dictionary) 586 pages. Vol-2, History of American Music, 356 pgs. Vol-3, History of Foreign Music, 261p. Vol-4, Musical Biographies 1, 511p. Vol-5, Musica... View more info

Bard's Book of Pagan Songs, a : Stories and Music from the Celtic World, by Hugin the Bard

By: Hugin the Bard

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20139

Condition: Very Good+


261 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Tall brown softcover, [x] + 261 pages, page explaining special musical symbols, page explaining Gaelic pronunciation, 55 original songs with tunes, lyrics, guitar chords. Many modal songs, all suitable for singing by beginners. ; Isbn 1567186033. Includes excerpts from the Mabinogion, a collection of ancient Welsh tales, and several songs inspired by these tales. ; Only very minor wear. No marks apart from a stamp from correctional facilit... View more info

Song Book, the : Words and Tunes from the Poets and Musicians

By: Hullah, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Company: 1877

Seller ID: 20046

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


368 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Small hardcover, dark blue-black cloth, gilt lettering, black endpapers, [xx] + 368 + 4 pages, index, endnotes, 264 songs collected from manuscripts of 1600s-1800s, with tunes in standard notation. ; Copyright 1866. This printing 1877. ; Wonderful collection of classic old songs of England, Scotland, Ireland, some by popular composers, some folklore. ; Cloth shows light wear. Front endpaper chipped and fragile. Binding tight. ; Golden Tr... View more info

Hymns for the Church and the Home : With a Selection of Psalms, Portland Collection

By: Hymnal Committee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Universalist Publishing House: 1870

Seller ID: 20340

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


600 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; Small hardcover, full brown leather, pink endpapers, [viii] + 600 pages, 3 indexes, 867 hymn texts, no tunes. Spine title "Portland Collection" in gilt over black band. Each hymn has author's name, meter marking, and topic or theme indicated. Also, book contains appendix of 28 metrical (singable) psalms, no tunes. ; Copyright 1865, this printing 1870. Hymnal for Universalist churches, a rapidly growing denomination in 1800s, con... View more info

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Songs of the Workers, to Fan the Flames of Discontent : Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Little Red Songbook

By: Industrial Workers

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Industrial Workers of the World: 1987

Edition: 35th edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 20718

Condition: Very Good-


64 pages; 24mo (5.75") 15 cm; Small red softcover booklet, 64 pages, 41 songs, most with tunes in standard notation and guitar chords, a few with tunes indicated. ; Known as the Little Red Songbook. Originally published 1909. This is 35th edition, 1984, 2nd printing, 1987. Wonderful union, labor, and protest songs by Joe Hill, Utah Phillips, Ralph Chaplin, many others. ; Small amount of discoloration to upper tip, affecting margins only. A few songs have alternate ch... View more info

White and Negro Spirituals, Their Life and Kinship : Tracing 200 Years of Untrammeled Song Making and Singing Among Our Country Folk

By: Jackson, George Pullen

Price: $120.00

Publisher: J. J. Augustin Publisher: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2693

ISBN: 0306706679

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


349 pages; 8vo (9") 23cm; Ex-Lib; Hardcover, dark red cloth, white lettering on spine, [xiv] + 349 pages, 5 appendixes, index, footnotes, 21 b/w photos and illustrations, 116 'white' melodies paired with Negro 'variants', all with tunes, lyrics, and commentary. ; 1st edition, 1943. ; Yes, this is the famous racist book you have heard about. Subtitle concludes: 'With 116 Songs Sung by Both Races'. Sheet laid in with comparison of tunes, Pisgah and Amazing Grace, as is... View more info

Another Sheaf of White Spirituals : New Foreword by Don Yoder

By: Jackson, George Pullen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Folklorica: 1981

Seller ID: 20206

ISBN: 0939544016

Condition: Near Fine


233 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Softcover, [xx] 233 pages, 2 indexes, bibliography, 363 songs with tunes, lyrics, and brief historical info. ; Originally published 1952. This edition with new foreword by Don Yoder 1981. ; Folklore songs, secular songs, hymns from old southern hymnals, etc. ; Small pricesticker on front blank page inked out. Otherwise only a touch of wear. ; Folklorica Publications in Folksong and Balladry Series; Vol. 1 View more info

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Popular Songs of Nineteenth Century America : Complete Original Song Sheets for 64 Songs, Selected, with an Introduction and Notes

By: Jackson, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1976

Seller ID: 16076

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


290 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, tan cloth, 290 pages, bibliography, endnotes, 64 songs reproduced from early American sheet music, 1803-1891, with music in standard notation, lyrics, and b/w illustrations throughout. Warning: several African American stereotypes. ; Songs include: Arkansas traveller. Ben Bolt. Bonnie blue flag. Champagne Charlie. Flying trapeze. Jim crack corn. Just before the battle mother. Lorena. Ocean burial. Old oaken buck... View more info

Popular Songs of Nineteenth Century America : Complete Original Song Sheets for 64 Songs, Selected, with an Introduction and Notes

By: Jackson, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1976

Seller ID: 20240

Condition: Near Fine


290 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Tall softcover, blue and orange covers, 290 pages, bibliography, endnotes, 64 songs reproduced from early American sheet music, 1803-1891, with music in standard notation, lyrics, and b/w illustrations throughout. Warning: several African American stereotypes. ; Songs include: Arkansas traveller. Ben Bolt. Bonnie blue flag. Champagne Charlie. Flying trapeze. Jim crack corn. Just before the battle mother. Lorena. Ocean burial. Old oaken buc... View more info

Alexander's Ragtime Band : And Other Favorite Song Hits, 1901-1911

By: Jasen, David A.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1987

Seller ID: 20224

ISBN: 0486253317

Condition: Near Fine


212 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Tall softcover, [x] + 212 pages, 49 hit songs of the early 1900s with tunes, lyrics, and full piano, plus original sheetmusic cover art each song reproduced full page in b/w. ; A touch of edgewear only. View more info

Kerrville Folk Festival 20th Anniversary Songbook : Volume 1, 1971-1991

By: Javors, Melissa

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cream Gravy Music: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 20243

Condition: Near Fine


40 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 40 pages, 22 b/w photos and illustrations, 10 original songs with tunes, lyrics, guitar chords, and full piano. Each song also has photo of songwriter, background info and commentary, page of lyrics. None previously published. ; Vol-1 stated but we find no evidence there was ever another volume. ; Songs are: Ascending Woman, by Carolyn Hester. Cowboy Fantasy, by Melissa Javors. Deep In The West, by Shake Russell. Harmony, by... View more info

Harvest of Jewish Song, A

By: Jochsberger, Tzipora, and Velvel Pasternak

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Tara Publications: 1980

Seller ID: 19792

ISBN: 0933676018

Condition: Very Good


144 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Tall softcover, 143 pages, index, 73 Hebrew folklore songs with tunes, guitar chords and full piano accompaniment. Each song has transliterated Hebrew lyrics in music, plus, printed at bottom of page, Hebrew (or a few in Yiddish) in Hebrew alphabet, plus brief English translation. ; Piano arrangements by Natan Brand, Cathy Waldman, Richard Neumann. ; Moderate edgewear. Interior clean, binding tight. View more info

Our Familiar Songs and Their Authors : 300 Standard and Popular Songs, Arranged with Piano Accompaniment, and Preceded by Sketches of the Authors and Histories of the Songs

By: Johnson, Helen Kendrick

Price: $32.00

Publisher: H. M. Caldwell Company: 1896

Seller ID: 20050

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


660 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, tan cloth, gilt and green lettering and decor, top edge gilt, floral endpapers, [xiv] + 660 pages, index, 300 songs with tunes, lyrics, full piano, plus detailed historical info on each. ; Copyright 1881. This edition 1896. ; Topics include: Songs of reminiscence. Songs of home. Songs of the sea. Songs of hopeless love. Songs of happy love. Convivial songs. Religious songs. More. ; Clean, bright, tight, hardly any sign o... View more info

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Books of American Negro Spirituals, the : Two Volumes in One

By: Johnson, James Weldon, and J. Rosamond Johnson

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1951

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 20132

Condition: Very Good+


4to (11") 28cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, top edge inked brown, 187 + 189 pages, preface on history and musical genius of spirituals, 120 authentic early spirituals with lyrics, tunes, and artistic piano arrangements. Many now-familiar songs given in their early, lesser-known forms. ; Originally published in two vols, 1925 and 1926. Republished in one vol 1940. This is 5th printing, 1951. Later issued as isbn 0670181234. ; Light edgewear. Cloth faded slightly on spine ... View more info

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Lift Every Voice and Sing

By: Johnson, James Weldon; Illustrated by Elizabeth Catlett

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20244

ISBN: 0802782515

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


36 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall hardcover, black cloth over spine, blue boards, 36 glossy pages, illustrated with 12 striking full-page b/w and monochrome woodcuts and linocuts of famous African American women and other cultural images. ; ; This is children's picture book of lyrics of Lift Every Voice and Sing (African American National Anthem) by James Weldon Johnson, with music by J. Rosamond Johnson. Music is included in the appendix, including lyrics, tune, and... View more info

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Bawdy Ballads and Lusty Lyrics : A Curious Collection of Somewhat Salty Classics Seldom Sung in Sunday School

By: Johnson, John Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Maxwell Droke, Publisher: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18017

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


80 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small hardcover, brown cloth over spine, pale orange illustrated boards, 80 pages, 66 poems of questionable taste. Introductiony commentary and a few footnotes. Some entries from famous poets, some obscure, some anonymous; many are song lyrics but there are no tunes. ; 'A gallimaufry of ballads, lyrics and songs, of soldiers, sailors, cowboys, tough men and wanton women, gin, sin and debauchery.' ; Boards show soiling around edges. Owner ... View more info

Vera Johnson Song Book Number One, the : (No. 1)

By: Johnson, Vera; Illustrated by Alison Callihoo

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Zax Music Publishing: 1974

Seller ID: 2990

Condition: Very Good


59 pages; 4to (11") 28cm; Tall tan softcover, 59 pages, 30 original songs with tunes, lyrics, guitar chords, and notes. ; Sarcastic protest and anti-establishment songs. Topics include oppression, Vietnam War, censorship, industrial pollution, cannabis, etc. Amusing song about Pierre Trudeau in English and French. ; Publisher address (Vancouver) penned over old address, a few updated lyrics penned in, as issued. Light wear and soiling. Quite scarce. View more info

Step it Down : Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage (Signed)

By: Jones, Bessie, with Bess Lomax Hawes

Price: $72.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1972

Seller ID: 2689

ISBN: 0060117834

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


233 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Ex-Lib; Hardcover, tan cloth, [xxii] + 233 pages, index, bibliography, discography, about 150 songs, singing games, finger plays, etc, with tunes, lyrics, and instructions. Front endpaper SIGNED by Frankie Quimby, Douglas Quimby, and Bessie Jones 'with Joy'. ; Copyright 1972. This is later printing, about 1974. ; Authentic Gullah (African American) folklore from Georgia Sea Islands. Authored by founder of Sea Island Singers, SIGNED by her a... View more info

Step it Down : Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage

By: Jones, Bessie, with Bess Lomax Hawes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1972

Seller ID: 20160

ISBN: 0060117834

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


233 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Ex-Lib; Hardcover, tan cloth, [xxii] + 233 pages, index, bibliography, discography, about 150 songs, singing games, finger plays, etc, with tunes, lyrics, and instructions. Front endpaper SIGNED by Frankie Quimby, Douglas Quimby, and Bessie Jones 'with Joy'. ; Authentic Gullah (African American) folklore from Georgia Sea Islands. Authored by founder of Sea Island Singers, SIGNED by her and two other members of group. ; Small library sticker... View more info