Orr, James L. >>
Title Grange Melodies : Published by the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry for Use in the Granges of the United States, 1912
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Publisher Philadelphia: George S. Ferguson Company; 1912
Seller ID 8977
200 pages; 16mo (6") 15 cm; Oblong hardcover, dark red cloth, gilt title, 200 pages, 2 indexes, 120 songs with lyrics, music in standard notation, most also with 3- or 4-part harmony. ; Collection includes: 48 grange and degree songs, 25 ceremonial songs, 20 farm and labor songs, 12 devotional songs, 8 funeral songs, 6 children's songs, 38 miscellaneous songs. ; Many tunes by editor James L. Orr. Reprint of 1891 original. This printing 1912. ; Granges were formed to help the little guy (mainly farmers) fight against railroad corporations who, in league with corrupt congressmen, were stealing land from farmers all across US. Granges are akin to masonic orders, with ceremonies, degrees, etc. ; Cloth quite worn. Corners bumped. Pages starting to yellow from age. Light foxing here and there. Each free endpaper has circular emboss 'Fairview Grange, Morrow County, Ohio, Organized 1912'. Hinges have some play but binding intact.