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Only about 20% of the items listed in this songbook are available free, to get the full songbook you need to purchase the download version which you can get for just £5 (about $9). The download version comes in the form of one large PDF file of about 1300 pages. You can use it on any system with a PDF viewer supporting Acrobat reader version 5 or later.
The songs in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order. Note that to facilitate more sensible indexing "The" has been omitted from titles where it was the first word. Click on the letters to go to the songs beginning with that letter.
Need a particular song or arrangement to buy? Checkout The Folk Song Collection at Sheetmusicplus, (opens new page) they have one of the largest selections of music books and sheet music available anywhere. Their site also has good search facilities to find what you want, AND include content indexes for most their music books.
If you need to transpose a song into a different key there is a chart below which will make it easy.
Convert Chords to Equivalent Chords in Different Keys
Major Scales (& Common Chords)
Rarely used optional chords
How to use:
1)Find what key your song is in, the best indication is to find what chord it ends on, this will nearly always be the key the song is in.
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Folk revival songbook - 70+ folk songs associated with the 60's UK folk revival. - includes lyrics, sheet music & midis.
TOP 1000 FOLKSONGS with CHORDS The 1000 top folk and old-time songs - lyrics, chords for guitar, banjo, ukulele etc. +PDF
700 Old American Songs - folk,old popular & religious music genres, lyrics+PDF
The National Song Book - Collection of some 250 maily Folk-songs, Carols, And Rounds suggested By The Board Of Education, With Sheet Music and Lyrics. circa 1905
Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands by Mellinger Edward Henry,lyrics & sheet music.
English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians - The famous collection by Cecil J. Sharp
The second book of English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians by Cecil J. Sharp
English Folk-Songs For Schools, 50+ Popular Songs With Sheet Music & Lyrics
Old English Songs 1000+ songs, from folk,old popular and religious music genres, lyrics with PDF
FOLK SINGER SONGWRITERSRALPH MCTELL Songs he played or wrote 250+ songs, lyrics and chords with PDF
And some more specialised itemsMOST REQUESTED UKULELE SONG-BOOK 400+ songs with lyrics and chords -great collection, with downloadable PDFs for printing.