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Paul Gitlitz, based in Ontario Canada, provides a variety of musical services including: production, mixing, and mastering services, private and group lessons on fiddle, mandolin, tenor banjo, or guitar, performance in a number of bands. He also has written a large number of mainly traditional style tunes you can view and listen to on his well worth a visit site.

Richard MacKenzie's Old-Time Music siteFeatures the music of Ken MacKenzie, who started in 1936, and until the late 70's was very active in traditional country music in the New England States.  Also includes pages for Maine Country Music Association Hall of Fame, Down East Country Music Pioneers, Yodeling Slim Clark, Rusty Rogers, Harold Crosby, Bonnie Rairdon, and links to many other old time Maine artists.

London University's School Of Oriental & African Studies Music Centre.Ethnomusicological material.

UK organization for Oldtimey - Friends of American Old-Time Music & Dance
OLGA - On-Line Guitar Archive seems to be a relatively stable new home for OLGA, which was on the lam from the copyright cops for a while. Good place for lyrics, chords, and tab - mostly pop & rock songs. You'll have to look a little harder for the lyrics, but they're available.

Online Guitar Chord Dictionary have a chord chart on the inside of my front door. Guess I don't need it any more. This site is really cool.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.comGeneral FolkAmerica's only state park dedicated to the preservation and interpertation of Ozark Culture, it's music and crafts

THE OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE on-line lyrics sorted by author (Anonymus wrote a lot of good songs) or time or title or first line
Phil Ochs American FolkHome Page for Phil's discography, lyrics, etc.

Philadelphia Folksong Society http://www.pfs.orgSocietiesSponsors of the Philly Folk Fest and many other events. Check to see who's appearing at the free (to members) monthly concert meeting. - Great print-outs. Find and save list of chords.  

Poetry and Songs of the War Between the States This site has an easy to use index of titlesandfirst lines of many Civil War song lyrics and poems. You will hear a midi of Jay Ungar's modern composition, "Ashokan Farewell", when you log on. There is a nice explanation of it at the bottom of the main page. Very nice site, easy to use and well laid out. Home of the world's leading source for Classic Country Music

Public Domain Music -mostly 19th Century FolkThe Music of the American Civil War (1861-1865); Music of George Frederick Root (1820-1895); Henry Clay Work (1832-1884); Henry Tucker (1826-1882); and Stephen Foster and many others -lyrics and MIDI files (new URL - updated October, 2000)

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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III