Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands
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A Collection Of Traditional Folk Songs & Ballads, Collected & Edited By Mellinger Edward Henry, c 1933.Includes lyrics, commentary & notes on the songs as well as some sheet music.

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Folksongs Southern About This Book

These songs and ballads from the Southern Highlands i.e. the area of the appalachian mountain ranges - The Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, Black, Pisgah, Balsam, Nantahala, Cowee, Tusquitee, Beech, Roan, etc. At the time of writing, this was a somewhat isolated region where the people spoke, to some extent at least, a language of the past — a language in many respects like that of Shakespeare's time — and sing the old ballads and folk-songs which comprise this collection of nearly 200 songs. Like the Lomax books this collection should also be considered somewhat of a reference work and certainly more than just a songbook as it also includes historical notes, commentary and sheet music for some items.

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