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Kevin L Rietmann Almeda Riddle Songbook Index (8) RE: Almeda Riddle Book Song Index 18 Apr 07

Roger Abrahams, the editor of the book, explains that when Almeda was young they pronounced "ballet" as written, but she now pronounces it the same as "ballad." In the book it means a written text of a song, as opposed to the sung ballad. I think the Ballet Book was something she compiled - but it only has about 40 numbers in it, she knew hundreds of songs, and certainly could've written them all down.
Wonderful book! Her reminences are fascinating stuff. I see you can get a copy for about $15 at a variety of used dealers - Amazon, Abebooks, Albiris.

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