Mudcat Café message #152621 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16399   Message #152621
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Dec-99 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library
Subject: A Basic Folk Library
I'm frustrated.
I've been trying to research "12 Days of Christmas," and I'm not finding much information that sounds authoritative. I found a nice little story in a book by Alan Lomax, but that's all I ever find in Lomax - nice little stories and very few facts. I'm looking for books that have good scholarship and solid information about the stories behind the folk songs we love. What can you recommend?
-Joe Offer-
Let's talk about songbooks and books about folk music in this Basic Folk Library thread. This thread (click) is a better place to discuss the Twelve Days of Christmas.

See also Basic Folk Library New Resource and Basic Folk Library PermaThread.

Thanks.
-Joe Offer-