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Thread #16399   Message #152716
Posted By: Sandy Paton
21-Dec-99 - 10:18 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library
Subject: RE: A Basic Folk Library
Joe Hickerson prepared a superb bibliography for Duncan Emrich's American Folk Poetry, An Anthology, Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1974. This is a collection of texts, no tunes, but good footnotes pointing to sources, and a wonderful selection of songs. Find the book, if you can, and check out the bibliography.

Another significant study would be D. K. Wilgus' Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship since 1898, Rutgers University Press, 1959. Either of these books will direct you to other worthwhile studies.

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