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Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-May-12 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
151 songs plus extensive notes on each. For most of the songs probably the last word, and where not Steve recommends further research. What is very rare in British anthologies is Julia's well researched comments on the tunes. Nearly all researchers and anthologists are text-bound like me. The only thing it lacks is a list of contents song by song, but there is an integrated index of first lines and titles.

Sorry, Becky, but I haven't got time to type out all 151 titles. If you're looking for a particulkar song or two, I could easily check for you. Generally they are mostly unpublished versions of really well known songs, in fact the selection was based on the most frequently collected 151 trad songs in England.