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Thread #30963   Message #400253
Posted By: wysiwyg
17-Feb-01 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Help: Cowboy Songbooks Preservation Project
Subject: Cowboy Songbooks Preservation Project
I have the longterm loan of four old songbooks. They are far too fragile to play out of. I have discussed their preservation with two Mudcatters, but it looks like a big project for one or two, and if more people participate it could have some nice applications.

Obvious approaches are scanning, hanging up on a website.... posting lyrics & chords here... someone mentioned recording...

OK, here's what I have:


  • Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's Songs of the Range (Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails).
    (C) 1937, Chart Music Pub House, Chicago. 30 songs, foreword, photo layout centerfold. 50 pages.
  • Dale Hunter's (The Yodeling Cowboy) collection of Hill Billy and Cowboy Songs.
    (C) 1934, Chart Music Pub House, Chicago. Blues and Yodel songs. 32 songs, foreword. 50 pages.
  • Marc Williams (The Singing Texan) Collection of favorite Cowboy Songs.
    (C) 1937, Bob Miller Inc. Pub.. 22 songs including "the Famous Song, The Cowboy Prayer." 34 pages.
  • The Big Roundup of Cowboy Songs.
    (C) 1934, Amsco Music Sales Co. 57 songs, foreword. 96 pages.
  • See also related thread, "Help: Barn Dance Songbook Preservation Project."


    People, what are your ideas? Post them here.

    Do you want to volunteer to join the project team? E-mail me.

    (Click HERE to e-mail me.)

    ~Susan