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Thread #38580   Message #542886
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Sep-01 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: Index: Singing Family of the Cumberlands
My favorite Jean Ritchie book is Singing Family of the Cumberlands, published by Oak Publications in 1963. It was first published in 1955. It's currently in print and available at Jean's Website, but I don't know the name of the current publisher. This is not really a songbook - it's the fascinating story of Jean and her family, and it includes words and music for 42 songs. The illustrations are by Maurice Sendak, one of my favorite illustrators. The songs in the book are listed below.

Aunt Sal's Song
Barbry Ellen
Brightest and Best
Children, Go Where I Send Thee
Churn, Churn, Make Some Butter
Come All Ye Fair
The Cuckoo She's a Pretty Bird
The Darby Ram
Drowsy Sleeper
Fair Ellen
Fair Ellender
Farewell, Dear Roseannie
Father Get Ready When He Calls You
Goin' to Boston
Goin' To See My Truelove
Hangman, Slack Up Your Rope
Horsey Song
I've Been a Foreign Lander
I Went Out A-Hunting Sir
John Henry
John Riley
Killy Kranky
Little Devils
The Little Family
Lyttle Musgrave
May Day Carol
My Good Old Man
Nottamun Town
Old King Cole
Old Tyler
Old Virginny
Pale Wildwood Flower
Shady Grove
Skin and Bones
There Was an Old Woman and She Had a Little Pig
Turkish Lady
Twelve Days of Christmas
A Twelvemonth More Has Rolled Around
Twilight A-Stealing
Wassail Song
Wondrous Love