Mudcat Café message #759828 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50180   Message #759828
Posted By: voyager
04-Aug-02 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs
Subject: Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs
A question for Mudcat Anthologists...

I've come across an anthology of Folk Music and
traditional songs that travelled with my Mom's piano
(which I inherited a few years back).

Compiler is Margaret Bradford Boni who has also written
a foreward in memory of Carl Van Doren (the poet I think)
This volume is as old as I am (published in 1952) and
contains a favorite of mine from years gone by...
The Jam on Gerry's Rock

Any clue into the background of Ms. Boni and how this
volume fits into the collections of traditional music over the years?

Thanks in Ad-Vans....