The Folk Handbook: Working with Songs from the English Tradition

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The English folk song tradition has inspired many of the greatest songs of the past 50 years. This authoritative book provides words and melodies for more than 80 traditional songs, along with a detailed exploration of their history and meaning, and the context in which they arose. The book covers folk songs' value to writers and performers in Britain, America, and around the world, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon through to the contemporary "neofolk," "urban folk," and "anti-folk" movements. Written by experts on the subject ...

The Folk Handbook: Working with Songs from the English Tradition 2007, Backbeat Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780879309015

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