In her famous Little House series of eight books Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) loosely traces her family's history through episodes located in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota over a period from 1867 to 1885. Embedded in the stories are references to 127 separate songs and tunes. Surely, few if any books in American literature of comparable standing and popularity feature America's common, vernacular music so centrally, assign it such a major narrative role, and index it in such rich abundance. This set of seven songbooks presents all of the songs mentioned in each book, with chapter references cited for each song. While the majority of the works are songs with piano accompaniment, a wide variety of other styles of music are also represented, including hymns, fiddle tunes, children's songs, and part-songs, all carefully edited by Dale Cockrell from contemporaneous American prints or early folksong collections. Contents of this volume: This songbook contains all the pieces mentioned in On the Banks of Plum Creek, including: All the Blue Bonnets The Battle Cry of Freedom The Campbells Are Coming Captain Jinks Dixie's Land The Girl I Left behind Me The Happy Land Home! Sweet Home! Jerusalem, the Golden Jesus Holds My Hand Life Let Us Cherish Lilly Dale My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night My Sabbath Home Old Folks at Home Pease Porridge Hot Polly Put the Kettle On Ring around the Roses Susanna Uncle John Wait for the Wagon Weevily Wheat When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Book Description A-R Editions, Inc., 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0895797496