The Homespun Songbook: 100 Timeless Songs to Learn and Play



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  • Editor: Happy Traum
  • Instrumental MusicGuitarPopular

  • Format: Musicbook/Songbook
  • Catalog #: 00367073
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Singing and playing music at gatherings – whether around a campfire with friends, at parties or community sing-alongs – is always magical and uplifting. Music is the universal language that brings people together from all walks of life. Happy Traum, the renown folk musician and educator/founder of Homespun Tapes, has put together this fantastic collection of 100 songs, perfect for gatherings of all sizes. They have been joyously tested at sing-alongs and jamborees for generations, and he wants to share the experience with you!

Happy tells how and where he became acquainted with each song and the artists who wrote them and/or made them famous (many of whom are/were personal friends) and how these songs shaped the culture and times. The songs in this collection are organized into four sections:

  • Traditional Folk and Bluegrass
  • Singing the Blues
  • Gospel Songs and Spirituals
  • Singer/Songwriters
  • Contents:
    • All the Good Times are Past and Gone
    • Amazing Grace
    • Angel Band
    • Angels From Montgomery
    • Annie's Song
    • Betty and Dupree
    • Blood Red River
    • Blowin' in the Wind
    • Blue Railroad Train
    • Buckets of Rain
    • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
    • Careless Love
    • C.C. Rider
    • Church Street Blues
    • The Circle Game
    • City of New Orleans
    • Come Back Baby
    • Copperhead Road
    • Darcy Farrow
    • Dark as a Dungeon
    • Daydream
    • Death Don't Have No Mercy
    • Deep Elem Blues
    • Deep River Blues
    • Different Drum
    • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    • Early Mornin' Rain
    • East Virginia Blues
    • Evil-Hearted Me
    • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    • Freight Train
    • Friend of the Devil
    • Gentle on My Mind
    • Georgia on My Mind
    • Going Down Slow
    • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
    • Good Mornin' Blues
    • He Was a Friend of Mine
    • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
    • Hesitation Blues
    • House of the Rising Sun
    • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
    • I Am a Pilgrim
    • I Belong to the Band, Hallelujah
    • I Shall Be Released
    • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    • I'll Fly Away
    • I'm Gonna Be an Engineer
    • If You Could Read My Mind
    • In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
    • Jesus on the Mainline
    • John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
    • John Henry
    • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
    • Lazybones
    • Let Us Break Bread Together
    • Little Woman You're So Sweet
    • Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
    • Mama Don't 'Low
    • Midnight Special
    • Mr. Bojangles
    • Move to Kansas City
    • My Creole Belle
    • My Lord, What a Morning
    • Nashville Cats
    • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    • Nine Hundred Miles
    • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    • One Meat Ball
    • Orphan Girl
    • Papa's on the Housetop
    • Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    • Pretty Polly
    • Railroad Bill
    • Ripple
    • Rock Island Line
    • Rocky Mountain High
    • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
    • St. James Infirmary Blues
    • San Francisco Bay Blues
    • Scarborough Fair
    • Shady Grove
    • Sitting on Top of the World
    • Six Days on the Road
    • Sixteen Tons
    • Sloop John B.
    • Sparkle and Shine
    • Step It Up and Go
    • Storms Are on the Ocean
    • Summertime
    • This Train
    • Time In a Bottle
    • Trouble In Mind
    • Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
    • Water is Wide
    • The Weight
    • Wildwood Flower
    • Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    • Willin'
    • Wouldn't It Be Nice

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    Weight 1.11 lbs


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