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Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook (1988)

by Peter Blood (Editor), Mark Moss (Editor), Annie Patterson

Other authors: Pete Seeger (Introduction)

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Lyrics and guitar chords for traditional and modern folk songs.
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nonfic/music history. As mentioned in other reviews, there is no sheet music to this compilation, only lyrics and chord progressions, so if you don't already know or can't find a sample of the actual tune elsewhere you're out of luck. But there are so many popular songs in here (and a serviceable index searchable by subject, cultural background, title and artist), you're bound to know many of them already, and (as the editors point out) publishing all of these 1200 songs with sheet music would have been very bulky, and much more expensive because of the copyrights.
I didn't find it that useful for my purposes, but it is a valuable resource for some of the rarer folk and traditional songs that might have gotten lost without such a record. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
I grew up looking at this book and it highly speaks to me because of my love for music! :) it shares hundreds of songs and the chords to each one! Thus I can play them on the piano, ukulele, and guitar! It is a great book for a young musician.
  priya.golding | Apr 30, 2020 |
A folk songbook with words, chords, and sources to 1200 songs designed for group singing.
  PAFM | Apr 13, 2020 |
1992 printing
  PAFM | Oct 19, 2019 |
This is a great collection of song lyrics, but I find the lack of musical notation is a major drawback. You have to already know the tunes pretty well to use this book for singing, but it's a pretty good reference even if you can't remember the tunes. ( )
  Amelia_Smith | May 2, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Blood, PeterEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moss, MarkEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Patterson, Anniemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Seeger, PeteIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, JudyEditorial assistancesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hinton, SamCalligraphersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kerman, KateEditorial assistancesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McWhirter, Kore LoyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Merker, MeghanMusical transcription of roundssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moss, Mark D.Managing editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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