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The Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs
The Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs Author:Margaret Bradford Boni Here, to bring melody, color, and a glow of pleasure to every American home, is a lavish treasury of our nation's music. Open its pages and you hear America singing: 131 deeply cherished songs that are as integral a part of our country as its rocks and rills. There is no word or note here that will fail to strike some nostalgic chord. — Do you re... more »call songs of only yesterday? The rueful blues, the ragtime tunes, the sentimental ballads? They are all here, with wonderfully rich yet simply accompaniments that will gather the whole family around the piano. Young and old can let out their voices on the lusty pioneer songs, and the ones that are sung to this day by men workin' on the railroad or riding the lone prairie.
Here are the liberty-loving songs from Yankee Doodle to Over There; spirituals, love songs, and the old-world songs that have become naturalized citizens. And the popular hits that outlived their seasons and stayed to become part of America's music.« less