World Around Songs
Pocket Songbooks For All Occasions ~ For more than 75 years!
American & International Folk songs ~ Contemporary Songs ~ Humorous Songs ~Work Songs
Carols ~ Rounds ~ Spirituals ~ Hymns ~ Canons
Welcome to World Around Songs!
We began as the Cooperative Recreation Service in the 1930's, collecting folk songs, dances, and games from all over the world into our handy little pocket-sized books. We have been pioneers in the development of the folk revival and the popularization of the recreation movement world wide. Our booklets have been used extensively by folk societies, camps, music educators, and anyone who loves to sing. We invite you to explore our fascinationg collection of pocket-sized booklets - a perfect fit in your back pocket or instrument case.
Come Near My Love
Bruce Greene and Loy McWhirter
This is a collection of thirteen unaccompanied, mostly Southern, songs and ballads. Bruce Greene and Loy McWhirter have been absorbing songs since early childhood. They do not read notes and so learn by ear and word of mouth. When they met in 1975, they started learning each other’s songs and singing together acapella harmony. It has been said that all they have inside their heads are songwords, melodies, and fiddle tunes, which may well be true. Be that as it may, this is a collection of some of their favorite traditional and not-so-traditional songs and ballads, sung the old way without accompaniment.
Come Near My Love - Omie Wise - Moonshiner - O, Lily-O - Keys To The Kingdom - Lady Margaret - O, Death - As I Walked Out - No Fooling - Let Me Be Your Satellite - Rocket Man - Witch of Usher’s Well - Vance No More
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