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.
Five Miles of Ellum Wood
Here is a selection of twenty-two rare and beautiful fiddle solos from another age. Bruce learned to play these tunes from some of the last living fiddlers of Kentucky, whose music had been passed down from the 1800’s when the playing of unaccompanied fiddle tunes was still a common practice.
Five Miles of Ellum Wood - Kiss me Quick, My Papa’s A’Coming - Young Edward - Fontaine’s Ferry - The Banks of the Arkansas - The Last of Sizemore - Jack’s Creek Ridge - The Big Mule - Old Christmas - The Kentucky Winder - Squire Campbell - Old Joe Williams - The Brush Fork of John’s Creek - Trouble On the Mind - Across the Plains - Viney Lusk - Going Across the Sea - The Wild Goose Chase - The Old Blue Bonnet - Old Time Brickyard Joe - Betty Baker - Old Bob
"Traditional fiddle tunes from Kentucky, played by one of the best (if not the best Kentucky-fiddle players alive, Bruce Greene.
Tunes in the tradition and style of Jim Bowles, Hiram Stamper or John Salyer."
– Music Network, Bremen, Germany
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