World Around Songs
Pocket Songbooks For All Occasions ~ For more than 75 years!
American & International Folk songs ~ Contemporary Songs ~ Humorous Songs ~Work Songs
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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.
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Stranger on a Mule - 31 Traditional Fiddle Tunes from the Southern Appalachians
Bruce Greene, fiddle
Don Pedi, mountain dulcimer
This is a selection of fiddle tunes, most of which come from fiddlers who were born in the late eighteen and early nineteen hundreds in Kentucky and Western North Carolina. We have been stubbornly carrying them on for the better part of a lifetime in our rural communities, where we have had the pleasure of playing at local dances, weddings, funerals, birthdays, potlucks, ramp festivals, and sorghum makings - all the places where homemade music has long been a part of everyday life. It is a joy and a privilege to be part of the mule-paced and timeless graciousness of this living memory and to carry it into the twenty-first century.
Boogerman - Old Red Rooster - Nancy Dalton - Pretty Little Widow - Roosian Rabbit - Grey Squirrel Eating Up the New Ground Corn - Twine Mid the Ringlets - Little Boy Working on the Road - Ten Steps - Stranger on a Mule - Christmas Eve - Little Lizee Anne - Laurel Lonesome - John Henry - Hog Eyed Man - Frolic of the Frogs - Sleeping on a Corn Cob Bed - Run Johnny Run - Come Along Terrapin - Three Forks of the Cumberland - The Old Folks Played and the Young People Danced - Say Old Man I Want Your Daughter - Betty Baker - John Salyer’s Shady Grove - Shady Lane - Lee Sexton’s Shady Grove - Old Aunt Jenny with Her Night Cap On - McKinley Waltz - Old Beech Leaves - Hello John D - Old Tobacco Hills
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