The Fabulous Songbook
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Last updated on 06.29.11.
Well! It is about time!
It's been 18 months since I've been able to do anything with The Fabulous Songbook.
Sorry to have neglected you all for so long; but, you know, life...
Anyway, I'm starting by answering the mail corrections & requests.
I'll get to other new ones after that!
It is good to be back.
Today, I've corrected Hedy West's name on 500 Miles.
Will you find mistakes and versions that differ from the ones you know? Oh, hell, yeah!
That is how music and html goes.
But you can let me know while dialing back the snark factor. Civility is always appreciated.
And please read before you flame me because...
What is this?
This is the time-tested songbook which I used as a camp counselor, music teacher and all-around
girl-geek with a guitar. It started as a typed, three-hole notebook of songs in the late '70s & has now found
its way to the 21st century Internet with many additions in recent years. It has grown from a handful of songs to many.
Profound thanks must be given to Barbara Damon (a.k.a. "B.D."), who
taught me nearly all of the 'way cool camp and children's songs in that wonderful, time-tested,
oral tradition way. New kudos must also be showered upon the many people who shared corrections, songs &
suggestions and led to the new & improved version of The Fabulous Songbook. (Especially Austrian Michael Hirn, who sent his
Diverse Lieder and the gentleman from Italy who send his Canzoniere Straniere - cannot find your email in my archives!)
If I missed any tunes that should be included, please let me know (via dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu)!
I am especially looking to expand the collection of roots songs, old blues, nifty old folk songs, work songs, sea shanties, pub songs and children's tunes.
Enlighten me! Teach me something new! Please email me (via dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu) any new tunes. Including the chords and/or a sound file is always appreciated.
Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk: I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these
only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch". If you do not want
your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu) and
I shall remove or amend it as you choose. Really.
Just like I did with my link to Lord Of The Dance;
or note the extensive copyright information added to Kookaburra per request of the publishing company.
And civility in correspondence is always appreciated...
Oh, and musicians? If you like someone's songs -- go support them by buying them! I have tried to give the name of the songwriters and
recording artists wherever I can. And I try to mention other good covers in the comments, too. That way, you know whose CDs or .mp3s to buy
(or who to look for in an old collection).
Per many requests, I have provided the songbook files in toto: First is the Traditional Songbook (as in traditional, roots &
children's songs) in .sit & .zip formats. And
the Newer Songbook (as in most songs written in the past 50-60 years and those traditional songs that are a bit "spicy" to sing
around kids) in .sit & .zip formats. All
categorization of songs is pretty arbitrary...c'est la vie! Finally, the Complete Songbook (as in the entire caboodle)
in .sit & .zip formats. You'll find
lots of blank pages between songs in the songbooks. This is to allow for placement of new songs & tabs that are not in this folio when you
print it out double-sided.
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This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2010 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line
(via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu")
if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it!
Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address.
(sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.)
Many thanks...and enjoy!
Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will.
If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.