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Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Dulcimer

By Mark Nelson

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Dulcimer (mountain) - Beginning
Composed by Mark Nelson. Dulcimer: Mountain, Solos, Style, American Music, Perfect binding. Old Time. Book. 232 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #97189. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97189).

Item Number: MB.97189

ISBN 9780786671786. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This giant book features over 100 of America's favorite folk songs, expertly arranged for the Appalachaian dulicmer. Children's songs, work songs, old Anglo-American ballads, songs of strife and freedom, love songs and much, much more are all gathered here in arrangements suitable for the beginning and intermediate player. The songs come from all over - old books and sheet music, transcriptions from field recordings, but mostly from the singing of countless folks in kitchens and festival hallways, street corners and concert stages.

Songs include "Poor Wayfaring Stranger," "Tenting Tonight," "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," "Oh, Death," "Careless Love," and many, many more.

Tunings used include D-A-D and D-A-A, as well as C-G-C and C-G-G and several modal tunings. All are playable on any three- or four-stringed dulcimer. Some use a 6 1/2 fret. Includes information on reading music and TAB, notes on transposing, and a useful index of songs by tuning. In standard notation and TAB, with guitar chords.

  • About the Author 
  • Acres Of Clams 
  • All Are Talking of Utah  
  • All Night, All Day 
  • Alsea Girls  
  • Amazing Grace 
  • America (My Country 'tis Of Thee)  Performed by S. F. Smith
  • Aura Lee 
  • Barb'ry Allen  
  • Beulah Land 
  • Beware, Of Take Care  
  • Blood Red Roses  
  • Boatman Dance 
  • Bonnie Black Bess  
  • Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie 
  • Camptown Races  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Careless Love 
  • Chickens are a-Crowin'  
  • Cindy 
  • Clementine 
  • Cold Rain and Snow  
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Dakota Land 
  • Darling Cory 
  • Dixie  Performed by Daniel Emmett
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down 
  • Down in the Valley 
  • Eating Goober Peas 
  • Fennario 
  • Fod 
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd 
  • Frankie and Johnnie 
  • Froggie Went A-Courtin' 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • Groundhog 
  • Hallelujah, I'm a Burn  
  • Handsome Molly 
  • Haul Away, Joe 
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • Hold On 
  • Home on the Range 
  • I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground  
  • I'm a Rambler and a Gambler  
  • I'm On My Way 
  • In The Good Old Colony Days 
  • Jack O' Diamonds  
  • Jenny Fair Gentle Rosemarie  
  • Jimmy Crack Corn  Performed by Dan Emmett
  • John Henry 
  • Kansas Boys  
  • Lady Mary 
  • Let My People Go 
  • Little David, Play On Your Harp 
  • Little Liza Jane 
  • Little Mattie Groves  
  • Little Old Sod Shanty 
  • My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean 
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee 
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I'v e Seen  
  • Oh, Can't You Hear That Turtle Dove  
  • Oh, Death  
  • Old Dan Tucker  Performed by Daniel Emmett
  • Old Dog Tray  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Omie, Let Your Bangs Hang Down  
  • On Top of Old Smoky 
  • One Morning In May 
  • Pie in the Sky  
  • Polly Wolly Doodle 
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Quit Kickin' My Dog Around  
  • Red River Valley 
  • Rueben and Rachel  
  • Same Old Man  
  • Shady Grove 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me  Performed by Frank Campbell And Wm. Reeves
  • Silver Threads Among The Gold 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • Sourwood Mountain 
  • Steal Away 
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike 
  • Tenting Tonight  Performed by Wm.Kittredge
  • The Banks Of The Ohio 
  • The Battle Hymn Of The Republic  Performed by J. W. Howe
  • The Buggerboo  
  • The Crawdad Song 
  • The Cuckoo 
  • The Devil's Questions 
  • The Drunken Sailor 
  • The E-RI-E 
  • The Erie Canal 
  • The Farmer's Curst Wife 
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me 
  • The Glendy Burke   Performed by Stephen Foster
  • The Greenland Whale Fishery 
  • The King's Daughter Fair  
  • The Lady From York  
  • The Little Brown Bullls  
  • The Riddle Song 
  • The Shantyman's Life  
  • The Sow Took The Measles 
  • The Texas Rangers 
  • The Two Sisters  
  • The Unquiet Grave 
  • The Wagoner's Lad 
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas 
  • The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn 
  • There's a Little Wheel A-Turnin'  
  • There's More Pretty Girls Than One  
  • Tom Dooley 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Wedding Dress 
  • When First Unto This Country 
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home  Performed by L. Lambert
  • Whopee Ti Yi Yo  
  • Wonderous Love 
  • Yankee Doodle 
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