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The Folksong Fake Book: C Edition [Plastic Comb]

Hal Leonard Corp.
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Book Description

Jan. 1 2001 Fake Book
(Fake Book). The ultimate collection of over 1,000 folksongs perfect for performers, school teachers, and hobbyists. This book includes a huge variety of songs spanning hundreds of years and originating from America, England, Canada, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, and other countries. It includes all styles of folk music, including spirituals, cowboy songs, sea chanteys, work songs, children's songs, love ballads, protest songs, and more. Titles include: All the Pretty Little Horses * All Through the Night * The Ash Grove * Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair * The Blue Tail Fly * Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie * Clementine * The Cruel War Is Raging * Danny Boy * Deep River * Down by the Salley Gardens * The Erie Canal * Git Along, Little Dogies * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * Home on the Range * The House of the Rising Sun * How Can I Keep from Singing? * Hush, Little Baby * Jacob's Ladder * John Henry * Kumbaya * Lonesome Valley * Michael Row the Boat Ashore * The Old Chisolm Trail * Shall We Gather at the River * Shenandoah * Simple Gifts * The Streets of Laredo * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Yankee Doodle * and many, many more! Features the original version of each tune, and all known verses.

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Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Folk Song Fake Book Feb. 26 2008
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I ordered this book in hopes of having some of the songs that were popular in fifties with groups like Kingston Trio, Brothers Four, The Weavers,Etc..As the title says, these songs are world wide from times I do not know.The majority of the songs are unknown and unheard of to me. There are some of songs heard back in fifties, sixties, but most of the songs presented have older versions and words which don't apply to the music I remember and have on records from those times.

For me, I can't give a high rating because of the content of the songs presented. I would have liked to see more of the campfire type of songs that most of have tried to sing but the words got lost or changed. You know, were everyone is just in a light mood and enjoying a nite singing songs!

If the buyer of this book is just looking for songs to transpose into their style of music, there are certainly enough songs presented. I'm just not sure that many of these songs could be updated to new standard of words and music that can be enjoyed at the campfire sing alongs in 2008 and longer. Sorry, but that's my feelings about this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent music book for all Dec 30 2009
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These Fake books are excellent for all levels of musicians. The melody line with the chords allows you to improvise and gives you all that you need to really enjoy your music. The variety of music provided is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FOLKSONG FAKE BOOK: C EDITION May 12 2014
By janet
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This is a really great resource for anyone wanting to lead or participate in group singing, or just enjoy playing and singing for their own enjoyment. Easy to use and great for a "memory refresher".
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4.0 out of 5 stars A huge volume of songs May 17 2009
By M. Dillon - Published on
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I have really enjoyed this book.

First off, there are more songs than you can imagine! It's great to search by name or location of origination, etc. Most are done with simple chords so if you have a limited knowledge of fancy chords there will be lots of songs for you to enjoy playing.

I love the binder which allows for the book to lay flat without the pages flipping around.

Happy playin'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!! Oct. 13 2005
By Sean P. Powers - Published on
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I'm only 2 months into learning to play guitar. This book has allowed me to play songs that I know. This has really helped me feel like I will get there at some point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars you wont find a book like this anywhere else. superb Dec 24 2010
By Brooks Ryno - Published on
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I'm now 85 and first played a very amateurish guitar many yers ago (when i was 14)my girlfriend at that time ( a school teacher from Texas) taught me all the very old cowboy and folk songs. I never had a book but larned the chords and words from her. Many years later I decided to start playing again for my children and did find one book with all the old songs, but lost it. Just last month I bought a new guitar and searched high and low for a book with the old ones in it, with guitar chords. End of review. This is perfect for anyone looking for the songs they learned fifty or more years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Folksong Fake Book Jan. 23 2007
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Just an excellent collection. If I can play piano to these can you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Need extra GBCs April 13 2014
By MaryAnn Rizzo - Published on
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The book is comprehensive. It has many folk songs from around the world, all with a melody line and guitar chords. For many of the songs it includes all of the verses (up to 12).

I did have one problem. The GBC that bound the book was not wide enough to allow me to open up the book and not put the pages at risk. I recommend that when you purchase this book, you purchase additional GBCs and then split up the book and rebind it using the extra GBCs. Once this is done, the book lies flat. I had to remove about 200 pages to accomplish this.
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