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The New Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs



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Author: Bishop, Julia
ISBN: 9780141194622
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2014
Pages: 608
Dimensions: 199mm x 127mm x 27mm
Format: Paperback / softback

The definitive collection of folk music – one of the great English popular art formsOne of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd’s original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.