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Best Loved Songs of the American People

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A words-and-music cavalcade of popular melodies from 'Yankee Doodle" to "The Impossible Dream." Easy piano arrangements, guitar chords, and historical notes for nearly 200 ballads, spirituals, folk and show tunes.
Paperback, 404 pages
Published August 8th 1978 by Main Street Books (first published January 1st 1975)
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Elisabeth
Mar 12, 2012 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this book. The arrangements are easy enough for my limited piano skills, but still sound beautiful—not as plain as your typical easy-piano fare. And there's a wonderful variety of songs, from classic folksongs to standards of the earlier twentieth century. There are comparatively fewer songs from the later period—I'd love to see a whole book of the Great American Songbook-type songs arranged this way.

(The one selection that surprised me the most: out of the entire Rodgers & Hammerstei
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Elizabeth
Mar 20, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully comprehensive. It contains many old favorites as well as some tunes that are much less prominent. Great for nostalgic and historical purposes, and a must-have for any American musician. Simply delightful.
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