English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, 2 Vol Set
274 Songs; Index and Bibliography. 854 pages. 7x10in
Edited by Maud Karpeles
First published in 1932, Cecil Sharp's English Folk-Songs from the Southern Appalachians contains 274 songs—ballads, songs, hymns, nursery songs, jigs, and play-party games—with 968 tunes, collected between 1916 and 1918 from traditional singers in the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It remains one of the foundational collections of American folk music.
Volume 1: Ballads 1-72. 414 pages.
Volume 2: Songs, Hymns, Nursery Songs, Jigs, and Play-Party Games (nos. 73–274); Index and Bibliography. 440 pages.
Available in paperback or hardcover library/textbook binding.
Please note: This is a facsimile of the original edition, not newly typeset like our Child edition. The print quality is equivalent to a very good photocopy, but you may notice occasional blemishes or fading duplicated from the original printing.