Forgotten Songs of the Civil WarVarious / Ed Swanzey - Edward Swanzey
Publisher Desc. These songs were extremely popular during the Civil War. They were sung by thousands of civilians and service men on the streets, in musical gatherings, and in music hall and concert performances. They have gone unheard for over a century and a half, but were a vital part of life during their time. They tell the day-to-day stories of lives, desires, opinions, politics, and feelings of the people, stories that can't be found in history books. These songs were originally published without music notation - lyrics only - as song sheets, broadsides and in songsters. The melodies in this book have been carefully researched for accuracy, then adapted and arranged by Ed Swanzey, life-long professional musician and history buff, whose great-grandfather was a Civil War veteran. They are written here in modern notation with chord symbols, and transposed for easy play by period and modern folk instruments. This book is a unique and important contribution to music and Civil War history. It is a must-have for anyone wanting deeper knowledge of Civil War music, society, and a feeling for the times.
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