Backpocket Old-Time Songbook – Book

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The lyrics and melody line to 40  great old-time songs, plus guitar chords, tips on choosing the right key, using the capo, old-time music history and vintage photos.


Along with its twin brother, below, The Backpocket Old-Time Songbook is considered a classic. In addition to song lyrics, musical notation and guitar chords, it is packed hints on singing in the right key, singing with an instrument, transposing your chords, using a capo, plus a short history of old-time songs, minstrel songs, dance tunes, knockdown tunes, ballads, parlor songs and gospel songs. Includes numerous vintage photos. 57 pages.

“The Backpocket Old-Time Songbook is the BEST! I’ve looked for some of these songs for 20 years!”–David Mattson, Egegik, Alaska

INCLUDES MUSIC, LYRICS, HISTORY OF:  Angelina Baker, Bald-Headed End of the Broom, Bravest Cowboy, Bully of the Town, Cindy, Cluck Old Hen, Come Take a Trip in My Airship, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Darling Nelly Gray, Diamond Joe, Dixie, Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan? Ground Hog, Hard Times Come Again No More, I’m Gwine Back to Dixie, I’m the Man Who Rose the Mule Around the World, Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel, Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy, Kingdom Coming, Little Rosewood Casket, Little Log Cabin in the Lane, Little Stream of Whiskey, Milwaukee Blues, Mole in the Ground, Oh, Them Golden Slippers, Oh My Little Darling, Old Maid’s Last Hope, Pap’s Billy Goat, Pretty Saro, Rambling Boy, Shady Grove, Shall We Gather at the River? Sourwood Mountain, Sugar Babe, Watermelon on the Vine, Wild Bill Jones, Wildwood Flower, Wind and Rain, Yellow Rose of Texas.

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Weight .35 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 11.5 × .5 in

2 reviews for Backpocket Old-Time Songbook – Book

  1. Hilda F. Smith

    I recently purchased your ‘Backpocket Old-Time Songbook.’ Now all of my relatives are asking for a copy.

  2. Jessie Stark

    I have seen many versions of ‘Wildwood Flower’ but yours is the only one that makes a lick of sense.

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