I bought the 1938 song book that Teddy is holding. I love it. It is filled with old songs. The songs are indexed as Banquet and Greeting Songs, Children's Songs, Christmas Songs and Carols, College and Humorous Songs, Cowboy and Mountain Songs, Home and Folk Songs, Nature Songs, Negro Spirituals, Parting Songs, Patriotic Songs, Plantation Songs, Rounds, Sacred Songs and Hymns, Sea Songs and Chanteys, Sentimental Songs, Singing Games and Thanksgiving Songs.
Here are three songs that are classified as Mountain Songs.
There are many other old time songs in the book. I'll be posting about them from time to time. Some I have heard and some I have not heard before.
One cute song is Prairie Flower. The words are:
I'm a little prairie flow'r, Growing wilder ev'ry hour;
Nobody cares to cultivate me, I'm as wild as wild can be.
I'm as wild as wild can be, Tu-ra-lu-ra, Tu-ra-le.
I'm a little wrinkled prune, May get stewed, and very soon;
If I do, look out for me, I'm as bad as bad can be.
I'm as bad as bad can be, Tu-ra-lu-ra, Tu-ra-le.
I hope you enjoyed sneaking a peek at my book as much as I did.
Posted by Janet Smart at Writing in the Blackberry Patch