Appalachian Spirit Book

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This collection of 24 Appalachian folk songs was so much fun to write! For each song, I watched several different videos on YouTube so I’d get a good feel for each song. I think I’ll always remember the reaction of my sweet little blue parakeet, Gilly. He just sang his heart out so happily while I was watching those videos! He loved every minute of my research. I hope that playing these songs will bring that much happiness into your home, too. Some of the songs have optional harmony notes or even chords that you can play for a richer sound. If that sounds too tricky, just watch my videos and play right along with me. You’ll get the hang of it in no time. Of course, you could always choose to just play the melody.

Here’s the song list:

  • Angeline the Baker
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Barlow Knife
  • The Blackest Crow
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Cold Frosty Morning
  • Cripple Creek
  • Flop-Eared Mule
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • John Stenson’s No. 2
  • Lorena
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Over the Waterfall
  • Pretty Saro
  • Sally Goodin
  • Seneca Square Dance
  • Shady Grove
  • Shenandoah
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Spotted Pony
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Valley Forge
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast