I've started work on PS Music Book Vol. 2 and was wondering what songs you might like to see in Volume 2.

Please post your suggestions here, I'd love to hear from you. Remember, songs must be in the Public Domain. If you're not sure, I'll double check.

Here is a tentative list:

  • Hard Times
  • Annie Laurie
  • Old Pendle
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Hard Times
  • Mairi Bhan Og
  • Molly Malone
  • Lavender's Blue
  • White Choral Bells
  • Long Long Ago
  • Country Gardens
  • Allemande
  • Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Minuet (Bach)     
  • All Through the Night
  • Robin Adair
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
  • Planxty George Brabazon (O'Carolan)
  • The Grenadier and the Lady
  • My Love is Like A Red Red Rose
  • Searching for Lambs
  • Planxty Irwin (O'Carolan)     
  • Trip to Sligo (Lark on the Strand)
  • Minuet (Bach)
  • Farewell
  • Lullaby
  • Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
  • Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  • Theme from the New World Symphony (Dvorak)
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Gilliekrankie
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
  • Swallowtail Jig
  • Waterfall
  • Riddle Song
  • The Great Silkie

If you're interested in Vol. 1 it can be found here;

http://psalterystrings.ning.com/forum/categories/bowed-psaltery-boo...

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Donna, looks like a fine collection of music. Please print the words for those of us who don't read music! Like many people it is much easier for me to have words to help figure out where I am in the song. First verse is all that is necessary.

Thanks, I'll consider that, you're not the first to ask for it. It does add some complications though....if you think of any other songs you'd like to hear don't hesitate to post!

Happy New Year to you and your family.

That's a great list.  And here's a suggestion: Minstrel Boy.  It's an old Irish tune that has featured in many films, including The Man Who Would Be King.

Steve has also suggested Portsmouth, a fine old English tune. 

One other: Après de ma blonde.  This is a fine, fast 17th-century French military and drinking song. 

Arghh!  I meant to write Auprès de ma blonde.  First thing in the morning and all that.

Minstrel Boy is one of my all time favorites and I believe it's in Volume 1....excellent suggestion : )   I'm going to look into Auprès de ma blonde. I have never heard it!

Thanks so much.

I would love to here your version of Ashokan Farewell. I don't know if you could add it if there is still a copy-rite on it.

Would it be possible to put in some old cowboy songs like Git along little doggies, and maybe Streets of Laredo, Big rock candy mountain., thanks
By the way, although I'm in Tennessee now, I'm from Lake County Illinois. I went to Lake Forest HS.

How can I get another copy of the first book? I love your ideas for the second book I am excited!

Can you include songs like  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face?

                                                    A Thousand Years

                                                    Asokan Farewell

                                                    Softly As I Leave You

                                                    Tennesee Waltz

                                                    Had An Uncle Named Of Matthew

He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought

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