The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

Steve Roud, Julia Bishop

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This magical new collection of 151 English folk songs brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPenguin Classics
Number of pages542
ISBN (Print)978-0-141-19461-5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • folk song
  • traditional music
  • history of popular music
  • musical analysis
  • music editing
  • music transcription
  • England


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