Arranger TEXAS FOLK SONGS & STORIES
Composer ABERNETHY, FRANCIS EDWARD
Publisher TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publisher ItemLC 93-39616
The sorrows and hardships of settlers, surges of patriotism, religious fervor at old-fashioned dinners-on-the-ground and love grown cold are popular subjects that Texans have sung about for more than a century. They're all here presented in melody-line format with lyrics, accompanied by fascinating stories and captivating black & white historical photographs.
Mr. Abernethy of the Texas Folklore Society says of the collection "I've come by most of the songs in Singin' Texas honestly. That is, they are either songs I've grown up and lived with or they are songs that I have collected from folks who have... (These are) the best known or most representative or the most classically Texas traditional songs set in a social and historical framework."