Synopses & Reviews
Lyrics and guitar chords for nearly 1,200 songs are arranged in a compact, easy-to-use format in this comprehensive collection. Folk revival favorites; Broadway show tunes; Beatles' songs; hymns, spirituals, and gospel standards; songs about peace, freedom, labor, and the environment are among the types of songs included. This revised and retypeset large-print version of the enormously popular songbook makes this essential resource easy to read and useful in leading large and small groups.
"This is the best, most exhilarating and glorious history of the United States: a singing history. It is more than a lovely songbook—it's a play-work-fight-freedom hymnal." —Studs Terkel, author, Hope Dies Last
"Singing improves the quality of life, making us feel better, stronger, wiser. Here are several hundred songs to get started on!" —Holly Near, author, Fire in the Rain
About the Author
and Annie Patterson
have more than 25 years of experience in song-leading at conferences and gatherings using Rise Up Singing
throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. They both live in Cheney, Pennsylvania.