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The Oxford S.A.B.Song Book Vol 2

Oxford University Press 1951

National and Folk songs , Hymns and Carols


The Dominion song Book No 15

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd

Ten 3 part songs for women, girls or treble boys - Comin thru the rye, Greensleeves


The Autoharp

J Albert and Son Pty Ltd

Complete Instructions with 21 folk and popular songs


The Paul Simon Song Book

Lorna Music Co Ltd

14 songs with guitar chords melody and lyrics


Songs of Kris Kristofferson Vol 1

Albert Publications 1970

& songs including piano accompaniment, guitar chord and lyrics eg Me and Bobby McGee, Help me make it through the night


More folk Strums for guitar

Sam Fox Publishing Co Inc

Chord diagrams, tuning, includes Calypso, rhythm, folk blues, ballad style, bluegrass and country


Make and Play the Dulcimer

Wise Publications 1970

A tutor which shows one how to construct and play ones own Dulcimer


Wings at the speed of sound

Charles Hanson Distributor 1976

Selection of McCartney songs eg Let em in, the note you never wrote


The Concertina

Oak Publications 1976

Hand book and tutor for beginners on the English Concertina


The Dulcimer Book Jean Ritchie,

Oak Publications 1963

16 Tunes and playing techniques


The songs of Ralph McTell

Essex Music International Ltd and Misty River Music Ltd 1976

33 songs including lyrics melody lines chords and tablature from his albums Streets, Easy, Not til tomorrow


Ralph McTell

Essex Music International ltd 1972

20 songs including streets of London, The Mermaid and the seagull and clown


Burl Ives Vol 1

D. Davis and 1945

A Collection of 21 folk songs and ballads with guitar and piano accompaniment The Foggy foggy dew, the blue tail fly


Australian new folk and art songs

Pilpel and co 1964

Full selection from the 1964 Adelaide Festival of arts includes full piano accomp and guitar chord symbols for 29 songs


In Search of the wild dulcimer

Amsco music pub co 1975

Complete Instructions on how to play this traditional appalation instrument and how to adapt it to contemporary music


Donovan, Looking very tired the trip

Donovan Music Ltd 1965

9 Songs with piano accompaniment, guitar chords and lyrics including Catch the wind and Colours


50 Years of five string Banjo picking by Clive Collins

Clive Collins 1977

50 tunes in tablature


This is the Arlo Guthrie book

Amsco music pub co 1969

Words Music articles and pictures of Arlo.


Song for sunshine people

Donovan Music Ltd 1967

10 songs with piano accompaniment and guitar chords including Guinevere, Sunshine superman


The Kingston Trio goin places

Hansen Pub inc 1961

12 songs with piano and guitar accompaniment


Oscar Brands Humorous Hootenanny song book

Alfred Music co . Inc

Claims to be the funniest songs sung at a hootenanny All songs are arranged so that beginning guitarists may accompany themselves while singing


Gordon Lightfoot if you could read my mind

Published by Early Morning Music 1969-70

Piano accompaniment and guitar chords and Lyrics eg Minstrel of the dawn, Baby its all right


Elementary method for the Balalaika in four parts by Alexander Dorozhkin

Belwin Pub corp1964

Playing technique and selection of music


Jackson Brown

Warner Bros Pub inc 1976

21 songs for guitar and piano Rock me on the water Before the deluge


Folk, Blues and beyond Davey Graham

Young Music enterprises ltd 1968

10 songs with piano accompaniment and guitar chords including My Babe, Seven gypsies


Baxters finger picking blues and rag time manual

Amsco Music publishing co 1969

A collection of advanced guitar solos complete with improvisations in both notes and easy to read tablature including step by step explanations and insights into the styles of Sam Mcgee, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Ian  Buchanan Buchan an and others.


The Dubliners Song Album including 7 drunken nights

Castle Music pty . Ltd 1967

Lyrics, guitar chords and piano accompaniment Including zoological gardens and the black velvet band


Marvyn, Welch and Farrar

Bluegum Music ltd 1971

12 songs with fully scored accompaniment including wish you were here and Mistress Fate and father tie


Neil Young Time fades away

Silver Fiddle And Broken Arrow Music, inc. 1971

Lyrics, guitar chords and piano accompaniment for 8 songs including Last Dance and Love in Mind.


Kingston Trio No.10 Something Special

Hanson Publications Inc. 1962

Including Go tell it on the Mountain and Are you Dreaming


New Zealand Folk songs, Songs of a Young Country, edited by Neil Colquhoun

A. H and A.W. Reed, 1972.

62 Songs lyric revolving around gold, unions and back country men. Lyrics, melodies and guitar chords included.


Negro songs from Alabama, collected by Harold Courlander

Oak Publications 1963

Lyrics and melody lines to 67 songs including, lullabies, children's game songs and work and field songs


A gift from a flower to a garden by Donovan

Donovan Music Ltd

Lyrics, chord names and pictures eg. Wear you love like Heaven, The mandolin man and his secret.


Songs of the Sea

Amsco Music Publishing co 1966

Chanteys, Historical songs, Ballads arranged for voice and piano with guitar chords.


The Josh White songbook

Elek Books ltd, 1963.

The songs and struggles of Americas Greatest Folk Singer, biography by Robert Shelton. Lyric, piano and guitar chords for many songs including House of the Rising Sun and The Whole World in his Hands.


Reprints from Sing Out

Oak Publications Inc 1962

Lyric and music for a number of songs including The Raggle Taggle Gypsies and Ludlow Massacre.


Song writing compiled by Mike Maroney


Song writing techniques of Bob Barrett, Jimmy Webb, Stephen Sondheim, Sting, Paul Simon and McCartney.


Cole's Complete chord and harmony manual by nick Manoloff.

M. M. Cole Publishing, 1935.

Methods of instruction of Spanish Guitar.


500 Chord Shapes for the Guitar. Don Andrews Guitar Series.

B. Feldman And Co Ltd, 1960.



Ivar Mairants Method for Twelve String Guitar




The Folksingers Guitar Guide.

Folkways records and service group, 1956.

An instruction record.


The Dominion song Book No 6

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd

Twelve  3 part songs for treble voices including Song of the Western Men and The Ashgrove.


The New Recorder Tutor by Stephen Goodyear.

Mills Music Ltd, 1956.

Instruction on finger patterns of notes, simple exercises and melodies.


Paul Metsers Songbook

Sagem, 1985.

Music and Lyric composed by Metser, a Dutch born New Zealander.


American Pie, Words and Music by don McClean.

United Artists Music, Australia, Pty, Ltd.



Tom Dooley

Castle Music Pty Ltd, 1958



Alfred's Guitar Chord chart with magic chord accompaniment guide.

Alfred Music co . Inc



Rocky Mountain Rhythm, Songbook no.1.

Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew, Ltd.

7 songs including A Home on the Range and Bury Me out on the Prairie.


The Earnslaw songbook


Includes 46 popular sing a long songs.


These Islands vol.1

David Hamilton,1992.

Including poems by 4 of New Zealand famous poets arranged to music.


4 in 1 Song hits No.1

Albert and Son pty Ltd, 1965

Lyric, piano accompaniment and guitar chords, includes Those magnificent Men in their Flying Machines and Red Roses for a Blue Lady.


Shanties by the way

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd 1967

A selection of new Zealand popular songs and ballads, mainly lyrics some accompaniment provided.


Ten thousand goddam cattle

Katydid Books and records 1976

A history of the American cowboy in song, story and verse, lyrics only.


Country Folk Blues Guitar Chords Level 3

Hal Leonard Pub. Corp 1971



Classical Flamenco guitar course level 3

Hal Leonard Pub. Corp 1972



Famous British and American Songs and their cultural background

Longman group Ltd 1979

Includes lyric melody line and guitar chords for well know songs along with explanations eg My Bonnie, Blowing in the wind


The New lost city ramblers song book

Oak Publications 1964

Includes 125 of the ramblers best songs, love songs dance tunes topical ballads blues animal songs and game songs


Dett Negro spirituals

Blandford Press 1959

51 songs with lyrics and piano accompaniment eg Go tell it on the Mountain, Let the heaven light shine on me


Folk song Festival

Scholastic Book services 1973

47 favourites to play and sing including Jesse James and Blow the man down


Musical Instruments you can make

Pitman Publishing 1976

Full instructions, drawings and plans on how to make kazoos and horns, coke-hod dulcimer, flutes, pan-pipes, talking drums, psaltery


Great Australian folk songs

Hill of Content pub 1965

62 songs including lyrics, melody and guitar chords eg Botany Bay, Bushman's farewell to Queensland


Sing out the folk song magazine vol 14 no 3 July 1964


Articles and music


Sing out the folk song magazine vol 14 no 4 September 1964


Articles and music


Goldfield Balladeer

Collins NZ Ltd 1977

The life and times of the celebrated Charles R Thatcher the inimitable songster of the New Zealand goldfields


Bill Wannans Bullockies beauts and bandicoots Australia's greatest yarns

John Currey , O'Neil pub.pty ltd 1981



Sing out the folk song magazine vol 14 number 2 April- may 1964

Articles and music



The skiff-rok guitar tutor absolutely the latest method of musical knowledge required

Southern Music Publishing co 1957

Guitar chords and scales

Folk Club Calendar

Jed Rowe
30 September - 7.00pm
$15 Members
$20 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

The Chaps: A Bluegrass and Swing influenced quartet from Dunedin
25 November - 7.00pm
$10 Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

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