Great Plains Songbook
The Great Plains Songbook
Doing concerts and lectures across the country I get a lot of requests for the words to this song or that. Sometimes
the request comes from someone who has been reminded of a song from youth; sometimes it comes from a
singer who wants to learn the song. Either way, this collection of web pages, the "Great Plains Songbook,"
responds to such requests.
This is not intended as a resource for scholarly reference. It's for singers. I have prefaced each text with
remarks, but these are intended more as appreciation than as annotation. Just a conversation about songs.
What are the criteria for inclusion? The songs going into the collection are
This collection is under continual development. I add songs as I get around to it. Right now I'm posting
text only. When I get geared up, I'll begin to add audio.
- Ones with a regional, Great Plains association, and
- Ones that I like to sing.