The Lotus Dickey Songbook

The Lotus Dickey Songbook

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The Paoli, Indiana, bluegrass musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) is world renowned for his singing, songwriting, and fiddling. Dickey's unfulfilled desire to publish a book of his songs became a reality when a group of good friends and fellow musicians compiled the first edition of this book after his death. By the 1980s, when his artistry was at its peak, Dickey's active repertoire was very close to what is represented here-more than 100 country and folk songs, both Dickey originals and some of his favorite traditional tunes. The spirit of sharing, so deep a part of Lotus Dickey's personal philosophy, inspired this songbook. Long out of print, the new volume improves on the original with a CD in place of cassette more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 223.5 x 274.3 x 27.9mm | 907.2g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 73 b&w photos
  • 025321808X
  • 9780253218087

About Nancy C. McEntire

Nancy C. McEntire is Associate Professor of English at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Grey Larsen is a musician, composer, author, recording artist, record producer, and the music editor of Sing Out! magazine. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Janne Henshaw is a songwriter and recording artist. She lives in Nashville, more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction by Nancy C. McEntire "His Ceaseless, Ever Changing Song": The Creatie Life of Lotus Dickey, by Dillon Bustin "Lotus Dickey on His Music" from an interview with Dillon Bustin "The True Story of 'Dickey's Discovery': Thoughts on Lotus Dickey's Fiddling," by Paul L. Tyler "A Trip with Lotus Dickey," by Pete Sutherland "Lotus Dickey: An Appreciation," by Bob Lucas The Virtues of Lotus Dickey: "Sitting at the Feet of Lotus," by Dillon Bustin Songs What a Good Life 1. What a Good Life 2. Such a Long Time, Old Friend 3. I only Wanta Be Me 4. The Spirit of St. Louis 5. They're Waltzing in Indiana 6. Can't Concentrate 7. Indiana, My Home Sweet Home 8. One Little, Two Little, Three Little Children 9. Hush While the Little Ones Sleep Love Songs 10. What Is Love? 11. The Way You're Pleasing Me 12. Walking in the Moonlight 13. How Did You Get In My Heart? 14. I Got That Feelin' 15. Magnificent Lady 16. The Very First Time 17. Special Sentiment 18. My Darlin' Sweet Colleen 19. So Long, Happiness 20. Hey, Hey, Do I Love You 21. Got Someone I'm Wild About 22. I Stole a Curl from the Gypsy Girl 23. Oh, By My Sweet Reality 24. Oh, Is It a Sin? 25. A little Lower Than the Angels 26. So Fair Art Thou, Love 27. Any Time You Smile at Me 28. Darlin' I Do 29. Blue on Monday 30. Got You on My Mind 31. Give Back the Love that I Gave You 32. Hold Me Closely 33. Somewhere Along the Trail 34. Oh, How About Your Love? 35. It's Beginning to Rain 36. Heaven's So Near Me 37. Seesawing 38. Whatcha Tellin' Me? 39. Do You Feel the Same? 40. Dreaming of You 41. Surrender to Me 42. Sing to Thy Love 43. The Wonder of It All 44. Your Touch of Love 45. Tell Me 46. I Love You 47. Before You Go Nature and the Land 48. The Handiwork of God 49. Go Hoe Hard Your Garden 50. The Man with the Hoe 51. Those Hills of Home 52. Falling Snow 53. Moon in the West Spiritual Songs and Biblical Ballads 54. Just a Tool in the Hand of God 55. Could Such a One As I? 56. No Other Name 57. I Gotta Go 58. Has Heaven Gone and Left the Door Ajar? 59. Pair in a Paradise 60. I'm Gonna Carry My Burden to the Lord 61. David Loved Bathsheba 62. Beautiful City of Love 63. Let's Sing Now of Jesus 64. I'm A-Goin On 65. Flee to the Savior 66. David Playing on His Harp 67. Little Jesus 68. Sing Ye Heavens, Sing 69. Samson the Mighty 70. To God His Portion, Too 71. The Chosen of the Lord 72. Perilous Voyage 73. My Father Has a House Built for Me 74. The Storm 75. Stand Still, Sun 76. God Made the Woman for the Man 77. By Faith in Jesus 78. Dark Valley 79. Loving Savior 80. Sweet Happy Rest Lotus's Favorite Folk Songs 81. The Pride of Glencoe 82. The Wounded Hussar 83. I See the Lightning Flashing 84. Walk and Talk with Jesus 85. A Psalm of Life 86. Chickie Shy 87. The Maltese Cats 88. My Dog Jack 89. The Old Black Cat 90. Quack, Quack 91. Chitlin Cookin' Time in Cheatham County 92. Yes, We Have No Bananas 93. Nickety Nackety Now 94. Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie 95. When It's Nightime in Nevada 96. The Cowboy's Lament 97. The Burglar Boy 98. The Gypsy's Wedding Day 99. I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree 100. Farewell, My Lilly Dear 101. Nicodemus 102. Adadine 103. Somewhere, Someone's Waiting for You 104. Pearl Bryan 105. The Flower of Italy 106. The Merchant's Fair Daughter 107. The Valiant Soldier 108. The Drunkard's Dream 109. Columbus Stockade 110. The Swapping Song 111. Annie Laurie 112. One More River to Cross 113. Wait a Little Longer, Please, Jesus 114. The Master's Bouquet 115. Little Green Valley 116. Barbara Allen 117. Little Mohee 118. Missouri Waltz 119. Scotch Lassie Jean 120. Keep on the Sunny Side Notes About the Transcriptions Addendum: Lotus Dickey's Song List The Lotus Dickey Songbook CD Discography Selected Bibliography/Filmography Index of Songs by Title Index of Songs by First Line About the Editors Photo Credits About Lotus Dickey Musicshow more

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