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Acoustic Music Source Book

Acoustic Music Source Book
Posted on November 28, 2010 by Richard Matteson


My new book, Acoustic Music Source Book is out and is available from Mel Bay and (see cover above) To order by phone: 1-800-863-5229

It has over 200 old-time songs melody lines, song notes, lyrics and guitar chords.

Here are the songs:
After The Ball
Ain’t Gonna Lay My Armor Down
Ain’t Gonna Study War No More (See: Down by the Riverside)
Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
Ain’t No Bugs On Me
Ain’t Nobody’s Business/T’Ain’t Nobody’s Buziness/Nobody’s Business
Ain’t That Trouble In Mind (See: Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind)
Alabama Bound
Alabama Jubilee
Alberta (See: Corinna, Corinna)
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All My Trials Lord
All Night Long/Richmond Blues
All The Pretty Little Horses
Amazing Grace
Angel Band
Angelina Baker/Angeline, the Baker
As I Went Down to the River/Valley to Pray
At A Georgia Camp Meeting
Atlanta Blues (See: Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor)
Aunt Rhody
Baby Mine; (See: Banjo Pickin’ Girl/Going ‘Round This World, Baby Mine)
Baby-O; (See: Whatcha Gonna Do With The Baby-O)
Baby, All Night Long (See: All Night Long/Richmond Blues)
Back Up and Push
Bald-Headed End of the Broom
Band Played On, The
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Banks Of The Ohio
Barbara Allen
Battle Hymn of the Republic (See: Pass Around the Bottle)
Battleship Of Maine, The
Beautiful Dreamer (Stephen Foster)
Been To The East Been To the West
Bell Cow (See: Old Bell Cow)
Bicycle Built For Two (See: Daisy Bell)
Big Ball’s In Town/Big Ball in Boston; (See: Roll on the Ground)
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Bile Dem Cabbage Down
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?
Billy Boy
Billy Grimes The Rover
Bird in a Cage
Bird in a Gilded Cage, A
Birmingham Jail (See: Down in the Valley)
Black Dog Blues
Black Jack Davy (See: Gypsy Davy)
Blackest Crow, The (See: My Dearest Dear)
Blue-tail Fly (See: Jim Crack Corn)
Boatman Dance
Bottle Up and Go (See: Step it Up and Go)
Buck-eyed Jim
Buffalo Gals
Bugle Call Rag
Bully of the Town

CC Rider (See: Easy Rider)
Camptown Races
Can The Circle Be Unbroken (See: Will the Circle Be Unbroken)
Cannonball Blues/Solid Gone
Careless Love
Casey Jones
Cat Came Back, The
Cat’s Got The Measles
Charley Is A Good Ol’ Man
Chicken Reel
Chilly Winds (See: Lonesome Road Blues)
Cider/Cider Mill (See: Paddy Won’t You Drink Some)
Climbing Up The Golden Stairs
Columbus Stockade Blues
Coming Round The Mountain (See: She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain)
Cotton Mill Blues
Cowboy’s Lament (See: Streets Of Laredo)
Cripple Creek
Crow Black Chicken

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand
Danny Boy
Dark Hollow
Darling Nellie Gray
Days of Forty-Nine
Derby Ram (See: Didn’t He Ramble)
Devilish Mary
Diamond Joe
Didn’t He Ramble
Down in the Valley/Birmingham Jail
Down on Penny’s Farm
Down to the River/Valley to Pray (See: As I Went Down To The River To Pray)
Down Hearted Blues
Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Down by the Riverside
Down Yonder
Drunken Sailor
Ducks On The Mill Pond RM (Lomax bk)

Easy Rider
Erie Canal

Fall On My Knees
Fifteen Cents (See: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents)
Fishing Blues
Fly around My Pretty Little Miss (See: Pretty Little Pink)
Footprints in the Snow
Four Nights Drunk (Our Goodman)
Four Cent Cotton
Fox, The
Frankie and Johnny
Froggie Went A-Courtin’

Gambler’s Blues (St. James Infirmary)
George Collins
Georgia Camp Meeting (See: At A Georgia Camp Meeting)
Georgia Railroad
Gettin’ Upstairs- (See: Such a Getting Upstairs)
Gideon’s Band
Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee, The
Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
Give Me That Old Time Religion (See: Old Time Religion)
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (See: Aunt Rhody)
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (See: Lonesome Road Blues)
Going Down To Lynchburg Town
Going ‘Round This World (See: Banjo Pickin’ Girl)
Going To Raise A Ruckus Tonight (See: Raise A Ruckus Tonight)
Golden Slippers (See: Oh, Dem Golden Slippers)
Goodbye Liza Jane (See: Mountaineer’s Love Song)
Grandfather’s Clock
Green Pastures
Gypsy Davey

Handsome Molly
Hard Times in the Mill (See: Cotton Mill Blues)
Hesitation Blues
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand
Home on The Range
Hop Along Peter
House Of the Rising Sun
How Long, How Long Blues
How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (See: Man of Constant Sorrow)
I Am A Pilgrim
I Don’t Love Nobody
I Gave My Love a Cherry (See: Riddle Song, The)
I Got A Bulldog
I Never Will Marry
I Ride an Old Paint
I Truly Understand
I Want A Girl
I’ll Rise When the Rooster Crows
I’ll Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (See: Roll in My Sweet Babies)
I’m Alabama Bound- (See: Alabama Bound)
I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger (See: Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
I’m Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad (See: Lonesome Road Blues)
I’m in the Jailhouse Now (See: In the Jailhouse Now)
I’m Sittin’ On Top Of The World (See: Sittin’ On Top Of The World)
I’ve Always Been A Rambler
I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
I’ve Got the Lovesick Blues (See: Lovesick Blues)
Ida Red
In the Good Old Summertime
In the Jailhouse Now
In The Pines
It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More (See: Ain’t Gonna Rain)

Jesse James
Jim Along Josey
Jimmy Sutton (See: Old Jimmy Suttton)
Joe Turner Blues
John Brown’s Dream (See: Little Rabbit)
John Hardy
John Henry
Johnny, Get Your Gun
Johnson’s Old Grey Mule (See: Thompson’s Old Grey Mule)
June Apple
Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Katy Dear (See: Silver Dagger)
Kentucky Moonshiner
Keep On The Sunnyside
King Kong Kitchee
Kitty Alone

Last Payday At Coal Creek (See: Payday at Coal Creek)
Letter Edged in Black
L’il Liza Jane
Listen To The Mockingbird
Little Brown Jug
Little Maggie
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
Little Rabbit
Little Sadie
Liza Jane (See: Mountaineer’s Love Song)
Londonderry Air (See: Danny Boy)
Lonesome Road Blues
Lost John Dean
Lovesick Blues
Lulu Walls

Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Mama Don’t ‘Low
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Meet Me in the Moonlight
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Molly Hare (See: Old Molly Hare)
Moonshiner (See: Kentucky Moonshiner)
Motherless Children
Mountaineer’s Love Song
My Dear Companion

New Prisoner’s Song (See: Meet Me in the Moonlight)
Nine Hundred Miles
Nine-Pound Hammer
Nobody’s Business (See: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness)
Nobody’s Darling on Earth

Oh Dem Golden Slippers
Oh Didn’t He Ramble (See: Didn’t He Ramble)
Oh Susanna
Old Aunt Peggy Won’t You Set ‘em Up Again (See: Pass Around the Bottle)
Old Bell Cow
Old Chisolm Trail
Old Dan Tucker
Old Grey Mare/Down in Alabam
Old Jimmy Sutton
Old Joe Clark
Old Molly Hare
Old Time Religion
On Top Of Old Smokey
Other Side Of Jordan, The (See: Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel)
Our Goodman (See: Four Nights Drunk)
Out on Penny’s Farm (See: Down on Penny’s Farm)
Over the Garden Wall

Paddy Won’t You Drink Some Good Ol’ Cider
Papa’s Billy Goat (See: Bill Grogan’s Goat)
Paper Of Pins
Pass Around the Bottle
Paul and Silas
Payday At Coal Creek
Peg and Awl
Penny’s Farm (See: Down on Penny’s Farm)
Peter Went Fishing (See: Georgia Railroad)
Polly Wolly Doodle
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Prettiest Little Girl In The County-O;
Pretty Little Pink
Pretty Saro
Prisoner’s Dream (See: Logan County Jail)
Prisoner’s Song (See: Meet Me In the Moonlight)
Putting On the Style (Jerry Silverman bk)

Ragged But Right
Railroad Bill
Raise A Ruckus Tonight
Red Apple Juice
Red River Valley
Richmond Blues ( See: All Night Long)
Riddle Song, The
Rise When the Rooster Crows (See: I’ll Rise When The Rooster Crows)
Rock Island Line
Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Roll On The Ground

Saint Louis Blues
Salty Dog Blues
Scarborough Fair
She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain
She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage (See: Bird in a Gilded Cage)
Shine On Harvest Moon
Shorty George
Shout Mourner (See: You Shall Be Free)
Silver Dagger
Sing Song Kitty (See: King Kong Kitchee)
Solid Gone (See: Cannonball Blues)
Spike Driver Blues
Sporting Cowboy (See: Logan County Jail)
St. James Infirmary (See: Gambler’s Blues)
Step It Up and Go
Stillhouse (See: Paddy Won’t You Drink Some)
Street’s of Laredo (Cowboy’s Lament)
Sugar Hill
Swannanoa Tunnel

T’Ain’t Nobody’s Buziness (See: Ain’t No Nobody’s Business)
Take A Drink On Me
Take Me Out To the Ballgame
Take This Hammer (See: Swannanoa Tunnel)
Tear It Down
Tell Old Bill
This Morning, This Evening, So Soon (See: Tell Old Bill)
This Train Is Bound For Glory
There Ain’t No Bugs On Me (See: Ain’t No Bugs on Me)
Thompson’s Old Grey Mule
Tom Dooley
Train Forty-Five (See: Nine Hundred Miles)
Train on the Island

Uncle Bud- Version 1 (Mack McCormick)

Viola Lee Blues

Wabash Cannonball
Wade In The Water
Wagoner’s Lad
Water Is Wide, The
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor (See: Drunken Sailor)
What’ll I Do With The Baby-O?
When The Saints
When The Good Lord Sets You Free (See: You Shall Be Free)
White House Blues
Whoa Mule
Who Broke The Lock?
Wild Bill Jones
Wildwood Flower
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Willie Moore HD

Yellow Rose Of Texas
You Shall Be Free

More— to come,

Richard Matteson

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