These distinctive arrangements for the recital stage are expansive art song treatments of folksongs, generally intended for college singers and beyond. Includes a preface from the arranger, with commentary on each song. Besides 10 individual songs, includes a 4-song set, Johnny Songs, about a young woman awaiting the return of her soldier lover.
Contents: Beware, Oh, Take Care • Bill Groggin’s Goat • HOw Can I Keep from Singing • I Gave my Love a Cherry • Nine Hundred Miles • Once I Had a Sweetheart • Shenandoah • Single Girl • The Streets of Laredo. Johnny Songs: I Know Where I’m Goin’ • The Cruel War Is Raging • Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier • When Johnny Comes Marching Home.