SONGS FOR THE LIFE. Volume 2. ‘Songs for the Life’ is an anthology of songs, song parodies, comic monologues and assorted verses, which are the product of almost 50 years of performing on the ‘Folk Scene’ of Northern England. This second volume of 'Songs for the Life' finalises the 'Complete Jim Jarratt' song collection. This book is of a different ilk to the first, containing Song parodies, song adaptations, some song translations, comic monologues,assorted verses and a selection of instrumental pieces. It also contains an essay 'On the Art of Songwriting'. And the story of 'The Pathfinder' a folk rock epic undertaken in 1974, complete with its full libretto. The book is richly endowed with sheet music and suggested chords, is lavishly illustrated, fully indexed and annotated. As with the first volume, this is a book for aspiring 'folk' song performers and musicians, for these highly eclectic performance pieces are about real things - past and present. People, places, memories, stories, being young, being old, despairing , aspiring and hoping. These are not mere words or empty phrases. These are 'Songs for The Life.' Jim Jarratt 2019.
ISBN: 9781788769440
Type: Paperback
Pages: 242
Published: 26 July 2019
Price: $12.65

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