From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs, Compiled by Amy L. Cohn, hardcover (good condition, slight rip in dust jacket)
This is a wonderful of collection of 140 folktales, songs, poems, and essays features the words of Mark Twain, Virginia Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Stephen Foster, and Woody Guthrie and pays tribute to American folklore. All of the music is arranged for voice, piano, & guitar with lyrics. This sumptuous anthology gathers into its generous embrace a rich mix of cultural heritages, from Native American and African American to Hispanic, Pennsylvania Dutch, Cajun, Jewish, Shaker, Scandinavian and others. The resulting medley of folk songs, folklore, prose and poetry is as lovely as an Appalachian patchwork quilt, with each piece a unique but integral part of the whole.