Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday




Today I have for you the Twice 55 Community Songs, the New Green Book. I believe the copyright is from 1930, though I admit I have trouble understanding roman numerals. I found it in my favorite thrift store for 69 cents.

Turning the pages of this book actually makes me sad. People sang more in the past - not only carry a tune but sing in rounds, or be able to harmonize. I'm not that old (am I?) but other than "Happy Birthday" what does our family sing together? And "Happy Birthday" is getting more pitiful every year. I know only a few songs in here (like "Alouette", and a few we sing in church.) I could not look at the music for "The Village Dance" for instance, and have a clue how the melody goes. My husband could, however.

There is much that has been lost.

10 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What a great song book. I agree...Happy Birthday around here is pitiful that is for sure....none of us can sing a note! Your book is interesting...I am sure it is fun to look through the pages and imagine what the tunes sound like! Thanks for posting on VTT. Great post and unusual.

Miri said...

What a wonderful Songbook!

We all can't sing a note but that doesn't stop us from having Karoeke night here for birthdays!

Donna said...

very nice old song book!

Postcardy said...

I can't sing at all but I am glad I still a little old scout song book. Just remembered I must have lost my favorite songbook MANY years ago.

Susan said...

I agree, even Christmas carroling isn't popular anymore. Nice songbook.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Great find! My mom and stepdad still sing like that. It's quite the sight. ;) Can't beat 69 cents.
Have a great week!
*Tricia

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

nice song book.. thanks for sharing & happy VTT

Holly said...

That's cool! I agree about singing becoming a lost art. We sing in church every week (a cappella), but don't have the hymn books anymore, so nobody can look at the music, so we're losing the 4 part harmony.

CC said...

I agree..nobody sings anything anymore..well, happy birthday. And it's our great loss. Your songbook is wonderful..a great find. Happy belated VTT..have a lovely weekend.

sophia's smile said...

what a delightful treasure!
i love old books!

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