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The Christian Minstrel A New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants, Aikin, J. B. (Jesse Bowman Aikin)
1 Aikin, J. B. (Jesse Bowman Aikin) The Christian Minstrel A New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants
Philadelphia, PA C. S. Collins Publisher 1862 Later edition Hardcover Fair 
This book is in Fair only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has cardboard covers and a leather spine. The front cover is completely detached from the spine and the leather spine has wear, rubbing and chips missing. The title page is missing as well. Thecovers have rubbing, wear and ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. There are several pages with wrinkling towards the front of the book. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the front pastedown page. "Jesse Bowman Aikin (1808–1900) was a shape note "singing master", and compiler of the shape note tunebook The Christian Minstrel. He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania and lived on a farm in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Aikin, a member of the Church of the Brethren, was the first to successfully produce a song book (The Christian Minstrel) with a seven-shape note system, in 1846. He vigorously defended his "invention" and his patent, which included the elimination of bass and treble clefs and the simplification of time signatures. After the influential Ruebush & Kieffer Publishing Company began using his notehead shapes around 1876 (previously they used Funk's shapes) , the Aikin shapes eventually became the prevailing standard in shape note and gospel music publication, although few other compilers adopted his other innovations. Aikin's names for the notes were originally written: Doe Ray Mee Faw Sole Law See. All the note stems pointed downwards, and the stems for Doe, Ray, and See were placed centrally on the shape, rather than to the side. These conventions were discarded by later users of his system, so as not to deviate so much from standard notation. The name See was also changed to Ti (as used in the Tonic sol-fa system) , so as not to be confused with a sharpened Sol." 
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Encyclopedia Of Automatic Musical Instruments Including a Dictionary of Automatic Musical Instrument Terms, Bowers, Q. David
2 Bowers, Q. David Encyclopedia Of Automatic Musical Instruments Including a Dictionary of Automatic Musical Instrument Terms
New York Vestal Press 1977 13th Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "What makes an old-time automatic musical instrument interesting? Interesting to hear? Interesting to own? For some, a music box brings back the Good Old Days, and yet, few of us can remember when coin pianos, reproducing pianos, and other instruments of the twenties were in their height of popularity, even fewer can remember the golden age of music boxes, and none can remember the original use of instruments of an eariler era." 
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Temperance Chimes: Comprising a Great Variety of New Music, Glees, Songs, and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Temperance Meetings and Organizations...., Bradbury, William, Stearn, J. N. (Publishing Agent) / National Temperance Society and Publication House
3 Bradbury, William, Stearn, J. N. (Publishing Agent) / National Temperance Society and Publication House Temperance Chimes: Comprising a Great Variety of New Music, Glees, Songs, and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Temperance Meetings and Organizations....
New York National Temperance Society and Publication House 1878 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
1878 edition. The book is in Very Good condition. Written for the youth of the society, titles include winners, such as: Cheer Up, My Lively Lads, The Drunkard's Doom, and Sad is the Drunkard's Life. "The National Temperance Society have published the following excellent and valuable publications, adapted to aid the work among children and youth, and to educate them in the truths of total abstinence." Scarce. 
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Grateful Dead Family Album, Brandelius, Jerilyn Lee
4 Brandelius, Jerilyn Lee Grateful Dead Family Album
New York Warner Books 1989 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, psychedelia, experimental music, modal jazz, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, and space rock, for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams, and for their devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads". "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists." These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world." " 
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Mother Goose Songs for Little Ones, Crowninshield, Ethel
5 Crowninshield, Ethel Mother Goose Songs for Little Ones
Springfield, MA Milton Bradley Company 1932 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
This is a 1932 printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book is mostly clean and bright, though does have some toning to the endpapers and the staples have left marks on the rear pastedown page. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owners inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has large chips missing, several tears and tape in an X shape across the front dust jacket cover. There is an inked name and an ink stamped name from a previous owner on the front cover of the dust jacket (rather faded now, but still visible). This songbook, especially suited to children, includes: Bah, Bah, Black Sheep, The Crooked Man, Hey Diddle Diddle, Hush Thee, My Baby, The Queen of Hearts, The Clouds, and others. 
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Sing It Yourself Collection of Folk Songs from the Young People's Concert Hour, Gordon, Dorothy
6 Gordon, Dorothy Sing It Yourself Collection of Folk Songs from the Young People's Concert Hour
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. ,inc. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Alida Conover 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of wear and rubbing to the top edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and chips missing, along with some generalized toning. "One of the most important items in music education of children is the initial presentation of the subject. So much can be done, or left undone, in making the approach attractive to the child, that the utmost care should be taken in the type of material selected forthe first stages of appreciation." 
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Folk Dances for All Community Dances from Fifteen Countries / Background Notes / Piano Scores / Full Directions, Herman, Michael (collected and arranged by)
7 Herman, Michael (collected and arranged by) Folk Dances for All Community Dances from Fifteen Countries / Background Notes / Piano Scores / Full Directions
New York Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1948 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "We call these dances community folk dances because that is exactly what they are. These are the dances that are being done by people all over the country in their homes, clubs, churches, schools, parks, and wherever else good folks get together for an evening of fun." 
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A TREASURY OF STEPHEN FOSTER with arrangements by Ray Lev and Dorothy Berliner Commins, Howard, John Tasker (historical Notes), Stephen Foster
8 Howard, John Tasker (historical Notes), Stephen Foster A TREASURY OF STEPHEN FOSTER with arrangements by Ray Lev and Dorothy Berliner Commins
New York Random House 1946 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by William Sharp 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to the endpapers (both front and rear). The dust jacket has a couple of edge tears, two of which are approximately an inch in length and have some light nicking / wear. There is some rubbing and light wear to the edges of the dust jacket in general. The book includes a foreword by Deems Taylor and historical notes by John Tasker Howard. "So far as I know, only one song has ever made the Hit Parade eighty-seven years after it was written and seventy-seven years after the death of its composer. That song is Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Collins Foster. In 1940 and '41, when the broadcasters and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers were feuding, the radio suddenly discovered Jeanie. She was sung, she was played - as a ballad, an aria, a chorus, a fantasy, a ballet, a foxtrot, a swing tune. " 
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The Books of American Negro Spirituals (The Book of American Negro Spirituals and The Second Book of....) Two Volumes in One: Words and Music of 120 Spirituals, Johnson, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson
9 Johnson, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson The Books of American Negro Spirituals (The Book of American Negro Spirituals and The Second Book of....) Two Volumes in One: Words and Music of 120 Spirituals
New York Viking Press, Inc. 1951 5th Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, chips and rubbed spots, along with a two inch + tear to the to the top front spine joint. 
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THE SESAME STREET SONG BOOK, Raposo, Joe and Jeffrey Moss (Words and Music)
10 Raposo, Joe and Jeffrey Moss (Words and Music) THE SESAME STREET SONG BOOK
New York Simon & Schuster / Children's Television Network 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Loretta Trezzo 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and some edge wear (especially the top rear edge) along with some ground-in dirt and a couple of small spots. Sesame street first aired on public television in 1969 with the idea that being able to hold the attention of children through puppets, music, fast-moving action and humor would be a way to teach them at the same time. This book includes lyrics and music to 36 of the most popular Sesame Street songs, including: Sesame Street, AB-C-DEF-GHI, Circles, Five People in my Family, J Jump, I've Got Two, Kids, Right in the Middle of my Face, The People in your Neighborhood, Rub Your Tummy, A Face, High, Middle, Low, Everyone Makes Mistakes, Bein' Green, I Love Trash, Sing, The Garden, Rubber Duckie, and more. 
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The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action, Silver, Caroline
11 Silver, Caroline The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action
New York Scholastic Book Services 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front inside covers. "The word pop covers an enormous field of music. This is because pop is simply the music that at any given time is popular; it appeals to a large number of people. It follows that it is the music which many people find expressive of their feelings, and, while jazz music, popular or not, is traditionally concerned with melodic inflections as a kind of human speech, pop music concerns itself with the current human mood." 
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The Unicorn (sheet Music)   (Recorded by the Irish Rovers), Silverstein, Shel / The Irish Rovers
12 Silverstein, Shel / The Irish Rovers The Unicorn (sheet Music) (Recorded by the Irish Rovers)
New York Hollis Music 1968 Sheet Music Very Good- 
This is a folded single sheet piece of sheet music. The item is in Very Good- condition and include a previous owner's inked chord notations above the staves (possibly guitar chords). The sheet has some beginning wear and nicking to the corners and spine ends, and also has a bit of overall rumpling from being handled. "A long time ago, when the earth was greenAnd there was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen, And they run around free while the world was bein' born, And the lovliest of all was the Unicorn." "Silverstein's passion for music was clear early on as he studied briefly at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. His musical output included a large catalog of songs; a number of which were hits for other artists, most notably the rock group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. He wrote Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single "Put Another Log on the Fire", "One's on the Way" (a hit for Loretta Lynn) , and "25 Minutes to Go", sung by Johnny Cash, about a man on Death Row with each line counting down one minute closer. Silverstein also wrote one of Johnny Cash's best known hits, "A Boy Named Sue" as well as "The Unicorn", first recorded by Silverstein himself in 1962 but better known in its version by the Irish Rovers. Other songs co-written by Silverstein include "the Taker" written with Kris Kristofferson and recorded by Waylon Jennings, and a sequel to "A Boy Named Sue" called: "Father of a Boy Named Sue" which is less known, but he performed the song on television on The Johnny Cash Show. 
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Primer of Braille Music 1939 printing, Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind
13 Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind Primer of Braille Music 1939 printing
Louisville, KY American Printing House for the Blind 1939 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Blind students are a low-incidence factor in the overall population; in an entire career, a music teacher may encounter such a student only once or twice. Overwhelmed by what seems to be required, but unable to locate suitable resources, the teacher may still try to do the right thing despite having virtually no tools. A general awareness about Braille music and its availability can help to resolve this dilemma. While literary Braille is well-known as a tool that blind students can use to read text, surprisingly few people are aware that Louis Braille, a blind piano teacher, also invented music Braille to help blind students learn to read and play music. The general principles of literary Braille and music Braille are similar. Both systems use a “cell” containing six dots in varying combinations that blind people read by touching, but music Braille, which is the only internationally unified code, assigns different meanings to the dot combinations." 
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The Galaxy A New and Brilliant Collection of Music for Choirs, Conventions, Singing Classes and Musical Societies, Suffern, J. William
14 Suffern, J. William The Galaxy A New and Brilliant Collection of Music for Choirs, Conventions, Singing Classes and Musical Societies
Cleveland, Oh/san Francisco, CA S. Brainard's Sons / A. Waldteufel 1877 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. Paper covered boards have a flexible cloth spine. The edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and some light paper loss. The text pages have tidemarking to the foredges of all the pages and some random foxing throughout. The endpapers have noticeable foxing and tidemarking and there is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the front pastedown and front endpaper. "In the present work the Author has thought best to omit as much reading matter as possible, and use the space thus gained for a more extended course of practical exercises, which will save much valuable time both to teacher and pupil leaving the Choice of language to be used in demonstrating problems entirely to the teacher. " 
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The Object Of My Affection An Autobiography, Tomlin, Pinky (with Lynette Wert)
15 Tomlin, Pinky (with Lynette Wert) The Object Of My Affection An Autobiography
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy signed by both author, and co-author, Lynette Wert. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. This book is signed by Pinky and co-author Lynette Wert on the front endpaper (with an inscription). The dust jacket has some rubbing, edge wear, several beginning edge tears and light toning to the spine. There is some ground-in dirt and rubbing to the front panel. "ruman Virgil "Pinky" Tomlin (September 9, 1907 – December 12, 1987) was a singer, songwriter, and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s. He also acted in occasional motion pictures. He wrote and published 22 songs, several of which were in the top ten on the "Hit Parade". In 1938, a song he had written, "In Ole Oklahoma", was named as Oklahoma’s state song by the Oklahoma State Junior Chamber of Commerce." "Tomlin came to national attention in the 1930s due to a song he had written while attending the University of Oklahoma, one he composed for a coed at the school, Joanne Alcorn, whom he would later marry. His original composition was subsequently adapted by Coy Poe and orchestrated and recorded in 1934 by bandleader Jimmie Grier. "The Object of My Affection" became a number-one hit late that year for Grier's Coconut Grove Orchestra, featuring Pinky Tomlin at vocals (Brunswick 7308). Grier, in fact, asked Tomlin himself to introduce the hit song to the public. It was widely recorded by other orchestras and vocalists, although Tomlin's own vocal rendition became the best known and remained the most popular. Ella Fitzgerald, who later became one of Tomlin's lifelong friends, chose to perform "The Object of My Affection" as one of two songs she performed at the age of 17, when she competed in an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem in November 1934." ; Signed by All Authors 
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Braille Music-notation For The Blind As Arranged by the International Commission, and Confirmed by the Congress of Cologne, 1888..., Watson, Edward
16 Watson, Edward Braille Music-notation For The Blind As Arranged by the International Commission, and Confirmed by the Congress of Cologne, 1888...
London / New York Novello and Company 1902 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is fraying to both front and rear spine joints (along the entire length of the of the joints). The book covers have some light rubbing, bumping and loss of paper at the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (LeRoy H. Brant) on the front pastedown page. Laid-in are a pair of braille music plates. "The Braille is the universal system of Music-Notaion for the Blind. Hitherto, however, no text book on Braille music has appeared, the only available literature being a short key to the system (a small book of reference merely, as its title suggests) published by the British and Foreign Blind Association, London. Very few sighted musicians in this country have had the opportunity of acquiring a practical, professional knowledge of both the Braille and the Sighted notation systems." ""Though based on sound principles. Braille Music-notationcould not, in the nature of things, develop very rapidly; indeed, Louis Braille himself worked assiduously upon its rudiments for some years, until, in 1834, he considered it sufficiently satisfactory to be put to general use, and at his death in 1852, it was still in a comparatively elementary form. It is scarcely the function of a preface to outline the long history of the development of this notation system, but it is relevant to state that serious divergence of practice soon began to arise in the various countries where the method had been adopted. The causes were the want of text-book matter, the lack of co-ordination due to the isolating effect of distance, and the absence of facilities for rapid intercommunication such as we enjoy today. Perhaps this was not entirely without its advantages, since it undoubtedly stimulated original thinking and experimentation. The situation was saved, however, in 1888, when an International Congress held in Cologne effected an agreement between France, England, Germany and Denmark, by which the system was standardised in those countries. The spread of mere local practice was much to be deprecated, because of the risk of jeopardising, if not entirely wrecking, any possibility of the ultimate universal acceptance of one uniform system." Only four copies of this book are noted in Worldcat. 
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Welsh And English Hymns And Anthems, Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc.
17 Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc. Welsh And English Hymns And Anthems
Warren, OH The Cox Lithographic Corporation 1979 3rd Edition; 9th Printing Spiral bound Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has a sturdy spiral binding and heavy illustrated cardstock covers. The covers have some light edge wear and rubbing, along with several spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean, though there is some tidemarking and toning to the edges of the pages. There is a previous owner's inked name and notations on the table of contents page. The hyms and anthems are in both English and Welsh. "The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, also known as WNGGA, was founded in 1929, after the first Cymanfa Ganu in North America was held on a field on Goat Island, located in the Niagara Reservation State Park in Niagara Falls, New York. The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association is responsible for overseeing the Cymanfaoedd Ganu held in North America. The Gymanfa Ganu at Niagara Falls was the first National Gymanfa Ganu (Guh-mahn'-va Gahn'-ee) to be held in the United States. Although exact estimates are unknown, it is believed that 3,000 were in attendance. The Welsh Americans of Youngstown, Ohio are generally given the majority of credit for helping to perpetuate this movement. However, there were many others involved in the planning for the event. Delegations from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan, traveling by train and auto to Niagara Falls, were joined there by equally enthusiastic Welsh from Ontario. After the success of the first Gymanfa Ganu, plans were already being made for another Gymanfa at Niagara Falls the following year. An organizational structure was put into place with Will Lewis (Youngstown, Ohio) as President; Ellis Hughes (Niagara Falls, New York) as Vice President; Dave Lewis (Youngstown, Ohio) as Secretary; and W. B. Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) as Treasurer. This was the beginning of what has been known as the "Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association", renamed in 2011 to "Welsh North American Association" or WNAA." 
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Blow High, Blow Low, Wilson, Edward A.
18 Wilson, Edward A. Blow High, Blow Low
New York American Artists Group, Inc. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Edward Wilson 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several medium sized edge chips, some fading, especially to the rear panel and spine ends. The book contains a series of sea chanties, including: The Method of Mortimer Jones, Blow the Man Down, Whiskey for my Johnny, The Maid of Amsterdam, High Barbaree, Boston, and, Ballade of Liquid Refreshment. 
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The Spanish-American Song and Game Book, Workers Of Writers' Project (compiled by)
19 Workers Of Writers' Project (compiled by) The Spanish-American Song and Game Book
New York A. S. Barnes and Company 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Artists of the WPA - New Mexico 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small to smallish tears, including a one inch semi-closed tear with a chip at the bottom front spine joint. There is some rubbing and nicking to the dust jacket spine as well. The rear panel of the dust jacket has some toning. "Here is a collection of songs and games which are actually a part of the folk lore of America. It is particularly timely because it gives the opportunity for all American boys and girls to become acquainted with these games and songs." 
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Welsh And English Hymns And Anthems, Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc.
Welsh And English Hymns And Anthems

The Object Of My Affection An Autobiography, Tomlin, Pinky (with Lynette Wert)
The Object Of My Affection An Autobiography

The Unicorn (sheet Music)   (Recorded by the Irish Rovers), Silverstein, Shel / The Irish Rovers
The Unicorn (sheet Music) (Recorded by the Irish Rovers)

 
 
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