The Lotus Dickey Songbook

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Indiana University Press, 2005 - Music - 268 pages

The Paoli, Indiana, bluegrass musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) is world renowned for his singing, songwriting, and fiddling. Dickey's unfulfilled desire to publish a book of his songs became a reality when a group of good friends and fellow musicians compiled the first edition of this book after his death. By the 1980s, when his artistry was at its peak, Dickey's active repertoire was very close to what is represented here--more than 100 country and folk songs, both Dickey originals and some of his favorite traditional tunes. The spirit of sharing, so deep a part of Lotus Dickey's personal philosophy, inspired this songbook. Long out of print, the new volume improves on the original with a CD in place of cassette tapes.

 

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Contents

Lotus Dickey on His Music from an interview with Dillon Bustin
24
Thoughts on Lotus Dickeys Fiddling by Paul L Tyler
26
A Trip with Lotus Dickey by Pete Sutherland
28
An Appreciation by Bob Lucas
30
Sitting at the Feet of Lotus by Dillon Bustin
31
Songs
32
What a Good Life
37
What a Good Life
38
Pair in a Paradise
148
Im Gonna Carry My Burden to the Lord
149
David Loved Bathsheba
150
Beautiful City of Love
152
Lets Sing Now of Jesus
153
Im AGoin On
154
Flee to the Savior
156
David Playing on His Harp
157

Such a Long Time Old Friend
40
Only Wanta Be Me
42
The Spirit of St Louis
44
Theyre Waltzing in Indiana
46
Cant Concentrate
48
Indiana My Home Sweet Home
50
One Little Two Little Three Little Children
52
Hush While the Little Ones Sleep
54
Love Songs
57
What Is Love?
58
The Way Youre Pleasing Me
60
Walking in the Moonlight
62
How Did You Get in My Heart?
64
Got That Feelin
66
Magnificent Lady
68
The Very First Time
70
Special Sentiment
72
My Darlin Sweet Colleen
74
So Long Happiness
76
Hey Hey Do I Love You
78
Got Someone Im Wild About
79
Stole a Curl from the Gypsy Girl
80
Oh Be My Sweet Reality
82
Oh Is It a Sin?
84
A Little Lower than the Angels
86
So Fair Art Thou Love
88
Any Time You Smile at Me
90
Darlin I Do
91
Blue on Monday
92
Got You on My Mind
94
Give Back the Love that I Gave You
96
Hold Me Closely
97
Somewhere Along the Trail
98
Oh How About Your Love?
100
Its Beginning to Rain
102
Heavens So Near Me
104
Seesawing
105
Whatcha Tellin Me?
106
Do You Feel the Same?
108
Dreaming of You
110
Surrender to Me
112
Sing to Thy Love
114
The Wonder of It All
116
Your Touch of Love
118
Tell Me
120
Love You 122
122
Before You Go 124
124
Nature and the Land
127
The Handiwork of God
128
Go Hoe Hard Your Garden
130
The Man with the Hoe
132
Those Hills of Home
134
Falling Snow
136
Moon in the West
138
Spiritual Songs and Biblical Ballads
141
Just a Tool in the Hand of God
142
Could Such a One as I?
143
No Other Name
144
Gotta Go
145
Has Heaven Gone and Left the Door Ajar?
146
Little Jesus
158
Sing Ye Heavens Sing
159
Samson the Mighty
160
To God His Portion Too
162
The Chosen of the Lord
164
Perilous Voyage
166
My Father Has a House Built for Me
168
The Storm
169
Stand Still Sun
170
God Made the Woman for the Man
172
By Faith in Jesus
174
Dark Valley
175
Loving Savior
176
Sweet Happy Rest
177
Lotuss Favorite Folk Songs
179
The Pride of Glencoe
180
The Wounded Hussar
181
See the Lightning Flashing
182
Walk and Talk with Jesus
183
A Psalm of Life
184
Chickie Shy
185
The Maltese Cats
186
My Dog Jack
188
The Old Black Cat
190
Quack Quack
192
Chitlin Cookin Time in Cheatham County
194
Yes We Have No Bananas
196
Nickety Nackety Now
198
Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie
200
When Its Nighttime in Nevada
202
The Cowboys Lament
204
The Burglar Boy
205
The Gypsys Wedding Day
206
Ill Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree
207
Farewell My Lilly Dear
208
Nicodemus
210
Adadine
212
Somewhere Somebodys Waiting for You
214
Pearl Bryan
216
The Flower of Italy
219
The Merchants Fair Daughter
220
The Valiant Soldier
221
The Drunkards Dream
222
Columbus Stockade
224
The Swapping Song
225
Annie Laurie
226
One More River to Cross
228
Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus
230
The Masters Bouquet
232
Little Green Valley
234
Barbara Allen
236
Little Mohee
238
Missouri Waltz
240
Scotch Lassie Jean
242
Keep on the Sunny Side
244
Notes
246
The Lotus Dickey Songbook CD
253
Index of Songs by Title
259
About the Editors
266
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Nancy C. McEntire is Associate Professor of English at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Grey Larsen is a musician, composer, author, recording artist, record producer, and the music editor of Sing Out! magazine. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Janne Henshaw is a songwriter and recording artist. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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