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I have begun the project of studying all the songs on the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I have read all the books and have studied already the first two songs.  Before moving ahead, however, I wanted to share information about these incredible songbooks.

Musicologist Dale Cockrell has already collected up printed music for all the songs mentioned in the books in a project called LAURA’S MUSIC: SONGS FROM LAURA INGALLS WILDER’S BOOKS.  There is a songbook for each of Ms. Wilder’s books and there is one giant compilation songbook with everything in one place.

Dale Cockrell has also had some recordings made and has collected recordings in an effort called PA’S FIDDLE PROJECT.

Information about all my findings and links to individual posts about each song, found here:
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LITTLE HOUSE SONGS: LAURA INGALLS WILDER – SONGS OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
Songs of the “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/songs-of-the-little-house-books-by-laura-ingalls-wilder/

My contribution to this study, besides sharing the knowledge I will gain and songs I will learn and share with children everywhere I go, is to study and share the songs individually for the songs’ places in history and to provide an easy reference for folks who want to know more about the songs, read the lyrics and hear the music on videos and recordings.

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LAURA’S MUSIC: SONGS FROM LAURA INGALLS WILDER’S BOOKS

This site sells songbooks, edited by Dale Cockrell, that include music and information (including where the songs appear in the books) about all 127 songs in the Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” books:
https://www.areditions.com/rr/LM/LM_Set.html

The individual songbooks, here:

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laura's music book 1 (big woods & farmer boy)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM1)
Music from “Little House in the Big Woods” and “Farmer Boy”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-747-6
Book Code: LM1 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 2 (little house on the prairie)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM2)
Music from “Little House on the Prairie”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-748-3
Book Code: LM2 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 3 (on the banks of plum creek)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM3)
Music from “On the Banks of Plum Creek”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-749-0
Book Code: LM3 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 4 (by the shores of silver lake)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM4)
Music from “By the Shores of Silver Lake”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-750-6
Book Code: LM4 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 5 (long winter)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM5)
Music from “The Long Winter”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-751-3
Book Code: LM5 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 6 (little town on the prairie)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM6)
Music from “Little Town on the Prairie”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-752-0
Book Code: LM6 (This link includes song list)

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laura's music book 7 (these happy golden years)
Laura’s Music: Songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Books (LM7)
Music from “These Happy Golden Years”
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-753-7
Book Code: LM7 (This link includes song list)

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This extraordinary collection puts all the work of the 7 volumes above into one enormous songbook:

The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Dale Cockrell
Published by A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-89579-687-5
Book Code: LM7 (set) (This link includes song list)
The songs in this set are broken into categories like Children’s Songs, Fiddle Tunes, and Hymns

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Related Posts

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LITTLE HOUSE SONGS: LAURA INGALLS WILDER – SONGS OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
Songs of the “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/songs-of-the-little-house-books-by-laura-ingalls-wilder/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/


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