The purpose of this violinist songbook is to provide the beginning violinist with a repertoire of 24 of the most familiar and beloved tunes ever written. There are several great folk songs of America and other lands. They continue to bring pleasure and knowledge as a link to the past. All the songs are written specifically for violin utilizing dynamics, expression markings, and articulations. Key signatures for the songs are in a comfortable range suitable for the beginning violinist. Guitar chord symbols appear above each melody; however, the chords may be played by banjo, ukulele, autoharp, and chord organ. Included are: Irish Songs, Folk Songs, American Hymns, Spirituals, and Classics. This song book is an ideal supplement to "Violin Method" (MB93474) published by Mel Bay Publications,Inc. All the songs are appropriate for performance at concerts, recitals, and contests.