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The Songs Of Percy French

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Our Price: £5.99    Change Currency
Media: Book
Arrangement: Melody Line, Lyrics & Chords (MLC)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Catalogue #: OMB115
ISBN: 9781900428255


William Percy French was one of Ireland's favourite sons and his influence on traditional Irish Music can still be felt today. His lyrics are still humorous, ironic and perceptive, but never mocking or scornful, and these exemplify his love of his motherland. Representing some of the finest examples of this genre, this volume contains forty-seven of his most famous and enjoyed songs all lovingly arranged by James Nealy, with melody-line, complete lyrics and chords. Includes notes on the inspiration and background of each of the songs and a commentary on the life and talents of French himself. This is a wonderful reference book as well as a compilation of his magnificent works for enjoyment. Songs include Eileen Oge, The Emigrants Letter and ‘Who said the Hook Never Hurted the Worms?’.

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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
9 out of 10


CV358BT GB I am an old
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I had expected tabulation for the Banjo since this was the imortal Percey Frenche's instrument
Confirmed purchase: 21 November 2016
Published on: 06 December 2016
9 out of 10


Contains old favourites which I a relieved is still available
Confirmed purchase: 16 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
9 out of 10


Perth, WA, Australia GB
History of how songs were written and when.
No accompaniment for music
Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2016
Published on: 10 February 2016

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Artist Songbook
Length: 80 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Ossian Publications
Editor: James N. Healy

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