A colorful mixture of traditional English folk songs and ballads, as well as the history of many of the songs. Many English folk songs are quite familiar in America. Hundreds of them came along with the earliest settlers in the 17th century; others with the Redocoats in the 18th century; still others with the sailors and fisherman of the 19th century; and finally the doughboys and G.I.'s of two world wars have brought over the 20th century's contribution. The book includes melody line, lyrics, historical information, and guitar chords.