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Whether published as single sheets or collected together into a book, songs are one of the most ubiquitous forms of music. Unsurprisingly, they form a large proportion of our collection. Here are some of the posts that feature them …

‘The Colliers’ Rant’ and other miners’ ballads

Back to the (start of the) 80’s

Fly me to the moon!

A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening …

The Jolly Machine – Michael Raven and urban English folk song

Pretty as a picture? Songs by Liza Lehmann

Hard-hit People: Songs of the American Great Depression

Flying machines

The ‘House of the rising sun’ blues …

‘Burlington Bertie’: C19 male fashion through song sheet covers

The Mayflower tercentenary song book

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November …’

Harriet Beecher Stowe in song

‘All for the cause’ – the labour songs of William Morris

‘Sing, Belgians, sing!’ – Elgar and Belgium