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Great Songbooks for Group Singing!

RISE UP SINGING  is our best-selling group singing songbook containing lyrics, chords and sources to 1200 songs from a wide variety of genres from Beatles to Broadway, from Bob Dylan to traditional ballads. It has sold around a million copies since it came out in 1988 and is considered "the bible" in folk music and group singing circles. Buy a copy now.

RISE AGAIN  the 2015 sequel to Rise Up Singing contains 1200 additional songs. It includes an even richer variety of genres with full chapters of early rock 'n roll, blues, country, jazz standards, Motown, British invasion hits, etc. in addition to lots of terrific traditoinal and composed folk songs. Buy a copy now.

IF I HAD A HAMMER The Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook  We created a third singalong book in 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pete's birth in 1919. It includes words & chords to about 40 of the best songs Pete used in his singalong concerts.  Perfect for a Seeger birthday celebration or any get together with friends or family.

More great resources to enrich musical pursuits:

GUIDE TO SONGLEADING & COMMUNAL LSINGING by veteran songleader Ben Kramarz is the best book on this subject, whether you are leading singing in the classroom, a faith community, at camp or on a picket line. It even includes 200 of the best songs to use in a singalong (with where they can be found in Rise Up Singing or Rise Again).

MORE SEEGER SONGBOOKSAmerican Favorite Ballads and Bells of Rhymney were edited by Pete Seeger in the 1960's. The Pete Seeger Centennial Songbook came out in 2019 in celebration of the 100th anniversary Pete's birth. All three books contain words & music to all songs.

We mainly sell music books but we do sell a few NON-MUSIC BOOKS.

We are no longer able to obtain copies of Songwriting & the Creative Process. (Sing Out! may still have a few copies.)

Note: The Seeger autobiography (below) is currently out of print. Watch this site for more information about when the Seeger autobiography will be back in print.

Pete Seeger's autobiography, entitled Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir, was edited by Peter Blood and published by Sing Out in 1993 and co-published in a new W.W.Norton edition in 2009. This is a wonderful memoir that includes songs, photographs and stories from Pete. The latest edition comes with an MP3 teaching disc for all the tunes in the book produced by David Bernz.