Rise Up and Sing

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Chapters in Rise Up Singing

The songbook is divided into 35 chapters. Chapters contain songs of given subject matter (e.g. "Peace", "Love", "Work") or song genre ("Rounds", "Golden Oldies", "Spirituals").  

Songs are arranged alphabetically within chapters and the chapters are themselves also arranged alphabetically.  As a result, if you remember or can guess what chapter a given song is in, you can locate the song quickly without looking it up in the index.  (If you remember or guess wrong, you can always look the song up in the title index or one of the songbook's other indices.)

The chapter list is conveniently located on the inside front cover to help you remember what the chapters are and what kinds of songs go in each chapter. 

Here's a list of the chapters in Rise Up Singing:

  • America
  • Ballads & Old Songs (trad. songs from British Isles)
  • City
  • Creativity (dance, song, art)
  • Dreams & Fantasies
  • Ecology
  • Faith
  • Farm & Prairie
  • Freedom
  • Funny Songs
  • Golden Oldies
  • Good Times
  • Gospel
  • Hard Times & Blues
  • Home & Family
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Lullabies
  • Men
  • Mountain Voices (songs from Appalachia)
  • Outdoors
  • Peace
  • Play
  • Rich & Poor
  • Sea (shanties)
  • Spirituals
  • Time & Changes
  • Travelin'
  • Unity
  • Women
  • Work


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