Bobby Westfall Publishes Songbook of Mandolin Folk Songs

Recent News 22 Jul 2013

westfall mandolin bookBobby Westfall Publishes Songbook of Mandolin Folk Songs

Third Songbook for Hal Leonard Publishing

Local musician, luthier and mandolinist extraordinaire Bobby Westfall has published his third songbook with Hal Leonard Publishing.

The book is entitled Folk Songs for Mandolin and consists of popular folk songs arranged for mandolin by Westfall. Here is the description from the Hal Leonard website:

Features more than 40 traditional favorites arranged specifically for mandolin! Includes: Arkansas Traveler • The Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn) • Buffalo Gals • The Crawdad Song • (I Wish I Was In) Dixie • Give Me That Old Time Religion • Good Night Ladies • Home on the Range • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad • John Brown’s Body • John Henry • Kumbaya • Man of Constant Sorrow • Michael Row the Boat Ashore • My Old Kentucky Home • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen • Oh! Susanna • Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) • The Old Gray Mare • She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain • Turkey in the Straw • The Wabash Cannon Ball • When Johnny Comes Marching Home • When the Saints Go Marching In • Worried Man Blues • Yankee Doodle • The Yellow Rose of Texas • and more!

The book can be purchased directly from Hal Leonard or at Amazon.

Other books by Westfall include The Beatles for Mandolin and Pop Classics for Mandolin.


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