Contains the words & guitar chords to 1200 songs from a wide variety of genres from Beatles to ballads, and Bob Dylan to Broadway, from campfire favorites to gospel & Hebrew folksongs. Quick access to lyrics, chords and authorship/copyright information on songs makes it a must have for anyone that uses music in their life. Since its publication by Sing Out in 1988 it has sold around a million copies.
Rise Up Singing does NOT include notation of the songs' melodies (with the exception of the two sections on rounds), meaning that users must either know the tune, find a recording (liner notes under each song give resources for this), or learn songs from each other in song circles or singalongs. Rise Up Singing was first published in 1988 by Sing Out!. It is edited by us, Annie Patterson and Peter Blood! Songs are arranged by category: there are 35 different categories arranged in alphabetical order, plus artist, subject, title, culture, holiday and musicals indices.