Rise Up Singing
|Author||Peter Blood and Annie Patterson (eds)|
|Subject||Folk, popular music|
|Publisher||Sing Out! Corporation|
The book 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, or find a recording, to be able to learn many of the songs. It was first published in 1988 by Sing Out!. It is edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. Songs are arranged by category: there are 35 different categories arranged in alphabetical order, plus artist, subject, title, culture, holiday and musicals indices.
Since the book includes only lyrics and chords without notation, it is relatively compact in size and also relatively inexpensive. Recordings of the songs, which can be used as learning tools, have been made for each song in the book, and are now available on CD. Only enough of each song is included to learn the tune; not all verses are sung.
The book grew out of the 1973 homemade songbook by Peter Blood, Winds of the People.
- Rise Again, the sequel to Rise Up Singing