A list of corrections to the printed songbook is now available on the “More” menu. We will keep this up to date if we notice other errors.
New song: “Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser!” (“Oh, If My Monk Would Dance With Me.”)
Yet another new book
Completely irrelevant to the Heritage Songbook, but I’ve posted one more new book, this one about autism — and about Lewis Carroll, which is probably more interesting. Look on the “More” menu for “Other books….” It also contains sections on J. R. R. Tolkien, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Foster, all of whom showed significant autistic traits. But the single largest focus is on Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson, and how his autism helps explain the curious nature of his relationship with Alice Liddell.
New Menu: Foreign Language Songs
To make it easier to find songs in languages other than English (or, for that matter, songs in English), we’ve put a new “Foreign Language Songs” item on the Songs menu.
We’ve finally done it!
We’ve finally done it! Welcome to our completely redesigned Minnesota Heritage Songbook web site. You can still download the Heritage Songbook. You can also listen to all the recordings found on the project. There are many songs not included in the printed songbook. And you can now find about 90% of the text of the printed songbook online, mostly on the Songs menu. Also, you can find several other books by Robert Waltz; look on the More… menu or click here.
All English songs now online.
Texts of all the English-language songs in the Heritage Songbook are now online. Look on the submenus of the “Songs” menu. Many also have illustrative photographs. We also have a new song, “Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines.”
Site Fixes and New Songs
Songs added: Old Black Joe and Ella Ree added to the song catalog. Also improvements to the Catalog of Minnesota Songs, adding links to recordings and song pages.
All the songs in the Minnesota Heritage Songbook project are now available on this site. All the song descriptions on the Heritage Songbook CD-ROM have now been posted on the menu “The Songs.” Also, you can download the entire set of sixty-odd MP3 recordings on the Download All the Songs item on the Performances menu. And we have MIDI files of all the songs, even the ones for which there are no recordings. 86 MIDI files in all, which you can grab using the Download MIDI Files item.
Robert Waltz Book Catalog
This has nothing to do with the Minnesota Heritage songbook, but if you like Robert Waltz’s books (or even if you don’t), his entire catalog of e-books is now available on this site. See Other Books by Robert B. Waltz on the Other Resources page.
Recordings Are Up!
We’ve added the recordings of many of the songs! We’ll be adding song information and lyrics over time, but for now, you can get about forty of the songs from Songbook using the widget on this page, or see the Recordings page for a complete list. There are recordings by Curtis and Loretta, Ross Sutter, Brian Miller, Laura Mackenzie, Elisabeth Skoglund, and more. See “Performers” on the “Performances” menu to learn more about them.