This songbook is great! The tablature of the chords can be a bit difficult to read at times because this is a rather old book, and tablature from the 70's tends to offset the numbers of the frets as opposed to more modern chord tabs where the numbers of the frets appear one on top of the other. Other than that, the song selection is awesome, and the artwork and quotations interspersed throughout make this well worth the money. Its hard to finds tabs, let alone chords for a lot of these songs on the internet. I love it! I love Buffy!
This book is notable because of its size and because of the extent to which it expresses the personality and world-view of the songwriter. It really should be called "The Buffy Sainte-Marie Book."
This is all rather odd because the publisher, Grosset & Dunlap was known for taking the economical route when it came to their books, but here it is -- a big book, 224 pages, on heavier-than-usual paper, and just under two pounds.
Over 60 songs with full lyrics, lots of photos, some pen & ink drawings by Buffy Sainte-Marie (not very good!), Discography, a couple of short prose pieces by Buffy Sainte-Marie, an appreciation of Buffy Saint-Marie by Jerry Gilbert, "Note to the Guitarist" with technical information, two more short prose pieces about her work, and even two pages on the Mouth Bow.
All in all, a very rich late 60's/early 70's compendium.
This was a replacement for a much loved book lost in a house move and which has proven very difficult to find. This US supplier agreed to open up her account for international sales for which I'm extremely grateful. Am already back to singing songs in folk clubs that I learnt in the 60's I hadn't seen Buffy from 1965 til 2009, then say her 3 times and met her twice in 7 months. A major highpomt for me as she has been my inspiration all that time (and since)
I had been waiting years to find this book...and bang...Amazon finally had it listed. For Buffy fans...this book is a must. It features most of ther early songs...with wonderful write-ups about her and her music. For me...this is a gem...priceless!