Sixteen Songs for Sixpence (London : I. L. P. Publication Department, [193-]) [Heisler] P4147


This is a songbook intended to encourage boisterous performance rather than to be read at leisure, and is cheaply printed. Indeed it carries an exhortation from George Lansbury to sing the songs at ‘branch meetings, in your homes and in places where people meet’. It features a selection of left-wing songs that are more an appeal to the emotions than a reflection of contemporary concerns. In addition to The International, it features, for example, several songs by William Morris and by Edward Carpenter.


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