The American Songbag (Paperback)

By Carl Sandburg

Mariner Books, 9780156056502, 528pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 1990

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/10/2018)
Hardcover (10/14/2018)
Paperback (11/10/2018)
Paperback (10/14/2018)
Hardcover (8/8/2015)
Paperback (10/13/2014)

List Price: 36.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Sandburg was not only a poet but also a noted collector and performer of american folk music. This anthology contains words and music to 290 songs that people have sung in the making of americanca. New Introduction by Garrison Keillor; Prefatory Notes by the Author; Index.

About the Author

CARL SANDBURG (1878–1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.