Songs for playgrounds. Editions of the good song. Canada. 1948. Lyrics and musical scores. Folk songs.

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Songs for playgrounds.
Editions of the good song.
St-Hyacinthe. P.Q. Canada.
1948.
Approved by the Catholic committee of the council of public education of the province of Quebec.
70 pages.
35 folk songs with sheet music.
Paperback notebook.
Contains among other things; At the clear fountain - Alouette - It was a shepherdess - Passing through Lorraine...etc...
16 x 11 cm.
Good condition except:
Name of the former owner in pencil on the title page (see photos).
Writing in pen on the contents page and page 3 and 4 (see photos).
Central pages (33 to 36) separated (see photos).
Reddish spots on title page and page 1 - 69 and 70 (see photos).
Back rubbed (see photos).

Created in 1937 by Father Charles-Émile Gadbois, Editions de la bonne chanson disseminated French song and folklore in Quebec in order to counter the ever-increasing popularity of American song.
All the texts and melodies of the editions of the good song were of Catholic inspiration and aimed to promote family values.
The good song appeared on the curriculum of all Quebec primary schools.

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