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Here is the second installment of this series of A.A. Milne's poems as set to music by H. Fraser-Simson.  This book contains another fourteen poems from When We Were Very Young.

Future volumes will include still more poems from Milne's When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, PLUS the series of "Hums" as made up by Winnie-the-Pooh himself!

Each song has been lovingly and carefully arranged for mountain dulcimer from Fraser-Simson's original piano music, and includes all the lyrics from the original poems.  The original illustrations were done by E.H. Shepard, and are the same ones used throughout Milne's books.

Volume TWO has 14 songs in all, each one of varying levels of difficulty, but certainly suitable for intermediate players and up.  The lyrics are written between the melody and tab lines, making it easy for you to perform these in any setting you choose.  More lengthy poems either have the lyrics on adjacent pages, or are in a stretched-out version of the song over several pages.  One does not need to be a singer to enjoy sharing these songs with others -- my own style of performing is to speak-sing the songs, much as if I were simply reciting the poetry while playing some musical background.  (Rex Harrison did the same when he was cast as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.) 

As with Volume One, a special feature of this book is the availability of supplemental materials on a special page on this website.  There you'll find videos of recent Youtube postings, and some demonstrations of how to play the Tricky Bits.

14 songs; 56 pages -- released 2024
Level:  Intermediate and up
DAD tuning
1+ and 8+ fret needed for some songs; occasional string-bending needed
Every song includes lyrics, standard notation, and chord symbols
Spiral Bound (or digital eBook PDF)
Complete soundfiles of every song available

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