Elizabeth's Song

By: Wenberg, Michael

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Book Condition: Good


1582700699 Good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. ~clean text, tight binding, minor shelf wear, dinged corners, help support Northwest Independent Booksellers! Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 32 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile.


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Elizabeth's Song tells the inspirational story based on the young life of the noted African American folksinger, guitarist, and songwriter, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten. Elizabeth borrows a guitar from a friend and teaches herself to play it left-handed. Eventually, Elizabeth earns enough money to buy a guitar of her own and, when only eleven years old, writers her first song. That song, "Freight Train," has become a folk music classic. Elizabeth's unique style of playing guitar (upside down and backwards), from which the term "cotton-picking" is derived, has inspired countless other artists.

Title: Elizabeth's Song

Author Name: Wenberg, Michael

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Beyond Words: 2002

ISBN Number: 1582700699

ISBN Number 13: 9781582700694

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: ALIBRIS.0008023