The tradition of telling stories in song goes back centuries in the formof broadsides and ballads. Topics included love, religion, drinking, le gends, and early journalism, which is how information about di_sasters, political events, wonders and prodigies was spread or learned. These songs were sung and listened to by villagers and kings. Here is a delightful collection of songs that tell stories. This collection is intended forolder students who might enjoy hearing the songs sung by their teacher, or who might enjoy singing the songs themselves; a perfect follow up to The Book of Childrens SongTales. These SongTales are organized by subj ect matter; Great Places; Life, Love, and Happy Endings; Life, Love, andSad Endings; Other Humorous Songs; Sea Songs; and Work Songs and Life. This beautifully illustrated collection is perfect for anyone who wants to pass on the tradition of telling stories in song.