The Paoli, Indiana, bluegrass musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) is world renowned for his singing, songwriting, and fiddling. Dickey's unfulfilled desire to publish a book of his songs became a reality when a group of good friends and fellow musicians compiled the first edition of this book after his death. By the 1980s, when his artistry was at its peak, Dickey's active repertoire was very close to what is represented here--more than 100 country and folk songs, both Dickey originals and some of his favorite traditional tunes. The spirit of sharing, so deep a part of Lotus Dickey's personal philosophy, inspired this songbook. Long out of print, the new volume improves on the original with a CD in place of cassette tapes.