This CD contains recordings of songs #72-94 and # 96-99 as they appear in the current 2005 edition of The Lotus Dickey Songbook. Song #95 is not included due to copyright issues.
This CD is the fourth in a set of five CDs, which together form the complete audio companion to The Lotus Dickey Songbook. The complete set of five CDs is also available for the discount price of $59.95 ($5.00 off the price of buying all five individually).
The songbook itself comes with one sampler CD. That disc contains 23 songs, chosen to give a representative sampling from the 120 songs in the book. However, to have recordings of all of the songs in the book, one must buy the set of five companion Lotus Dickey Songbook Companion CDs, or buy MP3 downloads of individual songs at the MP3 section of this site.
The first nine songs on The Lotus Dickey Songbook Companion CD Four were written by Lotus Dickey while the rest are folk songs: Perilous Voyage, My Father Has a House Built For Me, The Storm, Stand Still Sun, God Made the Woman for the Man, By Faith in Jesus, Dark Valley, Loving Savior, Sweet Happy Rest, The Pride of Glencoe, The Wounded Hussar, I See the Lightning Flashing, Walk and Talk with Jesus, A Psalm of Life, Chickie Shy, The Maltese Cats, My Dog Jack, The Old Black Cat, Quack Quack, Chitlin Cookin' Time in Cheatham County, Yes We Have No Bananas, Nickety Nackety Now, Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie, The Cowboy's Lament, The Burglar Boy, The Gypsy's Wedding Day, and I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree.
The songs are taken almost entirely from field and home recordings of Lotus Dickey by himself, singing and playing guitar. While some of these same songs appear on the Lotus Dickey CD The Pride of Glencoe, that CD's tracks are all studio recordings, and are quite different from the renditions found on The Lotus Dickey Songbook Companion CD Four.