MUSA publication: THE INGALLS WILDER FAMILY SONGBOOK.
Growing up in Minnesota, I claimed Laura Ingalls Wilder as one of us. You know when she takes maple sugar and pours it in shapes on the snow and it freezes into candy? That is a Minnesota Elementary School Staple.
In any case, this book finds all of the references she makes to specific musical pieces throughout all the books - and it tracks them down - and it assembles them in one place. 127 songs! from children's songs to theater songs to parlor songs.
I was already predisposed to like MUSA - a musicological publication dedicated to publishing hard-to-find works from every cross-section of American music? - but add in this little interdisciplinary twist and now I'm practically ready to start an Official Fanclub.
It's $240 on Amazon, but GoogleBooks has your Ingalls Wilder fix.