(New York): Music Publishers Holding Corporation, (1967). Original wrappers. First Edition. 4to. 40 pp. Musical score with words for 15 songs. Black & white photo-reproductions of Richard Farina and his young musician wife, Mimi, by Daniel Kramer. Photo illustrated staplebound wrappers in near fine condition (minor wear to extremities); a nice copy of an uncommon folk songbook. Item #18531
Richard George Fariña (1937 – 1966) was an American folksinger, songwriter, poet and novelist. Beginning in 1960, Farina became a fixture of the nascent folk scene in Greenwich Village, befriending Bob Dylan and through him meeting Joan Baez and her sister Mimi, who Fariña married in 1963 when she was just 17. He recorded two albums with his young wife, Mimi. During his short life, Farina came to be considered by several critics a major folk music talent of the 1960s. His first book, "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me" has become something of a cult classic among those who study 1960s or counterculture literature, and has been cited as a source of inspiration for many artists including Earl Sweatshirt. Songs include: Another Country; Bold Marauder; Children of Darkness; Dandelion River Run; Hard Loving Loser; House Un-AmericanBblues Activity Dream; Joy 'Round My Brain; Mainline Prosperity Blues; One Way Ticket; Raven Girl; Reflections in a Crystal Wind; Reno Nevada; Sell-out Agitation Waltz; A Swallow Song; and Pack Up Your Sorrows.