UPDATE: thanks everyone. Can anyone help me find this obscure piece of "sheet music"?

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UPDATE: thanks everyone. Can anyone help me find this obscure piece of "sheet music"?

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UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
this is wonderful
I'm so grateful.
I've been looking for that arrangement for nearly 30 years.

Thanks everyone for your kind help.
From Bill Pilburn:
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I have an old piece of sheet music of the song "Scarborough Fair" arranged by Bil Pilburn for solo guitar. It was given to me when I was young and taking lessons from a University guitar teacher and professional classical guitar performer. When I look online, there are no arrangements like this one, and any arrangements listed or shown by Bil Pilburn do not include this one. It is fairly advanced and I used to play it all the time by memory.

My copy is very old and faded, going from photocopy to photocopy over the decades.
I'll post a very bad image of it taken with my printer/scanner. It is worse than the actual but not much better.

If anyone knows where I might find this, please let me know.
Huge thanks.
jim

There are tons of arrangements of this song for guitar, but this one is very unique.
I've searched everywhere online with no success.

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Perhaps this book, “Groovy Guitar: 15 Classic '60 Songs by Bill Piburn” that is currently on Amazon as a used book.

(Guitar Solo). From the editor of Fingerstyle Guitar magazine comes 15 custom arrangements of popular music classics, including: Daydream * Happy Together * A Hard Day's Night * Last Train to Clarksville * Scarborough Fair * (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay * Spooky * Walk On By * What Becomes of the Broken Hearted * and more. Songs are arranged for solo guitar in notes and tab.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPEX_2hlN4I
I know you are looking for sheet music, but I was wondering if this is the song by chance.
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Sandtrap wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:54 pm I have an old piece of sheet music of the song "Scarborough Fair" arranged by Bil Piburn for solo guitar.

There are tons of arrangements of this song for guitar, but this one is very unique.
I've searched everywhere online with no success.

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Hi Jim, can you doublecheck those urls? Neither of the above comes up for me
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ttfn544 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:10 pm Perhaps this book, “Groovy Guitar: 15 Classic '60 Songs by Bill Piburn” that is currently on Amazon as a used book.

(Guitar Solo). From the editor of Fingerstyle Guitar magazine comes 15 custom arrangements of popular music classics, including: Daydream * Happy Together * A Hard Day's Night * Last Train to Clarksville * Scarborough Fair * (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay * Spooky * Walk On By * What Becomes of the Broken Hearted * and more. Songs are arranged for solo guitar in notes and tab.

Cheers
ttfn544
It doesn't have that arrangement.

thanks
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random_walker_77 wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:32 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:54 pm I have an old piece of sheet music of the song "Scarborough Fair" arranged by Bil Piburn for solo guitar.

There are tons of arrangements of this song for guitar, but this one is very unique.
I've searched everywhere online with no success.

<url=https://postimages.org/] <img] https://i.postimg.cc/bNXPbyqK/temp-Image-SEr-Sj-G.avif </img </url]
Hi Jim, can you doublecheck those urls? Neither of the above comes up for me
Should come up here. Pic.
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somedays wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:25 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPEX_2hlN4I
I know you are looking for sheet music, but I was wondering if this is the song by chance.
Yes!
I've never heard it from someone else before.
As a "ballad folk song" (waltz like) from the Middle Ages, originally played on a Lute, he plays it a bit rushed but the arrangement is indeed that one.
The video notes that he found the arrangement in an old "fingerstyle magazine". Wow. I guess that would be a good search.

Huge thanks.
Great catch.
Now........how to find the sheet music?

I suppose I could transpose it on a new sheet using music notation software from what I can make out on my faded sheet plus watching this video. But, it would take forever and be very arduous. I play looking at the tab and notes at the same time. The tab notations would be simple but the notes and signage would take time.

I first learned that song on a guitar like in the video that was a mid range student classical guitar.
memories.

Thanks again.
j :D
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You might try checking with your local library to see if they can find it on an interlibrary loan.

I don't know what the process would be but it might also be in the Library of Congress and you might be able to get access to it that way.

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?se ... 5&sk=en_US
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The YouTube person is active, you could try contacting him.
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Sandtrap wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:26 pm
somedays wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:25 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPEX_2hlN4I
I know you are looking for sheet music, but I was wondering if this is the song by chance.
Yes!
I've never heard it from someone else before. He plays it a bit rushed but the arrangement is indeed that one.
The video notes that he found the arrangement in an old "fingerstyle magazine". Wow. I guess that would be a good search.

Huge thanks.
Great catch.
Now........how to find the sheet music?

I suppose I could transpose it on a new sheet using music notation software from what I can make out on my faded sheet plus watching this video. But, it would take forever and be very arduous. I play looking at the tab and notes at the same time. The tab notations would be simple but the notes and signage would take time.

I first learned that song on a guitar like in the video that was a mid range student classical guitar.
memories.

Thanks again.
j :D
Post a comment on his YouTube channel asking if he has the sheet music and could post it or send you a copy.
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There is no end to what BH members can help with.
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Amazing.

And thanks to all for all of it!
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ladycat wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:35 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:26 pm
somedays wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:25 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPEX_2hlN4I
I know you are looking for sheet music, but I was wondering if this is the song by chance.
Yes!
I've never heard it from someone else before. He plays it a bit rushed but the arrangement is indeed that one.
The video notes that he found the arrangement in an old "fingerstyle magazine". Wow. I guess that would be a good search.

Huge thanks.
Great catch.
Now........how to find the sheet music?

I suppose I could transpose it on a new sheet using music notation software from what I can make out on my faded sheet plus watching this video. But, it would take forever and be very arduous. I play looking at the tab and notes at the same time. The tab notations would be simple but the notes and signage would take time.

I first learned that song on a guitar like in the video that was a mid range student classical guitar.
memories.

Thanks again.
j :D
Post a comment on his YouTube channel asking if he has the sheet music and could post it or send you a copy.
Great idea!
I just found that he has a website:
https://fingerstylejournal.com/
Sent an email to him/or site asking if they have the sheet music, etc.

thanks again.
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You are very welcome :happy.

Another suggestion, if all else fails, would be to contact your old university's music department and ask for assistance in finding the sheet music. They might point you in the right direction or even have it.
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UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
this is wonderful
I'm so grateful.
I've been looking for that arrangement for nearly 30 years.

Thanks everyone for your kind help.
jim
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That’s awesome! I’m glad you found it.
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Sandtrap wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:17 am UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
this is wonderful
I'm so grateful.
I've been looking for that arrangement for nearly 30 years.

Thanks everyone for your kind help.
jim
Perhaps Bill Pilburn is a Boglehead! :D
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Sandtrap wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:17 am UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
That is awesome! Thanks for the update.
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That is impressive! Thanks for sharing.
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Sandtrap wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:17 am UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
this is wonderful
I'm so grateful.
I've been looking for that arrangement for nearly 30 years.

Thanks everyone for your kind help.
jim
Happy for you to have found the arrangement you sought from the source himself, very cool!
I had begun to do a search on a used book website (Thriftbooks.com) before I checked back and found you had already had success,...I found a few items that may be of interest to you so thought I'd send them to you anyway.
https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.s ... oos&b.tile
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Bollate wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:39 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:17 am UPDATE:
Bill Pilburn himself just emailed me and attached a PDF of the arrangement.
wow!
this is wonderful
I'm so grateful.
I've been looking for that arrangement for nearly 30 years.

Thanks everyone for your kind help.
jim
Happy for you to have found the arrangement you sought from the source himself, very cool!
I had begun to do a search on a used book website (Thriftbooks.com) before I checked back and found you had already had success,...I found a few items that may be of interest to you so thought I'd send them to you anyway.
https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.s ... oos&b.tile
I think I've gone through most of those over the many years.
Huge thanks for helping out and the music book link.

thanks again,
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