The Lotus Dickey Songbook
2nd Ed., 2005
Welcome to lotusdickeymusic.org. This website is the hub for all things concerning the life and works of Quinten Lotus Dickey (1911-1989), a beloved southern Indiana traditional singer, fiddler, and guitarist, and a prolific and gifted songwriter. Click here for a brief biography of Lotus Dickey.
The Lotus Dickey Songbook (Second Edition, 2005) is the authoritative resource regarding the life and work of Lotus Dickey. It contains sheet music for 120 songs (original and traditional), a sampler CD containing field recordings of Lotus Dickey singing 23 of these songs, as well as very extensive biographical information and commentary. Recording of all 120 songs are available in the store section of this site.
It is estimated that Lotus Dickey wrote more than 500 songs in his lifetime. We are lacking recordings of most of these songs, and we welcome any assistance in obtaining new recordings and information.