Folk Songs North America Sings


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Folk Songs North America Sings
By Richard Johnston
382 pages  

An anthology of materials for teaching music in accordance with the ideas of Kodaly - children's folk songs collected from North America. Songs are in order of scalic complexity. Indices: alphabetical, form, songs with refrains, phrase lengths and time signatures, range, scale (sub-index for pentatonic), scale degree emphasis, intervallic specialties, intro of Fa, intro of Ti, rhythmic specialties (simple or compound), syncopation, anacrusis (none, internal only, initial and others), subject, geographic resources. Includes melody line and lyrics only. No instructions are given on playing and dancing games (refer to the bibliography for a source).

126 pages of indices


A - B: Across the Hall, Ah la Belle Menette que J'ai, Ah les Jolis Papillons, Ah les Petits Pois, Ah Si Mor Moine Voulait Danser, Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman, Alabama Girl, All in the Morning, All Join Hands, All the Pretty Little Horses, Alphabet Song, A Ma Main Droite, Amasee, Animal Song, Apprenti Pastouriau, As-tu Vu Guillaume, Au Coin du Nord, Auction Block, Avec Son Aiguille, Awake, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Babe of Bethlehem, Banjo Sam, Banks of Newfoundland, Barnyard Song, Bashful Courtship, Bird's Courting Song, Blackbird and the Crow, Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle, Bonhomme Bonhomme, Blue-tail Fly, Bow Belinda, Brave Wolfe, Bright Morning Stars Are Rising, Bright Phoebe, Broom Man, Buck-Eye Jim, Bye Baby Bunting, Bye Bye Baby

C - D: Cambric Shirt, Canoe Song, Cape Cod Chantey, Captains and Ships, Carrion Crow, Cedar Swamp, C'est la Nuit, C'est L'aviron, Charlie, Chase the Squirrel, Cherry Tree Carol, Chimney Sweeper, Chippewa Lullaby, Christus Natus Hodie, Cinderella, Cindy, Closet Key, Cock-a-doodle-do, Cock Robin, Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies, Come O My Love, Cotton-Eye Joe, Cotton Field Song, Cowboy's Gettin'-up Holler, Cradle Hymn, Crawdad Hole, Crocodile Song, Cuckoo, Cumberland Gap, Daddy Shot a Bear, Daniel Saw the Stone, Daughter Will You Marry, Deer Song, Derby Ram, Devil's Questions, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Did You Ever See a Lassie, Did You Go, Do as I'm Doing, Do Do Pity My Case, Do Elephants Eat People, Dog Tick, Donkey Riding, Don't you Hear the Lambs, Do Oh Do Oh, Doughboy, D'ou Viens-tu Bergere, Down Came a Lady, Down in that Valley, Down in the Meadow, Down in the Valley, Do you See That There Bird, Drunken Sailor, Ducks in the Millpond

E - G: Eency Weency Spider, En Roulant Ma Boule, Envoyons d'l'Avant Nos Gens, Eskimo Game Song, Eskimo Lullaby, Eskimo Weather Incantation, Exultation, Fais-do-do, Farmer in the Dell, Farmer's Curst Wife, Ferryland Sealer, Fire Down Below, Fisher who Died in His Bed, Forward March Grenadiers, Fox Went Out on a Starry Night, Frere Jacques, Frog in the Bog, Frog Went A-courtin', Gai Lon la Gai le Rosier, Gallows Pole, Get to Bed, Girl's A-fooling, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play, Go In and Out the Village, Goin' Down to Cairo, Going to Boston, Good-bye Ole Paint, Goosey Goosey Gander, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Go to Sleep, Green Gravel, Green Green Rocky Road, Greenland Whale Fishery, Grey Goose, Griz-ze-ly Bear, Ground Hog, Gwan 'Roun' Rabbit

H - I: Ha Ha Rosie, Ha Ha This-a-way, Hanging Out the Linen Clothes, Happy Miller, Haul Away Boys Haul Away, Haul Away Joe, Hauling Song, Haul the Bowline, Have a Little Dog, Heirlooms, Henry Martin, Here We Go Zootie-O, Hey Betty Martin, Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock, High Barbaree, Hoosen Johnny, Hop Old Squirrel, Hop Up My Ladies, Hot Cross Buns, Hullaballoo-balay, Hundred Years Ago, Hunting the Wren, Huron Carol, Hurry Up Liza Jane, I Gave My Love a Cherry, I Got a Letter ThisMorning, I Know Where I'm Goin', I'm Going to Get Married Next Sunday, Irish Trot, I Rode a Big Horse, Iroquois Lullaby, Isabeau S'y Promene, I'se the B'y that Builds the Boat, It Was a Mouse, I Wish I Was a Little Bird, I Wish I Was a Mole, I Wonder as I Wander

J - L: Jack Was Ev'ry Inch a Sailor, Jamais On A Vu, Jennie Jenkins, Jerry Ryan, Je Sais Bien Quelque Chose, Jesus Born in Beth'ny, Jesus the Christ is Born, Jingle at the Window, Joe Rattle, John Riley, Jolly Miller, Jubilee, Jump In, Juniper Tree, Katy Cruel, Kitty Alone and I, La Boiteuse au Marche, La Laine des Moutons, La Poule a Colin, La Poulette Grise, La Rose Blanche, Leatherwing Bat, Le Bal Chez Boule, Leg of Mutton, Le Marchand de Velours, Le Nez de Martin, LePetit Gregoire, Les Petites Marionettes, Les Raftsmen, Let Me Fly, Little Bird Little Bird, Little Bo-Peep, Little Dogies, Little Gal at Our House, Little Rosa Lee, Little White Daisies, Liza Jane, London Bridge, Lone Star Trail, Looby Loo, Lowlands Away, Lowlands Low, Lukey's Boat, Lumber Camp Song, Lummi Paddling Song, Lundi Jour de Lavage

M - O: Mabel Mabel, Mallard, Mamma Mamma Have You Heard, Maria's Gone, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Milkmaid, Miller, Mr. Rabbit, Mocking Bird, Molly Bann, Monkey Song, Monsieur le Cure, Morning Dew, Muffin Man, Mulberry Bush, Mush Toodin, Muskrat, My Bark Canoe, My Father Gave Me, My Good Old Man, Needle's Eye, Night Herding Song, Nobody's Business, North Wind Doth Blow, Nous N'Irons Plus au Bois, Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow, Oh Daddy Be Gay, Oh Fly 'Round, Oh Oh the Sunshine, Oh Watch the Stars, Old Bangum and the Boar, Old Betty Larkin, Old Brass Wagon, Old Chisholm Trail, Old Dan Tucker, Old Doc Jones, Old Grandma, Old Grey Mare, Old Hen Cackled, Old Joe Clarke, Old King Cole, Old Mr. Rabbit, Old Tommy Kendall, Old Woman, Old Woman who Went to Market, One Cold and Frosty Morning, 1-2-3 1-2-3 O'Leary, On the Mountain, Over in the Meadow in the Nest in the Tree, Over in the Meadow Where the Green Grass Grows

P - R: Paddy Works on the Railroad, Paper of Pins, Papillon Tu Es Volage, Paw-Paw Patch, Pea Vine Bow, Peter Grey, Petit Rocher, Polly Put the Kettle On, Pomme de Reinette, Poor Old Crow, Pop Goes the Weasel, Praeties, Pretty Little Girl with the Red Dress On, Pretty Saro, Primrose, Rabbit Hash, Rebel Soldier, Red Apple Juice, Red Red Roses, Rejoice My Friends, Reuben Ranzo, Ride the Pony, Riding in a Buggy, Riding 'Round the Cattle, Right Hand Bow, Ring Around a Rosy, Rise Sally Rise, Rise up Shepherd and Follow, Robin's Last Will, Rocky Road to Georgia, Roll Over, Roll that Brown Jug, Roses Red are Oh So Nice, 'Round the Mountain, Ruby Were Her Lips, Run Children Run

S: Sable Island Song, Sailing in the Boat, Sally Brown, Sally Goodin, Sally Go Round the Sun, Sandy Lan', Santiano, Savez-vous Planter des Choux, Scraping Up Sand, See Jesus the Saviour, Shake that Little Foot, Shantyman's Life, Shine Like a Star in the Morning, Shoo Fly, Sing All Men, Sing a Song of Sixpence, 6 Little Mice, Skip to My Lou, Sleep Baby Sleep, Snake Baked a Hoecake, Soldier Boy, Soldier's Fare, Soldier Won't You Marry Me, Sourwood Mountain, Sow Got the Measles, Sporting Bachelors, Springfield Mountain, Squirrel Is a Pretty Little Thing, Star in the East, Sugar Baby, Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', Sur la Montagne du Loup, Swapping Song, Sweetheart Out A-hunting, Swing a Lady, Tailor and the Mouse

T: Taking Gair in the Night, Tale of Jests, Tarry Trousers, There's a Little Wheel A-turning in My Heart, There Was a Man and He Was Mad, There Was an Old Woman, There Was a Tree, This Lady Wears, 3 Blind Mice, 3 Blue Pigeons, 3 Huntsmen, 3 Little Pigs, Tom Tom the Piper's Son, Toodala, Topsy and Sambo, Trotting Song, Trudge Along My Little Pony, Tsaiyak Society Songs (2), Turkey Song, Turn the Glasses Over, 2 Dukes A-roving

U - Z: Un Canadien Errant, Une Perdriole, Up She Rises, Walking in the Green Grass, Wassail Wassail, Wayfaring Stranger, Wee Cock Sparra', Weevily Wheat, Whaling Off Peru, What Are Little Boys Made Of, What Will I Do, When Adam Was Created, When Jesus Wept, Who'll Buy Me Milk Cans, Who's That Tapping on the Window, Who's That Yonder, Wife Wrappedin Wether's Skin, Wind and the Rain, Wing-tra-la, With My Baby on My Knee, Wonder Where Is Good Old Daniel, Wondrous Love, Yonder She Comes, Yonder Stands a Handsome Lady, Young Man who Wouldn't Hoe Corn, Youpe Youpe Sur la Riviere  


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This is a great book to have around. Songs are indexed several ways to make finding a useful song easy. Expensive but worth the $$$.
Matt G on Feb 29, 2012
This is a great book to have around. Songs are indexed several ways to make finding a useful song easy. Expensive but worth the $$$.
Matt G on Feb 29, 2012
Is this product hardcover or paperback?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: My copy is a paper cover.
What's included? just lyrics? chords? melodies? piano accompaniment?
Ann B on Mar 30, 2018



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