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Handy Play Party Book
Edited by Cecilia Riddell
Spiral-bound Book
128 pages
3" x 7" spiral bound book of 93 American songs from pioneer tradition, each song with easy-to-follow directions for the movements (group dance patterns). Line and circle formations match up with many familiar songs - Oh! Susannah, Yankee Doodle, Bingo, and Jim Along Josie. Melodies are notated with lyrics.   

A-G: Across the Hall, Alabama Girl, All Join Hands, Arkansas Cake Walk, Balance 4, Bear Over the Mountain, Bingo, Bingo the Dog, Bluebird, Bow Belinda, Brown-Eyed Mary, Candy Gal, Captain Jinks, Cedar Swamp, Charlet, Cissy in the Bond, Come My Love, Comin' Round the Mountain, Cross Snap, Doughboy, Down the River, Down to London, Duke of York, Dusty Miller, Early Month of May, First Old Gent, 5 Tinkers, 4 in a Boat, Gents to the Center, Girl I Left Behind Me, Girl's A-Fooling, Goin' to Boston, Going Down to Cairo, Great Big House, Green Coffee, Green Gravel

H-N: Happy Is the Miller, I Want to Be a Farmer, In & Out the Window, Irish Trot, Jennie Crack Corn, Jim Along Josie, Jingle at the Windows, Jingle Bells, Johnny O'Brown, Jolly Miller, Jubilee, Ladies to the Center, Little White Daisies, Looby Loo, Miller, Miss Maggie, Needle's Eye, Nobody's Business

O-R: O Charley, Oh She's Gone, Oh Susanna, Ohio Needle's Eye, Ol' Bald Eagle, Old Betty Larkin, Old Brass Wagon, Old Dan Tucker, Old Doc Jones, Old Quebec, Old Tom Puncheon, Paw Paw Patch, Pig in the Parlor, Pop Goes the Weasel, Promenade the Hall, Push the Business On, Right Hand Bow, Roll That Brown Jug, Round Town Girls

S-Z: Sally Down the Alley, Sandy Land, Shoo Fly, Simmons, Skating Away, Skip to My Lou, Somebody's Waiting, Sweetheart A-Hunting, Swing on the Corner, Susan Brown, Tea Rye Riley, Tuli-lule, Turn the Glasses Over, 2 Dukes A-Roving, West Virginia Cakewalk, Willis Ballroom, Workin' on the Railroad, Yankee Doodle, Your Best Liking


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Wonderful old circle dances for older kids. Good Orff resource
Moira L on Dec 5, 2012
Recommended at Level I Orff Certification. Many of the other students had it already and swear by it as an excellent source for children's music games.

Michele V on Jul 19, 2012
This was recommended by my movement teacher during my Orff Level 1 certification class.
Andrea T on Aug 20, 2012
useful tool for teaching folk music and dance
PAMELA S on Jan 22, 2012
What age group would you do this with?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2015
Best Answer: Depends on the play party in question. Mostly upper elementary, I think, although I've done some with kindergarten and some with middle school.
Reply · Report · Rebecca M on Feb 4, 2015
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Is there music with this to teach the tunes?
charlotte f on Mar 13, 2014
Best Answer: If by music you mean written notation, then yes. If you meant some sort of audio recording, then no. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Chris S on Mar 13, 2014
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