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Smithsonian Folkways Children's Music Collection



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Smithsonican Folkways Children's Music Collection

26 songs, play-party games and poems, selected from the vast Folkways collections, present a panorama of music performed for and by young children. 


  • Riding In My Car (Woody Guthrie)
  • Mary Mack (Ella Jenkins)
  • All Around the Kitchen (Pete Seeger)
  • Ha-ha This-a-way (Lead Belly)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (Lord Invader w/the Calypso Orchestra)
  • Miwoe Nenyo (W.K. Amoaku)
  • Pole Pole (Ella Jenkins)
  • Dreams and Youth (Langston Hughes)
  • Why Oh Why (Woody Guthrie)
  • I Had a Rooster (Pete Seeger)
  • Oksn (Ruth Rubin)
  • Sur le Pont D'Avignon (Alan Mills)
  • Benjamin Franklin (jump rope rhyme - Illinois School Children)
  • Los Pollitos/The Chicks (Suni Paz)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Ella Jenkins)
  • ABC's ( Ella Jenkins)
  • Animal Alphabet Song (Alan Mills)
  • Whoopie Ti Yi Yo (Cisco Houston)
  • A La Vibora de la Mar/Serpent of the Sea (Mexican Children)
  • Wolf Song and Turtle Song (Irene Poolaw)
  • Bedbug (Arna Bontemps)
  • Skip to My Lou and 4 Pence a Day (Pete Seeger)
  • Hey Coal Miner (Larry Long and Mrs. Side's 6th grade class)
  • Among the Little White Daisies (Jean Ritchie)
  • Old Bell Cow (New Lost City Ramblers)
  • One Grain of Sand (excerpt - Pete Seeger)


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