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Songs and Rhythms of a Nation



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Songs and Rhythms of a Nation
A Journey of American Heritage Through Rhyme, Rhythm and Song
By Rene Boyer
184 pages
All Ages

EXPERIENCE major historical events and people who helped shape America into what it is today. Through rhyme, rhythm and song, meet people like Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin, and experience historical events like the Alamo, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail and many other adventures. Feel the embarrassment and pain George Washington felt when he had to have false teeth! These and other delightful stories await you in this masterful resource of American heritage, designed to appeal to people of all ages.

EXPLORE the unique character of each of the 50 states through a variety of popular folk melodies that have survived hundreds of years, along with hand-clapping games, rounds, as well as newly-composed pieces. Rhythmic ostinato patterns have even been provided if you want to accompany the numerous raps and rhymes with unpitched and body percussion. Movement activities, games, dances and Orff instrumental accompaniments will further enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the plethora of folk songs in this book.

SHARE in the creative way the history of America has been presented here, and see how ordinary people throughout America expressed and continue to express their values, traditions and life experiences through song!

Song List:
  • Above The Plain
  • Acres Of Clams (Old Settler's Song)
  • Alabama Gal
  • All The Pretty Little Horses
  • Aloha Oe
  • Amazing Grace
  • America, The Beautiful
  • Angel Band
  • The Arizona Way
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • The Ash Grove
  • Baltimore Legends
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  • Billy The Kid
  • Cedar Swamp
  • Chicken On A Fence Post
  • The Colorado Trail
  • Cornstalk Fiddle And A Shoestring Bow
  • The Crawdad Hole
  • Doney Gal
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Down The River
  • Down The Stream
  • Draw Me A Bucket Of Water
  • Drill Ye Tarriers
  • The Erie Canal
  • Ev'ryone But Me
  • The Fifty States
  • Goin' To Boston
  • Going Down To Cairo
  • Goodbye, Old Paint
  • Great Big House In New Orleans
  • Green Grow The Lilacs
  • Had A Little Rooster
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
  • Heirlooms
  • Home On The Range
  • Hop, Old Squirrel
  • Hush, Little Baby
  • I Can Spell Connecticut
  • I Love The Mountains
  • I Saw The Light
  • I've Been To Holland (Turn The Glasses Over)
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad
  • In Good Old Colony Times
  • Jazz Rondo
  • Jim Along Josie
  • Jingle Bells
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • John Kanaka
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  • La Fiesta (La Varsoiana)
  • Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza)
  • Lonely Is The Hogan
  • Michael Finnegan
  • Mississippi Boatman's Song
  • More We Get Together
  • The Mulberry Bush
  • My Home's In Montana
  • Oats, Peas, Beans And Barley Grow
  • Oh How Lovely Is The Evening
  • The Old Brass Wagon
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Old Macdonald Had A Farm
  • Old Paul Bunyan's Camp
  • Old Texas
  • Oleanna
  • On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away
  • On The Banks Of The Sacramento
  • On Top Of Old Smoky
  • Over The River And Through The Woods
  • The Paw Paw Patch
  • Peaches
  • The Place That I Call Home
  • Potatoes
  • Pretty Saro
  • Rolling Along Through Illinois
  • Sailing In The Boat
  • Shady Grove
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain
  • Shenandoah
  • Simple Gifts
  • Sing Together
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • Sweetly Sings The Donkey
  • There Are Many Flags In Many Lands
  • There's A Hole In The Bucket
  • Tideo
  • To The Greenwood
  • Turkey In The Straw
  • Water Is Wide
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • We're On The Upward Trail
  • Weevily Wheat
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • White Coral Bells
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Yankee Doodle Boy
  • The Yellow Rose Of Texas


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