Walking In The Light Vol. 3 Children's Songs


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Walking in the Light of Freedom Vol. 3 Children's Songs, Games, Rope Chants and Dances
By Renee Boyer-Alexander
88 pages

The third book in a series celebrating African-American history. 

The music of the spiritual songs, plantation songs and folklore, children's songs and games, blues, jazz, gospel, and freedom songs is the key to unlocking true understanding of African-American culture and the role it has played in the history of America. This book contains a chronological history of songs, speech and rhythmic activities, stories, and commentaries that have been designed to appeal to people of all ages.

This volume is designed to use as a resource guide throughout the year, to assist people in learning more about the history of African Americans as viewed through the eyes of a child. Many opportunities are given for singing, playing melody and rhythm instruments, playing games, and participating in singing games, all of which lead to a fun and enjoyable way to learn about African-American history. Songs include melody line and lyrics, and also piano accompaniment.   

What is Black History Month? 
Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing 
Black History Rondo (speech activity) 
Let's Celebrate Black History.   

Section 1 - Children's Songs from Yesteryear
Run Chillun' Run
Raise a Ruckus
Shortnin' Bread
All Around the Kitchen
Oh John the Rabbit
Mr. Rabbit
Mr. Frog Went a-Courtin'
Old Blue
I Bought Me a Cat
Skip to My Lou
Shoo Fly
Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn)
Ridin' in a Buggy
Uncle Jesse
Old Jesse
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
This Train
Get on Board
Lil' Liza Jane
Love Somebody.   

Section 2 - Children's Rings, Lines, & Squares
Little Sally Walker
Go In & Out the Window
Soup Soup
Little Johnny Brown
Way Down Yonder in the Brickyard
My Molasses Candy
Circle 'Round the Zero
Looby Loo
Head and Shoulders Baby
This the Way We Billie Billie
Paw Paw Patch
Draw Me a Bucket of Water
That's a Mighty Pretty Motion.   

Section 3 - Children's Hand-Clapping Rhymes & Rope Chants
Me (poem)
Miss Mary Mack
All Hid
Just Gimme the Beat
I'm a Little Dutch Girl
Train Train Choo Choo Train.   

Section 4 - Children's Spirituals & Other Sacred Songs
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
I Got Shoes
We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
This Little Light of Mine
There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in My Heart.   

Section 5 - Children's Lullabies
All Night All Day
A Child's First Prayer (poem)
All My Trials
Kum Ba Yah
Hush Little Baby
All the Pretty Little Horses




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