Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout

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Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out! Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood Collected by Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Brian Pinkney Hardcover Book 173 pages All ages Collection of African-American playtime lore from McKissack’s childhood in the
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Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out! Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood Collected by Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Brian Pinkney Hardcover Book 173 pages All ages Collection of African-American playtime lore from McKissack’s childhood in the American South. Classic games, hand claps, songs, poems stories, and more are included. Notes about the selections and the author’s experiences are interesting. A table of coded words, their spiritual meaning, and their runaway’s meaning is in with the songs inspired by the underground railroad. Unfortunately, melodies are not notated and some games have only brief, general instructions. Contents Introduction Chapter 1: From Hand to Hand: Hand Claps Patty-Cake, Mary Mack, Solomon Grundy, Monkey Hand Claps, Eenie Meenie Miney Mo and other versions, Eenie Meenie Sassafreeny, Shame, Shimmy Shimmy Coco Pop Chapter 2: Turn About: Jump Rope Rhymes and Games Single-Rope Jumping Rhymes: Ice Cream, One to Ten and Then Again, Found a Dollar, Letters, Miss Mousey Hot Pepper: Set the Table, Hot Hot Pepper Double Dutch: Jump with Me, Puttin’ Little Sister to Bed, I Know, Left Right Left, Jump Back Honey Jump Back Under the Rope, Tug-of-War Chapter 3: Shake Yo’ Body: Circle Games and Ring Shouts I You’re Happy, Little Sally (Waters) Walker, Aunt Dinah, Shake Your Body Stomp and Shout Folk Songs: Dem Bones, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Kum Bah Yah Chapter 4: Follow the Drinking Gourd: Songs Inspired by the Underground Railroad This Glory Train, When I Get to Heaven, Get on Board, Steal Away, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Swing Low Sweet Chariot Chapter 5: Make a Joyful Noise: Spirituals, Hymns, and Gospel Music Spirituals: Joshua Fit (Fought) the Battle of Jericho, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Oh Freedom Hymns: Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children, I’ll Be a Sunbeam Gospel Music: This Little Light of Mine, Give Me That Old-Time Religion, Precious Lord Take My Hand, I’ll Fly Away, Amazing Grace Chapter 6: Pearls of Wisdom: Proverbs, Psalms, and Parables Chapter 7: A Word to the Wise: Superstitions, Fables, and Mama Sayings Chapter 8: On Program: Performance Pieces Inspired by African American Writers Paul Lawrence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes Chapter 9: On the Porch or by the Fire: Folktales and Storytelling All Stories Belong to Anansi, Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox Cautionary Tales: The Skull, The Singing Tortoise, John Massa and Charlie the Mule The Ballad of John Henry a Steel-Drivin' Man, Laughing Lizzy - a Jump Tale Acknowledgements Notes Bibliography Index
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