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Classic Folk Songs for Kids

By Smithsonian Folkways
Item No. 853510
UPC Code 093074508022
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These 26 classic tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways collections tell an intriguing story of American signature sing-alongs. The songs' origins are as fascinating as they are fun!  The genres include: old European ballads, American Revolutionary tunes, 19th-century American folksongs,
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These 26 classic tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways collections tell an intriguing story of American signature sing-alongs. The songs' origins are as fascinating as they are fun! 

The genres include:

  • old European ballads,
  • American Revolutionary tunes,
  • 19th-century American folksongs,
  • African-derived game songs,
  • a sea chantey,
  • a railroad jingle,
  • camp songs,
  • and even an opera song!

The singers are a who's who of American folk music. The CD includes a 40-page booklet with song lyrics. 

Track Listing:

  • Froggie Went a-Courtin' - Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Polly Wolly Doodle - Pete Seeger, Bess Hawes and Tom Glazer
  • Skip to My Lou - Lead Belly
  • I've Been Working on the Railroad - Ella Jenkins
  • She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain - Sarah Lee Guthrie and family
  • John Henry - Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
  • Brown Girl in the Ring - Lord Invader
  • Old King Cole - Jean Ritchie
  • Green Grass Grows All Around - Sam Hinton
  • La rana (The Frog) - Suni Paz
  • I Had a Rooster - Pete Seeger
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody - The Ritchie Family
  • Miss Mary Mack - Ella Jenkins
  • Yankee Doodle - Pete Seeger
  • Rock Island Line - Snooks Eaglin
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain - Tom Glazer
  • On Top of Old Smoky - Pete Seeger
  • Crawdad Hole - Cisco Houston
  • Oh Susannah - Pete Seeger
  • Goober Peas - Tom  Glazer
  • Arroz con leche (Rice and Milk) - Young Mexican Girls
  • Riding in My Car - Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies - Cisco Houston
  • Home on the Range - Pete Seeger
  • Shenandoah - Alan Mills
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