Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose

Hal Leonard

Item No. 860767
Alt. Part # 00139968
UPC Code 888680040260
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This book with a CD is a treasure. It's a joy to read and a bonus to listen to Ritchie talk with Brumfield about songs and chants of her childhood. Her voice is sweet and clear. I even learned there was a second verse to God Bless the Moon! - Kathy

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Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose Songs and Stories from My Childhood By Susan Brumfield and Jean Ritchie Book and CD
Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose is a collection of songs, rhymes and stories recalled by Jean from her childhood. Growing up in a small Kentucky town, she was surrounded by ballads, hymns, play-party songs, singing games and dulcimer tunes. The youngest of 14 children, she was part of a singing family. Her father Balis taught her the dulcimer and "Uncle Jason" was a collector of "big ballads" and songs. In her 90s, Jean returned to the earliest recollections of her songs and the stories that surrounded them that comprise this collection. This anthology contains transcriptions of the songs sung by Jean on the enclosed CD, annotations and notes on the songs and related stories. The audio recordings include Jean singing for collector Alan Lomax in the 1940s and '50s and for Susan Brumfield in the 2000s. Filled with family photos from Jean's childhood and photos by her husband George Pickow, this book is a window into the musical beginnings of an American treasure.ContentsForeword by Jon Pickow with Jean Ritchie Preface by Susan Brumfield Acknowledgments One: Songs at Home Churning Song Darby's Lamb (The Darby Ram) God Bless the Moon Hush, Little Baby Swing-a-Swong Two: Counting-Out and Other Rhymes A Guessing Game A Man of Words and Not of Deeds Blindman's Bluff Froggy in the Meadow Jean, Jean Had a Machine Georgie Bum-Borgie Jaybird, Jaybird, Sittin' on a Limb Take It Off or Knock It Off Trot-a-Little Horsie William TremmytoeThree: Schoolyard Play and Singing Games Among the LIttle White Daisies Chick-to-ma, Chick-to-ma Cranie Crow Go In and Out the Window Golden Ring Around the Susan Girl Green Gravel Jenny, Put Your Kettle On King William London's Bridge Mommy, Mommy, I Am Sick Old Roger Is Dead Poor Little Kitty Puss The Old Soap Gourd Two Dukes A-Rovin' Who Killed Cock Robin? Four: Just for Fun: "Straight Songs" Bandyrowe (Kitty Alone) Bangum Rid by the Riverside Big Glass Doll Built My Love a Fine Brick House Dance to Your Daddy Jemmy Taylor-O Killy Kranky Mama Told Me (Old Shoe Boots) Mammy Had an Old Goose My Good Old Man Old Daddy Grumble Old King Cole Was a Jolly Old Soul Old King Quine Skin and Bones Soldier, Soldier The Hunting Tale The Tree in the Valley-O Where Are You Going, Little Birdie? Bibliography Permissions/Credits Notes on the Recordings CD Track Listing
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