150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play, Edited by Peter Erdei and collected primarily by Katalin Komlos is an essential collection for Kodaly music educators. All songs have been transposed to end on G for comparing melodic elements - this is not an indication of where to pitch them when they are sung. A comfortable starting pitch is indicated at the top of the song. No instrumental accompaniments - melody and lyrics only. Songs are divided into 2 groups - pentatonic scale and diatonic scale. They are grouped according to range, number of pitches used, and rhythmic difficulty. A table of songs shows the solfa syllables, range, meter and if there is a described game included.
A - D: Alabama Gal; All Around the Maypole; All Night All Day; Around the Green Gravel; A-Tisket A-Tasket; Aunt Rhody; Band of Angels; The Bell Cow; Blow Boys Blow; Bluebird; The Boatman; Bought Me a Cat; Bow Wow-Wow; Buy a Penny Ginger; Bye Baby Bunting; Bye- Bye Baby; Cape Cod Girls; Charlie Over the Ocean; Chase the Squirrel; The Cherry Tree Carol; Chickalileelo; Christ Was Born; C-Line Woman; Closet Key; Cock Robin; The Colorado Trail; Cotton Eye Joe; Cradle Hymn; Cripple Creek; Dance Josey; The Deaf Woman's Courtship; Dear Companion; The Derby Ram; Do, Do Pity My Case; Dog and Cat; Down Came a Lady; Down in the Meadow; Down in the Valley; Down to the Baker's Shop; Draw a Bucket of Water
E - L: Eency Weency Spider; The Farmer in the Dell; Father Grumble; Give My Love to Nell; Goodbye Girls I'm Going to Boston; The Grand Old Duke of York; Great Big Dog; Grandma Grunts; The Grey Goose; Hickety; Hold My Mule; Hop Old Squirrel; Hot Cross Buns; How Many Miles to Babylon?; Hunt the Slipper; Hush Little Baby; Hushabye; Housekeeping; I Lost the Farmer's Dairy Key; I Love Little Willie; I'll Sell My Hat; I'm Goin' Home on a Cloud; Ida Red; Jim Along Josie; Johnny Come Down to Hilo; Johnny Cuckoo; Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier; The Jolly Miller; King Kong Kitchie; Kitty Kitty Casket; Let Us Chase the Squirrel; Let's Go To the Woods; The Little Dappled Cow; Little Sally Walker; Little Sally Water; Liza Jane; London Bridge; Looby Loo
M - O: Mama Buy Me a Chiney Doll; Mary Had a Baby; May Day Carol; Mister Frog Went a-Courting; Mister Rabbit; The Mocking Bird; Most Done Ling'ring Here; My Good Old Man; My Horses Ain't Hungry; My Mammy Told Me; My Old Hen; Needle's Eye; Nuts in May; Oats and Beans; Oh Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss; Old Bald Eagle; Old Chisholm Trail; Old Joe Clarke; Old Lady Sittin in the Dining Room; Old MacDonald Had a Farm; Old Mister Rabbit; Old Molly Hare; Oats and Beans; Oh Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss; Old Bald Eagle; Old Chisholm Trail; Old Joe Clarke; Old Lady Sittin in the Dining Room; Old MacDonald Had a Farm; Old Mister Rabbit; Old Molly Hare; The Old Sow; Old Turkey Buzzard; The Old Woman and the Pig
P - Z: Page's Train; The Paw Paw Patch; Peas in the Pot; Pharoah's Army; Pick a Bale of Cotton; Poor Little Jesus; Poor Little Kitty Puss; Poor Rosy; Pourquoi; The Raggle Taggle Gypsies; Rain Rain Go Away; The Riddle Song; Riding in the Buggy; Ridin of a Goat, Leadin of a Sheep; Ring Around the Rosy; Rocky Mountain; Rosie Darling Rosie; Sailing on the Ocean; The Sailor's Alphabet; Sally Go Round De Sun; Santy Anna; Shanghai Chicken; Shoes of John; Shoo My Love; Show Me the Way; Skipping Rope Song; Sourwood Mountain; Stooping on the Window; The Swallow; Sweet Betsy from Pike; Sweet William; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; That's a Mighty Pretty Motion; The Three Rogues; There's a Brown Girl; There was a Man; This Lady; Tideo; Tisket a Tasket; Train is A-Coming; Turn the Glasses Over; Walk Along John; Watch That Lady; Wayfaring Stranger; When I was a Young Girl; When the Train Comes Along; Who's That Tapping at the Window?