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Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways CD

Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways CD

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In Classic Folk Songs for Kids, curator Jeff Place culls a cross-section of 26 classics from the Smithsonian Folkways vaults to tell an intriguing story of American signature sing-alongs. The songs’ origins are as fascinating as the songs are fun: centuries-old European ballads, an American Revolutionary tune, 19th-century American folksongs, African-derived game songs, a sea chantey, a railroad jingle, camp songs, and even an opera song! And the singers themselves are a who’s who of American folk music artistry—Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Suni Paz, Tom Glazer, Lord Invader, and many more. 56 minutes, 40-page booklet with lyrics.

This is the 25th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series.


101 Froggie Went a-Courtin’ Elizabeth Mitchell 3:49
102 Polly Wolly Doodle Pete Seeger, Bess Hawes, and Tom Glazer 1:51
103 Skip to My Lou Lead Belly 2:15
104 I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Ella Jenkins 1:27
105 She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family 2:44
106 John Henry Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry 4:08
107 Brown Girl in the Ring Lord Invader 1:49
108 Old King Cole Jean Ritchie 1:11
109 Green Grass Grows All Around Sam Hinton 2:25
110 La rana (The Frog) Suni Paz 2:05
111 I Had a Rooster Pete Seeger 3:55
112 Go Tell Aunt Rhody The Ritchie Family 1:45
113 Miss Mary Mack Ella Jenkins 1:59
114 Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger 1:41
115 Rock Island Line Snooks Eaglin 2:06
116 Big Rock Candy Mountain Tom Glazer 3:10
117 On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 2:19
118 Crawdad Hole Cisco Houston 2:17
119 Oh Susannah Pete Seeger 1:18
120 Goober Peas Tom Glazer 2:03
121 Arroz con leche (Rice and Milk) Young Mexican girls 0:37
122 Riding in My Car Elizabeth Mitchell 2:49
123 Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies Cisco Houston 2:05
124 Home on the Range Pete Seeger 1:51
125 Shenandoah Alan Mills 2:45

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