I hear America singing! : folk songs for American families

Format: Music Score 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks q M1992.G65 2003bx
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  q M1992.G65 2003bx
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 781.62 IH1
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 781.62 IH1
Originally published as Gonna Sing My Head Off!, this big, colorful songbook is now reissued for the first time with a 23-song CD created especially for it. The book includes 62 of the best-loved American folk songs, with all the lyrics and easy-to-play musical arrangements of the tunes everyone remembers although they may need a little help with the words. From Maine to California, here are "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore," "On Top of Old Smoky," "Home on the Range," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "This Land Is Your Land," to name a few--songs that represent the American spirit and history. With each beautifully illustrated song is a note about its origin.
Acres of clams
Arkansas traveler
Barnyard song (I had a cat)
Beans in my ears
Buffalo gals
Casey Jones
The cat came back
City of New Orleans
The cowboy's lament (The streets of Laredo)
The crawdad song
Down by the riverside (Ain't gonna study war no more)
Down in the valley
The Erie Canal (I've got a mule)
Follow the drinking gourd
The fox (went out on a chilly night)
Freight train
The frozen logger
Git along, little dogies
Go tell Aunt Rhody
Go tell it on the mountain
Going to the zoo
Good night, Irene
Home on the range
I ride an old paint
I was born about ten thousand years ago
If I had a hammer (The hammer song)
I've been working on the railroad
Jesse James
Joe Hill
John Henry
Little boxes
Mama don't allow
Michael, row the boat ashore
The mockingbird song (Hush, little baby)
The motorcycle song
Oh, Susanna!
Old Joe Clark
On top of Old Smoky
Red River Valley
The riddle song (I gave my love a cherry)
Rock Island Line
Shall we gather at the river?
She'll be coming round the mountain
Shiloh, Liza Jane (Scraping up sand in the bottom of the sea)
The sloop John B.
So long, it's been good to know you (Dusty old dust)
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Take me out to the ball game
Tell me why
There's a hole in the bucket
This land is your land
This little light of mine
'Tis a gift to be simple
Turkey in the straw
Turn, turn, turn (To everything there is a season)
We shall overcome
What have they done to the rain?
Will the circle be unbroken
Yankee Doodle.

Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs, English -- United States.
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Popular music.
Publisher New York :Knopf,2003
Contributors Krull, Kathleen, arranger of music.
Garns, Allen, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Folk and popular songs.
For voice and piano, with interlinear words and chord symbols.
Originally published: Gonna sing my head off! c1992.
Includes indexes.
Accompanying CD contains 23 selections.
Description xii pages, 145 pages of music : color illustrations ; 30 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
ISBN 0375825274 (trade with CD)
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