Gonna sing my head off! : American folk songs for children
|Format:||Music Score 1992|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
"Work songs, love songs, ballads and blues, lullabyies, spirituals, protest songs, and sheer nonsense make up this entertaining collection of 62 traditional and contemporary favorites. The exuberant illustrations manage to be both familiar and dramatic and range in tone from comic exaggeration to understatement and unashamed sentiment. Informal notes at the head of each song give something about history, origin, performance, and possibilities for variation. The notes also express the sense of connection with ordinary people's lives that is at the heart of this collection."--Booklist (starred)
ContentsAcres of clams
Barnyard song (I had a cat)
Beans in my ears
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)
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
Mama don't allow
Michael, row the boat ashore
The mockingbird song (Hush, little baby)
The motorcycle song
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
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Children's songs, English
-- United States.
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Folk songs, English.
|Publisher|| New York :A.A. Knopf,1992
arranger of music.
Garns, Allen, illustrator.
Folk and popular songs.
For voice and piano, with interlinear words and chord symbols.
xii pages, 145 pages of music : color illustrations ; 30 cm