Gonna sing my head off! : American folk songs for children

Format: Music Score 1992
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj M1992.G65 2003x
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CLP - Homewood Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj M1992.G65 1992x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj M1992.G65 2003x
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj M1992.G65 1992x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj M1992.G65 2003x
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 784.4 K939
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 784.4 G59
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Summary
"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)
Contents
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
Clementine
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
Shenandoah
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)
Stewball
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "All ages. Work songs, love songs, ballads and blues, lullabies, spirituals, protest songs, and sheer nonsense make up this entertaining collection of 62 traditional and contemporary favorites. For each song, Krull provides the simplest piano and guitar arrangements in a clear double-page spread design that includes the words to all the verses. The arrangement is alphabetical, which is fine, since that's how users will look for particular songs and be led from one to another. The exuberant illustrations, mostly in bright pastels, manage to be both familiar and dramatic--especially those of trains hurtling through the night--and range in tone from comic exaggeration to understatement and unashamed sentiment. In the same way, Krull's performance directions range from Rebellious ("Beans in My Ears") and Loping ("Git Along, Little Dogies") to Gently ("So Long, It's Been Good to Know You") and Electrically ("Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"). Always there's a strong sense of people singing aloud, as in the instruction for "On Top of Old Smoky" ("Try to Be Serious"). 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. A Book-of-the-Month Club selection. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "PW described this anthology as ``akin to an invigorating musical tour of American history and American regions.'' All ages. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs, English -- United States.
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Popular music.
Folk songs, English.
Publisher New York :A.A. Knopf,1992
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.
Includes indexes.
Description xii pages, 145 pages of music : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0394819918
0394919912 (GLB)
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