Apple for the teacher : thirty songs for singing while you work
by Yolen, Jane.
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
This richly illustrated songbook from beloved children's book writer Jane Yolen celebrates the American way of work. From the railway workers who built our transcontinental train system to the astronauts who landed on the moon, the jobs that built and maintain our country are honored in this lively collection of folk tunes and new songs. Weathervanes, whirligigs, quilts, signs, and other folk art pieces are the perfect accompaniment for such classic and current favorites as "Barber, Spare Those Hairs," "Git Along, Little Dogies," "Casey Jones," and "Fire in the Sky." Great for family or classroom sing-alongs, these thirty songs, arranged for piano and guitar, give children and adults anthems to match their ambitions. Book jacket.
ContentsAstronaut : Fire in the sky
Barber : Barber, spare those hairs
Bargee : The Erie Canal
Chimney sweeper : Chimney sweeper
Cowboy : Git along, little dogies
Doctor : The doctor song
Farmer : The farmer is the man
Field hand : Cotton needs pickin'
Fisherman : Boston come-all-ye
Housewife : Old grumble
Hunter : Let's go a-hunting
Jockey : Stewball
Laundry worker : Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Logger : The frozen logger
Girls : Cotton mill girls
Miner : Down in a coal mine
Musician (orchestra) : The orchestra
Programmer : My father is a programmer
Railroad engineer : Casey Jones
Railway worker : Pat works on the railway
Reaper : The reaper on the plain
Rescue workers : Bodies on the line
Shoemaker : Peg an' awl
Street vendor : Chairs to mend
Tarrier : Drill ye tarriers, drill
Teacher : In the good old days
Teamsters : The oxen song
Telephone operator : Long distance blues
Wait staff : Stand and wait
Weavers : Weave-room blues.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Work songs -- History and criticism.
Working class -- Songs and music.
Popular music lyrics.
|Publisher|| New York :Harry N. Abrams,2005
117 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm