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Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways

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. Click here to learn more about this enjoyable introduction to the diverse repertoire of American music.

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Track Listing

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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