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Animals, Vol.1

Animals, Vol.1

Canadian Alan Mills (1913-1977) forsook a career in journalism to become a prominent folksinger, actor, and the host of a folk music radio show for children. His singing may be found in over 20 Smithsonian Folkways recordings, some primarily for adults and others primarily for young people.

On this album, he sings folk songs focusing on a wide variety of animals, wild and domestic, from flies to dogs and birds, both in nature and in the barnyard. The songs, originating in Canada, England, and the United States, were selected for their appeal to a youthful audience.

Liner notes provide a background for each song and include the complete lyrics.

Track Listing

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Alphabet Song Alan Mills 0:55
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102
One More River Alan Mills 2:04
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103
Mistress Bond Alan Mills 1:42
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104
Who Killed Cock Robin? Alan Mills 3:08
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105
The Bird's Ball Alan Mills 1:46
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106
The Barnyard Song Alan Mills 1:53
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201
Three Little Pigs Alan Mills 1:17
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202
The Carrion Crow Alan Mills 1:11
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203
The Tailor and the Mouse Alan Mills 1:42
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204
A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go (Froggie Went A-Courtin') Alan Mills 3:13
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205
The Mallard Alan Mills 1:52
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206
Little Bingo Alan Mills 0:55
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207
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Alan Mills 2:33
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