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More Animals, Vol. 2

More Animals, Vol. 2

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, Mills continues his fanciful musical survey of the animal kingdom, singing about everything from frogs to dogs, birds to horses, and everything in between. The songs, originating in Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States, were selected for their appeal to a youthful audience, and yet do not skirt serious subjects, including hunting, death, and cruelty.

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

Track Listing

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The Climate Alan Mills 1:14
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102
Little Ship Alan Mills 0:46
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103
Robin Sat on a Cherry Tree Alan Mills 1:00
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104
Old Dumpty Moore Alan Mills 2:25
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105
Frog Went A-Courting Alan Mills 2:51
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106
Bold Reynard the Fox Alan Mills 2:21
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107
The Old Hen Cackled Alan Mills 0:53
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108
Robin's Last Will Alan Mills 2:08
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201
Ten Little Chickadees Alan Mills 1:09
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202
Wee Cock Sparra' Alan Mills 1:42
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203
The Bull-Dog and the Bull-Frog Alan Mills 1:39
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204
Goat Song Alan Mills 1:19
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205
Old Woman and the Pedlar Alan Mills 2:04
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206
Pop Goes the Weasel Alan Mills 1:11
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207
Darby Ram Alan Mills 1:54
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208
Down in Damarara Alan Mills 2:28

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