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More Songs to Grow On

More Songs to Grow On

In 1954, music educator Beatrice Landeck, who taught at the Mills College of Education in New York City, complied a book of American folk songs entitled More Songs to Grow On. The 21 songs on this recording were chosen from that book, and they include songs intended originally for adults as well as those clearly for children. Wide ranging in origin and subject matter, the selections range from cowboy songs to Christmas songs to songs of the sea, alongside humorous numbers about animals, male/female relations, etc.

Canadian Alan Mills (1913-1977), who sings with guitar accompaniment, 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 heard on over 20 Smithsonian Folkways recordings for adults as well as for young people.

Track Listing

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Ha, Ha, This-A-Way Alan Mills 0:30
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102
Up in a Balloon Alan Mills 0:29
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103
How Old Are You Alan Mills 0:56
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104
Raisins and Almonds Alan Mills 1:05
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105
Three Craw Alan Mills 1:51
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106
Trip a Trop a Tronjes Alan Mills 0:29
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107
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Alan Mills 0:48
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108
Carol of the Beasts Alan Mills 2:20
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109
May Day Carol Alan Mills 1:01
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110
New River Train Alan Mills 2:41
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111
I Ride an Old Paint Alan Mills 1:21
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201
The Big Corral Alan Mills 1:21
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202
Haul Away Joe Alan Mills 1:28
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203
Donkey Riding Alan Mills 1:03
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204
Two in the Middle Alan Mills 0:39
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205
Little Lady From Baltimore Alan Mills 1:18
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206
Risseldy, Rosseldy Alan Mills 1:07
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207
The Bold Fisherman Alan Mills 1:26
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208
Old Man in the Wood Alan Mills 1:49
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209
We Whooped and We Hollered Alan Mills 1:39
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210
Liza Jane Alan Mills 1:08
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