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Nursery Rhymes, Games and Folk Songs

Cisco Houston
Nursery Rhymes, Games and Folk Songs
Cisco Houston (1918–1961) was a vital figure in the early years of the Folk Music Revival, despite the reservations of some that he had "too good" a voice to be successful as a folksinger. He frequently traveled with Woody Guthrie, adding mellifluous harmony to Woody's melody line. On this recording, he directs his attention to young children, singing a variety of standard and lesser known songs for children. In some cases, he performs rhymes that are ordinarily recited but for which he has provided some simple tunes. Houston recorded six solo albums for Folkways Records; an anthology, The Folkways Years, 1944-1961 (SFW40059), was released in 1994.

Track Listing

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London Bridge Cisco Houston 01:35
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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Cisco Houston 01:30
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Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Cisco Houston 00:39
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Three Blind Mice Cisco Houston 01:12
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Humpty Dumpty Cisco Houston 00:41
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Peas Porridge Hot Cisco Houston 01:13
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Mulberry Bush Cisco Houston 01:54
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What are Little Boys Made Of? Cisco Houston 01:55
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Yonder Tree Cisco Houston 01:56
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Froggie Went-A-Courtin' Cisco Houston 01:31
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My Daddy Cisco Houston 02:00
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Clickety Clack Cisco Houston 01:11
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Cape Cod Cisco Houston 01:07