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Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways

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Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways
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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.

Track Listing

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Froggie Went a-Courtin’ Elizabeth Mitchell 3:49
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Polly Wolly Doodle Pete Seeger, Bess Hawes, and Tom Glazer 1:51
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Skip to My Lou Lead Belly 2:15
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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Ella Jenkins 1:27
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She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family 2:44
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106
John Henry Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry 4:08
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Brown Girl in the Ring Lord Invader 1:49
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108
Old King Cole Jean Ritchie 1:11
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109
Green Grass Grows All Around Sam Hinton 2:25
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La rana (The Frog) Suni Paz 2:05
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111
I Had a Rooster Pete Seeger 3:55
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Go Tell Aunt Rhody The Ritchie Family 1:45
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113
Miss Mary Mack Ella Jenkins 1:59
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Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger 1:41
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115
Rock Island Line Snooks Eaglin 2:06
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116
Big Rock Candy Mountain Tom Glazer 3:10
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117
On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 2:19
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118
Crawdad Hole Cisco Houston 2:17
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119
Oh Susannah Pete Seeger 1:18
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120
Goober Peas Tom Glazer 2:03
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Arroz con leche (Rice and Milk) Young Mexican girls 0:37
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Riding in My Car Elizabeth Mitchell 2:49
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Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies Cisco Houston 2:05
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Home on the Range Pete Seeger 1:51
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Shenandoah Alan Mills 2:45