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You Can Sing It Yourself, Vol. 2

You Can Sing It Yourself, Vol. 2

This recording is the second in a two-part series featuring educator/musician Robin Christensen singing familiar folk songs (“Bingo,” “This Old Man,” and “The Duke of York,” among others) with children at a summer camp. The recordings—part of a three-year exercise in music education conducted by Alan Buechner, an assistant professor at Harvard University—foster oral tradition by encouraging children to participate in the tradition of singing American folk songs, as earlier generations have done. The liner notes include harmonic outlines, melodic transcriptions, and lyrics for each song.

Track Listing

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Skin and Bones Robin Christenson 1:38
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102
Oh, John the Rabbit Robin Christenson 0:46
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103
A Snake Baked a Hoecake Robin Christenson 0:20
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104
The Noble Duke of York Robin Christenson 0:47
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105
Bingo Robin Christenson 1:28
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106
This Train Robin Christenson 1:55
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107
The Carrion Crow Robin Christenson 1:23
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108
Dark as a Dungeon Robin Christenson 1:57
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109
Hurry, Worry Song Robin Christenson 1:26
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110
Poor Old Howard Robin Christenson 1:55
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111
Doney Gal Robin Christenson 2:17
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112
Old Texas Robin Christenson 1:55
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113
Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Robin Christenson 1:29
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114
Clock Maker's Song Robin Christenson 3:16
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201
This Old Man Robin Christenson 2:18
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202
Good Old Colony Days Robin Christenson 1:24
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203
Down the River Robin Christenson 0:55
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204
Now Let Me Fly Robin Christenson 1:43
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205
My Saro Jane Robin Christenson 1:57
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206
Ox Driver's Song Robin Christenson 1:31
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207
Oh, She's Gone Robin Christenson 3:17
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208
Cindy Robin Christenson 1:30
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209
Kemo-Kimo Robin Christenson 1:31
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210
John Gilbert Robin Christenson 1:18
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211
Sweet Potatoes Robin Christenson 2:02

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