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Songs for Children from New York City

Various Artists
Songs for Children from New York City

This album, recorded in New York City playgrounds, schools, and summer camps, presents a musical snapshot of children living in the Big Apple in 1978. Reflecting the cultural diversity of the city, many of the songs originate from other parts of the United States and the world, but, as musician and educator Dr. Edna Smith Edet explains, the children have changed and adapted them. She identifies various other factors that shape the children's repertoires as well. While the children sing without instrumental accompaniment, the lively street songs feature hand clapping and foot stomping.

Liner notes by Dr. Edet include song lyrics, and directions for dance moves and games to accompany the songs.


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Track Listing

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Here We go Zodiac n/a 5:40
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102
Sissy in de Barn; Bamalam a Cummala n/a 3:12
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103
We're Going to Kentucky; Punhinella n/a 5:04
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104
Miss Sue From Alabama; Miss Sue From Alabama n/a 1:38
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105
London Bridge n/a 2:03
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106
San Serenin n/a 0:56
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107
Who Stole the Cookie n/a 1:14
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201
Head and Shoulders Baby n/a 4:11
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202
Engine Engine, Number Nine (Let's get the Rhythm of the Head); Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang; Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang n/a 1:36
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203
Miss Lucy; Miss Lucy n/a 3:10
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204
Miss Mary Mack n/a 0:31
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205
Strawberry Shortcake; Sardines; Two on Time; Una, Dos, y Tres n/a 2:47
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206
Ham Bone n/a 1:00
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207
Here We go Willowby n/a 1:35
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208
Eency Wincy Spider; Open Shut Them n/a 1:33
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209
If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song), Where is Thumbkin? n/a 3:33
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