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Toward World Understanding with Song

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Toward World Understanding with Song

A compilation of 39 tracks of music from around the world, all previously released on Folkways Records, this album was originally intended to accompany a book written by Vernice, Robert, and Virginia Nye and designed “to help teachers and parents introduce the study of world understanding to elementary-school-age children.” In addition to children's songs, the examples of other genres (carols, a sea shantey, a spiritual, and more) inform a broader audience.

In addition to songs from the United States, the recording includes musical selections from Canada, China, Iran, Israel, South Africa, Germany, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Iconic folksinger Pete Seeger is the performer (or provides accompaniment) on eight of the 39 tracks.

Track Listing

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Abiyoyo The Song Swappers and Pete Seeger 1:51
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This Land is Your Land The Harvesters 1:43
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Dry Weather Houses Louise Bennett 2:40
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Mountain Call n/a 1:23
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Muss I Denn Martha Schlamme and Pete Seeger 2:35
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106
Que Bonita Bandera Pete Seeger 3:10
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107
Nippa Hut Luz Morales 1:11
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108
Goober Peas Hermes Nye 1:59
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109
Donkey Riding Alan Mills 1:04
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110
Digging Potatoes Ellie Mao 1:09
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111
Moonlight on the Ching Yang River Chinese Cultural Theater Group 2:31
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201
Planting Rice Luz Morales 1:28
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202
The Derby Ram Gerry Armstrong 1:49
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203
Who Did Swallow Jonah? The Wagoners 1:06
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204
I's the Boy That Builds the Boat Alan Mills 1:11
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205
Ragshe Chubi Members of Bakhtiari tribe 3:22
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206
So Goes the Train Ora Dreyer 1:18
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207
Train is A-Comin' Pete Seeger 3:04
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208
Fire Down Below Cisco Houston 1:12
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209
Rooster Miriam Ben-Ezra 1:06
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210
I Had a Rooster Pete Seeger 3:59
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Three Craw Alan Mills 1:50
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302
My White Horse Martina and Maria Eugenia Diaz 2:14
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303
Happy Birthday Luz Morales 1:05
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304
Come and Sing Alan Mills 1:38
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305
I'm So Happy Alan Mills 1:07
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Twelve Days of Christmas Alan Mills 3:27
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307
Lagu Srihardjono n/a 1:42
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308
Under the Shade of a Pine Tree n/a 3:02
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309
Kumbaya Pete Seeger 3:04
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Drums of the Yoruba n/a 2:07
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How Do the Boers Ride? Ora Dreyer 2:16
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402
Roll Over The Harvesters 0:49
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403
Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem Miriam Ben-Ezra 0:52
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Zuñi Harvest Dance n/a 2:30
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405
Simple Gifts George and Gerry Armstrong 2:05
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406
Study War No More (Down By the Riverside) Pete Seeger 3:13
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Holla Hi, Holla Ho Erica Vopel 1:42
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Yodel Song (Weggis Song) Martha Schlamme and Pete Seeger 1:49
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