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GUEST,Kentucky Pat Upbeat songs of early america (13) RE: Upbeat songs of early america 09 Mar 02

Our dulcimer group is often asked to play for upper elementary school classes. We've had great fun with "Soldier, soldier won't you marry me." We take along props including a tricorn hat, breeches, Jefferson shirt, buckle shoes---and a woven market basket. We find a girl and boy willing to act out what's happening as the song progresses.

For many upbeat American folk songs suitable for children, find copies of Ruth Crawford Seeger's books: "American Folk Songs for Children," "Animal Folk Songs for Children," and "American Christmas Songs for Children."

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