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Thread #2667   Message #12256
Posted By: rich r
13-Sep-97 - 10:05 AM
Thread Name: Songs to sing with Children
Subject: RE: Songs to sing with Children
This thread is rapidly approaching the point where the kids will be in college before you get to the bottom of the thread. Regardless I will re-cite a couple references that have popped up before, but nopt here.

1. Ruth Crawford Seeger's "American Folk Songs For Children" It's a great book that's been reprinted in paperback over the years, or check the children's section of your library. Some years ago Mike & Peggy Seeger recorded most of the song from the book on a 3 record vinyl set (Rounder Records). I think it has been reissued on CD but may be hard to find. Seeger's Animal Songs book was noted above.

2. Marcia & Jon Pankake's infamous "Joe's Got A Head Like A Ping Pong Ball" (see "naughty" thread) When I used to sing for Cub Scout meetings, I got lots of good stuff out of there (one of my kid's is in college now, I told you so).

3. Bill Staines "The Happy Wanderer" (cassette or CD) a relatively recent album for young & old kids.

re: Winken Blynken & Nod - It was once recorded on an album by the Simon Sisters. One member of the duo, Carly Simon, did go on to have a career of sorts.

rich r