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Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know

Joe Offer 21 Jan 99 - 05:43 PM
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Subject: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 05:43 PM

A year or two ago, I saw a newspaper article about a U.S. organization or government agency that has suggested a list of songs that should be taught in schools, fifty songs that are an essential part of our culture. As I recall, it was a pretty good selection. I lost the article, and I'd be grateful to anyone who can find the list for us and post it. In the meantime, I think it would be a good idea for us to come up with our own list, so I hereby solicit suggestions for the list. Just one rule: the songs have to be ones that most people know already, songs that are an actual part of the mainstream of our culture - not songs we wish people would know. Lists for Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, and other countries are certainly welcomed and encouraged.
I'll probably come back with more later, but here are my first few:
Happy Birthday to You
Jingle Bells
This Land Is Your Land
We Shall Overcome
America the Beautiful
The Star-Spangled Banner (which I moderately dislike)
I've Been Workin' On the Railroad
O Susanna
Silent Night
Amazing Grace
Well, that's a start. What else?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Tiger
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:20 PM

A couple more.....Tiger

Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beer Barrel Polka
Blue-tail Fly
My Darling Clementine
Edelweiss
Frankie and Johnny
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Irene, Goodnight
Old Folks At Home
Rock of Ages
Waltzing Matilda
The Yankee Doodle Boy


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Sail
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:47 PM

Joe, I have a copy of that article, or one like it, right here in my RUS book. Here's the list of "42" songs the Music Educators Nat'l Conference says every American should know:

Amazing Grace
America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blue Skies
Danny Boy
De Colores
Dona Nobis Pacem
Do-Re-Mi
Down by the Riverside
Frere Jacques
Give My Regards to Broadway
Good Bless America
God Bless the U.S.A.
Green, Green Grass of Home
Havah Nagilah
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
If I Had a Hammer
Let There be Peace on Earth
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
Music Alone Shall Live
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh! Susanna
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin
Over My Head
Puff the Magic Dragon
Rock-A-My Soul
Sakura
Shalom Chaverim
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Shenandoah
Simple Gifts
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
The Star-Spangled Banner
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land is Your Land
This Little Light of Mine
Yesterday
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

We need to add: Swinging on a Star for one.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 06:50 PM

If everyone knew, and sang, fifty songs it wouldn't much matter which ones they were, Unless they're all planning to sing in (shudder) unison.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:11 PM

Hi,

Anyone else noticed how many of these double up with the "folk songs to ditch" thread.

I'll have a think about the Irish version...So far the only Irish one mentioned has been "I'll take you home again Kathleen"..... ugh.... (sorry... one of my pet hates).

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:13 PM

And I have no idea why this (epithet deleted) Macintosh insists on truncationg my messages. Please add a terminal "n" to the last one


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:47 PM

Alison,

The interesting thing is Kathleen was written by a man named Westendorf, my spellage may be wrong, not your typical Irish name. And if my memory is correct, he wrote it in Canada for his wife who was dying of TB. Here in America we have a great tradition of real Irish songs heving been written by German Jewish guys in New York city. Which is a long way from Irish Catholic guys living in Derry. :-)

Don.

I would add:

When I'm Gone, by Phil Ochs
Red River Valley
Katie Cruel
Anything from the Sacred Harp
You are My Sunshine, by Jimmie Davis
As long as the Grass Shall Grow, By Peter Le Farge
Power and Glory, by Phil Ochs
Follow The Drinkin Gourd
Three Fishers
The Queensland Overlanders
The LogDrivers Waltz
Spanish Is The Lovin' Tongue


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:57 PM

How about:

Hard Times
You Are My Sunshine
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The Inky-Dinky Spider

(O.K., skip the last two).


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:06 PM

Dunderbeck(or Johnny Rebeck..or 3-4 other names)
The Worms Crawl in....
lots of kids camp songs...


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:11 PM

Here you go Don,

Everything you ever wanted to know, (or not as the case may be......) about Kathleen.

Take Kathleen home to where?

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Bob Biderman
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:18 PM

One of the songs on Don Meixner's list is The Log Driver's Waltz. That one goes on the Canadian list Don. It was written by Wade Hemsworth, who also wrote The Black Fly Song.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:03 PM

Hey Great!!! A meaty "thought" type thread. Love the stuff that gives you something to think about while doing the daily grind. Be back later.

THANK YOU JOE!!!catspaw


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Big Mick
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:06 PM

I am tempted to add to both the US and Ireland list. But even with the extensive background that my family, fellow musicians, and friends have blessed me with, I think it would be pretentious of me to speak for the Irish. Oddly enough, I could add more to the Irish list than the US. None the less, I will only add to the US list. This is by no means all I would add, just what comes to mind quickly. I will add more later.

US list:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
This Land Is Your Land
Roll On, Columbia
My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky)
We Shall Overcome
Blowin' In the Wind
Wabash Cannonball
Deportees


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: FRANK MCGRATH
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:21 PM

If there is any bit of Paddy in your blood you must learn:
    Raglan Road
    The Rocks of Bawn
    The Boys of Barr na Sraide
    She Moved Through the Fair
    The Croppy Boy
    Skibereen
To mention just six of around six hundred "Must Knows".

Fran


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 10:31 PM

Hi,

Well here is my attempt at an Irish list of songs to know, most of them will crop up when you get a group of Irish people together…. And yes I know people will disagree…. And take some out or add others in… please feel free… this is just a starting point.

I know some of these aren't strictly Irish… some fall into that only sung when very drunk and with lots of tears pouring down your cheeks category, and some of them aren't what I'd chose to sing… but you are likely to hear them…

A nation once again,
Black velvet band,
Carrickfergus,
Cockles and mussels, (In Dublin's fair city)
Danny boy,
Dirty old town,
Fields of Athenry
Foggy Dew, The
Forty shades of green,
Four green fields,
Galway Bay,
Gypsy rover,
Holy ground, The
I'll take you home again Kathleen,
I'll tell me ma,
If you're Irish come into the parlour,
Jug of punch,
Leaving of Liverpool
Maggie,
Minstrel boy,
Rising of the moon,
Roddy McCorley,
Star of the County Down,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra (that's an Irish lullaby)
Whiskey in the jar,
Wild colonial boy,
Wild Rover,
Willy McBride, (Green fields of France)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 11:36 PM

Alison,

Thanks for the hook up.

Don

Bob,

I was unaware my list was only suppose to be an American one. I think great songs know no boundries. You'll notice my list also has an Australian song. Alison's list has some Scottish tunes as well. If I thought for one minute that German was a melodic language(*wink*), I'd have some in there from my own, very limited, Austrian ancestory. But, alas, even the tenderest love ballad sound like an invite to an axe catching contest. (Further winks and nudges:-)) I also don't know any.

Regards

Don


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 01:46 AM

As a "Kathleen" and proud of it, I would just like to say the song always meant going home to Ireland for me, esp. when my dad sang it to me. And, dissillusioned as I might be, it will ever be thus.

Thanks Alison for mentioning the Too-a-roo-a-roo-ra (That's An Irish Lullaby). As I leave tomorrow to travel for my mother's final resting, it is good to be reminded of what she sang me to sleep with almost everynight.

My sisters and I always cleaned house while listening to show tunes. Anybody think of any, such as:

Maria
Oklahoma
Tomorrow (from Annie) LOTS OF SACCHARIN!
Who will buy? from Oliver, as well as several others which I can't remember the names of

Did anyone mention Waltzing Matilda, yet?
When the caissons go rolling along (Title?)
American Pie
Streets of Laredo
Yellow Submarine
Imagine
Country Roads
This Old Man (nick, knack, paddy-whack song)
Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Eensy Weensy Spider
Summertime
House of the Rising Sun
Simple Gifts
Hey, good looking
I'm so lonesome I could cry (Hank Wms.; title?)
Don't sit under the apple tree
Missouri Waltz w/words
Tennessee Waltz w/words
Edge of Destruction
Some Personal Favorites:
Strawberry Roan
Zebra Dun
Little Joe the Wrangler
When the works all done this fall

And then,

When Johnny Goes Marching off to war
Goodbye Old Paint

I know there's more; my mind is just kinda numb and blank. This is a great thread! Thanks for the respite.
I'll be back next week.
kat:-(not much laughing
Line breaks <br> added. May your mother rest in peace, Kat. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 01:48 AM

Sorry, I had them all listed down a vertical row. I don't know how they wound up so jumbled.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Rasta
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 02:21 AM

here s my list perhaps not for everyone --summeer wages--Kansas rain--dont think twice--If I had a ship--london homesick blues--early mornin rain--Mother Country--daydream believer--Rhoddy Mc corley--Armstrong yep nothing like playing all the hits--etc --rastaaaaa--


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: MudGuard
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 02:36 AM

The Song for Ireland should be added to the Irish list.
To claim the "Silent Night" as part of the american culture is very daring - every Austrian will be out to kill you, Joe!!!
AndreasW


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 06:32 AM

Like it or not, Andreas, "Silent Night" is known by most Americans, and it certainly is part of our culture. Many of our ancestors were Europeans, you know. One major problem the U.S. has is that it has forgotten its cultural roots that are not European.
I've known "Stille Nacht" in German since I was a kid, and I sing it solo in church every Christmas.
Here in California, "Cielito Lindo" should also be on the list, and perhaps "Adelita" and "La Cucaracha" - not to mention "De Colores," which was mentioned above.
"Alouette" would be another, especially in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Perhaps the English version of "Funiculi, Funicula" could be another, but that might be stretching things a bit.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 08:37 AM

Kat,

Your mother must have been a special woman, to have raised you. You are one of the people whose postings I always look forward to. God be good to her.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 01:17 AM

Dear Kat,

sorry to hear about your mum, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 10:43 AM

Dear Kat,

So sorry about your mother. Your post reminded me of three songs I used to sing to my kids when they were babies:

I Gave My Love a Cherry
Today While the Blossoms Still Cling to the Vine
Garden Song ("Inch by inch, row by row . . .")

How can we keep it to 50 songs?


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: gargoyle
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 01:24 PM

50 Campfire Songs That Everyone Knows

1. All Together Again
2. L'alouetee
3. Damper Song
4. Head and Shoulders
5. Grand Old Duke of York
6. If your're Happy and you Know It
7. I Point to Mineself
8. Junior Birdmen
9. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
10. John Brown's Baby
11. Father Abraham
12. One Finger, One Thumb
13, Pink Pajamas
14. Mountain Dew
15. Wadiliatcha
16. Three Fishermen
17. Eskimo Song
18. Rock A My Soul
19. Donkey Round
20 Frere Jacques
21. Hi Ho Nobody Home
22. I've Got That Old ____Spirit
23. Happy Wanderer
24. I Want To Go Home
25. What do you do with a sleepy camper
26. Ants Go Marching
27. Ten Dark Nights
28. Boom Boom Ain't it great to be crazy
29. Hog Calling Time
30 Skunk song
31. I Had A Little Chicky
32. Throw It out the Window
32. Sixpence
33. Henry the VIII
34.These Bone Gonna Rise Again
35. Do Your Ears Hang Low
36. My Bonnie
37. National Embalming School
38. Zum Gali Gali Gali
39. Green Grass Grows All Around
40. Home on the Range
41. Puff the Magic Dragon
42. She'll Be Comming Round the Mountain
43. Oh, You Can't get to Heaven
44. Vive L'Amour
45. Taps
46. Kum Ba Yah
47. We Shall Overcome
48. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
49. ???
50.????


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 07:39 PM

hi,

I submit

49.On top of spaghetti
50 He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: gargoyle
Date: 24 Jan 99 - 12:09 AM

I concure.....On Top of Spaghetti is a fine candidate for 49.....however, I have never heard of 40K....in my day we were lucky to reach "six miles high and falling fast."

A DT search brings up Mrs. Robinson for under "40,000." Could you post the words???(Sound like Mr. Joe now)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jan 99 - 12:39 AM

This seemed like fun, but every time I come back to this thread, I find my list is there somewhere. This time I brought a very short list and most of it was taken. But for once I'm left with 2 that haven't been mentioned. So howzabout "Ash Grove" and "Dixie". catspaw


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Laurel the x-girl scout
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 06:49 PM

Three of my favorite camp songs are..

1. Linger 2. Bamboo 3. Small Blue Bottle--- at least that is what the song is about.

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 07:54 PM

Hi Gargoyle,

There is a version in the database, not quite the same and I'm sure we've had this in another thread ages ago.

THE AIR SCOUTS SONG

The one I learnt is

He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute (X3)
and he ain't gonna jump no more.

Glory, glory what a terrible(or hell of a) way to die x3
and he ain't gonna jump no more.

they scraped him off the runway like a lump of strawberry jam...

they put him in an envelope and sent him home to mum....

she put him on the mantlepiece for everyone to see....

and when you go to mummy's house there's strawberry jam for tea....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Laurel
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 09:02 PM

Don't forget "The Life Of a Voyager"!!

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: george Henderson NSC
Date: 29 Jan 99 - 10:14 AM

I used to sing all my kids to sleep with "The Flying Cloud" obtained from the singing of Lou Killen. I don't know whether they dropped off to sleep from boredom or what but it has always been a favourite of mine.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 07:16 AM

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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 08:33 AM

Well I make that about 437 songs already.

Have you noticed how many of these are songs that no one actually writes down and learns, but sort of inherits as a folk memory or acquire by some form of osmosis? I've never sat down to learn 'You are my sunshine', but still, I know it..... We even wrote our own version.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are pink.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you,
Even though there are some days you stink.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GeorgeH
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 08:52 AM

Yes, Liz, but how many of those 437 songs would you WISH to know . . . There isn't a single song in Joe's list I wouldn't rather disappeared entirely, even though a number of them are very powerful songs which CAN be performed to great effect.

There's no point in promoting something to the status of "cultural essentials" if they're going to be hackneyed (?sp) and cliched in the process. (It doesn't, generally, happen to "Ode to Joy"; why has it happened to "Amazing Grace" in 99% of its performances?)

Just my daily ration of sour grapes, folks!!

Or can we nominate the defining performance of our cultural essentials? (In which case I nominate Peter Bellamy for Amazing Grace, and upset the USians even further.)

G.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:34 AM

Oh Alisom, your list was right on target. I love all those songs (except the fake-Irish ones.) Everyone should know all the songs of the Clancy Brothers Greatest Hits. Then theres my 14 volumes (and counting) on the Best of The Thistle & Shamrock I'm assembling. It has over 300 songs & tunes, personally selected by me, that every Celtic lover should know. No one has mentioned the greatest immigration ballad ever "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore." My mother absolutely loves this song! I assembled from various sources, an 11-minute version, sure to please anyone who can't get enough of this song. Hmm...I don't think I saw "Wild Mountain Thyme," "When You And I Were Young, Maggie," and "The Road to Dundee."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: paddymac
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 10:51 AM

"Cassions" was noted above for the american list. I think two other "service songs" should certainly be listed: "Marines' Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh".


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Grab
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:27 AM

Alison,

Off-topic, I know, but in my scout troop the first 2 lines went either

Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die x2

or

Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die When you're hanging by your braces and you don't know how to fly

You usually got both, as some ppl preferred 1 and others preferred the other. Works OK with both anyway.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Night Owl
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:41 AM

Thanks for this thread, Joe. Adding "Quiet Faith of Man" Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:44 AM

Joebro, Joebro, is this a penance?
It's a great idea except it'll drive me mad & keep me awake at night! I'll not submit a list as most of mine have been mentioned already. At least 50 is a good number, 10 would be impossible to decide! I don't know all the patriotic American anthems and I beg to be excused learning them!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: MTed
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:47 AM

I couldn't help notice how contrived and patronizing the Music educators list was--and how much it varied from Gargoyle's list, which seems a much more accurate collection of the songs that Americans really do know--

I do have somewhat the same feeling as George, sometimes, that a lot of that stuff that everyone happens to know isn't pleasing to either sing or hear--(I must confess that I also regard the lists of songs that some person or group thinks I should know as being like the bumper stickers that say "Kill your television"--If you want to tell me what to do, I will tell you where to go)--

What would be interesting would be to see a list of the 50 songs that people wished they knew--

P.S. Kat--so sorry to hear about your mother--


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Easy Rider
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 11:47 AM

What about "Glory glory hallelujah", from the Civil War? We all learned that, when we were children, and made up nasty verses to it too.

You know...

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord..."

or

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school..."


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Blackcat2
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 01:21 PM

I'd love to see what Skarpi would consider to be the 50 Icelandic songs everyone should know!

pax yall


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: JenEllen
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:31 PM

UMMMMMMM...How's about:
Mairzy Doats
Swinging on a Star
Toot,toot, Tootsie
When You're Smiling
Baby Face
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Cool Water


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: kendall
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:45 PM

I'm not Irish, but, last Saturday night, I had some scotch in me..does that count? In my not so humble opinion, the Irish list must include Kevin Barry.
Kat..my warmest best wishes go with you.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 03:49 PM

How about The City of New Orleans? Or Alice's Restaurant? The above lists are great but I'd have to add those two...

Frank


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 05:10 PM

George (Henderson): Jeez, George - they were patient children to lie peacefully through the Flying Cloud, alright! Mine used to get "The Greenland Whale Fishery". They slept in bunks at the time and there was a lot of climbing the rigging, swinging from spars, miming telescopes etc. etc. They basically fell asleep through exhaustion!

Regards

p.s. Sorry about the thread creep, folks.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 06:26 PM

My eyes are getting dizzy skimming through all these lists.

But so far noone seems to have put in Music Hall songs and The Beatles, or George Formby.

My Old Man said Follow the Van Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. Lily of Laguna. Yellow Submarine. Just a Song at Twilight. I'll Get By with a Little Help from my Friends. I'm Leaning on a Lamp post.

And of course, the secret weapon opf all crowds and queues in England, "Why are we waiting?" (to the tune of "Come let us adore him", in case it hasn't made it across the Atlantic).


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,MTed
Date: 19 Jan 00 - 07:55 PM

How about lets just say everyone should know at least fifty songs, and leave it up to them which ones?


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 12:08 AM

I haven't seen any mention of:

Wreck of the Old 97
Engine 143 (The FFV)
Home on the Range
Swannee
John Henry
Summertime
Casey Jones
Stackolee
St. James Infirmary
Betty and Dupree
or any of a lot of others that I would put before recent pop stuff by the Beatles.

And that's leaving out a lot of the great "bad man" songs about Jesse Jame, Pretty Boy Floyd, and a host of others.

cheers

david


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Brendy
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 12:42 AM

Arthur McBride
The Holy Ground
The Crack was 90
Uncle John
Bright Blue Rose
Crazy Dreams
The Sun is burning
Go Move Shift
Fertile Rock
As I roved out
The Blacksmith
Clare to Here
Black is the colour
Irish ways and Irish laws
Dreams of summer
Nancy Spain
Lonesome Robin
Paddy's Lament to the Emerald Isle
The Isle of Inísfrí
The Tinkerman's Daughter
Crusader
Almost ev'ry circumstance
Only our Rivers
Ride On
Buddy can you spare a dime
The Fields of Athenry
Sam Hall
The Lakes of Ponthartrain
My True Love
Clyde's Bonny Banks
May you never
Mountains of Mourne
I Don't Want to Know about Evil
Carrickfergus
Whiskey in the Jar (only joking)
Desperadoes waiting for a Train
Tea and Sympathy
The Dutchman
Heart with no companion
Rollin' in my sweet baby's arms
Sacco and Vanzetti
Margarita
Boys from the Co. Armagh (of course)
Lament on the passing of the 12 bar blues
Boys of Barr na tsráide
Takin' Names
Gone crazy on you
Níl sé 'na lá
F.D.R. in Trinidad
Whiter shade of Pale
Me and Bobby McGee
Space Oddity
Then we take Berlin
Help me make it thru the night
Land of the Bottom Line
No Woman no Cry
Nothin' but the same old story
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
Needle and the Damage Done
The Weight
Ain't Misbehavin'

That'll do for a start


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: cousinraven
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 01:53 AM

Speaking of Camp songs (somewhere in this thread) Someone told me of a song that went something like

Going on a snipe hunt. Gonna catch a live one I'm not afraid Cause I've got....

clomp...clomp...clomp...clomp

Any help would be apreciated.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GeorgeH
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 03:54 AM

GUEST MTed: I reckon that suggestion is spot-on.

G.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,honestfrankie
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 11:11 AM

The suggestions so far are a little biased toward the aging folkie. Not that the ones I am suggesting are like really cool now but they have their place. Johnny B. Goode Secret Agent Man Peter Gunn Purple Haze Whole Lotta Love And I have to acknowledge the good choice that somebody mentioned in Log Driver's Waltz which the group I performed on New Years with voted as the Canadian song of the century


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,bet
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 12:14 PM

Interesting lists of songs, thanks. Boy do I have nmy work cut out for me. Will, I only have the kids thru 4th grade so I'll leave a few for the next music teacher. bet


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: alison
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 06:36 PM

cousinraven

we do it as "going on a bear hunt" one person leads, the others echo each line

we're going on a bear hunt
gonna catch a big one
we're not scared
what a beautiful day
UH-OH

then follows a variety of obstacles to fight your way through with actions

like long wavy grass (swish swish)
deep gooey mud (glub glub)
etc

ending up with a dark gloomy cave

which you reach inside

two big hairy claws
two big googly eyes
one black shiny nose
AAAHHHHHHH IT"S A BEAR

then you run back through all the obstacles again until you are safely home....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 08:04 PM

Well, the original suggestion was that we should try to identify the songs people knew already: "the songs have to be ones that most people know already, songs that are an actual part of the mainstream of our culture - not songs we wish people would know"


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: BK
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 10:54 PM

A lot of Oklahoman Tom Paxton's & Canadian Gordon Lightfoot's songs would probably qualify as being entrenched in the American musical mind-set, as would some other Canadian writers material, such as "Circle Game."

some other examples:

Last Thing On My Mind & (Can't Help But Wonder) Where I'm Bound, also Marvellous Toy; Early Mornin' Rain, If You Could Read My MInd... Seems the list could be endless.

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: TheOldMole
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 10:07 PM

I've read in a couple of different sources that the most widely known composed song, worldwide, is the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey's "Take My Hand, Precious Lord."


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 01:12 AM

I may have missed some of these while skimming some of the longer lists:

Abilene
Just One of Those Things
Summertime
St. James Infirmary
The Titanic (and Fare-Thee, Titanic)
The Midnight Special
There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Sixteen Tons
Hard Travellin'
Times Are Getting Hard
I Ain't Got No Home
So Long, It's Been Good to Know You
Your Cheatin' Heart
Your Cold, Cold Heart
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Let My People Go
That Old Black Magic
My Funny Valentine

--seed


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 05:51 PM

Gotta add The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, as a great American love song.

Personally I would LIKE to see everyone know the Unreconstructed Rebel and, on a different theme, O'Reilly's Daughter, and the Gathering of the Clans and Keep on Truckin' just so we could have a common ground to get bawdy on!!

A.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Aldus
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 11:16 AM

I would like to offer A Canadian version, or at least a version with some Canadian songs; Farewell to Nova Scotia The Squid Jiggin Ground Alouetta Un Canadien Errant Out On the Myra Norhtwest Passage Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald Brave Wolf Cape Breton Lullaby Four Strong Winds Citadel Hill The Maple Leaf Forever Ise The Bye True Newfoundlanders Fogartys Cove Barretts Privateers She's Called Nova Scotia The Bluenose is Sailin Once Again You Ain't A Nova Scotian If You Don"t Drink Rum Flyin' On Your own

There are probably lots more. Also, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is not an American song as far as I know. I believer it was written Ewan Mccoll. I could be wrong.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 02:38 PM

Canadian songs that have transcended Canadianness and become North American songs:

Four Strong Winds Someday Soon You Were on my Mind The Mary Ellen Carter Barrett's Privateers plus any number of Lightfoot's that Tony Rice sort of took over.....

Peter (who can't figure out why no bluegrass band has ever done "Canol Road....)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 04:25 PM

Re: First time Ever I Saw...

Humble apologiae; I had it associated with Peggy Seeger in my aged mind.

A.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 07:31 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with Song for Ireland for the Irish list. It should probably have "You're not Irish (you don't know Danny Boy)" as well. A few for the American list would be Christmas in the Trenches; Just a Few More Days (Carter Family); 6 O'Clock News (Robin & Linda Williams); The Lonesome Road Blues, The Car Song(Woody Guthrie), I'm My Own Gran'pa. Kat, Sorry to hear about your loss. That's a really painful experience because there is no end of memories to come flooding back. GIve yourself time to heal LOve, Rich


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,_gargoyle
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 10:02 PM

DEARST ALLAN C>

From: Allan C.
Date: 19-Jan-00 - 07:16 AM

refresh

Now why the Amster---, Amster---, did you do this?

For the entire last week....my brain has been doing dejavu, hip-hop, flip-flops

Last year's, and this year's DATES are too close....(my checks are still being initialed with "gg's" for wrong years

I kept ignoring the thread...and then it became TOO MUCH .....TOO INSISTANT it was necessary to "check in"

Boy, this looked familar, been there, done that....WHY WAS THREAD here!!!! (Too much science fiction....too much abasinth wine???)((Good Lordy, I DON'T WANT TO BE CYSIPHUS AND RELIVE ALL MY PAST MISTAKES)) or in this case...."best suggestions."

Out of ALL the previous four year's postings....YOURS ....is the closest to fulfilling all the various "Wyoming Womens' Dreams" (note the "plural" positioning of the apostrophe) and rendering me into a "permanent state of appolexy" and permanently removing my personae from ANY future web prescence.

WHAT possessed YOU to post SUCH a "refresher?????"


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 11:57 PM

Amos,

If I'm not mistaken, you're still right about it being associated with Peggy Seegar. Wasn't the song written by Ewan McColl as a wedding gift for his bride, Peggy S.? At least that's what I always heard was the origin on the piece.....

david


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Leprechaun
Date: 26 Jan 00 - 01:21 AM

So this thread is a year old and nobody's mentioned Mo Ghile Mear? How about The Ballad of Pancho and Lefty, El Paso, The Beverly Hillbillies.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: reggie miles
Date: 26 Jan 00 - 12:47 PM

I've always thought "The First Time Ever I Sawed Your Face" would be a perfect musical saw number.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: harpgirl
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 02:19 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 03:45 PM

Can it be there is not a single lullaby on these lists?

Hushaby, don't you cry...
Rock-a-bye, Baby
Tora, Lora, Lora (SP?)not to be confused with Tora!Tora!Tora!


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 04:01 PM

Annie Laurie


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: L R Mole
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 10:37 AM

The problem is all inside this thread, they said to me; Each song I think about starts up another three; I'll meet you on the porch--this one starts off in D, (There must be) fifty more we haven't thought of.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 08:45 PM

Most of the Irving Berlin song book - the guy was a jeanyus - would make the US list:

White Xmas Easter Parade God Bless America There's No Business Like Show Business Alexander's Ragtime Band Blue Skies How Deep Is The Ocean? Cheek To Cheek Puttin' On The Ritz Change Partners ecetera, ecetera.

Songs titles that feature State or City names:

Deep In The Heart Of Texas Oklahoma! California Here I Come Indiana Chicago Moonlight In Vermont The Sidewalks Of New York Hello 'Frisco Hello I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City and many more....

Good Readdance, Colwyn.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Ely
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:17 AM

You asked for it . . .

1)All The Pretty Little Horses; 2)Baby Tree (there's an island way out in the sea . . .); 3)Banks of the Ohio; 4)Blowing in the Wind; 5)Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie; 6)Captain Kidd; 7)City of New Orleans; 8)Coal Tattoo; 9)Damned old Piney Mountains; 10)Darcy Farrow; 11)Dark as a Dungeon; 12)Don't Think Twice; 13)Early Morning Rain; 14)Few Days; 15)Freight Train; 16)Friendly Beasts; 17)Galveston Flood; 18)Ginny's Gone to Ohio; 19)Goober Peas; 20)Good-Night, Irene; 21)Grandfather's Clock; 22)Hobo's Lullaby; 23)House of the Rising Sun; 24)How Can I Keep From Singing?; 25)I'll Fly Away; 26)I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; 27)Jamaica Farewell; 28)Jesse James; 29)Joe Hill; 30)Jute Mill Song; 31)Last Thing On My Mind; 32)Leaving On A Jet Plane; 33)Lodi; 34)Lost Highway; 35)Molly and Tenbroucks; 36)1913 Massacre; 37)No More Auction Block; 38)Old Chisholm Trail; 39)Pack Up Your Sorrows; 40)Pallet on the Floor; 41)Railroading on the Great Divide; 42)Rivers of Texas (or whatever you call it); 43)Sammy's Bar; 44)Skye Boat Song; 45)Streets of Laredo; 46)Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; 47)Waltzing Matilda; 48)Waterbound; 49)Who Will Sing For Me?; 50)Will the Circle Be Unbroken?


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: jacko@nz
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:37 AM

there's an impressive list of "should knows" but i think that If everyone could stand up on their own and sing just ten songs that they liked there would be a whole lot more singing going on


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: PoohBear
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 01:04 AM

Sixteen Tons


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Ely
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 01:58 AM

Actually, I think I could sing 40 of those 50 and fudge the last 10 if I had to (not that anyone would want me to . . . where's that "can singing be taught" thread?). Not fair of me to call 'em, otherwise.

If anyone think's I'm completely obsessive for putting those in alphabetical order, I'm working on compiling a songbook for personal use, so I have a list of them right on the computer.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Hutzul
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 12:36 AM

All God's Children Got a Place in the Choir

La Donna E Mobile


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 02:04 AM

esoul, if you start a new thread with your request asking for help along with the title, you may get some assistance. Requests for info in threads on other topics sometimes get missed.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 02:07 AM

Damn good list, Brendy....

Okay.

Canadian songs:

Une Canadien Errant (I hope I spelled it right)
Four Strong Winds
Someday Soon
O Canada
Summer Wages
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Pussywillows, Cattails
Piney Wood Hills

American Songs:

Blowin' In The Wind
The Times They Are A-changin'
Don't Think Twice It's All Right (go ahead and bitch...)
Like A Rolling Stone
Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Just Like A Woman
Sounds of Silence
City of New Orleans
Mr. Tambourine Man

British Songs:

Ziggy Stardust
God Save The King/Queen
Numerous Beatles songs....
Several Rolling Stones songs...

German songs:

Lili Marlene
And many others, which I can't think of right now...how about some help on this, Wolfgang?

Christmas songs:

Hark the Herald Angels
Silent Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem

And some others:

Whiter Shade of Pale
On The Road Again

I could go on all night, but it's late and I'm tired. "Adieu, kind friends, adieu..."

- LH


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 02:31 AM

but of course! There is a Tavern in the Town


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Robby
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 10:05 AM

After having read through the entire listing of songs in this thread, I was surprised to see that no one had suggested either Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman. If I somehow missed them in an earlier, my apologies.

Also, if it hasn't already been named for the Irish List, I'd like to include The Old Man.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Burke
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 08:54 PM

Did anyone notice that the person who revived this thread (ecat) wanted information on He's Got the Whole World in His hands?

I used several search engines & didn't find anything other than words. You might want to try a local library & look for books on the history of Negro Spirituals. The subject search you want is Spirituals (Songs)

To get more information on Mudcat, you should try starting a new thread with the title of the song in it so it's not buried as it is here.


Click here for the "Whole World" Discussion.Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Airto
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 05:05 AM

An international list:

Bye Bye Blackbird
The White Cliffs of Dover
Danny Boy
Tipperary
Juantanamera
Will you go, lassie, go
Molly Malone
Tulips from Amsterdam
Lily Marlene
Je ne regrette rien
Just one cornetto (help, what's the real title?)(O sole Mio)
Girl from Ipanema
Sweet Chariot
Summertime
Edelweiss
Yellow Submarine
Waltzing Matilda

These are not personal favourites, but everybody in Europe, and presumably North America too, knows at least the melodies to these songs, and they're not too difficult to sing (unlike many listed above, eg Whiter Shade of Pale).


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 07:32 PM

Thread is long I browsed Quickly but I didn't see
JOHN HENRY on any American list that juswt aint right.
also Death letter blues,Delia,trouble in mind, sittin on top of the world, this litle light of mine, shady grove, little sadie,and the walkin blues


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Subject: Essential songs for kids
From: GUEST,Lucius
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:19 PM

I'm looking for opinions on songs that every schoolkid should know. I know that I've seen at least one thread on this topic. Unfortunately, my supersearches are in vain. If anyone can locate one of the old threads, could they post to it and let this thread die. Thanks a'bunchum.

Lucius


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Subject: RE: Essential songs for kids
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:51 PM

Hi, Lucius - a while back, we had a thread called Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know (click). Take a look. In fact, why don't we continue the discussion in that thread so it's unbroken?
-Joe Offer-
Now that Lucius has seen my message, I've moved us over to the "50 Songs" thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Lucius
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:08 AM

Thanks Joe,

Its bad enough that parents aren't teaching their kids to tie their shoes or say the alphabet, now I have to teach them "Oh Susannah". I'll check this thread to see if there is anything else that they may be missing, then I'm off to reset my cookie.

Lucius


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 May 02 - 03:29 AM

I don't know if I missed a thread on it but the Guinness survey producing the 100 best songs of all time is quite alarming. Mind you at the same time it gives us hipsters a chance to be really holier than everybuggerelse.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: DMcG
Date: 13 May 02 - 03:47 AM

Maybe its because I'm British, but there's an alarming number of these I don't know - perhaps I need to go to Summer Camp. I was OK with Joe and Tiger's lists, but when the 'official' list was posted by Sail there were 11 of the 42 I didn't know - or at least recognise by name.

I reckon the UK 'Catters need to put together a list of songs "everyone" knows to make the US Catter's feel ignorant :-)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 May 02 - 01:20 PM

I'd like to see your list, DMcG; and I'd also like to see lists from England, Scotland, and Australia. If I were compiling such a list, I think I'd pick songs that are a real part of the history and culture of a nation - not just really good songs that an individual thinks should be introduced. I question some on the "official" list of 42 that Sail (click) posted above.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 13 May 02 - 02:00 PM

I enjoy seeing lists from people who actually live in the countries I only read about. So many of the songs from other countries that I'm familiar with came from books such as The Book of a Thousand Songs (click here), which was published in the US, lists songs by country and purports to know which songs are common in other countries...go figure.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: SharonA
Date: 13 May 02 - 02:33 PM

OH! FIFTY songs!! *whew* You scared me, Joe; at first glance I read the thread title as "Filthy Songs Everyone Should Know".

Time for me to get new glasses!


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: DMcG
Date: 13 May 02 - 03:12 PM

I'm not sure I could really do a UK list, but here's some that I think any Northerner would know at least well enough to join in the chorus. I will also leave out things like "Happy Birthday", so I'll stick to 10: 5 Northern, 5 other. I am reminded though of another Alex Glasgow song

He sings the "Blaydon Races" (which he needed to rehearse)
But cannot quite remember if there is a second verse

So:

    1. Blaydon Races
    2. Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie, Laddie
    3. Cushie Butterfield
    4. The Lambton Worm
    5. Up the Row
    6. I'm Shy, Mary Ellen
    7. Bicycle Made for Two
    8. A Long Way to Tipperary
    9. Yellow Submarine
    10. The Wheels on the Bus (!)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Gareth
Date: 13 May 02 - 05:00 PM

Pure Discrimination against us Welsh !

Lets try 5
The Bells of Rhymney
Cosher Bailey
Sospan Fach
Greshford
and if you know yer history, and economic migration The Leaving of Liverpool

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Don Firth
Date: 13 May 02 - 05:09 PM

This is a fascinating exercise! When I compare the lists that have appeared here with a list I have in my head of songs that were considered "essential repertoire" for a singer of folk songs when I first started (early Fifties), I am amazed at some of the songs that are not here! There seems to be a scarcity of Child ballads, for example. Two of the most popular, that practically everyone, including non-singers knew, were Barbara Allen and Lord Randal. Of course, our repertoires were largely shaped by what books and records were available at the time. But I'm still amazed at some of the songs that no longer seem to make the cut.

I'll be busy for the next day or two, but I'll think about this, make a list, and be back.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 14 May 02 - 02:24 AM

When the saints go marching in


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: DMcG
Date: 14 May 02 - 07:27 AM

The Child Ballad point is an interesting one. I deliberately excluded them because I thought I would go through the set separately and see which ones I reckon are still very widely known. I agree that Barbara Allan and and Lord Randall are still up there in the UK, as is The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy. The Cherry Tree Carol does well at Christmas and many people know, but few love, "Blow Away the Morning Dew" because it was a school-standard. John of Hazeldean (or more likely Jock) probably finishes the set that 90%+ of UK people know.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: DMcG
Date: 16 May 02 - 03:41 AM

refresh to overcome the DayOut (so named for all John Wyndham fans) and to see if the US would have any other Child Ballads as the common set. As before, we are talking about songs everyone knows, rather than us addicts.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 16 May 02 - 09:53 AM

many of these mentions would be on my list of songs consigned to the dung heap of history, NEVER EVER to be sung especcially Puff the Magic Dragon, useless, (but that is a whole other thread) Yellow Submarine! Please! as if! a FEW decent ones though on the list. On idea might be for everyone to scroll through the DT alphabetically and tick off the songs 1, they know, 2, they sing, 3, they think everyone should sing. Not that many of the lot, I should think.

but one song that everyone SHOULD know AND sing, is the Maori Farewell Song, 'Now is the Hour' words & music here:

http://members.tripod.com/NZFolkie/poatarau/


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: DMcG
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:10 AM

The thing about "Yellow Submarine" is that it is a song that everyone - five years and up - actually does seem to know. As such, it has a value in social situations that songs I would think of as better, such as "Prince Heathen", cannot provide. Take any coach outing and start singing Yellow Submarine and everyone will join in. Try that with most of the music I love and you'll be doing a solo.

I would not advocate teaching people people to SING Yellow Submarine, but I would certainly be happy use it to teach simple rhythms and basic melodies. If kindergarten kids can them go back home and play the tune and have people recognise it, then that's great and makes it well worth a place on my list!


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: 53
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:31 AM

My Girl, Cotton Fields, Rocky Top, Double shot, just to name a few more.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Bugsy @ Work
Date: 16 May 02 - 11:13 AM

Thank you very much DMcG!

I'm not a guest, by the way, I'm just on the work computer. Forgot to put in the old nickname.

Whoops!

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Sara Jane
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 10:57 PM

I agree with many of the songs mentioned, most of which are very common. But there are some excellent historical songs that very clearly express pivital points in history I think should be taught more than they are. Off the top of my head these include:

Blacksmith of Brandywine (American Revolution)
March on Fort Sackville (Seige against a French fort in Indiana during French & Indian War)
Marching to Georga (Civil War song)
Lorena (Civil war Song)
Battle of Shilo Hill (Song imortalizing one of the Bloodiest battles of the civil war.
Bread and Roses (Union Song)
Solidaridy Forever (Union Song)
Byker Hill (Mining Song)
Blantyre Explosion (Song about a Mining Disaster)
Drill ye Tarrers Drill (Mining Song)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 07:52 AM

Hmm. Very few English songs that anyone ought to know it seems.

Surely almost all English know at least part of
"My old man (said follow the van)" and
"Any Old Iron" and probably a few bits of
"Sam Hall".
"Leaving of Liverpool" is English too please. And of course
"the Wild Rover".
"Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner". Perhaps a few snatches of
"The Foggy foggy Dew"
"Dirty Old Town"
"Liverpool Lullaby" (didn't Cilla Black record it?)
"A mother was washing her Baby one night" (recorded by Cream)
"A long way to Tipperary" (Irish, but British Army marching song)
"Colonel Bogey"
"Pack up your troubles"

Surprisingly, "Men of Harlech" is not on the Welsh list.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Stringsinger
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 01:52 PM

OK, here's where I stand. Dick is right in that every song mentioned here would not
be good in a group setting but there are many that would.

I'm not sure about the selections offered that everyone should know these. I believe
that everyone should know folk songs that contain good choruses. A good chorus is
an entry level for people wanting to learn the whole song.

I'm surprised that Pete Seeger's repitiore was not mentioned here. He has done more to
get folks to sing folk songs than almost anyone.

I had a thread sometime back asking folks to suggest songs that had good singable
choruses. I didn't get any responses.

I am collecting these songs now and have an extensive list.

I'm not sure I want to hear many people sing "My Funny Valentine". It would be
a nightmare of epic proportions particularly played with five-string banjo accompaniment.
"Blue Skies" might work though.

This is a folk music site so I had hoped that there would be more folk songs mentioned than the standard pop songs of the Twenties, Thirties etc.

Songs like "Nine Pound Hammer", "This Land is Your Land", variations of "Lowlands Low"
(which has a great chorus), "Beans, Bacon and Gravy".....in other words, songs that have a tradition and history and not pop necessarily. There are so many folk songs that people ought to know reflecting their respective traditions, cultures and histories that would be more useful than the commercial music industry output.

Variations for example of "The Wind and The Rain"...Horton Barker's "Two Sisters" which has the great chorus of "Bow and Balance to Me", some of the American cowboy songs
such as "Strawberry Roan", "Old Chisholm Trail" and others like that.

How about some of the traditional Appalachian songs that have great choruses, "Jubilee",
"Goin' Down to Cairo", even the standard "Cindy" and "Old Joe Clark". Play Party Songs, Spirituals, In the Irish trad,there are quite a few mentioned above. "Wild Mountain Thyme" or "Paddy's Green Shores" "I'll Tell Me Ma" but what about the beautiful "Down In The Valley"? ("Connemara Cradle Song")

In short, get away from the standard pop fare of any of the years and concentrate on all the wonderful folk songs that are not being sung today that people should know.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 09:01 AM

Hi Richard

I'd inlclude those as well - done most of them at some time or another. And of course you can always do for the price of one, and get half the audience singing 'Tipperary' whilst the other half sing 'Pack Up Your Troubles'

Which lyrics are you suggesting for Co. Bogey?

Bernard


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 09:09 AM

well all ,in what country ? you r not going sing " god bless america "
or " God bless USA " in Europe or here in Iceland , I dont know about England , and most of the at least those 42 songs are from US
only few Irish ., so I say in what country I can easy play 50 songs from Iceland , but only few people would know those songs if I would sing them here .

but good effort go on , its nice to see what people are doin

ATB Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Sammy Rich
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 10:28 AM

Well, this has been a good exercise. I found the more I worked on my list the more painfully aware that now I should go and learn these 50 songs myself. At the least, this is what I consider are a fairly well rounded, excluding much of the european, mid-east, far east, south american, central american and anywhere else but here in the good ole USA. Sorry world, we have adopted many of your good songs and forgotten the rest. My list follows.

Eatin Goober Peas
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
Elephant Fair, Bessie Jones
Juba, Bessie Jones
Where are you Going, My Pretty Little Miss? Jean Ritchie
Shady Grove, almost anyone's version
Froggie Went a Courtin, Wooing, etc., at least two versions
Mary Mack, the British version
Coonshine, Bessie Jones
The Beggarman, Clancy Brothers
Sittin' on the dock of the Bay, Otis
St. James Infirmary, both in a minor and a major key
Minnie the Moocher, Cab Callaway
Motherless Children
What a Day for a Daydream, John Sebastian
In the Pines, In the Pines
African American Spirituals 1 of 5 - you pick em
African American Spirituals 2 of 5 - you pick em
African American Spirituals 3 of 5 - you pick em
African American Spirituals 4 of 5 - you pick em
African American Spirituals 5 of 5 - you pick em
Black Jack Davie
Blues Stay Away from Me, Doc
Precious Lord, Doc's version
Keep on the Sunny Side
Life Is Like a Mountain Railroad
Star in the East (sacred harp song) Almeeda Riddle
Beryuzoviye Kalyechke, Russian Gypsy, Theodore Bikel
Rock-a-bye Baby
Wondrous Love
Wayfarin' Stranger
Hame afore the gale, Murray Shoolbraid
The Purple People Eater
The Drunken Sailor
Draw Me a Bucket of Water, Bessie Jones
Ring a round the Rosie
Home, Home on the Range
America the Beautiful
Hatikvoh
Virgin Mary, Joan Baez
As I Went Down in the Valley to Pray, Doc
The Parting Glass
Auld Lang Syne
Broom o'er the Cowdenknowes
I Wished I was a Rock. Alex Campbell
Eileen Aroon
All Along the Watchtower
Oh Death, Dock Boggs
Hush Little Baby
All the Pretty Little Horses


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 12:03 PM

"NEVER EVER to be sung especcially Puff the Magic Dragon, useless"

personally I'll sing Puff the Magic Dragon just as often as my youngest wants to hear it.

Maori farewell songs are not a big part of my cultural background, so forgive if I give them a miss.

Charlotte (whistle while you work)


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: topical tom
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 01:27 PM

"Peace Will Come" by Tom Paxton.It's on this site


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: topical tom
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 01:40 PM

Another full version albeit not done by Tom Paxton. It's here.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dulcimerman
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 07:59 AM

Does any one have the lyrics for Hog Calling Time.
the one I am looking for starts out as best I can remember,
When its hog calling time in the valley I'll be calling my darling to you.
dulcimerman


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 11:46 AM

Are you sure it's a song, dulcimerman? That sounds like one of those joke titles for an imaginary country song.

Somebody commented somewhere above that these lists are slanted toward 'the old folkie.' Actually, I think they contain older songs because very few current songs have a melody.

I have tried to define melody, and I've decided that melody is the mysterious characteristic that makes a set of notes easy to remember. Thus, songs with a good melody end up on lists of songs to teach other people.

I appreciate the effort people have gone to in making these lists. I have perused them and found 15 tunes to try out for my mtn dulcimer repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 04:26 PM

I always liked the Jolson songbook particularly

You made me love you
By By Blackbird
April Showers

fred Astaire had some good hits as well

Isn't this a lovely day to be caught in the rain
the Way you look tonight

and two songs from the Roaring Twenties Movie

It had to be you
I'm just wild about Harry


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: dulcimerman
Date: 15 Aug 08 - 08:59 PM

Yes When its hog calling time in the valley is a song. My parents used to have a 78 record.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 12:58 PM

Okay.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Anna-wa
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 09:13 PM

1. Polly Wolly Doodle
2. Rock-A My Soul
3. The National Anthem


And oh too many to name.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 03:50 PM

Rock-a my soul!

Thanks. You have given me an idea for the offertory song this Sunday. Rock-a my Soul followed by Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. It will contrast the innocent acceptance of childhood (esp. Girl Scouts) with the peaceful countenancing of death.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 04:01 PM

When this thread comes up, I scan it for new songs to play on the dulcimer.

The idea of 'fifty songs everyone should know' can be interpreted two ways. One way is 50 songs that are very well known, so that the person who doesn't know them is left out. This would explain such titles as Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer and Yellow Submarine.

The other definition would be 50 songs everyone should know because they are of high quality or convey something worth thinking about.

I'm not complaining or advocating, just observing.
=========
In case anybody else is looking for tunes to play, I am adding my list of songs for the dulcimer, along with the starting note.

Songs for dulcimer in D-A-A tuning

Across the wide Missouri/ Shenandoah---------- A
Adieu, Madras                                                 A
All creatures of our God and king-----------------        D
All my trials (blues)        A
All through the night---------------------------------        D
Annie Laurie                                                   F#
Aran boat song                                                 B
As we march-ed down to Fenario......................D
Ascot gavotte (key of A)                                  C#
Ash grove                                                         A
Auld lang syne -------------------------------------- A
Aura Lee ........................................................ A
Banks of the sweet primroses                            D
Barcarolle=========================== F#
Beautiful savior---------------------------------------        D
Believe me if all these endearing young charms F#
Bendemeer's stream---------------------------------        A
Bicycle built for two=================== hi A
Blest are they                                                    A
Blind Mary..........................................E, key of A
Braw lads o' Galla water                                  C#
Bridget O'Malley ===================A (6.5)
Bright morning stars are shining                F# or C#
Camptown races...............................................E
Can ye sew cushions =================== F#
Cockles and mussels                                        A
Colorado trail (blues) .................................... C#
Come all ye pretty maidens, wherever ========D
Come Christians, for to sing------------------------ D
Come, lord, come lord Jesus (maranatha)          F#
Come ye faithful, raise the strain                         D
Come ye shepherds (Infant lowly)...................A lo
Country gardens (key of A)                            hi A
Courante - Praetorius =================== A
Day now is done, there's a star..west                  D        
Deck the hall................................................ hi A
Deryn pur                                                    A hi
Dillon Bay............................................. C# (6.5)
Dona nobis pacem                                             D
Down by the Riverside....................................F#
Down by the sally gardens---------------------------D
Down in the valley                                             A
Drink to me only with thine eyes........................C#
Country gardens.............................................A hi
Fanny Power                                                    A
Farewell to Ballymony -------------------------------E
Farewell to Tarawathie        .D
First Noel =======================F# or C#
Flow gently, sweet Afton---------------------------        A
For the beauty of the earth        D
Galway Bay------------------------------------------        E
Go tell aunt Rhodie                                           F#
God of day and God of Darkness                        D
Grandfather's clock                                           A
Guantanamera ========================        D
Happy Farmer                                                 A
Happy Wanderer -------------------------E, key of A
He flies thru the air with the greatest of ease........
He is an Englishman                                          G
He shall feed his flock ================ A hi
Here I am, lord--------------------------------------- D
Hector the hero.............................................A lo
Hi lili, hi lili hi lo                                              A lo
Holly and the Ivy                                              D
Holy God, we praise thy name----------- ---------D
Holy, holy, holy                                                 D
Holy manna..................................................A lo
How brightly beams the morning star-------------        D
Huna blentyn....................................................A
I can't help falling in love with you                     D
I dream of Jeanie (uses G#) ============== B
I gave my love a cherry        A
I know where I'm going-----------------------------        D
I see the moon        A
In the bleak midwinter......................................F#
In Thee is gladness                                        A hi
Irish washerwoman                                        A hi
I've got sixpence...............................................F#
Jacob's ladder ....................................... F# or C#
Jeannie with the lt brown hair                            B
John, must you lend...horse (key of A)                E
Kelvingrove ==========================        D
Kerry Dancing
King of love my shepherd is------------------------        D
Kum by Yah                                             D or A
Lavender's blue-------------------------------      A hi
Leaving of Liverpool                                        D
Lo how a rose e'er blooming =============A hi
Loch Lomond-----------------------------------------        D
Long, long ago        D
Lord Haddo's favorite------------------------------        E
Lord of all hopefulness/be thou my vision        D
Lord, you have come                                       F#
Merry Widow Waltz--------------------------------        A
Minuet by Paderewsky                                  hi A
Mingulay boat song ......................................... A
Minuet in "G" - Bach                                     hi A
Month of January                                             C#
Morning has broken                                  D or A
My gal Sal (blues) ?
Ned of the hill                                                   D
Never love thee more-------------------------------A
Now is the month of maying............................. D
O come, little children                                     A hi
Oh, Susannah....................................................D
Of the Father's love begotten ============== D
Old Black Joe, key of A---------------------------   A
O sacred head, surrounded, key of A                C#
On the bridge of Avignon==================D
On top of Old Smokey..................................... A
Only a shadow, key of A                                  A
Pack up your sorrows----------------------------   F#
Paper of pins (make up B line)                           A
Peace in the valley (blues) ============= A
Polly-wolly doodle        D
Plaisir d'amour (make up variations)                   A
Praise to the Lord------------------------------------        D
Preacher went down (blues)                            A
Que sera, sera ............................................... D
Red river valley        A
River (Bill Staines)        D
Roses from the south....................................... A
Salve regina, key of A                                       A
Seeman, lass das Traumen...                              E
Seek ye first                                                    F#
Shepherd's wife's waltz                                  A lo
Shores of Ponchatrain-------------------------------        A
Sidewalks of New York                                 hi A
Since I met you, baby (blues)............................C#
Smile a while                                                   F#
Snowy-breasted pearl ================= A hi
Songs of thankfulness & praise                      A hi
Spring has now unwrapped the flowers        D
Stars of the summer night---------------------------        A
Steal away                                                       D
Stewball-----------------------------------------------        A
Table of plenty                                       F# or C#
Tell me why                                                      A
Tennessee Waltz-------------------------------------A
10th Batn Highland Light inf'try c'ing the Rhine        D
Think on me ========================= F#
This joyful Eastertide                                        A
Ting, ting, ting---------------------------------------        F#
'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry                            D
There's a wideness in God's mercy.....................D
Trumpet voluntary                                             D
Water is wide-----------------------------------------        A
Way dwn upn the Suwannee Rivr, key of A    C#,
We gather together                                     E (6.5)   
When cockleshells (waly, waly) ========== A hi
When I fall in love, it will be forever ................   A
When you and I were young, Maggie               A hi
While strolling in the park one day===========
Wildwood flower   C#          key of A but uses a G
Who's gonna hold her hand?------------------------        A
Wild mountain thyme
With someone like you, a pal good and true         A
Wreck of the sloop John B ================A
Yellow bird ...................................................hi A

Songs in D-A-G tuning
Are you sleepin', Maggie?                               ?
Banks and braes of Bonnie Doon                A 1st
Black is the color of my true love's hair------E 5th
Blow the candle out                                    A 1st
Bonnie light horseman                         A 1st (6.5)
Can't help but wonder where I'm bound---    E 5th
Cantigas (work on cantigas)
Come all you pretty maidens,
       wherever you be                                 C 3rd
Come you merry lads & lasses (madrigal).. D 4th
Darlin' Corey-------------------------------------G 0
Dissembling love                                        A 1st
Dove she is a pretty bird ---------------- E 5th (6.5)
Dowie dens of Yarrow=============== A 1st
Drunken sailor..................................   E 5th (6.5)
Elm tree branches----------------------------- C 3rd
Froggie went a-courting------------------------A 1st
Gather us in                                       A 1st (6.5)
    play 2nd phrase on parallel A & D strings
God rest ye merry, gentlemen ................... A 1st
The great silkie                                          D 4th
Gwcw fach==================    E 5th (6.5)
Here I sit on Buttermilk hill.............          F 6th
I got a mule and her name is Sal                A 1st
If you miss the train I'm on                        C 3rd
Jesus walked the lonesome valley ======= G 0
Johnny, I hardly knew you                         A 1st
Let all mortal flesh keep silence                A 1st
Man of constant sorrow.......................... E 5th
Masters in this hall                                  A 1st
Motherless child ================== E 5th
My lord, what a morning---------------    F (6/5)
Now the green blade rises (Noel nouvelet)A 1st
Nyth a gog                                              E 4th
O come, o come, Emmanuel ................. A 1st
Old Chisholm trail----------------------------A 1st
Row your boat to Jesus' side========= D 4th
Scarborough Fair                            A 1st (6.5)
Scheherazade themes
Singers, sing                                           E 5th
Star of the County Down-------------------C 3rd
Summertime Porgy & Bess ====== A hi 8th
Sweet the evening air of May................. A 1st
Sweet Willie and Lady Margot                E 5th
Swing low, sweet chariot-----------      F# 6 1/2
Turn ye to me---------------------------------A 1st
Two young brothers marched away         D 4th
Wayfaring stranger--------------------------A 1st
Wild Rover ====================    E 5th


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 04:13 PM

One is "Yankee Doodle" and the other 49 are not.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,John Cloud
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 04:12 PM

This a wonderful topic. Too many forget the importance of context. I hope you will keep this dialogue going.


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Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
From: GUEST,Mollie
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 07:50 PM

I believe this list was created by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). Here is a link about it: http://www.blackroseacoustic.org/encore/great-songs.htm

Enjoy!

Mollie

Great Songs Every American Should Know
by Howard Chasteen

In 1996 the National Association for Music Education (MENC) introduced their list 43 Great Songs Every American Should Know. Many people complained that their favorite songs were left off the first list. Some complained so vocally that their selections were added!  "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" joined the 1996 list after the MENC received thousands of letters and complaints from members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  In 2000, they released a second list, 45 Great Songs.

Is your favorite song on either list? Are there songs that you think absolutely must be added? I was pleasantly surprised to see songs containing a message of faith were included in the lists. I personally believe that attempts to make schools politically correct and religiously neutral have resulted in the loss of much of the heart and spirit of public educational music programs.  

Compiled from the MENC web page, www.menc.org.

Volume I - 1996    
Amazing Grace
America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
America the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blue Skies
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
De Colores
Do-Re-Mi
Down by the Riverside
Frere Jaques
Give My Regards to Broadway
God Bless America
God Bless the U.S.A.
Green, Green Grass of Home
Havah Nagilah
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
Dona Nobis Pachem
Music Alone Shall Live
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
Oh! Susanna
Over My Head
Puff the Magic Dragon
Rock-A-My Soul
Sakura
Shalom Chaverim
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Shenandoah
Simple Gifts
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land is Your Land
The Star Spangled Banner
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
This Little Light of Mine
Yesterday
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
     
Volume II - 2000    
All Through the Night
Auld Lang Syne
Both Sides Now
Camptown Races
Clementine
Down In the Valley
Edelweiss
Erie Canal
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Five Hundred Miles
Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
Getting to Know You
Guantanamera
I Love the Mountains
I've Got Rhythm
Goodnight Irene
It's a Small World
Jamaica Farewell
Kum Ba Yah
Let It Be
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Make New Friends
Midnight Special
My Favorite Things
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Over the Rainbow
Peace Like a River
Precious Lord
Red River Valley
Rock Around the Clock
Side By Side
Take Me Home, Country Roads
To Every Season (Turn! Turn! Turn!)
Try to Remember
The Water Is Wide
We Shall Overcome
What a Wonderful World
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
When the Saints Go Marching In
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Yankee Doodle
You Are My Sunshine
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
You're a Grand Old Flag
You've Got a Friend


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