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English traditional songs for children

31 Aug 06 - 03:24 PM (#1823786)
Subject: English traditional songs for children
From: stormalong

Any suggestions for English traditional songs suitable for children which are not too hackneyed?

Richard


31 Aug 06 - 03:33 PM (#1823800)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Little Robyn

The Keeper
Halanto
Any number of May songs
Ditto wassailing songs
Ditto sea shanties (edited)
Robyn


31 Aug 06 - 03:47 PM (#1823821)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Effsee

From the late Cyril Tawney's website:-

www.cyriltawney.co.uk

LITTLE BOY BILLEE

Sea Songs for Children

NEP 006

Cassette

In Frisco Bay
The Whaler
The Candlelight Fisherman
Little Boy Billee
Hullabaloo Belay
A Nautical Yarn
The Merman
I've Been To France Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
Ben Backstay
The Merry Golden Tree
The Crocodile
Stanley The Rat
Windy Old Weather
The Cruise Of The Calabar
The Sailor's Alphabet
£8.50 - UK (£9.50 elsewhere) inc. postage

He also used to have a LP of children's song from Devon & Cornwall but I guess it's no longer available.


31 Aug 06 - 03:52 PM (#1823824)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Dave Ruch

David Jones put out a recording of English Traditional Songs for kids which is outstanding. It's called "Widdecombe Fair".

href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/djones">http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/djones


31 Aug 06 - 04:08 PM (#1823838)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: 8_Pints

Where have you been all the day, Henry my son.

Bob vG


31 Aug 06 - 04:56 PM (#1823886)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Herga Kitty

Do they have to be English, and for children, why the bias against Hackney? Songs are only hackneyed if the children haven't already hear them ad nauseam. I remember listening to the BBC at primary school (a long time ago) so we could sing Strawberry Fair, When the boat comes in, What shall we do with a drunken sailor, and Riding on a donkey, also My love's an arbutus and the Skye boat song, (not English). A friend of mine learned from Jim Mageean and Johnny Collins, and passed on to his infant son, who subsequently sang them to his primary school teacher, "All God's critters got a place in the choir" and "Tindy lend me your pigeon". The son also learned and sang the Kippers' "Norfolk and good", but I guess that's not recommended for children.....

Kitty


31 Aug 06 - 07:24 PM (#1824040)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: SINSULL

Who Killed Cock Robin?


01 Sep 06 - 10:07 AM (#1824545)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: The Sandman

a song called the Sailors Dream. written by Dick Miles.


01 Sep 06 - 03:32 PM (#1824849)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: GUEST,Shimrod

I like 'The Keys of Canterbury' and rather wish that I had been taught it at school.


01 Sep 06 - 03:46 PM (#1824869)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Mo the caller

I vaguely remember that there are 2 versions of keys of Canterbury, The one where she wont marry him until he offers her the key of his heart, and the other version where he says

I will give you the keys of my chest
All the money I possess
If you'll marry, arry arry arry
If you'll marry me

(but when she accepts he says)

Ha ha ha isn't it funny
She doesn't want me but she wants my money
I wont marry arry arry arry
I wont marry you

I think that the Opies wrote that the cynical version was found in childrens folklore


01 Sep 06 - 03:53 PM (#1824880)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Mo the caller

Same song is in Digitrad as Paper of pins, and Madam will you walk.


02 Sep 06 - 02:20 AM (#1825202)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: GUEST

avion


23 Sep 14 - 04:47 PM (#3663125)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: GUEST,mendy nicholson

where are all the cool songs for 12 years old kids


23 Sep 14 - 05:18 PM (#3663131)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: Spectacled Warbler

This might be worth a try


http://www.efdss.org/efdss-the-full-english/learning-programme/learning-resources


Joy


24 Sep 14 - 01:29 PM (#3663362)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: GUEST,Rahere

That link's out of date, it's now here


25 Sep 14 - 11:33 AM (#3663619)
Subject: RE: English traditional songs for children
From: GUEST,Rahere

And there's an entire section on TraditionalMusic.

For teenagers, why spare them? Get them playing an instrument and stuck into the main course. The conflict of the sex stereotypes in no end of ballads suits them down to the ground!