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Children's Song Favorites

By Alex Usher

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Children's Song Favorites composed by Alex Usher. For All Instruments. Squareback saddle-stitched, SongBook. Children. Beginning. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99937).

ISBN 9780786668779. Children. 8.5 x 11 inches.

Children's Song Favorites is a collection of 75 songs for children of all ages, most of them from the folk tradition. They have been collected over more than fifty years by a professional folk singer, who is also a mother and grandmother. Each song has the melody line, complete lyrics and suggested accompaniment chords for guitar or other instrument. Many of them are unusual— for example, all 13 verses of "The Three Blind Mice," "Hail to Britannia" (a British nursery rhyme song), and for older children, "Chopo, My Pony" (a cowboy song), "Old Thompson's Mule" (of minstrel origin) and "The Housewife's Lament." Audience requests have persuaded the author to include two pieces she has written—"The Doll Song" and "The Solution to Pollution." More than three-quarters of the songs involve audience participation, making this an ideal repertory resource for teachers and youth leaders. A few descriptive sentences, sometimes with suggestions for creative activity, precede each song. The songs are arranged alphabetically, and an extra table of contents lists the songs by categories: animals, cowboys and the West, creative activity, dance tunes, history, holidays, quiet time, and teaching. Although this book was designed primarily for children, the author regularly uses many of these songs with grown-up audiences.

  • Aikin Drum 
  • Alphabet Song, The 
  • Away, Idaho 
  • Babes in the Woods, The 
  • Barnyard Song 
  • Betty Brady 
  • Bib-A-Lolly-Boo 
  • Big-Eye Br'er Rabbit 
  • Billy Grimes 
  • Carrion Crow, The 
  • Chopo, My Pony 
  • Circus Song, The 
  • Cluck Old Hen 
  • Cock Robin 
  • Coulter's Candy 
  • Crocodile Song, The 
  • Darby Ram, The 
  • Deaf Woman's Courtship, The 
  • Down by the Bay 
  • Doll Song, The 
  • Father Grumble  
  • Five Times Five 
  • Fly, The 
  • Fod! 
  • Frog and the Crow, The 
  • Frog He Would A-Wooing Go 
  • Grandma's Advice 
  • Greenland Whale Fishery, The 
  • Ground Hog 
  • Hail to Britannia 
  • Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog 
  • Hole In the Bucket 
  • Honduran Lullaby 
  • Housewife's Lament, The 
  • Hush, Little Baby 
  • In Good Old Colony Times 
  • Jennie Jenkins  
  • Jesus, Tender Shepherd 
  • Johnny Sands 
  • Kicking Mule, The 
  • Limerick Song 
  • Little Pigs 
  • Mister Fox 
  • Nickety Nackety 
  • Nick Nack Paddy Whack 
  • Oats And Beans 
  • Oh, Mother, How Pretty the Moon Is Tonight 
  • Old Dan Tucker 
  • Old Dumpty Moore 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Old Man Came Over the Lea, The 
  • Old Thompson's Mule 
  • Old Woman All Skin and Bones 
  • Old Yellow Slicker I Wore on the Range, The 
  • On Ilkla Moor Baht Hat 
  • Opossum, The 
  • Perrie Merrie Dixi Domini 
  • Polly Wolly Doodle 
  • Revolutionary Tea 
  • Robin-A-Thrush 
  • Snow Bird, The 
  • Soldier, Soldier 
  • Solution to Pollution, The 
  • Swapping Song, The 
  • Three Blind Mice 
  • Three Craws 
  • Three Flies 
  • Three Funny Maidens 
  • Three Jovial Huntsmen 
  • Washing Day, The 
  • What Are Little Boys Made Of? 
  • When I Was A Little Boy 
  • Whizz Fish, The 
  • Willie's Lullaby 

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