Topic | Folk Song Recommendations

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  • Dianapatrice
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    Looking for some recommendations for folk songs. I was looking on Ambleside Online, and most seemed obscure (at least to me).

    My oldest has just started school this year. So we have done: ‘Happy Wanderer’, ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’, ‘Jingle Bells’, and just started ‘Froggie Went A-Courtin’ ‘

    We are not very talented singers (yet 😉 ), so simple and able to find versions on youTube is best!

    Thank you!

    totheskydear
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    Funiculi, Funicula

    My Grandfather’s Clock

    Greensleeves

    Patriotic songs: Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Let My People Go

    I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

    Mamatoto
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    We have been working through Wee Sing America.  The first half of the CD/book contains patriotic songs; the second half contains pioneer/cowboy/railroad songs etc.  I highly recommend this collection!!

    Dianapatrice
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    Thank you!

    cnewby
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    Some that my kids really love:

    I’se the B’y

    Land of the Silver Birch

    Greensleeves

    Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie

    The Old Man

    Froggie Went A’Courtin

    Lemme know if you want more!

    cnewby
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    The Keys of Canterbury

    Waltzing Matilda

    King Kong Kitchie Kitchie

    The Outlandish Knight

     

    (OK. Done now. ;o) )

    Sarah Smiley
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    Another good resource is the children’s album by Pete Seegar. My children adore it and so do my husband and I. Elizabeth Mitchell is another artist I so enjoy and she covers many folk songs. Keep on the sunny side, This land is your land, You are my sunshine, Lavenders blue, Down by the riverside, Follow the drinking gourd, The farmer in the dell, Micheal row the boat ashore, Big rock candy mountain (clean version), Home on the range, and We shall overcome are some we like, plus so many more. I like singing nursery rhymes in song form for the littlest ones.

    Michelle
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    Today my daughter was singing Billie Barlow, and commented that the rat tail probably made him throw up.

    We also like Downtown Races, English Country Garden, That’s a Nice Field of Turnips.

    (The Outlandish Knight really threw my kids off LOL)

    Dianapatrice
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    Thank you, all, for taking time to give suggestions. It is a great help!

    sahervey
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    One that you’ll never be able to get out of your head is Lavender’s Blue. Also, English Country Garden.

    Nora Fries
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    The YouTube channel “folksandhymns” has been great help for the AO selections.

    TurcarTribe5
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    I prefer Wildwood’s Songs over Ambleside Online’s. Its the only thing I use from Wildwood’s website. They have a Specific list for 1B/1st grade that we will be using next year.

    Wings2fly
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    We like Pa’s Fiddle and Happy Land cds of music from Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    This is a nice song list.  Can anyone recommend any albums you like with these songs?  I did order a Pete Seegar children cd.  Thanks!

    Wings2fly
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    My Grandfather’s Clock, English Country Garden, and The Outlandish Knight sound particularly interesting.

    Harterhouse
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    Music in Our Homeschool has a folk song course you could sample and see the titles of the songs she chose for it. Gena had all her subscribers vote for their favorites to include.

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