A First Book of American Folk Songs. 25 Favorite Pieces in by Bergerac

By Bergerac

Expert settings of 25 American folks classics by way of a widely known composer and arranger for younger pianists. contains remarkable Grace, air of secrecy Lee, Blue Tail Fly, The reward to Be basic, move Down Moses, Pop is going the Weasel, Shortnin' Bread, and candy Betsy from Pike.

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Civil War Song As We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush Colonial Children’s Play Song This is the way we wash our clothes, All of a Monday morning. This is the way we iron our clothes, All of a Tuesday morning. This is the way we scrub our floor, All of a Wednesday morning. This is the way we mend our clothes, All of a Thursday morning. This is the way we sweep the house, All of a Friday morning. This is the way we bake our bread, All of a Saturday morning. This is the way we go to church, All of a Sunday morning.

As We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush The Old Chisholm Trail For Nicole A FOLK SONG is like a window into the past. Because it was written such a long time ago, it tells us how people felt about things back then. Sometimes the words describe the special look of someone the song writer dearly loved. Sometimes the song is about love of country and the pride of being part of a hardworking, freedom-loving young nation. Some folk songs are deeply religious, and in some the tune and words are just full of fun and nonsense, running over with high spirits.

Billy Boy Folk Song of the Southern Mountaineers Buffalo Gals A Western Square Dance Sweet Betsy from Pike Traditional Wagoneers’ Song Thanksgiving Prayer (We Gather Together) Song of the Early Colonies Skip to My Lou “Play-Party” Dance of the Early Settlers Blow the Man Down! American Sea Chantey I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Traditional American Work Song Blue-Tail Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn) Old Minstrel Tune The Farmer in the Dell Children’s Playing Song 2. The farmer takes the wife, The farmer takes the wife, Heigh ho!

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