Gonna Sing My Head Off!: American Folk Songs for Children

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A.A. Knopf, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 145 pages
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"Work songs, love songs, ballads and blues, lullabyies, spirituals, protest songs, and sheer nonsense make up this entertaining collection of 62 traditional and contemporary favorites. The exuberant illustrations manage to be both familiar and dramatic and range in tone from comic exaggeration to understatement and unashamed sentiment. Informal notes at the head of each song give something about history, origin, performance, and possibilities for variation. The notes also express the sense of connection with ordinary people's lives that is at the heart of this collection."--Booklist (starred)

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GONNA SING MY HEAD OFF!: American Folk Songs for Children

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Citing the splendid Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947, o.p.) as inspiration, Krull gathers 60 lively favorites, old and new, with contemporary appeal—protest and work songs, games and dances ... Read full review

Contents

ARKANSAS TRAVELER Arkansas
4
CASEY JONES KentuckyMississippi
11
CLEMENTINE California
20
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Aint Gonna Study War No More South
26
FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD South
32
THE FROZEN LOGGER Northwest
38
GOING TO THE ZOO Chicago
45
RIDE AN OLD PAINT TexasOklahoma
52
IVE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD South
59
JOHN HENRY West Virginia
67
OLD JOE CLARK South
81
SHELL BE COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN Midwest
94
SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE California
108
TIS A GIFT TO BE SIMPLE New York State
122
YANKEE DOODLE New England
135
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