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Allen, W. F.; Ware, C. P.; Garrison, L. M. 1867. Slave songs of the United States. New York: A. Simpson & Co.
American folk songs for teaching. Oakland, CA: Holy Names University, Department of Music, Kodaly Program.
If you can possibly make a pilgrimage to the Holy Names University library, by all means, do so.
Ames, L. D. 1911. The Missouri play-party. Journal of American Folklore 24: 295-318.
Andre, E. 1979. Sing and be joyful: Enjoying music with young children. Nashville: Abingdon.
Archer, J. B. 1925. Girl Scout songs. New York: Girl Scouts, Inc.
Armitage, M. T.; Dykeman, P. W.; Pitcher, G.; Rossman, F. A.; & Vandevere, J. L. 1941. Our first music. Boston: C. C. Birchard.
Arnold, B. 1950. Folksongs of Alabama. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press.
Arnold, D. & Scholes, P. A. 1983. The New Oxford Companion to Music. New York: Oxford University Press.
Asch, M. 1967. Mississippi Headstart Program. Asch Records Album #701. New York: Asch Records.
Baker, T. 1976. Uber die Musik der nordamerikanischen Wilden [On the music of the North American Indians]. Buren: Knuf.
If you are looking for short monotone songs for the very beginner, you can find 9 of them on pages 134 and 136.
Ballanta-Taylor, N. G. G. 1925. Saint Helena Island spirituals. New York: G. Schirmer.
Ballard, L. W. 1973. American Indian music for the classroom: Teacher's guide. Phoenix, AZ: Canyon Records.
Barton, W. E. 1899a. Hymns of the slave and freedman. New York: Lamson, Wolffe & Co.
_____. 1899b. Old plantation hymns. New York: Lamson, Wolffe & Co.
Beall, P. C. & Nipp, S. H. 1988. Wee sing silly songs. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan.
Beckwith, M. 1922. Folk-games of Jamaica.
Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College.
Bertail, I. 1966. Complete nursery song book. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Bierhorst, J.; Densmore, F; Schoolcraft, H. R.; & Servello, J. 1974. Songs of the Chippewa. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Bley, E. S. 1979. Best singing games for children of all ages. New York: Sterling Publishing Co.
Boatner, E. 1927. Spirituals triumphant old and new. Nashville. TN: Sunday School Publishing Board.
Boette, M. 1971. Singa hipsy doodle: And other folk songs of West Virginia. Parsons, WV : McClain.
Bolton, D. G. 1929. Old songs hymnal. New York: Century Co.
Botkin, B. A. Collection, Love Library, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Botkin, B. A, 1937. The American play-party song with a collection of Oklahoma texts and tunes. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska.
Botkin, B. A. Collection, Love Library, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska.
Botsford, F. H.  1930. Songs of the Americas: From the Botsford Collection of Folk-Songs. New York: G. Schirmer.
Bradford, L. L. 1978. Sing it yourself: 220 pentatonic American folk songs. Sherman Oaks, CA: Alfred Publishing Co.
The author went through 88 sources to collect these songs.
The songs are arranged in order from narrowest to widest range.
Recorder teachers may be especially interested in the first 15 songs on the first 5 pages, all of which use only B, A, and G.
The entire book is available on-line in pdf format here.
Brady, E. 1975. All in! All in! Dublin: Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann, Ancolaiste Ollscoile.
Brewster, P. G. 1936. Game-songs from Southern Indiana. Journal of American Folklore 49: 243-262.
Bronson, B. H. 1962. The traditional tunes of the Child Ballads. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 4 vol.
Brocklehurst, B. 1968. Pentatonic song book. London: Schott & Co., Ltd.
Has few pattern songs and few songs in a narrow range. For either the music teacher or the recreational leader, Bradford (1978) might be preferable.
Brown, F. W. & Boyd, N. L. 1915. Old English and American games. Chicago: Saul Brothers.
Browne, R. B. 1979. The Alabama folk lyric: A study in origins and media of dissemination. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.
Burlin, N. C.  1919. Negro folksongs: Hampton series. 4 vol. New York: G./ Schirmer.
Burnett, M. 1975. Dance down the rain, sing up the corn: American Indian chants and games for children. San Francisco : R and E Research Associates.
Burton, T. G. & Manning, A. N. 1967. The East Tennessee collection of folklore. Johnson City, TN: East Tennessee State University.
Carmer, C. L. & Stringham, E. J. 1942. America sings: Stories and songs of our country's growing. New York: A. K. Knopf.
Cass-Beggs, B. & Cass-Beggs, M. 1969. Folk lullabies; 77 traditional folk lullabies from every corner of the world. New York: Oak Publications.
Chamberlain, D. B. & Harrington, K. P. 1900. Songs of all the colleges. New York: Hinds & Noble.
Chambers, H. A. 1953. The treasury of Negro spirituals. London : Blandford Press. Chase, R.  1971. American folk tales and songs. New York: Dover Publications.
_____ & Tolford, J. 1949. Singing games and play party games. New York: Dover Publications.
Choksy, L.  1999. The Kodaly method. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 2 vol. The first volume has an appendix consisting of folk songs arranged in order of difficulty. Last I heard, Choksy had retired from the music teaching profession to operate a bed-and-breakfast resort. I hope the bed-and-breakfast business gained as much as the music teaching profession lost.
_____. 1981. The Kodaly context. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Like Choksy 1974, contains an appendix consisting of folk songs arranged in order of difficulty.
Christenson, A. & Buechner, R. n. d. You can sing it yourself. Washington, DC: Folkways Records.
Chroman, E. 1970. Songs that children sing. New York: Oak Publications.
Cleveland, J. J. & Nix, V. 1981. Songs of Zion (Supplemental Worship Resources: 12). Nashville: Abingdon Press.
Cohen, L. Y. 1928. Lost spirituals. New York: Walter Neale.
Cohen, M. 1966. 101 plus 5 folk songs for camp. New York: Oak.
Colcord, J. 1924. Roll and go. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co.
Collings, H. C. & Hall, V. B. 1955. Georgia's heritage of song. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
Commins, D. B. 1941. Lullabies of many lands. New York: Harper & Bros.
Courlander, H. 1960. Negro songs from Alabama. New York: Oak Publications.
Cox, J. H. 1942. Singing games. Southern Folklore Quarterly 6: 183-261.
Creighton, H. 1966. Songs and ballads from Nova Scotia. New York: Dover.
Cub Scout songbook. 1969. Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America.
Dallin, L. & Dallin, L. 1966. Heritage songster. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Co.
_____ & _____. 1967. Folk songster. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Co.
Darian, S. 1994. Seven times the sun: Guiding your child through the rhythms of the day. San Diego: LuraMedia.
Written for parents in the Waldorf curriculum. Although not primarily a song book, contains several pentatonic songs. Some are written by the author, some are gathered from other sources. For the reader's convenience, the tone row is given for each song.
Davis, A. K. 1929. Traditional ballads of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press.
Densmore, F. 1913. Chippewa music. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 53.
_____. 1922. Northern Ute music. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 75.
_____. 1929. Pawnee music. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 75.
Dett, R. N. 1927. Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute. Hampton, VA: Hampton Institute Press.
_____. 1936. The Dett collection of Negro spirituals.. 4 vol. Chicago : Hall & McCreary Co.
Diton, C. R. 1930. Thirty-six South Carolina spirituals. New York: G. Schirmer.
Dykema, P. W.; Earhart, W.; McConathy, O.; Dann, H. 1929. Twice 55 plus community songs : the new brown book enlarged to contain 175 songs and choruses with responsive readings. Boston: C.C. Birchard.
Edet, E. S. n. d. Songs for children from New York City. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways.
Edet, E. S. 1978a. The Griot sings. New York: Publishing Center for Cultural Resources.
_____. 1978b. Songs for children from New York City. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways.
Ehret, G. K. & Evans, W. 1964. The international book of Christmas carols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Emrich, M. V. & Korson, G. G, 1974. The child's book of folklore, New York: Dial.
Erdei, P. & Komlos, K. 1974. 150 American folk songs to sing, read, and play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes.
Songs arranged in a developmental sequence. Heptatonic songs start on page 66.
Evanson, J.  1960. Folksongs of an industrial city. In Korson, G., ed. Pennsylvania songs and legends. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press: 423-466.
Fenner, T. F. 1874. Fifty cabin and plantation songs. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons.
_____ & Rathbun, F. G. 1901. Cabin and plantation songs : As sung by the Hampton students. New York: Knickerbocker Press.
Fife, A. E. & Alta, S. 1969. Cowboy and Western songs. New York: Clarkson N. Potter.
Fisher, W. A. 1924. 70 Negro spirituals Boston: Oliver Ditson.
Flanders, H. H. & Olney, M. 1968. Ballads migrant in New England. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press.
Fletcher, A. C. 1898. Indian songs and music. Journal of American Folklore 11, 41 (April): 85-104.
_____. 1915. Indian games and dances with native songs: Arranged from American Indian ceremonials and sports. New York: AMS Press.
Ford, I. W. 1940. Traditional music of America. New York: E. P. Dutton.
Fowke, E. 1969. Sally go round the sun. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
A good source of rhymes and camp songs.
_____. 1977. Ring around the moon. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.
Freedman, G. 1962. Mitch Miller community song book. New York: Warner Brothers Publications.
Freedman, R. 1963. Come for to sing. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Gagne, D. 1997. Singing games children love. 2 vol. Red Deer, AL: Themes & Variations.
Contains original songs and adaptations of folk songs. Some of the adaptations may be offensive to folk song purists.
Gainer, P. W., ed. 1963. The West Virginia Centennial Book of 100 Songs. West Virginia Centennial Committee on Folklore.
Gardner, E. E. 1920. Some Play-Party Games in Michigan. Journal of American Folklore 33: 91-133.
_____ & Chickering, G. J.  1967. Ballads and songs of southern Michigan. Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates.
Giglio, V. 1984. Southern Cheyenne women's songs. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.
Gillington, A. E. 1909. Old Surrey singing games and skipping-rope rhymes. London: J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd.
Girl Scout Pocket Songbook. 1956. n. c.: Girl Scouts of the USA.
Glass, P. 1968. Songs and stories of the North American Indians: With rhythmic indications for drum accompaniment. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Glazer, T. 1980. Do your ears hang low? 50 more musical finger plays. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Gomme, A,. B.  1964. The traditional games of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 2 vol. New York: Dover.
_____. 1969. Children's singing games. London: Novello.
Gottschalk, L. F. 1904. Merry songs for little folks. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser.
Written at a time when ethnic humor was more acceptable than it is now.
On pages 11-13, contains a song entitled "The Chinee Man." If you use the song, use it very carefully. If you don't use the song, it is available for your amusement.
Greenburg, P. 1967. Head Start. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Grissom, M. A. 1969. The Negro sings a new heaven. New York, Dover Publications.
Hall, D. 1963. Orff-Schulwerk: Singing games and songs. New York: Associated Music Publishers.
Hallowell, E. 1901. Calhoun plantation songs. Boston: C. W. Thompson.
Harbin, E. O. 1927. Paradology: Songs for fun and fellowship. Nashville, TN: Cokesbury Press.
Harlow, F. P. 1962. Chanteying aboard American ships. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette.
Harrop, B. 1976. Okki-tokki-unga: Action songs for children. London: A. & C. Black.
Hein, Sr. M. A. & Choksy, L. 1978. The singing book--beginning level. San Francisco: Renna/White Associates.
Heller, R. n. d. Christmas: Its carols, customs and legends. Minneapolis: Schmitt, Hall & McCreary.
Henry, M. E. 1932. Still more ballads and folk-songs from the Southern Highlands. Journal of American Folklore 45: 1-176.
Hinton, T. E. 1963. Music time. Johnson City, TN: East Tennessee State College.
Hudson, A. P. 1936. Folksongs of Mississippi and their background, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Innes, J. 1981. "I Am Loved" and other piano arrangements
(with optional rhythm accompaniment). Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Co.
Contains an arrangement of "I have decided to follow Jesus" on pp. 17-19.
Isham, C. S. 1921. Games of Danville, Va. Journal of American Folklore 34, 131 (January-March): 116-120.
Jackson, B. 1972. Wake up, dead man. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Jackson, G. P. 1937. Spiritual folk songs of early America. New York: J. J. Augustin.
_____. 1939. Down-east spirituals and others: 300 songs. Locust Valley, NY: J. J. Augustin.
_____. 1952. Another sheaf of white spirituals. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press. _____. 1975. White and Negro spirituals. New York: Da Capo Press.
Johnson, G. B. 1968. Folklore from St. Helena Island.
Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates, Inc.
Johnson, J. R. & Johnson, J. W. 1925. The book of American Negro spirituals. New York: Viking.
_____ & _____. 1926. The second book of American Negro spirituals. New York: Viking.
By the composer and lyricist of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Both of these books are now available in a 2002 single-volume reprint.
Johnston, R. 1984. Folk songs North America sings: A source book for all teachers. Toronto: E. C. Kerby, Ltd.
Joiner, D. 1977. A pentatonic travelogue: Through holidays, moods and seasons. Dimmitt, TX: Dwight Joiner.
Songs for voice and Orff ensemble.
Just the thing for the teacher who has trouble finding songs for any holiday besides Christmas.
With permission of the composer's family, the entire book is reproduced in pdf format here
Jones, B. & Hawes, B. L. 1972. Step it down! New York: Harper & Row.
Kaiser, K., ed. 1979. Carols of Christmas. Waco, TX: Word Inc.
Karpeles, M., ed. 1974. Cecil Sharp's collection of English folk songs. New York: Oxford University Press.
Keeling, R. 1992. Cry for luck. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Keetman, G.; Regner, H.; & Orff, C. 1982. Music for children: Based on Carl Orff-Gunild Keetman Musik fur Kinder. New York: Schott Music Corp.
Kennedy, R. E. 1925. Mellows, New York: Albert & Charles Boni, Inc.
Kenney, M. 1975. Circle round the zero. St. Louis, MO: Magnamusic-Baton.
This is a delightful collection of jump rope songs, clapping songs, ball-bouncing songs, and more. The authors of this book actually went out in the field and collected these songs from children.
Just one disadvantage: the songs collected from the children tend to start in musical pitch, but to change to speech. This might limit their usefulness. You may or may not decide to set the spoken portions to music, depending on your views regarding authenticity.
Knierim, J. Quintenlieder--Introduction to the mood of the fifth.
Written for the Waldorf curriculum. Vendor's notes read: "Kindergarten. For adults who wish to sing and dance with their young children in the kindergarten or at home. An essential book for the kindergarten teacher.
44 pp. Softbound."
Kodaly for beginners. 1973. Wellesley, MA: Kodaly Musical Trainng Institute. 2 vol.
Kolb, S. & Kolb, J. 1948. A treasury of folk songs. New York: Bantam Books.
Kraus, R. G. 1957. Play activities for boys and girls, six through twelve:
A guide for teachers, parents, and recreation leaders. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kurath, G. n. d. Religious customs of modern Michigan Algonguins. Unpublished manuscript, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society Library.
Kutlowski, E. 1968. Sentimental old time Christmas hymns, songs and carols. Danvers, MA: Tower Press, Inc.
Landeck, B. 1950. Songs to grow on: A collection of American folk songs for children. New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corp.
_____. 1969. Echoes of Africa. New York: David McKay.
_____. & Crook, E. 1969. Wake up and sing! Folk songs from America's grass roots. New York: Edward B. Marks.
Langstaff, J. M. 1969. Hi-ho, the rattlin' bog. New York: Harcourt Brace & World.
_____. 1973. Shimmy shimmy coke-ca-pop! A collection of city children's street games and rhymes. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
_____; Barab, S.; & Johnson, J. 1974. The season for singing, American Christmas songs and carols. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Langstaff, N.; Langstaff, J. M.; & Pienkowski, J. 1970. Jim along, Josie: A collection of folk songs and singing games for young children. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Larrick, N. 1972. The wheels of the bus go round and round: School bus songs and chants. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books.
Lawrence, V. B., ed. 1970. The Wa-Wan Press. 5 vol. New York: Arno Ross.
Lebret, E. 1985. Pentatonic songs. The Waldorf Association of Ontario.
Written for the Waldorf curriculum. Vendor's notes read "Preschool--2nd grade. This collection of 46 songs satisfies the teachers' need for material written in this particular scale. 38 pp. Softbound."
Linscott, E. H. 1939. Folk songs of old New England. New York: Macmillan.
Logan, W. A. 1955. Road to Heaven: Twenty-eight Negro spirituals. University of Alabama Press.
Lomax, A. 1960. Folk songs of North America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Lomax, J. A. & Lomax, A. 1934. American ballads and folk songs. New York: Ludlow
_____; _____; Seeger, R. C.; Thompson, H. W. 1941. Our singing country: A second volume of American ballads and folk songs. New York: Macmillan.
Lowe, H. C. 1976. The choristers' round book: A collection of early American rounds. Dallas, TX: Choristers Guild.
Luboff, N. & Stracke, W. 1969. Songs of man: The international book of folk songs. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Lynn, F. 1963. Songs for swingin' housemothers. San Francisco: Fearon Publishers.
Marais, J. & Marais, M. 1960. Folk song jamboree. New York: Ballantine Books.
_____ & _____. 1964. World folk songs. New York: Ballantine Books.
Marsh, J. B. T. 1903. The story of the Jubilee Singers: Including their songs. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
Mason, L. 1845. Hallelujah. New York: Mason Brothers.
Matterson, E. M. 1969. Games for the very young; finger plays and nursery games. New York: American Heritage Press.
The songs in this book seem to be original songs on the part of the author rather than folk songs. None of the songs found in this book are found in any other source.
McColl, A. et al. 1965. This is music. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
McDowell, L. L. & McDowell, F. L. 1937. Songs of the old camp ground. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc.
_____ & _____. 1947. Memory melodies; a collection of folk songs from
middle Tennessee, n. p.: Smithville, TN.
McIlhenny, E. A. 1933. Befo' de war spirituals: Words and melodies. Boston: Christopher Publishing House.
McIntosh, D. S. 1957. Singing games and dances. New York, Association Press.
_____. 1974. Folk songs and singing games of the Illinois Ozarks. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
Meyer, H. E. 1942. Southern spirituals from White singers. Southwest Texas State Teachers College, Masters thesis.
Milberg, A. 1976. Street games. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Millen, N. 1943. Children's games from many lands. New York: Friendship Press.
Miller, C. C. 2001. Pentatonic partners: Songs and activities for the music classroom. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corp.
Contains 9 folk songs and 1 original song, each with an Orff arrangement, a piano accompaniment, lesson plans, and game instructions.
The book also provides is a song sheet which the copyright owner permits the user to copy. The 1 original song is in two contrapuntal treble parts.
For each of the 9 folk songs, the book also provides song sheets for songs which could fit as quodlibets.
It is a good idea, but the price is a little steep.
Mitchell, D. & Biss, R. 1970. The gambit book of children's songs. Boston: Gambit, Inc.
Mull, J. B. 1975. Our recorded songs. Knoxville, TN: Mull Singing Convention.
Nash, G. C. & Rapley, J. 1988 Holidays and special days. Van Nuys, CA : Alfred Publishers.
National jubilee melodies. c1923. Nashville, TN: National Baptist Publishing Board.
Newell, W. W. 1963. Games and songs of American children. New York: Harper Brothers.
Nichols, E. 1983. Orff instrument source book. Melville, NY: Belwin Mills.
Odetta, B. L. 1963. Odetta at Town Hall. Santa Monica, CA: Vanguard Records VRS 9301
One tune more. 1961. Delaware, OH: Cooperative Recreation Service.
Oram, P. & Forder, P. A change in the year.
Written for the Waldorf curriculum. Vendor's notes read "Preschool-2nd grade. Pentatonic songs set to the texts of Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth and other great poets. 52 pp. Softbound."
Owens, W. A. 1936. Swing and turn: Texas play-party games. Dallas, TX: Tardy Publishing Co.
_____. 1950. Texas folk songs. Austin: Texas Folklore Society.
Parrish, L. 1942. Slave songs of the Georgia Sea Islands. New York: Creative Age Press.
Peacock, K. 1965. Songs of the Newfoundland outposts National Museum of Canada Bulletin no. 197. Anthropological Series No. 65.
Perrow, E. C. 1913. Songs and rhymes from the South. Journal of American Folklore 26: 123-173.
_____. 1915. Songs and rhymes from the South. Journal of American Folklore 28: 129-190.
Phillips, B. 1905. Traditional ballads in New England. Journal of American Folklore 18, 71 (October-December): 291-304.
Pietroforte, A. 1965. Songs of the Yokuts and Paiutes. Healdsburg, CA: Naturegraph Publishers.
Pike, G. D. 1974. The Jubilee Singers: And their campaign for twenty thousand dollars. New York: AMS Press.
Piper, E. F. 1915. Some play-party games of the Middle West. Journal of American Folklore 28, 109 (July- September): 262-289.
Pitts, L. B.; Glenn, M.; Watters, L. E.; & Wersen, L. G. 1959. Singing every day. Boston: Ginn & Co.
Poston, C. 1988. A book of Christmas carols. New York: Prentice Hall.
Poston, P. 1970. The Second Penguin Book of Christmas Carols. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books.
Raffi.  1993. A young children's concert with Raffi. Scarborough, ON: ABM Group.
Raffi & Yamamoto, J. 1987. The Raffi singable songbook : a collection of 51 songs from Raffi's first three records for young children. New York: Crown Publishers.
Randolph, V. 1929. The Ozark play-party. Journal of American Folklore 42, 165 (July-September): 201-232.
_____. 1982. Ozark folksongs. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 4 vol.
Reed, W. L. 1967. The second treasury of Christmas music. New York: Emerson.
Rees, O. 1959. Tunes for the music makers. London: Hohner--Education Department.
Rhodes, W. n. d. Music of the American Indians. L 34. Washington, DC: Libary of Congress Recording Laboratory.
Rinzler, E., ed. 1978. Old Mother Hippletoe: Rural and urban children's songs. New York: New World Records.
Ripley, F. H. & Heartz, H. L. 1908. Song development for little children. Boston: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
Ritchie, J. 1964a. Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book. New York: Henry Z. Wallick, Inc.
_____. 1964b. The Newport folk festival songbook. New York : Alfred Music.
Rodeheaver, H. 1918. Rodeheaver's planatation melodies. Chicago: Rodeheaver Co.
_____. 1936. Southland spirituals. Chicago: Rodeheaver Co.
Rohrbough, L. 1939. American folk dance. Delaware, OH: Cooperative Recreation Service.
_____.  1968. Handy play party book. Delaware, OH: Cooperative Recreation Service.
Roseberry, E. 1969. The Faber book of carols and Christmas songs. London: Faber & Faber.
Rosewig, A. H. 1879. Illustrated nursery songs and games. n. c.: W. F. Shaw.
Russ, J. 1966. Clump-a-dump and snickle snack. Mercury Press/Fellowship Community, New York.
Written for the Waldorf curriculum. Vendor's notes read "Kindergarten and Grade 1. These pentatonic songs are useful for rhythmic games and plays, as the content of the songs are of fairy tales and the festivals. 47 pp. Softbound."
Ryback, S. 1958. Puerto Rican children's songs in New York. Midwest Folklore 8: 5-20.
Sackett, S. J. & Nowal, L. 1967. Cowboys and the songs they sing. New York: W. R. Scott.
Saletan, T. 1977. Singin' down the road. Los Angeles, CA: Western Instructional Television.
Sandburg, C. 1927. The American songbag. New York: Harcourt, Brace.
Scarborough, D. 1925. On the trail of Negro folk-songs. Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates.
Schinhan, J. P., ed. 1957. The Frank C. Brown collection of North Carolina folklore. vol. 4:
The music of the ballads. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Schmidt, E. von. 1963. Come for to sing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Schwartz, T. n. d. 1, 2, 3 and a zing, zing, zing. FC 7003. New York: Folkways Records.
Scudder, M. L. 1852. Wesleyan psalmist. New York: Lane & Scott.
Seeger, P. n. d. Skip rope. FC 2029. New York: Rolkways Records.
_____. 1952. The caroler's songbag: Christmas folk songs and best-loved carols as sung by the Weavers. New York: Folkways Music Publishers.
Seeger, R. C. 1950. Animal folk songs for children: Traditional American songs. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
_____. 1953. American folk songs for Christmas. New York: Doubleday.
Sharp, C. J. 1920. Pulling chanteys. London: Novello & Co., Ltd.
_____. 1923. Nursery Songs from the Appalachian Mountains. Vol. 2, Second Series. London: Novello & Co. Ltd.
_____ & Karpeles, M. 1932. English folk songs from the Southern Appalachians. 2 vol. London: Oxford University Press.
_____ & _____. 1968. Eighty English folk songs from the Southern Appalachians. Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shekter, M. 1988. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Elephant show. #21: Hobby. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films.
Silber, I. 1968. Folk song festival: 47 favorites to play and sing. New York: Oak Publications.
_____. 1971. The season of the year. New York: Oak.
Singing in the living tradition. 1993. Unitarian Universalist Association.
Sing out! 1975. Richmond, BC: Provincial Educational Media Centre.
Skean, M. H. 1939. Circle left! : folk-play of the Kentucky Mountains. Ary, KY: Homeplace.
Songs for children from New York City. 1978. New York: Folkways Records.
Songs of Zion 1981. (Supplemental Worship Resources: 12). Nashville: Abingdon.
Spanish-American singing games of New Mexico. 1940. Works Progress Administration.
Spenney, S. D. 1921. Riddles and ring-games from Raleigh, N. C. Journal of American Folklore 34: 110-115.
Stecher, W. A. & Mueller, G. W. 1941. Games and dances for exercises and recreation. Philadelphia, PA: Theodore Presser Co.
Stimson, A. K. 1945. Cries of defiance and derision, and rhythmic chants of West Side New York City, 1983-1903. Journal of American Folklore 58: 124-129.
Stoeltje, B. J. 1978. Children's handclaps: Informal learning in play. Austin: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
Stuart, W. B. 1972. Gambling music of the Coast Salish Indians. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada.
All of the songs in this book are sung while playing a guessing game, called slahal, played by Native Americans in the Vancouver area. The rules of the game are explained in the text.
It might be fun to hold a special event in which the visitors play the game while the music students supply the music.
Sur, W. B. et al. 1967. This is music. 8 vol. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Tartt, R. P. 1953. Ring games, line games and play party songs of Alabama. Washington, DC: Folkways Records.
Taylor, M. C. 1946. Rounds & rounds. New York: William Sloane Associates.
_____ & Dyk, C. 1977. The book of rounds. New York: Dutton.
Has a collection of rounds using do mi so do which could not only be used as rounds but combined as quodlibets.
This is music Macmillan Co. of Canada
Thomas, J. & Leeder, J. A. 1939. The singin' gatherin'; Tunes from the southern Appalachians. New York: Silver Burdett Co.
Thurman, J. & Hazlewood, R. 1957. The Gilwell camp fire book: Songs and yells from fifty years of Scouting. London : C. Arthur Pearson.
Tobitt, J. E. 1946. The ditty bag. Pleasantville, NY: Janet E. Tobitt.
Trent-Johns, A. 1944. Play songs of the deep South. Washington, DC: Associated Publishers.
Turner, I.; Factor, J.; & Lowenstein, W. 1978. Cinderella dressed in yella. Richmond, Australia: Heinemann.
For spoken rhymes, the best book on the market.
The book contains an abundance of rope-jumping and ball-bouncing rhymes.
Vander, J. 1988. Songprints: The musical experience of five Shoshone women. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Warren, J. 1983. Piggyback songs: New songs sung to the tune of childhood favorites. Everett, WA: Totline Press.
These three books by Jean Warren are collections of new lyrics to familiar songs.
Some were written by the author, some were submitted by other teachers, day care workers, and recreational leaders. They contain songs for all occasions, including seasons and holidays.
Each book contains numerous treatments of familiar pentatonic songs.
For example, this book contains 15 treatments of Mary Had a Little Lamb.
Barney Dinosaur's closing song was borrowed from this book.
_____. 1984. More piggyback songs: New songs sung to the tune of childhood favorites. Everett, WA: Totline Press.
_____. 1985. Piggyback songs for infants and toddlers: New songs sung to the tune of childhood favorites. Everett, WA: Totline Press.
Although this book is written especially for preschoolers, many of the songs are applicable to older children also.
Wedgewood, H. L. 1912. The play-party. Journal of American Folklore 25: 268-273.
Wessells, K. T. 1947. Singing games. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Wheeler, M. 1944. Steamboatin' days: Folk songs of the river packet era. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press.
White, N. I., ed. 1962. The Frank C. Brown collection of North Carolina folklore. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 7 vol.
_____. 1965. American Negro folk songs. Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates.
Whitfield, I. T. 1969. Louisiana French folksongs. New York: Doover Publications.
Winn, M. 1966. The fireside book of children's songs. New York: Simon & Schuster.
_____. 1974. The fireside book of fun and game songs. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Wolford, L. J. 1916. The play party in Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Commission.
Wood, A. B. 1930. The song book of the Girls' Friendly Society of the United States of America. New York: The Society.
Work, F. J. 1902. New jubilee songs : as sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University. Nashville, TN: Fisk University.
Work, J. W. 1940. American Negro songs: 230 folk songs and spirituals, religious and secular. New York: Crown Publishers.
World around songs. 1962. Cooperative Recreation Service.
Worstell, E. V. 1961. Jump the rope jingles. New York: Collier Books.
Wyman, L. & Brockway, H. 1916. Lonesome tunes: Folk songs from the Kentucky mountains. New York : H.W. Gray Co.
Wyzga, H. c. 1976. Simple gifts: Songs presented in a sequential order to teach musical concepts based on Zoltan Kodaly's philosophy of music education. n. p. 3 vol.
An unpublished manuscript available at the Holy Names College library.
Yoder, E. 1976. Praises for children. Harrisonburg, VA: Choice Books.
Yolen, J. 1972. The fireside song book of birds and beasts. New York: Simon and Schuster.
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