Home on the Range

Info This is the state song of Kansas (U.S.). Lyrics (Melody by Daniel E. Kelley, Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley, 1870s) 1. Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,Where the deer and the antelope play,Where seldom is heard ...

Goodbye Old Paint

Lyrics (Charley Willis, 1800s) My foot in the stirrup, my pony won’t stand,I’m a-leavin’ Cheyenne, I’m off for Montan’. RefrainGoodbye, old Paint, I’m a-leavin’ Cheyenne,Goodbye, old Paint, I’m a-leavin’ Cheyenne, 2. I’m a ridin’ old Paint, I’m a-leadin’ old Dam,Goodbye, little ...

Old Folks at Home (Suwannee River)

This song has roots in oppression. More info Blackface minstrel songs Minstrel show Taking Racist Songs Out of Music Education Find different songs        

Animal Fair

Info As early as 1898, this song was sung by American sailors. (source) Lyrics (Folk song) I went to the animal fair,The birds and the beasts were there,The big baboon by the light of the moonWas combing his auburn hair,The ...

All the Pretty Little Horses

This song has roots in oppression. More info history of the song meaning of the second verse of the song Taking Racist Songs Out of Music Education Find different songs        

I Had a Rooster

Lyrics (Folk song) Had a little rooster by the barnyard gate,That little rooster was my playmate.That little rooster went cock-a-doodle doo,Dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle dee doo. Had a little cat by the barnyard gate,That little cat was my ...

Git on Board

Lyrics (African American Spiritual) RefrainGit on board, little children, (repeat twice)There’s room for many a-more. The Gospel train’s a-comin’I hear it close at handI hear the car wheels rumblingAnd rolling through the land. Refrain See also Culture: African American Spirituals Subject: ...

Little Miss Muffet

Lyrics (Folk song) Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffetEating her curds and wheyAlong came a spider and sat down beside herAnd frightened Miss Muffet away. See also Subject: nursery rhymes Meter: 6/8 Scale: hexatonic Tones: drmfst Source: The Child’s ...

Clementine

Lyrics (Percy Montrose, 1884) 1. In a cavern in a canyonExcavating for a mine,Dwelt a miner, forty niner,And his daughter, Clementine. RefrainOh my darling, oh my darling,Oh my darling, Clementine,You are lost and gone foreverDreadful sorry, Clementine. 2. Light she ...

Sourwood Mountain

Lyrics (Folk song) Chicken’s crowing on Sourwood Mountain,Hey ho, diddle-um day.So many pretty girls, I can’t count ’em,Hey ho, diddle-um day. See also Country: Southeastern States (US) Harmony: partner song with Little Red Caboose / Orff arrangements / chords I ...
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