By Bergerac

Expert settings of 25 American people classics through a widely known composer and arranger for younger pianists. contains remarkable Grace, charisma Lee, Blue Tail Fly, The present to Be uncomplicated, move Down Moses, Pop is going the Weasel, Shortnin' Bread, and candy Betsy from Pike.

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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. The Old Chisholm Trail Cowboy’s Story-Song Play the BLACK KEYS ONLY.

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! the derry-o! The farmer takes the wife. ) The wife takes the child … The child takes the nurse … The nurse takes the dog … The dog takes the cat … The cat takes the rat … The rat takes the cheese … The cheese stands alone. Turkey in the Straw Early American Fiddle Tune Deep River Spiritual Down by the Riverside Congregational Song The Yellow Rose of Texas Confederate Marching Song INTRODUCTION Short‘nin’ Bread Song of the American South Polly-Wolly-Doodle Early Minstrel Song Go Down, Moses (Let My People Go) Freedom Song of the American Negro Maryland, My Maryland!

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. Here are different eras of the great American past, and different places where those long-gone families and friends gathered for all sorts of reasons: to ride the prairie, to fight a war, to dance and play, or just to have a good time. We thank all of those unknown poets and musicians for the kind gift of words and music they left behind for us.

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