Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose - Songs and Stories From My Childhood

Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose - Songs and Stories From My Childhood

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Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose - Songs and Stories From My Childhood

by Jean Ritchie with Susan Brumfield, with pictures by Maurice Sendak

Book/CD pack. A collection of songs, rhymes and stories recalled by Jean from her own childhood. The youngest of 14 children in a singing family from Viper, Kentucky, she grew up surrounded by the ballads, hymns, play-party songs, singing games and dulcimer tunes. This anthology contains transcriptions of the songs sung by Jean on the enclosed CD, annotations and notes on the songs, and related stories. The recordings include Jean singing for famed collector Alan Lomax in the 1940s and '50s and for Brumfield in the 2000s. Richly illustrated with family photos from Jean's childhood, and photos by her husband, photographer and filmmaker George Pickow, this book is a fascinating window into the musical beginnings of a true American treasure. Hardcover. 104 pp.

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Songs At Home:

  • Churning Song
  • Darby's Lamb (The Darby Ram)
  • God Bless the Moon
  • Hush, Little Baby
  • Swing-a-Swong

Counting-Out and Other Rhymes:

  • A Guessing Game
  • A Man of Words and Not of Deeds
  • Blindman's Bluff
  • Froggy in the Meadow
  • Jean, Jean Had a Machine
  • Georgie Bum-Borgie
  • Jaybird, Jaybird, Sittin' on a Limb
  • Take It Off or Knock It Off
  • Trot-a-Little Horsie
  • William Tremmytoe

Scoolyard Play and Singing Games:

  • Among the Little White Daisies
  • Chick-to-ma, Chick-to-ma Cranie Crow
  • Go In and Out the Window
  • Golden Ring Around the Susan Girl
  • Green Gravel
  • Jenny, Put Your Kettle On
  • King William
  • London's Bridge
  • Mommy, Mommy I Am Sick
  • Old Roger is Dead
  • Poor Little Kitty Puss
  • The Old Soap Gourd
  • Two Dukes A-Rovin'
  • Who Killed Cock Robin?

Just for Fun: "Straight Songs:"

  • Bandyrowe (Kitty Alone)
  • Bangum Rid by the Riverside
  • Big Glass Doll
  • Built My Love a Fine Brick House
  • Dance to Your Daddy
  • Jemmy Taylor-O
  • Killy Kranky
  • Mama Told Me (Old Shoe Boots)
  • Mammy Had An Old Goose
  • My Good Old Man
  • Old Daddy Grumble
  • Old King Cole was a Jolly Old Soul
  • Old King Quine
  • Skin and Bones
  • Soldier, Soldier
  • The Hunting Tale
  • The Tree in the Valley-O
  • Where Are You Going, Little Birdie?

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