Marching Across The Green Grass and Other American Children's Game Songs

Marching Across The Green Grass and Other American Children's Game Songs

Jean Ritchie FW07702 / FC 7792 / AH 752

Jean Ritchie is one of America's finest and best known traditional singers. She grew up in Viper, Kentucky, and is part of the famous “Singing Ritchies of Kentucky.”

On this 1968 recording, Ritchie, accompanying herself on Appalachian dulcimer and guitar, is assisted by her two young sons, Peter and Jon. She presents American children's game songs, many of which she learned and played herself as a child. Others, however, are original compositions, or traditional but with modifications she has found to be helpful.

Liner notes include instructions for playing the games, background information, and the songs' lyrics.

Year Released 1968
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1968 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Appalachian dulcimer; Guitar; Tambourine; Toy instrument
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Music--Appalachian Region, Southern.; Music--Juvenile

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101 Sailor, Sailor on the Sea Jean Ritchie and sons 2:56
102 Pussy Got the Measles Jean Ritchie 2:06
103 Train A Comin' Jean Ritchie and sons 2:03
104 Shady Grove Jean Ritchie 1:34
105 Marching Across the Green Grass Jean Ritchie and sons 2:00
106 All the Little Ones are Sleeping Jean Ritchie 2:43
107 Hunt the Cows Jean Ritchie and sons 2:03
108 Goin' to Boston Jean Ritchie 2:15
201 All You Jolly Huntsmen Jean Ritchie and sons 1:42
202 The Bluebird Song Jean Ritchie and sons 2:41
203 King Quine Song Jean Ritchie 1:55
204 Open the Window Jean Ritchie 2:25
205 Old Raggy Jean Ritchie and sons 1:50
206 Lazy John Jean Ritchie and sons 2:17
207 Bandy Rowe Jean Ritchie 2:50
208 Old Bald Eagle Jean Ritchie 1:24
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