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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 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.

Track Listing

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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