West Indian Folksongs for Children

West Indian Folksongs for Children

Lord Invader FW07744 / FC 7744

Released in 1960, West Indian Folksongs for Children features original compositions by the Trinidadian Calypso singer Lord Invader. Some of the tunes are twists on other classics. For example, "Merrily We Roll Along" has the same melody as "London Bridges Falling Down." But "Ring a Rosy" may not sound quite the same as the version you're used to! The liner notes include the music of each song along with the lyrics. SEE RELATED LESSON PLAN

"Catch the Calypso beat and put it in your feet!"

Year Released 1960
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1960 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Caribbean; Children's
Country(s) Trinidad and Tobago; United States
Subject(s) Music--Juvenile; World music

Download Liner Notes

101 Merrily We Roll Along Lord Invader 4:16
102 Ring a Rosy Lord Invader 4:22
103 Father Christmas Lord Invader 4:37
104 Early in the Morning Lord Invader 3:59
105 Limbo Dance Lord Invader 4:40
201 Bassa Down Lord Invader 5:35
202 See See Oh! Lord Invader 4:50
203 Call Him for Me Lord Invader 5:03
204 Annie Rooney Lord Invader 3:49
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