Ring Games: Line Games and Play Party Songs of Alabama

Ring Games: Line Games and Play Party Songs of Alabama

Various Artists FW07004 / FC 7004

"Miss Mary Mack" may once have been one of the most universally sung children’s songs in the United States, but many of the other wonderful tunes in this collection remained local. The ring songs, line games and party songs were recorded in rural Alabama before desegregation.

Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Music; American Folk; Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Circle games; Folk songs--United States; Music--Juvenile

Download Liner Notes

101 Mary Mack Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:58
102 Bob a Needle Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 0:53
103 Watch That Lady Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:17
104 Old Lady Sally Wants to Jump Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 0:48
105 Loop de Loo Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:43
106 Green Green Rocky Road Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:30
201 Rosie Darling Rosie Brown's Chapel School 1:35
202 I Must See (Amasee) Brown's Chapel School 1:33
203 Bluebird Pilgrim Church School (Ala.) 1:11
204 May Go 'Round the Needle East York School (Ala.) 2:34
205 Stooping on the Window East York School (Ala.) 1:08
206 Charlie Over the Ocean East York School (Ala.) 0:59
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