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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nursery Rhymes

I'm reading Dustbury this morning which leads to What do you do with a drunken sailor? which I haven't heard in a zillion years, which leads me to the Roud Folk Song Index, which leads to my making a list of all the tunes I recognize from the list in Wikipedia. The full list has a zillion entries, but the Wikipedia page only lists about 750. Most of them I have never heard of, but then I see one I had forgotten about, which leads to looking at the next page, which leads to another tune I had forgotten about, and so I ended up reading all the way to the end. I was surprised to see how many songs about Robin Hood are in this list. Some of the tunes are just short little nursery rhymes, some have been recorded recently and become pop music hits.

        "The Streets of Laredo" (Laws B1)
        "Frog Went A-Courting"
        "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
        "Green Grow The Rushes Oh"
        "Banks of the Ohio"
        "John Barleycorn"
        "The Elfin Knight" (Child 2) (also "Scarborough Fair")
        "On Top of Old Smoky"
        "London Bridge Is Falling Down"
        "Buffalo Gals"
        "Old McDonald Had a Farm"
        "The Old Gray Mare"
        "Red River Valley"
        "Haul Away Joe"
        "Git Along, Little Dogies"
        "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
        "Old King Cole"
        "Blue Tail Fly"
        "Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow"
        "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean"
        "Blow Ye Winds"
        "Blow the Man Down"
        "Rock-a-bye Baby"
        "Sweet Betsy from Pike"
        "The Ballad of Casey Jones"
        "Poor Wayfaring Stranger"
        "Cripple Creek"
        "Home on the Range"
        "Tom Dooley"
        "Turkey in the Straw"
        "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"
        "Three Blind Mice"
        "Skip to My Lou"
        "The Arkansas Traveler"
        "Tom Dooley"
        "Shortnin' Bread"
        "Shady Grove"
        "Yankee Doodle"
        "Barnacle Bill"
        "There Was a Crooked Man"
        "Pop Goes the Weasel"
        "Auld Lang Syne"
        "The Farmer in the Dell"
        "Midnight Special"
 6487.  "Little Bo Peep"
 6489.  "Hickory Dickory Dock"
        "Big Rock Candy Mountain"
        "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
        "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
        "Polly Put the Kettle On"
 7922.  "The Muffin Man"
 7925.  "Ring a Ring O'Roses"
 7992.  "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"
        "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"
10266.  "Jack and Jill"
        "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
11586.  "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
        "Camptown Races"
        "Michael Row the Boat Ashore"
        "See See Rider"
        "Humpty Dumpty"
13027.  "Little Jack Horner"
        "Sing a Song of Sixpence"
13497.  "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater"
13512.  "Ten Little Indians"
13711.  "Wee Willie Winkie"
13902.  "Jack Be Nimble"
15220.  "Go Tell It On the Mountain"
15472.  "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"
        "It's Raining, It's Pouring"
        "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe"
        "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"
19236.  "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
19334.  "Old Mother Hubbard"
19478.  "Hey Diddle Diddle"
19479.  "Jack Sprat"
19532.  "Georgie Porgie"
19621.  "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son"
19626.  "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
19772.  "As I was going to St Ives"
19777.  "Simple Simon"
        "Little Miss Muffet"

1 comment:

dsdsd said...

All these rhymes are soo lovely and beautiful...You have done great work...Do Your Ears Hang Low