Over the Garden Wall: Songs & Games from England (Book/CD)


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by Susan Brumfield.

Over the Garden Wall, complied by Dr. Susan Brumfield, is a one-of-a-kind collection of thirty-eight traditional children’s songs, rhymes and games from England, beautifully illustrated with rare photos from the past, along with the fresh faces of children from today. The enclosed CD contains authentic field recordings collected in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, along with new recordings of children from schools in villages, towns and cities throughout the UK. Second in a series of volumes designed to bring scholarly research and practical application together in one anthology, this book is perfect for use in both home and school. Parents and children will enjoy exploring past, present and future through England’s rich heritage of musical play, while teachers will find activities for the classroom. Over the Garden Wall includes historical references for each song, pedagogical indices and suggestions for developing a literacy-based music curriculum. Ideally suited for teaching musical skills, this collection provides a ìvocabularyî of music and play from which children can draw today.

Suggested for grades 1-6.

Song List:

  • Andy Pandy
  • Bluebells, Cockleshells
  • Bobby Bingo
  • Cock Robin
  • Down In The Meadow
  • Em Pom Pi
  • England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • Goodbye, Mary, While You’re Away
  • The Grand Old Duke Of York
  • Here Comes Mrs. Macaroni
  • Here We Go Looby Loo
  • Hey Little Lassie, Will You Have Me?
  • House To Let
  • I Call In My Very Best Friend
  • I Sent A Letter To My Love
  • I’m A Bow-Legged Chicken (The Tennessee Wig-Walk)
  • I’m A Texas Girl
  • I’ve Been To Holland (Turn The Glasses Over)
  • Johnny, Get Up And Light The Fire
  • King William Was King David’s Son
  • Look At That Old Silly Woman
  • Mary Malaga
  • Matthew, Mark, Luke And John
  • Mother Bought A Chicken
  • Mrs. One Goes In
  • Mrs. Red Went To Bed
  • Mrs. White Had A Fright
  • The Muffin Man
  • My Father Is The Captain (Of The Plaine-Colonio)
  • My Girl’s A Corker
  • One Two Pom Pom (The More We Are Together)
  • One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Over The Garden Wall
  • Rosy Apple, Lemon And A Pear
  • There Was A Lovely Princess
  • Three Times Around Went Our Gallant Ship
  • Up A Ladder, Down A Ladder
  • What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf?


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