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This Ol' Man This Ol' Man
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This Ol' Man has never sounded like this before! In an incredibly clever way, Greg has taken the original song into some unpredictable directions, resulting in a novelty number that is an absolute... view details
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All the Beautiful Colors All the Beautiful Colors
arr. Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Choristers Guild

An uplifting original melody and lyrics are partnered with this traditional folk tune which is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The accessible partner song format of this multicultural... view details

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$1.95
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$27.95
Rattle My Rattle Rattle My Rattle
arr. Susan Brumfield - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Woody Guthrie children's song unfolds into a sonic celebration of rhythm and melody! Repeated phrases, nonsense syllables, rattles, temple blocks, tambourine, rhythm bones and foot stomping will... view details

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Zum Gali Gali Zum Gali Gali
arr. Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

Don't miss this fresh, tasty setting of a traditional Israeli folk song scored for a cappella voices, flute, and hand drum. Inventive, with spoken chants woven throughout, this is accessible with limited... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$1.95
TB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Crawdad Song Crawdad Song
arr. John Leavitt - Choristers Guild

Accessible voice parts coupled with hand claps and toe taps help create this lively, energized arrangement of an American folk song favorite. Call-and-response phrases with contrary motion and terraced... view details

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$2.10
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$27.95
The Water Is Wide The Water Is Wide
arr. Rollo Dilworth - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Water Is Wide and Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie fit beautifully together in this gospel setting for younger choirs! It's an awesome way to introduce young singers to the style - the harmonies... view details
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The Wayfaring Stranger The Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This popular spiritual sings of a plaintive soul on the journey through life. Now available for SATB, this best-selling arrangement has been beautifully set with striking vocal writing, a haunting piano... view details

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The Water Is Wide The Water Is Wide
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

This refreshing arrangement of the popular folksong includes the original words plus an alternate text based on the poem "The Search" by Robert Louis Stevenson. "...As I look out across the sea, a bright... view details
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$1.95
 
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$25.00
Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! Hey! Ho! Nobody Home!
arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

Dating back to sixteenth-century England, Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! was sung by carolers who went from door to door to receive food for their singing, although there is no reference in the lyrics to... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo! Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo!
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

Rhythmic clapping and stomping patterns add to the fun of this lively setting based on the American folksongs Skip to My Lou and Shoo, Fly with the spiritual This Train thrown in for good... view details
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Siyahamba Siyahamba
Traditional /arr. Horace Scruggs - Horace Scruggs

This arrangement of "Siyahamba" gives it an authentic feel that is lively and infectious. It opens with one voice part calling to another to build dramatic chords of invitation.  The traditional South... view details

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Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
arr. Paul Carey - Hal Leonard Corporation

Clap, stomp, shake and sing this lively arrangement of the American folk tune Old Joe Clark. With rhythmic twists, percussion, and movement suggestions, this is a fun showstopper that will be a... view details

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$2.25
The Nightingale The Nightingale
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This early colonial folk song is a variant of the English folk song The Bold Grenadier. The haunting tune and the roots of the text can be traced back to 17th-century England. Dan Forrest's beautiful... view details
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SATB 
$2.65
The Bull Frog The Bull Frog
arr. Lon Beery - BriLee Music Publishing

Your young singers will delight in the nonsense syllables of this clever American folksong setting!  "There was a bull frog living in the spring, sing song Polly won't you ky-me-o.  He had such a cold that he... view details
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Shady Grove Shady Grove
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

Teaching opportunities abound in this irresistible setting of a traditional American folk tune.  The modal melody is pentatonic, the easy ostinato-like countermelodies make part-singing a snap, and there is... view details
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Tailor of Gloucester Tailor of Gloucester
Cyndee Giebler - Henry Leck Choral Series

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EEasy
$1.85
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
arr. Rene Clausen - G. Schirmer, Inc.

This English folk song, also commonly sung throughout the American Revolutionary War, tells the unfortunate eternal story of soldiers going off to war, leaving loved ones at home. Ren Clausen artfully uses the... view details
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Poor Wayfaring Stranger Poor Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Jonathan Rodgers - Walton Music

This seven-minute setting of the American folk hymn is set at a slow pace, expressing a growing intensity along with a sense of hope and expectation. ... view details
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$2.25
I Bought Me a Cat I Bought Me a Cat
arr. Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Now available for two-part or SAB choirs, Sally's fresh treatment of the humorous American folk song is in "add-on" style, with a new animal introduced in each verse.  Each animal sings a distinctive call,... view details
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Mary Had a Little Blues Mary Had a Little Blues
Charles Collins - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

This incredibly original and clever take-off of the familiar nursery rhyme is bluesy and fun all the way, with plenty of chances for your students to sing "Baa-baa" as they tell the part of the story we never... view details
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MEMedium Easy
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Soldier Soldier
arr. Roger Emerson - Hal Leonard Corporation

This contemporary treatment of the American folksong Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier captures the poignant emotions of those left behind in time of war. Turbulent accompaniment patterns, vocal ostinati... view details
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The Papaya Song The Papaya Song
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

Kids will love performing with shakers in hand during this island-flavored Calypso song, arranged especially for developing two-part singers. A terrific way to shake things up and bring the house down!

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$1.85
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$27.99
 
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$39.99
Old Dan Tucker Old Dan Tucker
arr. Neil Ginsberg - Heritage Music Press

Add some zest to your next concert with this playful, hoedown-style arrangement. The clever accompaniment sparks new life into the tune, and everyone gets to sing the melody. This sparkling folksong setting is... view details
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