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The Crawdad Song The Crawdad Song
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

Easy voice parts that alternate then sing together, clever spoken sections with body percussion, and vocal sound effects for frogs and mosquitoes make this American folksong come alive with fun!  Folksong... view details
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Let Her Go-Go I Let Her Go-Go
Douglas Beam - Hal Leonard Corporation

This cheerful song is a Caribbean circle game from Trinidad and Tobago, arranged for young voices and piano or classroom instruments. The octavo includes directions for playing the game, and the setting will... view details
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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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Poor Wayfaring Stranger Poor Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Russell Robinson - Shawnee Press

Now a cappella choirs can sing the popular American folk song in this beautiful, expressive arrangement. It's faithful to the deep feeling of the original, with rich dynamics and some fresh harmonic touches... view details

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Lord of the Dance Lord of the Dance
arr. John Rutter - Hope Publishing Company

With sensitivity and flair, John Rutter has created the consummate arrangement of this Sydney Carter classic! In his music, John perfectly balances the suspenseful sweep and full range of emotions that the... view details
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Poor Wayfaring Stranger Poor Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Keith Christopher - Hal Leonard Corporation

Choirs and ensembles alike will enjoy the down-home setting of this familiar song. The unique sounds of bluegrass bring this traditional folk tune to life, and the effect is truly captivating!  Exceptional in... view details
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Nine Hundred Miles Nine Hundred Miles
arr. Roger Emerson - Hal Leonard Corporation

The plaintive sound of the lonesome train whistle and the longing of the traveler for home are evoked in this well-crafted setting of an American classic. An urgent rhythmic groove and contrasting cello... view details

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Vive l'Amour Vive l'Amour (Vive la Compagnie)
arr. Lon Beery - Alfred Music Publishing

Best known as a popular camp song, this convivial tune about camaraderie and brotherhood is perfect for three-part men! Featuring straightforward choral writing, changing voices and an unforgettably catchy... view details

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Loch Lomond Loch Lomond
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

Enjoy this accessible setting of the well-known Scottish folk song that features contrasts between a more lyrical, lilting section and a sturdy drone accompaniment. Includes an optional flute part.

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Harvest Moon Harvest Moon
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

A true fall concert piece, this is easy to learn at the beginning of the school year. Based on a traditional English folk song, it is ideal for building the important choral skills of blend, balance and... view details

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The Happy Wanderer The Happy Wanderer (Val-de-ri, Val-de-ra)
arr. Dave & Jean Perry - Alfred Music Publishing

Originally composed for a German children's chorus, this folksong from the Swiss Alps is the ultimate happy hiking song. The piano accompaniment includes an optional "secondo" part, so you can use two... view details
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Sail Away, Ladies Sail Away, Ladies
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This traditional fiddle tune is a rollicking celebration of Americana in this well-crafted arrangement for younger mixed choirs. Perform with a live fiddler or the recorded bluegrass track for a spectacular... view details

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Molly Malone Molly Malone
arr. Lee Kesselman - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Known as Dublin's unofficial anthem, this Irish tune is bright and energetic and captures the warm and generous spirit of the Irish people. Like so many Irish folk songs, it tells an endearing story, one... view details

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Old Joe Clark Old Joe Clark
arr. Matthew Armstrong - Alfred Music Publishing

The age-old tale of Old Joe springs to life in this terrific setting for men! Solid part-writing and a rollicking piano accompaniment make this perfect for a lighter moment in any program. Add to the fun by... view details

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