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QUOTE 2006

 

You no longer
hear kids say:

"I know that song"

 

Now all you

hear kids say is:

"I've got that song"

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S FOLKSONG REPOSITORY

The Historic Electronic Online Archive of
folksongs, and playground game songs.

A Public Folklore Project built by the peope of the United States.
Integrate Literacy, Music, and Technology into the classroom.

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playground Chant, Play-Party, Jump Rope,call and response songs, Folksong, Children's Ballads, educational cyberplayground

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SONGS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE YEARS:
PLEASE, DO NOT LINK TO A SOUND FILE DIRECTLY.
To download a sound file right-click file name and choose "Save Target As"

2011

Uno Dos Siesta by the Schneider Family in California who do a Terrific job!! Please send more :-)

Maresy Doots submitted by Cecille from Alberta, Canada. Thanks for your song! We appreciate it, and remember this song too. This song isn't a playground song or a folksong but a popular song titled Mairzy Doats from 1943 based on an English nursery rhyme.

DOWN DOWN BABY
FANTASTIC JOB DONE FROM KYLE WHO HAS THE BEST HEART!! Thanks Thanks Thanks!

HOT DOG

ONE POTATO TWO POTATO

2010

Engine Engine Number Nine (includes let's get the rhythm etc from NY.

2009

All the Playground game songs came from the children at  Camden Center for Youth Development  CCTD, The Middle College Program thanks to vocalist Carla Benson

2007

2006

2005

2003

1978

1970 Collected by Bernie DeKoven Philadelphia, PA

1954

1939 Collected by John and Ruby Lomax on a road trip

1927

Early 1900's

1878

frank lambert

Listen to Frank Lambert record the first human voice in history on a phongraph. Frank Lambert was a French - American inventor. Lambert was born in Lyon, France and then moved to the United States in 1876 and became a citizen in 1893. Lambert is currently in the Guinness World Book of Records for the oldest playable recording on a machine called the Phonograph. Lambert was also famous for inventing the modern typewriter.

 

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