Folk-Ways U.S.A.

A Prgressive Series Of American Songs, Scenes, and Sketches - Book 1

Arranged by Elie Siegmeister
Text by Elie Siegmeister
Student Book
Performing Ensemble: Piano with Instrument
Item Number: 410-41033
Number of Pages: 30
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Siegmeister wrote this collection of piano pieces with his own children in mind, thinking about what they would enjoy playing on the piano. He based the series on American folk songs due to “the beauty of the music; beacuase of its strong appeal to the Americna imagination; because it presents certain technical and musical features of great interest to the modern mind(i.e. modal scales, changing meters, syncopation, etc.); and because it is a means of introducgint the child to the point of view of the American composer.” Volume 1 is meant for beginning players and includes tunes based on songs such as “Down in the Valley,” “The Mocking Bird” and “One, Two, Three O’Leary.”

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Arranger Siegmeister, Elie


Go Tell Aunt Nancy
I Cash Clothes
I Had a Cat4
Phoebe in Her Petticoat
Once I Had an Old Gray Mare
I Won't Go to "Casey's"
Sliding on the Ice
The Rooster and the Hen
Grandma Grunts
Oh, Where, Oh, Where
Skip to My Lou
Apples, Peaches
When I Was Single
Policeman, Policeman
The Mocking Bird
One, Two, Three O'Leary
Pretty Maiden
A Fly and a Flea
The Darby Ram
Green Gravel
Hippety Hop to the Barber Shop
Petticoat Lane
My Mother Went to Germany
Down in the Valley
The Merry-go-round
Go In and Out the Window
Pop Goes the Weasel
The Shad
Goodbye, Old Paint
Two Green Frogs
True Love
It Ain't Gonna Rain
Down the Mississippi
The Streets of Lardeo
The Cuckoo Waltz
Go Shake Yourself