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Re: Garden songs

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Garden songs
  • From: Dboek@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 21:58:50 EST

Garden songs? For starters, of course, there is The Garden Song by Dave 
Mallett, a wonderful song indeed. Then there is all the good stuff by the 
Banana Slug String Band, especially Dirt Made My Lunch and Decomposition (and 
I'm A Tree, and lots lots more). Then there are oodles of folk songs and 
ecology songs. I'd pick up a copy of 'Rise Up Singing' and poke around in 
there. Even Raffi has a nice one, Evergreen ever blue. I like singing ecology 
songs. I like 'Never swat a fly' in the Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band version 
(Maria Muldaur does a version, too). Last but not least, right off the top, 
is The Carrot Seed, now known as a book but originally it was sort of a sung 
story- try to find it. Good luck. Let your folksinger friend know about these 
tunes, they are all choice. Mallett has a website (I think Pete Seeger helped 
make the song famous), and www.bananaslugstringband.com gets you to the 
inimitable Slugs, who are right now having a CD sale.

Have fun,

Don Boekelheide
Charlotte NC
(who is back in the classroom again (the fool), where his class of 24 third 
graders can bellow out Dirt Made My Lunch so loudly it echoes from Asheville 
to Charleston.)

> Dear All- I am looking for some garden songs for a kids' garden party we 
>  planning in Jan.-Feb.- either the written music or tapes/CDs/artists. We 
> have 
>  a wonderful folk singer in our neighborhood- but her repertoire isn't 
>  music but can sing anything and can teach the kids the songs. Any ideas 
>  there? Thanks---jill jones, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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