Listed on the Educational Cyber playground, this is a list of 100 well-known songs, from the National Children's Folksong Repository. How many of these do you know? Your kids? Older relatives? It's humbling to realize that with each generation, these songs are slowly being forgotten. Children of past generations knew nearly all of these songs by heart. While we have at our fingertips any song we could desire through the internet, we seem to be losing the ability to learn and to pass on songs from our families' and our nation's heritage. I encourage you to take a shot at singing one of these traditional songs for your kids...someday they'll thank you for it.
A Tisket, A Tasket All the Pretty Little Horses Bought Me A Cat (the cat pleased me) Bingo Did You Ever See A Lassie Eency, Weency Spider Farmer in the Dell, The Hickory, Dickory Dock Hokey Pokey, The Hush Little Baby (don't say a word, papa's ...) Rockaby Baby (in the treetops, when the wind...) If You're Happy and You Know It Looby Loo Mary Had A Little Lamb Muffin Man Mulberry Bush Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow Oh! Dear! What Can the Matter Be? Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone Old John the Rabbit Old MacDonald Polly Wolly Doodle Pop! Goes the Weasel Ring Around the Rosies Row, Row, Row Your Boat She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain Take Me Out to the Ballgame There's a Hole in the Bucket This Little Light of Mine This Old Man Three Blind Mice Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Wheels on the Bus, The All Night, All Day Amazing Grace Aura Lee Away in a Manger Billy Boy Camptown Races Cindy Clementine Columbia, Gem of the Ocean Cotton-Eyed Joe Crawdad Song Dixie Down by the Riverside Down in the Valley Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill! Erie Canal, The Follow the Drinkin' Gourd Frog Went A-Courtin', A Go Down, Moses Go Tell Aunt Rhody Go Tell it on the Mountain God of our Fathers Goober Peas Goodbye, Old Paint He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Home on the Range I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray I've Been Workin' On the Railroad Jim Along, Josie Blue Tail Fly, The Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Kum Ba Yah Liza Jane Michael Row the Boat Ashore Oh, Susanna Old Chisholm Trail Old Folks At Home (Way down upon the Swanee River, far, far away) Onward Christian Soldiers Over the River and Through the Woods Rock-A-My-Soul Shenandoah Shoo Fly Shortnin' Bread Simple Gifts Silent Night Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Susie, Little Susie Sweet Betsy From Pike Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Water is Wide, The We Gather Together When the Saints Go Marching In You Are My Sunshine America America, the Beautiful Battle Hymn of the Republic God Bless America Marines' Hymn (From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli) Star-Spangled Banner, The Caissons Song This Land is Your Land When Johnny Comes Marching Home Yankee Doodle You're A Grand Old Flag