Do You Know These 84 Folksongs?
SAVE THE 84 SONGS - PASS IT FORWARD HEAR AND TEACH SONGS
- Primal Oral Culture - 'primary orality' = orality of a culture totally untouched by any knowledge of writing or print. It is 'primary' by contrast with the 'secondary orality' of present-day high technology culture, in which a new orality is sustained by telephone, radio, television and other electronic devices that depend for their existence and functioning on writing and print. Today primary culture in the strict sense hardly exists, since every culture knows of writing and has some experience of its effects. Still, to varying degrees many cultures and sub-cultures, even in a high-technology ambiance, can preserve much of the mind-set of primary orality.
- Traditional folksongs as well as Children's Playground game songs and chants belong to the Primal Oral Culture the culture totally untouched by any knowledge of writing or print, knowledge passed along from person to person.
DID YOU KNOW?
AS OF 2008
- Folksong Lyrics Reflect Culture and help us examine our common social heritage as well as specific events in our personal life and in American History.
- Folksong Lyrics can give the music teacher a means for working with other teachers to integrate music into social studies and humanities.
- Folksong Lyrics are example of oral history and social commentary. America's cultural heritage chronicles the exploits of Jesse James and other nineteenth century outlaws.
- Folksongs never meant historical accuracy but the events may be supplemented by journals, wikipedia, newspapers, and then these audio reports placed in context make resonable audio reports that introduce American cultural history.
- Folksongs carried elements of social criticism and political discontent about war, freedom, equality, brotherhood, love and justice.
- Folksongs carry information about historical events like murders, trials, wars, financial problems, the bomb, politicians, and assassinations.
- Within the boundaries of cyberspace, messages distort content via uncontextualized transmission, but the Oral Tradition shows how oral methods allow a child to focus, even with all the distracting media that is shouting for their attention, but also improves the quality, stability and integrity of content transmission.
- BOOMERS / X / Y / Z
- LIST OF THE 84
- PAST 100 KNOWN
- FIND SONGS
Y and Z GENERATION 2007 COLLEGE STUDENT TODAY
- 97% own a computer
- 94% own a cell phone
- 76% use Instant Messaging.
- 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
- 34% use websites as their primary source of news
- 28% own a blog and 44% read blogs
- 49% download music using peer-to-peer file sharing
- 75% of college students have a Facebook account 
- 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod.
Dr. Ward used information from the elderly study to determine, of those 100 songs, which were most frequently taught to children growing up in America between 50-100 years ago.This created a recommended song list (84 songs).
See the recommended song list of 84 songs
GENERATION X - Y - AND Z DON'T KNOW THEIR FOLKSONGS
A recent nationwide survey found school music programs are allowing generations-old lullabies, and historical children's and folk songs to be ignored.
Marilyn Ward, did the research for her doctoral dissertation in music spring of 2002.
“The study found that, overall, the vast majority of young people could not sing patriotic, folk and children's songs, because teachers who teach them at all frequently don't go over the songs enough for students to learn them,” she said.
“Most students could not be expected to sing from memory songs such as 'Home on the Range,' 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' or “Bingo.'”
Ward surveyed 4,000 music teachers nationwide from elementary to high school in the summer and early fall of 2002 about how much they taught and how well their students knew by memory 100 well-known songs considered representative of the American heritage.
Few students can even sing the national anthem, the study found.
Children in the United States aren't singing the songs of their heritage,
an omission that puts the nation in jeopardy of losing a longstanding and rich part of its identity.
DO YOU KNOW THESE SONGS??
THEN SING YOUR SONG INTO THE ARCHIVE
100 CHILDREN'S SONGS KNOWN IN THE PAST
A Tisket, A Tasket
All the Pretty Little Horses
Bought Me A Cat (the cat pleased me)
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
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow
Oh! Dear! What Can the Matter Be?
Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone
Old John the Rabbit
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
Away in a Manger
Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
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
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
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
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
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, 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
This Land is Your Land
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
You're A Grand Old Flag
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Boomer's Grand Parents born between 1870's - 1910's?
1890--Jesse Walter Fewkes records the Passamaquoddy Indians off the coast of Maine. This is the first field use of the newly-invented recording machine.
- First Nation and Hymes
- 1790's Origins of Hillbilly Music Story, Roots of Moonshine, Whiskey Rebellion - Amber Waves of Grain. 1796 Irish American Stephen Foster - America's Troubadour, Etymology of Hillbilly and Race Terms of Music Story, Origins of Gospel Music
- Sacred Harp
- Jim Crow
- Roots of Rap 1861
- Wassail History Culture of Honor connections between charivari, rough music and forerunners of the KKK in American Southern history
Boomer's Parents born between 1910's - 1920's?
AS OF 2008
Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and now 44 to 62 years old.
Generation X born between 1965 and 1979 and now 29 to 43 years old.
AKA MTV Generation (1975-1985)
- 75 percent of todays (2008) elementary school children have Xer parents.
- Generation X parents, are more likely to try to arrange their work around their family life.
- When they describe the time they spend as a family, its not enough for them just to be together physically.
- They want opportunities to connect with each other and build their family relationships.
- They place more emphasis on experiences that provide fun and learning for them and their kids and less on trying to create the best mini-me in town.
- Xer fathers have almost doubled the amount of time theyre spending with their children, at home and at play. Learning is less of a competitive sport.
Generation Y were born between 1980 and 1995 and are now 13 to 28years old. If the years 1978–2000 are used, as is common in market research, then the size of Generation Y in the United States is approximately 76 million.
Generation Z born after 1997 aka Net Generation "the first generation to be born into a digital world".