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If you are interested in Arts Education, Children's Health, and Society the National Children's Folksong Repository is a public folklore project will preserve what is left of our oral culture.
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. Use this site to donate your song or chant. Support the THE NCFR CAUSE
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National Children's Folksong Repository
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Bryn Mawr College

Retired Upper Merion School Board Member,
Montgomery, County PA

Upper Merion Area School District Inspiring Excellence - Royalty free Music

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Retired Assistant Professor of Information Science
University of the Sciences Philadelphia, PA

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