Archive for 'Singalong Programs'

That Old Time Religion

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of hours spent in church, those downhome country ones with plenty of pies for the fellowship dinners, little old ladies who were everyone’s grandmother, and the beginnings of lifelong friendships. And the music! Whether we were “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” or “Standing on the Promises”, it was [...]

Oktoberfest: Polkas and Waltzes

Oktoberfest begins near the end of September.  From Munich, Bavaria, to New Ulm, Minnesota, they’ll be hopping and gliding to the accordion tunes of the Hoop-de-doo Polka, Blue Skirt Waltz, Waltz Across Texas, Springtime in the Rockies, Tennessee Waltz, and Who Stole the Kishka.   The celebration dates from the marriage of King Ludwig I and [...]

The Seekers

Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger, and Bruce Woodley were four Australians who in 1962 formed the group “The Seekers” for a wonderfully successful foray into the folk and pop music fields, at one concert singing to 200,000 of their compatriots.  They had hits like “Georgy Girl”, “I Know I’ll Never Find Another You”, and [...]

Songs of Love

Was “Have I Told You Lately” your song?  Did you “Fall to Pieces” over “Aura Lee”, “Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair”, or “Danny Boy?”  If you did, this song collection will bring it all back.  This songbook is perfect for February and Valentine’s Day, with old favorites like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Till [...]

Songs of Yesteryear IV

Here’s the fourth in the Songs of Yesteryear series, covering such familiar favorites as “Red Sails in the Sunset”, “Frankie and Johnny”, and “Hot Diggity, Dog Diggity.”  We’ll remember Roy Orbison with “Blue Bayou”, Dean Martin with “That’s Amore”, and Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman with “As Time Goes By.”  We can get optimistic with [...]

Songs of the Civil War

There’s nothing like war to bring out the songwriters, and the Civil War brought out the songwriters.   Men like George F. Root, James Bland, Patrick Gilmore, and Henry Work sent young men marching to the recruiting offices to the tune of “We Are Coming, Father Abraham”, or citizens campaigning with “Lincoln and Liberty”, The boys [...]

Railroad Songs

Few things provoke more wistful thinking than a railroad whistle.  From weary hobos to the Wreck of the Old 97, engines and cabooses are an inseparable part of America’s musical history.  Enjoy a “Sentimental Journey,” hear from the “King of the Road,” visit “Petticoat Junction,” and follow the “Wabash Cannonball,” together with dozens of others [...]

Carols of Christmas

Christmas is the best time of the year, and Christmas music is a big reason.   There just couldn’t be any Christmas without “Away In A Manger” and “Silver Bells.”  So “Bring a Torch” and “Deck the Halls.”  Go “Up On The Housetop” and “Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House.”  Thumb your [...]

Irish Songs

The Emerald Isle calls!  Haunting melodies such as “The Isle of Innisfree” and “Down By The Salley Gardens.”  Red-haired colleens in “Sweet Molly Malone”, “My Wild Irish Rose”, and “The Rose of Tralee.”  Songs for the expatriot:  “It’s a Long Way To Tipperary”, “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen”, and “How Are Things In Glocca [...]

Songs From the Country

Like something a little more modern?  Try some good old country music.  Do you like Johnny Cash?  Here are “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”  Patsy Cline?  “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Crazy.”  Hank Williams?  “Your Cheating Heart” and “Hey, Good-Looking.”  Sing about Daddy with “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Daddy’s Hands.”  Repent of [...]

Western Songs

America’s music goes West with its pioneers.  Cowboys and Indians, railroads and gold mines, it’s all in this songbook.  Follow the “Old Chisholm Trail”, see the “Long, Long Trail A-Winding”, hear the lonesome “Cattle Call.”  Marty Robbins tells stories of young cowboys gone wrong in “El Paso” and “The Streets of Laredo.”  The Sons of [...]

Military and Patriotic Songs

Stand up!  The flag is passing by!  From Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”, we remember all that is good about our country and remind us of all the soldier sacrifices that have preserved it for us.  Each conflict had its music:  “Yankee Doodle” (Revolutionary War), [...]

Safari Songs

Back to elementary school with this songbook!  Do you recall “The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly?” or the story of “Bill Grogan’s Goat?”  If you were a Girl Scout, you probably sang “Kookaburra” and if you were a Boy Scout, “The Bear Went Over The Mountain.”  Burl Ives told about the “Animal Fair”, the [...]

Hymns and Gospel Songs

Every famous singer out there grew up on hymns and gospel songs.  Here they are, from “In Sweet By and By” to “The Old Rugged Cross.”  Remember your mother calling you home for “Suppertime”, and bygone days in Sunday school with “This Little Light of Mine.”  Relive the days of tent meetings and the sawdust [...]

Songs from Musicals

A delightful collection of music from those wonderful Broadway musicals of the forties and fifties, with a little help from Shirley Temple (“On the Good Ship Lollipop”), George M. Cohan (“Give My Regards to Broadway”), and Walt Disney (“Bibbidee, Bobbidee, Boo”).  Wonder with Tevye (“Fiddler on the Roof”) where the years have gone, say good-bye [...]

Songs of the Fifties

Who could forget the Fifties with “Along Came Jones” and “Alley Oop?”  The kids took over with sock hops and poodle skirts, songs like “Hello, Mary Lou,” “Silhouettes on the Shade,” Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Blueberry Hill,’ “Teenager in Love,” by those groups with the marvelous names:  the Fleetwoods, the Chiffons, the Belmonts, the Crystals, [...]

Songs of Yesteryear III

This collection really puts “A Nickel in the Nickleodeon.”  Reminisce with the Chordettes (“Mr. Sandman”), Gene Autry (“That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine”), and Louie Armstrong (“What a Wonderful World”).  Get familial with the Andrews sisters (“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”), the McGuire sisters (“Sincerely”), the Lennon sisters (“Harbor Lights”), and the Mills brothers (“Yellow Bird”).  Dream [...]

Songs of Yesteryear II

The sequel to Songs of Yesteryear I:  Court your sweetheart cattleman style in “Sioux City Sue”, barbershop style in “Sweet Adeline”, and bicycler’s style in “Daisy Bell.”  Call her up over that newfangled invention, the telephone (“Hello, My Baby”), and go “Cruising Down the River” or “automobubbling” in your “Merry Oldsmobile.”  Drift back in time [...]

Songs of Yesteryear I

Do you remember “Mairzy Doats”, “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue”, and “Shine On, Harvest Moon?”  How long has it been since you sang “Heart of My Heart” with the old gang?  Well, here’s a chance to have some “Sugar in the Morning”, blow “Pretty Bubbles”, take a “Sentimental Journey”, and go “Swinging on a [...]


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