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The Fireside Book of Children's Songs collected and edited by Marie Winn, arrangements by Allan Miller, illustrated by John Alcorn.

Published by Simon and Schuster in 1966. Fifth printing.


Songs include - Hush Little Baby / Lazy Mary / All the Pretty Little Horses / Bingo / Go Tell Aunt Rhody / There Was an Old Woman / Eency Weency Spider / The Muffin Man / Pop Goes the Weasel / Six Little Ducks / I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fry / John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt / Fooba Wooba John / Michael Finnegan / If All the Raindrops / The Animal Fair / The Hokey Pokey / A Tisket A Tasket / Skip to my Lou / Kookaburra...... and so many more.


192 pages / 8.75 x 11.25 x .75 inches / 22.3 x 28.5 x 1.9 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

Some wear to the dust jacket ( small tears / color torn away / etc.). The book itself has some staining / ?water staining?.

Discolorations on front endpapers.

Some writing / notes in pencil on the first song.

A few pages have little smudges.


At long last here is the treasury of children's songs that everyone has been waiting for--a book fairly bursting with song and color to enchant the ear, delight the eye and warm the hearts of children everywhere.

More than 100 of the most beloved, the most beautiful, the silliest and the funniest songs have been gathered here. The music has been specially arranged so that even the amateur pianist or guitarist can capture at sight the spontaneous charm and excitement of the songs. And every page sparkles with illustrations which translate the mood of the music into line and vibrant color.

The book is divided into five parts: Good Morning and Good Night, Birds and Beasts, Nursery Songs, Silly Songs, and Singing Games and Rounds. Each section abounds with familiar, well-loved songs of childhood as well as lesser-known but equally appealing songs--both American and foreign (with lyrics in English and in the original language)--to add to the repertoire. Here are songs for every mood: gay songs, sad songs, songs for making noise and songs for the sheer joy of nonsense. There are songs that tell stories and songs for playing games; songs to get things going, and songs to bring any day to a peaceful and happy conclusion.

The Fireside Book of Children's Songs, like it's companion volumes The Fireside Book of Folk Songs and The Fireside book of American Songs, will win the hearts of grownups and children alike. Those who work and play with children will find it a bonanza of fun and fresh ideas. Here is a book that is sure to find a permanent place wherever children and music are welcome.

The Fireside Book of Children's Songs illustrated by John Alcorn


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