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A Treasury of Songs for Young People by Meg Peterson (99906)

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A Treasury of Songs for Young People
for Autoharp, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, and Keyboard
By Meg Peterson

The songs in this book are familiar to children of all ages. They include not only traditional children's songs, but also rounds, cowboy tunes, and popular Christmas songs. They have been arranged in the keys that are most suitable for singing, and can be played in a variety of styles using only the words and the accompanying chords. In cases where there are two versions of a particular tune, both have been included. If one version is not well known, however, the most widely used melody is selected. The songs are written as lyrics with chord symbols only; no music notation is provided.

About the Author
Meg Peterson is the premier Autoharp teacher in the U. S. She has introduced thousands of people-- teachers, students, young and old-- to the delights of this versatile instrument. She has spent the last thirty years collecting and transcribing traditional and innovative ways to play the autoharp, which has resulted in the writing and arranging of thirty books. In her first method book, written in 1965, she introduced her own scoring tablature that has become universal to all autoharp pickers, from beginners to advanced players. Since the autoharp arrived on the musical scene relatively recently, as musical history goes, very few people had learned to do anything with it, except push buttons and stroke. Meg, therefore, invented many of the strums and new techniques shown in her books, using existing guitar and banjo patterns as guidelines, and transcribed them in a way that is playable on the autoharp. As a result, the autoharp has come into its own as an integral and respected part of country and bluegrass combos. Meg has travelled widely, giving workshops as far away as Australia, England, and South Africa, and has been a judge at the Walnut Valley Festial in Winfield, Kansas.
In July 1995 Meg was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame "for her exceptional contribution to the autoharp community." Meg is also a violinist and was educational director of Oscal Schmidt International for 15 years. During that time she worked extensively with music educators, classroom teachers, music therapists and special educators, showing them how to use the autoharp in their teaching programs. Ms. Peterson also served as executive director of Music Education for the Handicapped for six years, during which time she ran three international symposia.

Song List

  • Baa! Baa! Black Sheep
  • Rig Rock Candy Mountain
  • Billy Boy
  • Blow the Man Down
  • Bought Me a Cat
  • Clementine
  • Did You Ever See a Lassie?
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Eency Weency Spider
  • The Farmer in the Dell
  • Father’s Whiskers
  • The Fox
  • Froggie Went A-Courtin’
  • Go In and Out the Window
  • Goober Peas
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Hey, Lolly, Lolly
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Hush, Little Baby
  • Jack and Jill
  • Jenny Jenkins
  • Jim Along Josie
  • Jimmy Crack Corn
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • Kum By Yah
  • Lavender’s Blue
  • Lazy Mary
  • Lightly Row
  • Lil’ Liza Jane
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • Looby Loo
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Michael Finnegan
  • Mister Rabbit
  • The More We Get Together
  • The Muffin Man
  • The Mulberry Bush
  • New River Train
  • Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow
  • Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
  • Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Old McDonald Had a Farm
  • Over the River and Through the Woods
  • Paw Paw Patch
  • Pick a Bale of Cotton
  • Pop goes the Weasel
  • Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
  • Rig-a-Jig Jig
  • Ring Around the Rosy
  • Rockabye Baby
  • Sailing, Sailing
  • She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain
  • Shoo, Fly, Don’t Bother Me
  • Shortnin’ Bread
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • Skip to My Lou
  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep
  • Susie, Little Susie
  • Ten Little Indians
  • This Old Man
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Chairs to Mend
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Frere Jacques
  • Hey, Ho! Nobody Home?
  • I Love the Mountains
  • Hi! Cheerily Ho
  • Little Tom Tinker
  • Lovely Evening
  • Make New Friends
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Scotland’s Burning
  • Sweetly Sings the Donkey
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Vine and Fig Tree
  • White Coral Bells
  • Why Shouldn’t My Goose
  • Bury Me Not
  • Git Along Little Dogies
  • Goodbye, Old Paint
  • Old Texas
  • Red River Valley
  • Streets of Laredo
  • Angels We Have On High
  • Away in a Manger
  • Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
  • Children Go
  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
  • The First Noel
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Pat-A-Pan
  • Silent Night
  • Up on the Housetop
  • The Wassail Song
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas


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