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Calling old folkies!

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impecuniousmarmoset Tue 10-Sep-13 20:50:47


As an inveterate old folk enthusiast and musician I reckon my kids are starting to be old enough to be properly welcomed into the fold! So I was thinking of compiling a CD of 'essential' folk songs for them.

If I have let's say 15 songs to play with...what would come top of your list? Not talking about children's folk songs - they've been subjected to those since being in the wombsmile - but still fairly accessible.

Got as far as thinking a couple of protest songs (say Where have all the flowers gone?, Last night I had the strangest dream), some feminist songs (Gonna be an Engineer), some 'trad' songs (Wild Mountain Thyme). But have got stuck!!


AndMiffyWentToSleep Wed 11-Sep-13 18:51:10

Historical ones eg Harriet Tubman or Blackleg Miner?
Or general classics (for me anyway):
Wild Rover
Whiskey in the jar

impecuniousmarmoset Wed 11-Sep-13 19:36:18

aha! I was starting to fear that there were no old folkies on MNsmile Thank you, those are great suggestions esp blackleg miner - I remember my dad singing that one to me!

Editededition Wed 11-Sep-13 19:54:35

One Misty Moisty Morning
The Wife of Usher's Well
Maggie Cockabendie

Pistillate Fri 04-Oct-13 23:25:47

Oh maids when you're young never wed an old man

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