Tell Us A Tale Tunes

10 June 2012

Theme: Down on the Farm

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Farmer is the Man, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Old McDonald, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Little Black Bull, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Did You Feed My Cow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Little Dappled Cow, Texas Gladden, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Hey You, Get off of My Cow (Bonus Track), Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Whoa Mule! Can’t Get The Saddle On, Various Seegers, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Whoa Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Four Wet Pigs, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Three Foolish Piglets, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Old Woman and Her Pig, David Jones and Bill Shute, Widdecombe Fair, Festival Five Records

Pig in a Pen, The Get Down Boys, EP (Note: Will be performing at the Southern this Saturday, 16 June, 2012)

My Little Rooster, Alameda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Little Red Rooster, The Myers Sisters, Art of Field Recording Vol. 1 (CD 1), Dust to Digital

Little Red Rooster, Joe Ayers, Official Bootleg, Tuckahoe

The Song Of The One-Legged Chicken, Mark & Mike (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Family Garden, John McCutcheon, Family Garden, Rounder


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Dear Old Dad…

Guess How Much I Love You
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
Publisher: Candlewick Press; ISBN 1-564-02473-3

Song: I Love You (There’s No Doubt About It)
Artist: The Persuasions
CD: On the Good Ship Lollipop

The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey
Author: Aesop
Illustrator: Eugen Sopko
Publisher: North-South Books; ISBN 0-030-05733-7

Song: A Funny Man
Artist: Donovan
CD: Pied Piper

Burgoo Stew
Author: Susan Patron
Illustrator: Mike Shenon
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-05916-2

Song: Do It Together
Artist: Bill Harley
CD: Big Big Trouble

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie DePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

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