Tell Us A Tale Tunes

12 January 2014


Theme: Over The River & Through The Woods

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

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

Train Time, Forrest City Joe, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Freight Train Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Monkey and the Engineer, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

Wabash Cannonball, Dan Zanes and Bob Weir, House Party, Festival Five Records

Rock Island Line, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Train Is A Coming, Pete Seeger, American Folk, Game and Activity Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Yippie-Yi-Yi And Away We Go, Riders in the Sky,  Saddle Pals, Rounder

The Tennessee Stud, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Bucky the Bucking Bronco, Gene Autry, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

A Horse Named Bill, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma), Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones and Charlotte Greenwood, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Horse and Buggy, Sweet Honey In the Rock, All For Freedom, Music For Little People

Row Row Your Boat, Dr. John, New Orleans Playground, Putumayo

Sail Away Ladies, Nobody’s Darlin’, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Run Molly Run, Sweet Honey in the Rock, I Got Shoes, Music For Little People

Barefootin’, Robert Parker, A Child’s Celebration of Soul, Music For Little People


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, January 18, 2013.

Classic 20th Century Stories…

The Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf
Illustrator: Robert Lawson
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-67424-9

Song: Simple Gifts
Artist: Jan Smith (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Blueberries For Sal
Author: Robert McCloskey
Illustrator: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Viking Press; ISBN 0-670-17591-9

Song: Blueberry Pie
Artist: Bette Midler
CD: Every Child Deserves a Lifetime

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artists: Sugar Beats

Caps For Sale, a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business
Author: Esphyr Slobodkina
Illustrator: Esphyr Slobodkina
Publisher: Harper and Row; ISBN 0-201-09147-X

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

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House; ISBN 0-394-80092-3

Song: Don’t You Push Me Down
Artist: Taj Mahal

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