Tell Us A Tale Tunes

18 August 2013


Theme: Play It Again, But Different

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Frog Went a-Courtin’, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Froggy Went A’ Courtin’, Tex Ritter (and Tex Williams), Two From Texas, MCPS

Frog Went A-Courtin’, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Frog Went Courting, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Froggy Went A-Courtin’, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Frog Went A-Courtin’, Almeda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

The Fox, Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek, Sugar Hill

The Fox, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Fox, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Fox, David Jones and Bill Shute, Widdecombe Fair, Festival Five Records

The Fox, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo’ McCoury, McCoury Music

The Fox, Waco Brothers, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

The Fox, Spider John Koerner, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

The Fox, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang and Tom Proutt LIVE on Tell Us A Tale, April 2003


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 24 August, 2013.

Animal Tales…

The Name of the Tree, a Bantu folktale
Author: Celia Barker Lottridge (retold by)
Illustrator: Ian Wallace
Publisher: M.K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-50490-X

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life
CD: Bill Harley Presents, ‘I’m Gonna Let It Shine’

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck…, an East African folktale
Author: Michael Rosen (retold by)
Illustrator: John Clementson
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71621-4

Song: Deepest Africa
Artists: Chenille Sisters
CD: Teaching Hippopotami To Fly

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Author: Janell Cannon
Illustrator: Janell Cannon
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-80217-7

Song: Friendship
Artist: John McCutcheon (and Cheryl Wheeler)
CD: Bigger Than Yourself

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