Tell Us A Tale Tunes

27 March 2011

Theme: Silly Tunes In Honor Of April Fools’ Day

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Tommy Don’t Lick That Pipe, John McCutcheon, Wintersongs, Rounder

Polly Wolly Doodle, Leon Redbone, Folk Playground, Putumayo Kids

Flea And A Fly In A Flue, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Nappa Presents: Classic Animal Songs (Various), Shout Factory

Go And Hush The Baby, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

Boogers, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No!, Yellow Dog Records

Great Green Gobs, Penn Jillette, Goobers, Vol. 1, Elemental Music

Melinda the Mousie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

I Never Harmed an Onion, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Mayonnaise and Pumpernickel Bread, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

Cartoon Chicken, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Never Cook Your Sister In A Frying Pan, Barry Louis Polisar, Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls, Rainbow Morning Music

Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips, Bruce Springsteen, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

The Old Hen Cackled  and the Rooster Laid the Egg, Mike Seeger (and various nephews), Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Drip Drip Drip, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Arkansas Traveler, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

I am My Own Grandpa, Chet Atkins, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Boogers, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No!, Yellow Dog Records

Mah Na Mah Na, Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music, Koch Records

Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, 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, 2 April, 2011.

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I’m a Little Cookie
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Fearless Jack, an Appalachian Jack tale
Author: Paul Brett Johnson (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul Brett Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-83296-6

Song: Old Dan Tucker
Artists: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
CD: Guest House

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring
Author: Tomie dePaola
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-07124-5

Musical Bed: Jeff Vogelgesang, On the Lam

Things Could Be Worse, an old Yiddish tale
Storyteller: Peter Jones (adapted by)
Actress: Jen Hoffman

Song: Papa’s on the Housetop
Artists: Tim and Mollie O’Brien

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