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International Music & Culture
Kid Songs and Rhymes of
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Fire's Burning (Round) MP3 Midi  
Grandma's Glasses (Hand Play)  
Hello, Hello, Hello, Sir (Ball-and-Stocking Game)
I's the B'y (Folk Song)  Midi
Land of the Silver Birch (Folk Song)  MP3 Midi  
My Dog Rags (Action Song)  
O Canada (National Anthem)
Oh Little Playmate (Handclapping Rhyme)
O'Leary
(Ball Bouncing Rhyme)
One Potato, Two Potato (Counting-out Rhyme) MP3  
Ordinary Movings (Ball Tossing Game)
Sally Go Round the Sun (Circle Game Song)  
Ten Plump Peas (Finger Play)
The Wind Blows High (Jump Rope Song)  Midi
Yoki and the Kaiser (Chinese Jump Rope Game)

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Lark, Nice Lark   MP3 Midi
By My Fair One's Side (Traditional Song)  Midi
Two Little Sparrows (Nursery Rhyme)
Sleep, My Little One (Lullaby) MP3
Beddy-bye (Lullaby) MP3
Sleep, Pinoche (Lullaby)
Brother John   MP3
The Grey Pony   MP3 Midi
Leaves (Rhyme)
The Raftsmen (Folk Song)  Midi
My Little Cow (Nursery Rhyme)
O Canada! (National Anthem)
A Little Baby (Rhyme)
Here Comes the Wind (Folk Song) MP3 Midi  
 
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