(Bell a Ring a Yard)
(Brown Girl in the Ring)
(Flock of Birds, Oh)
Call and Response Song
(Day-O (The Banana Boat Song))
(Hill and Gully Rider)
(Long Time Girl, I Never See You)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Jamaica and more.
Victoria Mckenzie wrote: Does any one know the words for “hush mama baby” please, because my mum sings it to my daughter and it makes her fall asleep. All I know is… Hush mama baby, mama gone to market To buy a frock for mamas little girl. It’s from Jamaica. Hope that can [...]
Angelica wrote: We use to sing a song in school (1940s) with lyrics that went like this….”Leroy Leroy my boy be careful what you do, the tall papaya tree is much too high for you….so bring your basket down before you get a fall…” Have you heard of it? I sure would [...]
Check out the online Native American Audio Collections. It includes recordings of songs and conversations. Some of the songs are lullabies, dance songs and greeting songs. The recordings come from the following tribes: Abenaki Cherokee Cocopa Delaware Mandan Mobilian Ottawa Penobscot Quileute [...]
Ayako wrote to us from Japan about the Full Moon Festival called Jugoya. Hi, Lisa It's Jugoya tonight. I enjoyed the full moon tonight. At Jugoya, we offer rice dumplings to the full moon. I also arranged Ikebana, a type of Japanese flower arrangement, for Jugoya this year. I used pampass [...]
Randolph Stilson wrote to us asking for help with a song. Here’s his email… Can someone identify this song? A song my grandmother Essie Eleanor (Edwards) Stilson used to sing: The melody (I assume 4/4 time and think in the key of B flat-represented as A# here because of keyboard [...]
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