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Paperback, 100 Songs (188 Pages) Many With Links To Recordings And Videos
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
We recently learnt about a song called “Hey Dumba” and were wondering if anyone from Brazil can confirm that it’s sung there? Is it a nonsense song or does it have any meaning? Here are the lyrics we found: Hey dum ba di ay Dum ba di ay Ya ba dum Ay ya ba dum Hey […] [...]
Szarka Peter wrote to us from Hungary about the importance of St. George’s Day there… April 24th, the day of St. George, is the most important day for animal breeders in Hungary. They considered this as the first day of spring, and this was the time they let the herds out on to the [...]
Every once in a while we like to highlight a children’s illustrator. I recently came across the work of German artist, Alexander Zick (1845 – 1907) when working on a Swedish song about dwarves called Tummeliten. Here’s one of his illustrations of dwarves… Zick’s use [...]
Araceli Perez wrote to us asking for help with a song in the Aztec language called Nahuatl. Here’s her email… I saw a few songs in Nahuatl on your website, and was wondering if you’d know where I can find another Nahuatl song that goes something like this: Amotitlacati timote [...]
This year spring is taking a while to blossom. It seems fitting right now to read “The First Spring Day” by Christina Rossetti about the very early spring. You can listen to the recording below and read along with the text. Enjoy! Mama Lisa MP3 recording of The First Day of [...]
Alan Lomax was an ethno-musicologist who recorded thousands of folk songs and interviews from around the world. You can hear many of his recordings at Cultural Equity. Their newest online resource called The Global Jukebox, presents Alan Lomax's largest dataset, representing all regions of the [...]
Here’s a pretty little German poem about Spring called “Er Ists” by Eduard Moerike (1829). It’s well-known in Germany and is often quoted when the spring approaches. You can listen to a recording of the poem below and read along with the text and English translation. [...]
We’ve been collecting versions of “Frère Jacques”. In the process we came across the tune in classical music. It can be found in the Symphony No. 1 in D major by Gustav Mahler which was composed in 1887-1888. The 3rd movement is a funeral march based on the song “Frère [...]
Anzac Day is a day of remembrance on April 25th in Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. The holiday started as a way to commemorate [...]
Geneviève wrote asking for help with a French nursery school song. Here’s her note: I’ve been desperately searching for a song that my cousin was taught in maternelle in 2009/10. I’ve tried googling, but have come up completely blank. The lyrics I remember are: Moi, j’aime [...]
100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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