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Songs to Grow on for Mother & Child
Woody Guthrie
Songs to Grow on for Mother & Child
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Beautifully remastered vintage recordings with vocals, acoustic guitar, and rattles. Includes counting songs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and One Day Old, playful songs Wash-y Wash and Pick It Up, and songs of adoration Little Sugar an...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Woody Guthrie
Title: Songs to Grow on for Mother & Child
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074503522, 093074503546

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Beautifully remastered vintage recordings with vocals, acoustic guitar, and rattles. Includes counting songs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and One Day Old, playful songs Wash-y Wash and Pick It Up, and songs of adoration Little Sugar and Eat You Up. "Songs meant for you to sing with your children as parents have done for generations." - Long Island Parenting News

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Aptly Titled -- Easy and Fun to Sing
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com | Glen Ellyn, IL USA | 01/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child" is aptly titled. The first listen disappointed me sorely. The second pass through wasn't much more satisfying. Now, I love it.

Sometime between "Did I waste my money?" and now, I crossed the barrier to "Hey, hey, hey/Little Sack of Sugar/Ho! Ho! Ho!/Little sack of sweet." At first you will tolerate the songs, but in time, you'll catch yourself, as I have, humming the tune, mumbling the lyrics under your breath. Other songs, like "Swimmy Swim" will sneak into your heart. So will "I want My Milk (I Want it Now)."

Woody Guthrie's relaxed rural voice does his songs justice. These aren't "This Land is My Land" songs with the flavor of patriotic pride. These are children's songs with a folk-tint. Guthrie set out to write children's songs and accomplished that. They sound as if Woody himself took a recorder out to his porch some sunny Saturday and sang to his own children.

Fans of "The Wheel on the Bus" will love the repeating lyrics, and the simple music behind the songs. In fact, in many of the songs, like "I'll Eat You, Ill Drink You" have only a soft drum. It could just as well be a cardboard box he is strumming. Any parent will find singing these as afternoon a cappella playtime songs comfortable.

I fully recommend "Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child."

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com"
Not Just for 4-6 year olds!
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com | 05/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was looking for fun songs to sing with my 7 month old, and was tired of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I igonored the "4-6 year old" recommendation on this, and I am so glad! My baby loves to listen to this, and we dance and sing along. The songs are easy to learn and fun to sing, with a beat that he can bounce to. When we dance to "I want my bottle" he laughs and laughs! I totally recommend this!"
A long lost treasure
tigerpaws | 04/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"my children are 23 and 25 years old now. when they were wee ones, i used to dance them around the room to THIS ALBUM! somehow, along the way, it disappeared into the ether. now i have found it just in time to send to my 1-year old nephew. throughout these past 20 years or so, my husband and i have often burst out singing "swim, swim, swimmy, i swim" while in the shower or other appropriately wet places. these tunes stay with you for life! i'm getting my saka sugar a copy of this for our 32nd anniversary!"