In the 1948, Ruth Crawford Seeger published this seminal collection of folk music called "American Folk Songs For Children." This group of 94 songs and instructions for using them in the classroom helped to introduce folk music into American schools throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Included in this songbook are: What Shall We Do When We All Go Out?, Goodbye, Old Paint, It Rained a Mist, By'm Bye, Jim Along Josie, There Was a Man and He Was Mad, Riding in the Buggy, Miss Mary Jane, Old Joe Clarke, Roll That Brown Jug Down to Town, She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Juba, Run, Chillen, Run , All Around the Kitchen, The Little Pig, Hop, Old Squirrel , Have a Little Dog, Frog Went A-Courtin', The Juniper Tree, This Old Man, Skip-a to My Lou, Where Oh Where is Pretty Little Susie (Pawpaw Patch) and many more.
The book covers how to introduce and teach folk music to children with a special emphasis on how to perform the songs to groups of children and get them to join in as well as clapping, dancing, playing games, making up their own lines, etc.
This edition has the mid century typographical style as well as Barbara Cooney's wonderful illustrations to the songs. The book has apparently been used by a teacher, and tabs have been added to several pages.
There are signs of use, soil, mild water damage to the cover and a cracked spine in the front. Nevertheless, this is a classic example of 1950's American heritage and important part of our American musical heritage.