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Summer is here, the Fourth of July is just around the corner so I have been musing about the "Star Spangled Banner".  I have a soft spot in my heart for patriotic and folk songs.  Unfortunately, they are disappearing from children's lives because of severe cuts in elementary music programs.  Marilyn Ward, of the University of Florida, states "When people stand up but don't sing the 'Star Spangled Banner' there is a reason for that.  They don't know it".  She has done a wonderful study on the top folk songs that all children should know.  Many years ago, I printed out  Wards top 100 choices but I can no longer find that list on the web.  The following are my choices for children to learn over the summer--
1.  "The Star Spangled Banner"
2.  "America" (My country tis of thee)
3.  "America, the Beautiful" (Oh, beautiful, for spacious
       skies)     
4.  "Yankee Doodle"
5.  "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
6.  "This Land is Your Land"
7.  "Your a Grand Old Flag"
8.  "The Swanee River" --Florida's State Song               

13 Comments to Patriotic and Folk Songs:

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Luis Dibiase on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:04 AM
Really good choice man! You have prepared a good list of song for the children to cover the summer season and i hope that children will enjoy a lot to learn this. Thanks
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Luis Dibiase on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:04 AM
Really good choice man! You have prepared a good list of song for the children to cover the summer season and i hope that children will enjoy a lot to learn this. Thanks
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Pedro Celis on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:31 AM
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download free new music on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:23 AM
Really I love patriotic and folk songs because it gives pure entertainment. I am also looking forward to this site for getting more useful advice. Thanks and carry on :)
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Surround Sound on Monday, June 17, 2013 3:05 PM
You'd be amazed at how many people actually don't know the Star Spangled Banner.
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n songs on Saturday, October 08, 2016 9:38 AM
You have prepared a good list of song for the children to cover the summer season and i hope that children will enjoy a lot to learn this
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