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Suggest some kids' songs

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by guitarz1972, May 20, 2011.

  1. guitarz1972

    guitarz1972 Member

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    My wife wants me to bring my guitar and do some songs for her 1st grade class. Suggestions on what to play/sing? I have about 20 minutes to fill.
     
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    Wow, great question. I'd say one must do is Lunch Lady Land.
     
  3. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Kid's songs? My 8 year old is into Zeppelin and MJ. Immigrant Song gets him going like no other
     
  4. guitarz1972

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    My screaming at the beginning of that song would immediately put the entire school into lock-down. lol
     
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    "Car Song" by Woody Guthrie. Classic. Also, Dan Zanes has some great stuff for kids.
     
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    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    veggietales cheeseburger song

    It's easy to learn
     
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    Check out Jerry Garcia and David Grisman's Not For Kids Only
     
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    This morning while taking my kids to school, I heard Tom Cochrane's original version of Life Is A Highway. I know a lot of people are really tired of it, but I think its a pretty good song that's not difficult to play. Kids will recognize it from the Rascal Flatts version that was used in the movie Cars.

    There may be similar songs from animated movies (included lesser known ones from Cars) that were hits. Kids don't know/care when an animated movie was released...if the movie was good, they watched it a billion times and know the songs.

    My five year old is also very much into trains, and would enjoy train songs. I'm not sure Casey Jones would be appropriate, though.

    John
     
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    James Taylor's Jellyman Kelly
     
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    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    laurie berkner

    sure you can find a bunch of her tunes on her website and via utoob
     
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    VicAjax Male Supermodel

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    how about the Andre Williams tune, "Pu$$y Stank (But So Do Marijuana)"
     
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    1st grade is definitely too old for nursery rhymes or Nick Jr. stuff like Dora or Yo Gabba Gabba songs anymore. that Life is a Highway idea is a good one, as are cartoon theme songs from their fave shows. my kid LOVES the Spiderman theme - i mean, old school 60's spidey, no idea where he picked that one up from. any Spongebob stuff will be a sure hit.

    and believe it or not, they still love stuff like This Land Is Your Land and other gentle folk stuff. Campfire approved tunes are a thumbs up in this age group. Come to think of it, Camptown Races, Oh Susanna, etc. are also big hits.

    And don't forget the Beatles. Kids flock to Beatles stuff. Straightforward catchy pop. Stuff like Hello Goodbye and Good Day Sunshine and the like.
     
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    When I was a lad, the mother of some other students from my school would come in a few times a year and sing for the whole school. She would do lots of old folk stuff and Puff the Magic Dragon....stuff like that. I remember it being lots of fun and she would always have lots of stuff that we could sing along to.
     
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    I feel lucky to have personally witnessed Mr. Williams warbling that great tune!

    For the OP, classic country, baby:


    Really, any songs from Tom T. Hall's "Songs From Fox Hollow" will do nicely.
     
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    Came into this thread to say this.
     
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    Great minds :hiP
     
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    Definite audience participation potential

    Any number of Shel Silverstein songs



    Except maybe The Great Smoke-off.
     
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    "Hot Potato" by the Wiggles. My grandkids love that one!
     

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