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Lake Rhymes: Folk Songs of the Great Lakes Region

It's a songbook, with a new 18-song CD, 18 musical scores, historic photos, maps and illustrations, stories behind the songs, and ideas for teachers to use this music in history, English, and geography

18 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly



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Lake Rhymes, Folk Songs of the Great Lakes Region,
is a songbook (146 pages), with an 18-song CD. The book includes 18 musical scores, historic photos, maps and illustrations, stories behind the songs, and ideas for teachers to use this book in history, English and Geography Classes.

The 71-minute CD comes packaged inside the 146-page book.
This is a coffee-table book that will be enjoyed by people who like maritime music, lighthouse lore, regional history (the Great Lakes), sea shanties, traditional music, shipwreck divers, etc.

"Lee and Joann Murdock have updated their popular 1989 collection of Great Lakes music with its accompanying study guide, to produce "Lake Rhymes." The new combination of book and CD gives meaning and substance to colorful Great Lakes songs that have entertained us for years. Their book goes beneath the melodies and the lyric poetry to explore the traditions and contexts out of which their wonderful music was born, and it literally brings to life the rich messages of their songs. "Lake Rhymes" will be a great discovery ofr parents, teachers, historians, and lovers of the Lakes."
--C. Patrick Labadie, Historian,
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary,
Alpena, Michigan

The 18 songs are arranged by pairs into 9 chapters, with historic photos and abundant background information on each song.

Chapter 1: Towpaths Through History
The Erie Canal
The Illinois and Michigan Canal
Chapter 2: Heaving and Hauling and Singing (Chanteys)
Haul Away Joe
Rolling Home
Chapter 3: The ABC's in the Workplace (Alphabet Songs)
The Sailor's Alphabet
The Lumberman's Alphabet
Chapter 4: Anthems, Songs of Celebration
The Deep Blue Horizon
The Great Lakes Song
Chapter 5: The Oral Tradition
Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
Shenandoah-Shenandore
Chapter 6: Lament for the Lost at Sea
The Persia's Crew
Lost on the Lady Elgin
Chapter 7: Tall Tales and Exaggerated Circumstances
Yankee Brown
The Housewife's Lament
Chapter 8: The Ballad, Classic Stories in Song
The Red Iron Ore (E.C. Roberts)
The Christmas Ship
Chapter 9: Off to the Races
The Bigler's Crew
The Crack Schooner Moonlight


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