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Folk Songs

American and Multicultural Folk Song Lyrics

We are fortunate to have a rich heritage of folk music to use in our teaching. Here are but a few of the folk songs that children (and teachers and parents) love.

These folk songs are available from a variety of albums. 

A Ram Sam Sam– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
A Sailor Went to Sea– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Aiken Drum– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
Alice the Camel– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Alphabet Song– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Amazing Grace– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Anchors Aweigh– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Animal Fair– Traditional Song
The Ants Go Marching– Traditional Folk Song
Apples and Bananas– Kiboomu Kids Songs
Apples and Bananas– Songs for Teachers
Apples and Bananas– Tom Fisch
Arabella Miller– Traditional Folk Song
Baby Beluga– Tom Fisch
Bate, Bate, Chocolate -- ese Pollito– Latin American Folk - Daria
The Bear Went Over the Mountain– Traditional Folk Song
The Big Rock Candy Mountain– Tom Fisch
B-I-N-G-O– Traditional Folk Song
Boom Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy– Traditional Folk Song
Brush Your Teeth– Traditional Folk Song
Buffalo Gals– Traditional Folk Song
Buffalo Gals– Traditional - Dan Crow
Children All Over The World– Tom Fisch
Clap Your Hands!– Traditional Song
Cindy– Wayne Potash
Cockles and Mussels– Traditional Irish Song
Crawdad Song– Traditional Folk Song
Day-O– Pam Donkin & Greta Pedersen
Dem Bones– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Did You Eat Your Food?– Traditional Folk Song
Did You Feed My Cow?– Stephanie Burton
Do Your Ears Hang Low?– Traditional Folk Song
Down By the Bay– Jason Didner
Down By the Bay– Kiboomu Music
Down By the Bay– Songs for Teachers
Down By the Bay– Tom Fisch
Down By the Riverside – Traditional Folk Song
Down by the River Side– Lyrics Adapted by Mary Miché
Down in the Valley– Traditional Folk Song
Down on Grandpa's Farm– Kiboomu Kids Songs
The Erie Canal– Traditional Folk Songs
Father Abraham– Traditional Folk Song
Five Green and Speckled Frogs– Traditional Folk Song
Five Little Monkeys– Tom Fisch
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow– Traditional Folk Song
The Fox– Traditional Folk Song
Froggie Went A-Courtin'– Traditional - Eric Ode
Funga A La Feeya– Traditional West African Folk Song
Funga Alafia– West African Folk Song-Pam Donkin & Greta Pedersen
German Cradle Song– Traditional German Lullaby
The Gingerbread Man– Susan Harrison
Git Along Home, Cindy, Cindy– Traditional Folk Song
Go In and Out the Window– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
Going On A Bear Hunt– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
Going To The Zoo– Tom Fisch
Goober Peas– Jim Cosgrove
Grandpa's Farm– Traditional Song Lyrics
Green Grass Grew All Around– Traditional Song
The Green Grass Grew All Around– Traditional Folk Song
Head and Shoulders Baby– Traditional Folk Song
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes– Traditional Folk Song
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes– Kiboomu Kids songs
Hello, My Name Is Joe– Traditional/Andrew Queen
Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush– Traditional Folk Song
Home on the Range– Traditional Folk Song
Hush Little Baby– Traditional Folk Song
I Had a Rooster– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
I Love the Mountains– Traditional Folk Song Lyrics
I Ride An Old Paint– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
If You're Happy and You Know It– Traditional Folk Song
If You're Happy and You Know It– Lyrics with Extension Activities
I've Been Working On the Railroad– Traditional - Bradley Weaver
I've Been Working On the Railroad– Traditional Folk Song
Jenny Jenkins– Traditional Folk Song
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt– Traditional Folk Song
Johnny Appleseed– Traditional Folk Song
Johnny Works With One Hammer– African-American Folk Song
Kemo Kimo– Jack Pearson
Kumbaya– Traditional African-American Folk Song
Kumbayah (South African Style)– Daria
Lavender's Blue– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Little Cabin in the Woods– Traditional Song
The Little Green Frog– Jim Rule
Mama Don't Allow– Sheet Music/Piano Solo Instrumental
Mamma Don't Allow– Traditional Folk Song/Gemini
Michael Finnegan– Traditional Song
Miss Lucy Had a Baby– Traditional - Song for Teachers
Miss Lucy Had a Baby– Traditional - Stephanie Burton
Miss Mary Mack– Traditional - Dr. Jean
Miss Mary Mack– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
Miss Polly Had a Dolly– Traditional Song
The More We Get Together– Kiboomu Kids Songs
The More We Get Together– Traditional Song
The Muffin Man– Traditional - Rachel Sumner
The Muffin Man– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
The Mulberry Bush– Traditional - Dr. Jean
The Mulberry Bush– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean– Traditional - Kiboomu Kids Songs
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
My Country 'Tis of Thee– Traditional - Hap Palmer
My Country 'Tis of Thee– Traditional - Music with Mar.
My Country 'Tis of Thee– Traditional Folk Song
My Dog Rags– Traditional Folk Song
My Hand On My Head– Traditional Folk Song
The Noble Duke of York– Traditional - Kiboomu Kids Songs
The Noble Duke of York– Traditional Folk Song
Oh, Mr. Sun– Traditional Folk Song
Oh, My Darling Clementine– Traditional Folk Song
Oh! Susanna– Traditional - Keith Little
Oh Susanna– Traditional Folk Song
Old Dan Tucker– Traditional - Elizabeth Cook
Old Joe Clark– Traditional - Jack Pearson
Old Joe Clark– Traditional Folk Song
Old Joe Clark– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Old MacDonald Had a Farm– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
Old MacDonald Had a Farm– Stephanie Burton
One Bottle of Pop– Traditional Folk Song
Over in the Meadow– Traditional Folk Song
The Paw-Paw Patch– Traditional Folk Song
Peter's Brook (Peter's BrĂ¼nnele)– Austrian Folk Song - Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Quaherey– Traditional Song/Gemini
Rattlin' Bog– Traditional Folk Song
Reuben and Rachel– Traditional Folk Song
The Riddle Song– Traditional Folk Song
Rise and Shine– Traditional Folk Song
Rock-a-Bye, Baby– Traditional Folk Song
Row, Row, Row Your Boat– Traditional Folk Song
She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain– Traditional - Dan Crow
She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain– Traditional - Tom Fisch
Shenandoah– Traditional Folk Song
Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me– Traditional Folk Song
Simple Gifts– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Skip To My Lou– Traditional - Dr. Jean
Skip To My Lou– Traditional - Songs for Teachers
St. Patrick was a Gentleman– Traditional Folk Song
Sweet Betsy From Pike– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Ten in the Bed– Traditional Folk Song
Ten Little Chipmunks– Traditional Folk Song
That's What They Taught Me In School– Traditional/Stephanie Burton
There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
There's a Hole in the Bucket– Traditional - Bradley Weaver
There's a Hole in the Bucket– Traditional Folk Song
This Old Man– Traditional Folk Song
This Trian Is Bound For Glory– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Three Nice Mice– Traditional Folk Song (Updated)
Threw It Out the Window– Traditional Folk Song
Tommy Thumb– Traditional Folk Song
Tony Chestnut– Traditional - Dr. Jean
Tony Chestnut– Traditional - The Learning Station
Tony Chestnut– Traditional Folk Song with new lyrics
Tony Chestnut– Traditional Folk Song
We Circle Around– Traditional Arapaho Folk Song
We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands– Traditional Folk Song
What'll I Do With the Baby-O?– Traditional Folk Song/Bob Silberg
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Cathy Bollinger
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Dan Crow
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Dr Jean.
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Hap Palmer
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Kiboomu Kids Songs
The Wheels On the Bus– Music with Mar.
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional Folk Song - Songs for Teachers
The Wheels On the Bus– Traditional - Tom Fisch
When Johnny Comes Marching Home– Traditional Song
When the Saints Go Marching In– Traditional Song
When the Saints Go Marching In– Sheet Music/Piano Solo
Yankee Doodle– Traditional Folk Song
You Gotta Sing– Traditional Song/Gemini

 

See also: Campfire Folk, Nursery Rhymes and Fingerplays Song Lyrics

 

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