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Chapter 20: I Had A Rooster

Early children's music

Finding good children’s music, as with children’s TV and movies, sometimes feels like an exercise in what you find most tolerable, because the bad stuff can be truly unbearable to adult ears. No disclaimer is needed for these classic songs that exude innocent charm and a Scout’s sturdy goodness. Featuring stellar sound effect work from Pete Seeger and Shari Lewis, the earnest, happy harmonies of The Wellingtons, and the absolute legend Raffi singing one of the first songs I ever learned.
1. Burl Ives

Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy Crack Corn)

2. Raffi

Wheels On The Bus (ft. Ken Whitely)

3. Gene Autry

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

4. Josh Abbott

She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain

5. The Wellingtons

The Ballad of Davy Crockett

6. Bénédicte et Olivier

Auprès de ma blonde

7. The Mills Brothers

The Glow Worm

8. Josh Levine

The Hokey Pokey

9. Shari Lewis

Swinging On a Star

10. Pete Seeger

I Had a Rooster