Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child

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Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child
Studio album by Woody Guthrie
Released 1956, 1991
Recorded 1947
Genre Children's music
Label Smithsonian Folkways
Woody Guthrie chronology
Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti
(1947)
Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child
(1947)
Nursery Days
(1947)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child is a collection of children's music by folk singer Woody Guthrie. Recorded in 1947 and first released in 1956, a remastered recording was issued by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 1991.[2]

Several songs in the collection are instructional, helping children learn to count. Others are songs of adoration written by Guthrie with his own children in mind. For example, "Goodnight Little Arlo" was written for his son Arlo Guthrie, who would have been nine years old at the time of the release. Guthrie said "I really did try to slant these songs at all of your citizens from 4 to 6, but I spilled over a little on every side."[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Grassy Grass Grass (Grow, Grow, Grow)"
  2. "Swimmy Swim"
  3. "Little Sugar (Little Saka Sugar)"
  4. "Rattle My Rattle"
  5. "I Want My Milk (I Want It Now)"
  6. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8"
  7. "One Old Day"
  8. "Wash-y Wash Wash (Warshy Little Tootsy)"
  9. "I'll Eat You, I'll Drink You"
  10. "Make A Blobble"
  11. "Who's My Pretty Baby (Hey Pretty Baby)"
  12. "I'll Write And I'll Draw"
  13. "Why, Oh Why"
  14. "Pick It Up"
  15. "Pretty And Shiny-O"
  16. "Needle Sing"
  17. "Bling-Blang"
  18. "Goodnight Little Arlo (Goodnight Little Darlin')"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child at AllMusic. Retrieved on 2012-08-29.
  2. ^ Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child (SFW45035) from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Retrieved on 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ Liner Notes from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Retrieved on 2012-08-29.
  4. ^ "Songs To Grow On For Mother & Child CD". woodyguthrie.org. Retrieved 2007-06-12.