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Cindy

Traditional American Folk Song

"Cindy" ("Cindy, Cindy") is a popular American folk song. According to John Lomax, the song originated in North Carolina. In the early and middle 20th century, "Cindy" was included in the songbooks used in many elementary school music programs as an example of folk music. One of the earliest versions of "Cindy" is found in Anne Virginia Culbertson's collection of Negro folktales (At the Big House, where Aunt Nancy and Aunt 'Phrony Held Forth on the Animal Folks, Bobbs-Merrill, 1904) where one of her characters, Tim, "sang a plantation song named 'Cindy Ann'."

    Release Date: 1904


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Lynn Brinckmeyer : Wander the World with Warm-Ups : 01 Book Warm Up : 888680044824 : 149500970X : 35030109

Lynn Brinckmeyer : Wander the World with Warm-Ups

The next time you use warm-ups, wander the world with your choir! This collection of forty simple folk songs from twenty different countries is the perfect resource for you. They can be easily memorized for immediate focus and the recommended strategies allow the warm-ups to work for both beginning and advanced singers. Help refine students' ability to listen to each other, unify vowels and tune chords all while experiencing beautiful and dynamic songs of other cultures. Suggested for grades 4-12.

Songlist: Sarasponda, S'vivon, Thula Thu' (Hush, Hush), In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Hevenu Shalom Alechem, Skip To My Lou, Artza Alinu, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer, Cindy, Funga Alafia, Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza), Boysie, Caballito Blanco, Clapping Land, Eh Soom Boo Kawaya, Epo I Tai Tai E, For Health And Strength, Fray Martin, Glockenjodler, Ifca's Castle, Ise Oluwa, Kaeru No Uta, Kagome, Kee-Chee, Kokoleoko, Mangoane Mpulele, Neesa, Neesa, Obwisana, Ritsch, Ratsch, and more

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4254b | Book Warm Up | $14.95


Various Arrangers : American Folk Songs Vol 3 : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : American Folk Songs Vol 3

Kathleen McGuire has created an outstanding arrangement of the glorious song "Harriet Tubman", originally penned by Walter Robinson, about the famous leader of the famous Underground Railroad. A cappella vocals that build with a "come on up" followed by rhythmic vocals under the hypnotic melody. Optional cabaca part suggested. Layered under that is the sound of percussion imitating a train and vocal nuances resembling the sound of chains and also a train whistle. Incredibly powerful and moving! It's a must for every choir's library. Eric Lane Barnes has a very unique writing style and he has done it again with the choral, Glee! This creative a cappella gem is quite entertaining, hearkening back to the days of the glee club songs of Yale and Harvard. This work is an excellent tool to teach harmonics. Listen to the middle section that contains a sequence of ascending diminished 7th chords with lyrics announcing the definition of the word, "glee." Novel, yet eloquent in its style and performance possibilities, Glee is "gleefully" a winner for any program. There is an early American feel to "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" that coordinates wonderfully with the text and adds a sense of authenticity to the whole. This treatment is a welcome addition to other versions of this piece because of its unique approach. Use during Pentecost or for general use. For harvest time, consider this medley of Thanksgiving favorites arranged by Chuck Bridwell. Contrasting sections include We Gather Together set to the tune Ash Grove, a fresh harmonization of Now Thank We All Our God sung a cappella, and a lovely arrangement of Handel's Thanks Be to Thee. Gracious and festive, Songs of Thanksgiving is the perfect adoration medley for the season of gratitude. The sturdy American folksong "Meeting Is Over" has been given new life through the skillful arranging of James Clemens. Maintaining the hollow, open harmonies and steady rhythmic movement of Early American music, Clemens adds some fresh counterpoints and syncopations to really liven things up. Meeting Is Over is dynamic!

Songlist: Harriet Tubman, Glee, Coffee Grows On White Oak Trees, Cindy, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Songs Of Thanksgiving, Meeting Is Over

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Voicing: SATB | 8088b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136516  : 00-16304

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5366b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136523  : 00-16305

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5367b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Richard Johnston (editor) : Folk Songs North America Sings : Solo : Songbook : 073999809046 : 1458424871 : 50480904

Richard Johnston (editor) : Folk Songs North America Sings

This superb 382-page resource contains more than 350 North American folk songs, carefully sequenced both rhythmically and melodically for use with the Kodály method, which is based on authentic Hungarian folk music. The collection features information about solfege, form, phrase, length, range, rhythmic construction, and more.

Songlist: Jubilee, 1 2 3, Ah Vous Dirai-Je, Maman? (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star), Animal Song, Frog Went A-Courtin', Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Christus Natus Hodie, Goodbye, Old Paint, All The Pretty Little Horses, Let Me Fly, Cumberland Gap, On Springfield Mountain, Jesus Born In Beth'ny, Alphabet Song, I Wonder As I Wander, Daddy Shot A Bear, Down In The Valley, Soldier Boy, Little Bird, Skip To My Lou, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Pretty Saro, London Bridge, The Farmer In The Dell, Hickory Dickory Dock, I Got A Letter This Morning, Riding In A Buggy, Awake, (Go Tell Aunt Rhody) The Ole Grey Goose Is Dead, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2577b | Songbook | $49.00 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999207965 : 0793559219 : 00310138

Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals

75 songs of American heritage, including: All The Pretty Little Horses - Arkansas Traveler - Aura Lee - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - The Blue Tail Fly - Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight) - Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Cotton Eyed Joe - Deep River - Down In The Valley - The Drunken Sailor - Git Along, Little Doggies - Home On The Range - Hush, Little Baby - I've Been Working On The Railroad - Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) - Never Said A Mumblin' Word - Oh! Susanna - Old Joe Clark - The Red River Valley - She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - Steal Away - The Streets Of Laredo - Wayfaring Stranger - and many more!

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, The Wabash Cannon Ball, Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door, Soon I Will Be Done (Trouble Of The World), Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), This Little Light Of Mine, Simple Gifts, The Lonesome Road, All My Trials, All The Pretty Little Horses, Frankie And Johnny, Deep River, Down In The Valley, Skip To My Lou, Turkey In The Straw, Animal Fair, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, When The Saints Go Marching In, Arkansas Traveler, Home On The Range, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Yankee Doodle Boy, Aura Lee, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, The Red River Valley, John Henry, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20381b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


BYU Men's Chorus : Shout With Glory : 00  1 CD : Mack Wilberg  : 778004

BYU Men's Chorus : Shout With Glory

Tantara Records is pleased to reintroduce the best seller that marked the emergence of the BYU Men's Chorus as a recording ensemble under the baton of then conductor Mack Wilberg (now director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). Rousing hymns ("Redeemer of Israel," "Lead Kindly Light," and more) and folk songs from around the world ("Whoa, Haw, Buck and Jerry Boy" from early Utah, the immensely popular television favorite "Betelehemu" from Nigeria, and more) characterize this wonderful collection, which is newly available after a long hiatus in its new, digitally remastered form.

Songlist: Brothers, Sing On, Redeemer of Israel, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Lead, Kindly Light, The Morning Trumpet, Dry Bones, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride?, Child of God, Three Welsh Songs, The Yellow Sheepskin, Fair Lisa, Once a Farmer and His Wife, Tahiti, Hej, Dziny, Dziny, Dom, Blow Ye Winds Westerly, Cindy, Titery-Irie-Aye, Whoa, Haw, Buck, and Jerry Boy, Odun De, Betelehemu, We'll Shout and Give Him Glory, Battle Hymn of the Republic

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9247c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Dale Warland Singers : Harvest Home: Songs From the Heart : 00  1 CD : Dale Warland : 49243

Dale Warland Singers : Harvest Home: Songs From the Heart

Harvest Home originated in England as a festival for "bringing in the harvest" around the autumnal equinox. The community would work together to get the harvest (usually wheat, barley, corn, and oats) in before the autumn weather closed in. This bringing of the "harvest home" would be an occasion for great rejoicing accompanied by feasting, music, and dancing. Our "Homecoming" takes its origins from this festive term. This recording is a collection of familiar spirituals, folk songs, and hymns. Exquisitely sung and beautifully recorded, this CD offers some of the most heartfelt singing we've heard in awhile. Perfect intonation, sumptuous sound, and familiar tunes - this is Dale Warland at his best. Includes "Deep River," Simple Gifts, "The Water is Wide," Beautiful River ("Shall we gather at the river") "We gather together," and many more. The booklet features full text and notes on each song. The Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers, during their 31 years of concerts and recordings, set the standard for excellence in American choral singing. This was recorded before the group disbanded in 2004.

Songlist: Beautiful River (Shall We Gather at the River), Simple Gifts, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Peace, McKay, A la claire fontaine, Deep River, We Gather Together, Not One Sparrow is Forgotten, Cindy, Gentle Annie, We Shall Walk Through the Valley, The Water is Wide, By and By, The Old Church, Lay Me Low, The Road Home,

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7891c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Iowa State Statesmen : That Which We Are : 00  1 CD : Dr. James Rodde

Iowa State Statesmen : That Which We Are

We have just listened to a great 3-part series by Dr. Rodde's talented mixed-voice ensemble, the Iowa State Singers, and now we are treated to the Iowa Statesmen, Iowa State's popular men's over 100-voice choir. The two groups share a love of a cappella classical Christian music, such as Jakob Handl's "O Magnum Mysterium" and "Confirma hoc, Deus;" and spirituals such as Stephen Hatfield's joyous "Heaven Somewhere," and the Moses Hogan-arranged "Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit." The Statesmen also love folk music, such as "Loch Lomond," Gwenyth Walker's piano-accompanied "Crossing the Bar," the silly, live "Johnny Schmoker," "Cindy," the powerful, rhythmic African song "Noel," and the Russell Robinson-arranged "Ol' Man River." Finally, to remind us that the Statesmen are a collegiate group, there is a rousing collection of ISU School Songs. Dr. Rodde's groups share a rich, spirited sound, soaring leads, and top-drawer song selection, arrangements and direction. It adds up to a beautiful, entertaining collection!

Songlist: O Magnum Mysterium, Confirma hoc, Deus, Zion Hears the Watchmen Singing, The Lord is My Shepherd, Heaven Somewhere, The Pasture, Vinum Bonum, The Quest Unending, Ra-ta-plan, Loch Lomond, El Yivneh Hagalil, Dies Irae, Crossing the Bar, Noel, Ol' Man River, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Johnny Schmoker (live), Cindy, ISU School Songs

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9034c | 1 CD | $15.95


John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit : 00  1 CD : John Alexander : G-49263

John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit

John Alexander takes the listener on a musical tour of American historical touchstones, celebrating the diverse folk culture of the United States, as well as the emotions and experiences of pioneer life. The John Alexander Singers, one of America's rising professional chamber choirs, captures the essence of the American spirit in this inspirational recording. The history of our country is written in our song, and what a variety of song it is! War songs, tunes from Appalachia, gospel-all have been mined over the years by composers and arrangers of every era. This recording offers a varied program of these American works, from the well known (Shenandoah, Buffalo Gals) to the less familiar, expertly arranged for choir and sung by this nationally acclaimed American choir.

Songlist: Shenandoah, Sourwood Mountain, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Down to the River to Pray, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier, Aura Lee, Goober Peas, He's Gone Away, Cindy, Billy Boy, Buffalo Gals, The Erie Canal, Home On The Range, The Colorado Trail, Sacramento ~ Sis Joe, How Can I Keep From Singing

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9004c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


The Choral Project : Americana : 00  1 CD : Daniel Hughes

The Choral Project : Americana

This recording is a collection of folk songs and spirituals from America. The first three pieces are from Kirke Mechem's American Madrigals and are based on well known folk tunes. Other pieces include "I Can Tell the World," arranged by Moses Hogan, "How Can I Keep From Singing," arranged by Ronald Staheli and "America the Beautiful," arranged by Buryl Red. Led by Daniel Hughs, these songs and more are beautifully sung by the San Jose Choral Project.

Songlist: Kansas Boys, He's Gone Away , New York Girls, Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair , At the River ), Simple Gifts , I Can Tell the World, How Can I Keep from Singing , Let Us Break Bread Together, Polly-Wolly-Doodle, Amazing Grace, Shenandoah, Wade in de Water , Down in the Valley , Cindy , America, The Beautiful

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7186c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Two : Duet : Songbook & CD : 038081166117  : 00-17796

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Two

Includes fresh new settings of some classic world folk songs.

Songlist: All Through the Night, Amazing Grace, Camptown Races , Cindy, He's Gone Away , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Scarborough Fair, Shenandoah, Siyahamba, Skye Boat Song, Homeward Bound

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Voicing: Duet | 5368b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Mormon Tabernacle Choir : America's Choir : DVD : MOTA76313.2

Mormon Tabernacle Choir : America's Choir

Dubbed "America's Choir" by President Ronald Reagan, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates 75 years of continuous weekly radio broadcasts in July 2004, the longest such run in broadcast history. Evolving from its humble beginnings in the barren Salt Lake Valley in 1847 as a choir singing to sagebrush to its spectacular performances at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Choir is now courted by the most sophisticated concert halls in cities across the globe. They have sung at the inauguration of fix U.S. presidents, twice received the prestigious Freedom Foundation Award for promoting patriotism and pride in America, were awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and have been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Please join Walter Cronkite for an amazing look at an American institution and a national treasure.

Songlist: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Come, Come, Ye Saints, Come, Let us Anew, Betelehemu, Myfanwy/O Home Beloved, Cindy, Battle hymn of the Republic, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, God Be with You Till We Meet Again

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7696dvd | DVD | $21.98 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Cindy : 2-Part : Kirby Shaw : DVD : 08564118 : 073999641189

Kirby Shaw : Cindy

You'll have a down-home, foot-stompin' good time with this bright, up-tempo folksong arrangement! Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Country: United States

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08564118


Cindy : SSAATTBB : Mack Wilberg : Mack Wilberg : Sheet Music : 08763322 : 728215004025

Mack Wilberg : Cindy

Combining eight-part writing, hand clapping, foot stomping, string bass, and xylophone, this tour de force is excellent concert and festival material.

Composer: Mack Wilberg

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $5.99 |
08763322


Cindy : SAB : Neil A. Johnson : Neil A. Johnson : Sheet Music : 15-1249H : 000308032772

Neil A. Johnson : Cindy

A best seller in a new voicing! From the opening verse (a baritone feature), this lively and clever arrangement of the American folk song classic will be a real crowd-pleaser. During the final chorus, the vocal parts spin through a rhythmic, ostinato-like pattern woven into portions of the melody. Limited ranges and loads of fun!

Composer: Neil A. Johnson | Country: United States

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1249H


Cindy : TTB : Neil A. Johnson : Neil A. Johnson : Sheet Music : 15-1375H : 000308041958

Neil A. Johnson : Cindy

From the opening verse (a baritone feature or optional solo), this lively and clever arrangement of the American folksong classic will be a real crowd-pleaser. The final chorus features the basses singing the melody augmented while the tenors and baritones spin through arrhythmic, ostinato-like vocal accompaniment. Limited ranges and loads of fun!

Composer: Neil A. Johnson | Country: United States

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
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| 15-1375H


Cindy : TB : Neil A. Johnson : Neil A. Johnson : Sheet Music : 15-2236H : 9780893286132

Neil A. Johnson : Cindy

A best seller in a new voicing! From the opening verse (a baritone feature), this lively and clever arrangement of the American folk song classic will be a real crowd-pleaser. During the final chorus, the vocal parts spin through a rhythmic, ostinato-like pattern woven into portions of the melody. Limited ranges and loads of fun!

Composer: Neil A. Johnson | Country: United States

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2236H


Cindy : SATB : Jerry Weseley Harris : Sheet Music : 35004001 : 747510029663

Jerry Weseley Harris : Cindy

Arranger: Jerry Weseley Harris | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35004001


Cindy : TTBB : Alice Parker : Sheet Music : SBMP1215 : 608938359933

Alice Parker : Cindy

"I wish I was an apple a hangin' from a tree, and ev'ry time that Cindy passed she'd take a bite of me." Guys will delight in singing this clever arrangement of the American folksong. The versatility that the elegant writing affords makes this piece appropriate for choirs of all sizes.

Arranger: Alice Parker | Country: United States

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1215

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