Folk Songs and Singing Games of the Illinois Ozarks (Hardcover)
This rollicking collection of songs, dances, games, and rhymes from the legendary Illinois Ozarks will be of interest to folklorists and teachers.
Thanks to David McIntosh and his pursuit of a lost tradition, the heritage of a special section of the country has been preserved in this delightful and entertaining collection. Here are materials for the performance of folk music, for the teacher in K-12,for the amateur folklorist, for party books for adults, and for source hunting by musicologists.
The themes, the songs, the children’s rhymes, singing games, and square dances—many with words and music, together with commentary on them—are all here in this rousing collection of folk songs and singing games.
David S. McIntosh is a former Associate Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, who has tramped the highways and byways of the area for years in pursuit of songs in this collection.Dale Whiteside is Director, Project in Ethnomusicology, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.