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MT Collection Songs Done By Other Artists

Check out these Bongos Collection songs done by other artists and share this with your children. 

WOW! There are a lot of songs on this collection done by other artists!

More are coming still- enjoy these for now...

You can actually show your kids the videos, or just put on the music and listen,

if you don't want them to look at the screen.

Maybe one of your family's favorites is here in a different form! Enjoy!

"Eensy Weensy Spider" (This is "Itsy Bitsy," though- lol!) This Little Richard classic is SO fun to dance to! It's an audio recording, so just put it on and dance around your living room!
"Eensy Weensy Spider" One more about the spider- this one is in Español with the very silly and fun Alina Celeste. (she was a Music Together teacher before she went off on her own YouTube channel. Can you tell? Lol!)
"Eensy Weensy Spider" Here's Raffi with that famous song about the little spider. It's sweet and simple, with piano accompaniment, and includes one extra verse. It is an audio recording so you can put it on for your children to listen to.
"Eensy Weensy Spider" One last spider version! This one is done in the classical style of J. S. Bach, and the child who sings it sounds so sweet. 
"Hotaru Koi" This is a wonderful version of Hotaru Koi, sung by the group Women of the World (Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray, and Giorgia Renosto). Women of the World is an ensemble of musicians from different corners of the globe who, through music, celebrate the beauty of diversity, tolerance, wisdom, respect, and joy. Aug 7, 2017
"Funga Alafia" is a song of welcome from West Africa. Here, two music teachers from Australia drum and lead hand motions to follow while singing it. The dance moves mean: with my head, I welcome you, with my voice, I welcome you, with my heart I welcome you, what I have is yours. Jul 4, 2019
"She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" Enjoy this all- instrumental bluegrass version of this song. This is the Darrell Webb Band from a concert in Virginia on June 2, 2018. See if your little ones recognize the tune, and let them watch the musicians taking solos on their instruments!
"La Mariposa" A beautiful traditional version by the band Jatari, on their album: Folk Music of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela ℗2014 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, released in August of 2014. 
This has a more traditional sound than Music Together’s recording. Listen for the flute and the charango (the guy sitting down on the far left in the picture is holding one).
"Mountain Dew" Here's a version by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem on an album called 'The Greatest Irish Drinking Songs" -haha. Who knew Music Together would be sharing drinking songs? But seriously- this song is SO fun, with all the Irish "mouth music" -we just change the words and dance around! This was released in 1961. Enjoy...
"Train is a-Comin' " is an African--American spiritual. This audio-only version is done in a traditional way- it would be fun to drum along with or shake some shakers with. The words in spirituals are symbolic- "train" is a way of saying a conductor will be there to take you aboard and provide passage from bondage to freedom. Posted on YouTube on Jan 16, 2014.
"Greensleeves" Here's a beautiful instrumental version, and a nice way to show your children these traditional folk instruments. Isaac Geslison- Guitar Casey Geslison- Octave Mandolin Ellie Geslison- Fiddle Alina Bagely- Fiddle Jacob Bagely- Accordion GORGEOUS!!
"La Mariposa" (Morenada) This is a fun music video put together by Proyecto Ayni, a children's music band formed by teacher-artists who work to further education possibilities in Argentina. This video was made during the celebrations of the Virgin of Copacabana in Buenos Aires, in 2017.
"La Mariposa" (The Butterfly) Recording from Chile- a lovely rendition. Posted to YouTube by The Sign Posters on the recording All Around the World ℗2012 Duke Marketing Ltd. 
"Mountain Dew" Here's another version of this traditional Irish drinking song. Listen for that fun "mouth music" - all the diddledies and skiddledies and doodle deidle dums! This is the band The Irish Rovers, released in 2014. 
"Train is a-Comin' " here's Pete Seeger and his banjo with a recording from 1966. This one is more of a children's play version. Sweet version! This was included on the album "Toward World Understanding with Song" ℗2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The album is a compilation of music from around the world for children and teachers.
"Greensleeves" Wow! Treat yourselves and your children to this! This is Harpist Christine Palethorpe, playing outdoors in March, 2020. There are beautiful closeups of the harp while she plays. She lives in Nottinghamshire, a county in the East Midlands of England. Her instrument is a unique cross strung/chromatic harp. 
"Brahams' Lullaby" (aka Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4) Here's a GORGEOUS rendition performed by Yo-Yo Ma, with Kathryn Stott on piano. ©2015 Sony Music Entertainment
"Brahams' Lullaby" (aka Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4) This version is sung by Esther Valentin, mezzo-soprano with Rie Akamatsu, piano and Clemens Fieguth, marimbaphone.  This is wonderful to let your kids hear- this is from a concert Live recording of the concert on May 1st, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. 
"Brahams' Lullaby" (aka Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4) This is a symphonic version by the Newark Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Delaware Choral Society, 2014. I love how the conductor invites the audience to sing too!
"My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" Sweet acoustic version with the traditional lyrics- by Ed McCurdy on his album "Children's Songs - The Greatest Hits" ℗2006 Legacy International. Released in August 2006.
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