Singing Workshop - 2003



The workshop presented by songwriter & singer Roger Hall included these songs:  

Folk songs: "The Erie Canal"/"So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh" by Woody Guthrie

War songs: "Father and I Went Down to Camp"(Yankee Doodle)/
"Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier"

Patriotic sngs: "Ode to to the President of the United States (George Washington)"/
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Religious tunes:
"Go Down, Moses" (Afro-American spiritual)/"Simple Gifts"(Shaker dance song)

Tin Pan Alley songs: "Give My Regards to Broadway"/"The Sidewalks of New York"


The workshop was sponsored by the Rensselaerville Historical Society.  

The songs discussed and sung were either written in manuscript and printed versions or published in New York State.

Here are a few recommended CDs from that workshop:

New York, New York - A Vintage Portrait, 1926-1949 (includes "The Sidewalks of New York")

Love is Little: A Sampling of Shaker Spirituals

Songs of the Erie Canal (Dady Brothers)


For other music programs see

Lectures and Workshops

Popular Songwriters and Songs


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