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This Old Man

Traditional English Folk Song

Originally Performed by The King's Singers

The origins of this song are obscure. The earliest extant record is a version noted in Anne Gilchrist's Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (1937), learnt from her Welsh nurse in the 1870s under the title "Jack Jintle".


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 1 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999403077 : 08740307

King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 1

This collection brings together some of the more popular pieces sung by The King's Singers over the past years. With the possible exception of "This Old Man" and "Mariri's Wedding", all the pieces have a gentle and rather wistful quality that perhaps reflects more reserved side of the British character in both the arrangers and the singers.

Songlist: This Old Man , The Gift To Be Simple, Irish Lullaby , The Three Ravens, Time After Time, Mairi's Wedding, Lavender's Blue , The Long Day Closes, Phillis is My Only Joy, Charm Me Asleep

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6497b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : The Library of Family Singalongs : Unison : 01 Songbook : 752187986591 : 0825634989 : 14019035

Various Arrangers : The Library of Family Singalongs

A treasury of familiar songs that everyone loves to sing. Here are over 160 favorite folk songs, golden hits, songs for children, holiday songs, carols, and best-loved songs from around the world. This wonderful collection will provide a wealth of singing enjoyment for the entire family. Whether you want to celebrate a special day, put on a family show, or just make music together, this book is sure to be a favorite in your home library.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, America, The Beautiful, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Blow The Man Down, Blue Tail Fly, Buffalo Gals, Camptown Races, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Carry Me Back To Virginny, Clementine, Down In The Valley, The Erie Canal, Git Along Little Dogies, I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy, I Ride An Old Paint, Let My People Goal, L'il Liza Jan, Michael Row The Boat Ashore , Oh Susanna, The Old Folks At Home, The Old Gray Mare, On The Banks Of The Wabash, On Top Of Old Smoky, Over There, Rally Round The Flag, Red River Valley, The Riddle Song, She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain, Shenandoah American Folk Song, Streets Of Laredo American Cowboy Song, and more

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Voicing: Unison | 7884b | Songbook | $24.95


Various Composers : Singalong Favorites : Unison : 01 Songbook : 073999903461 : 0793500680 : 00490346

Various Composers : Singalong Favorites

39 songs for hours of singalong fun!

Songlist: After The Ball, Auld Lang Syne, A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell), Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, (Oh, My Darling) Clementine, Down By The Old Mill Stream, Down By The Riverside, Down In The Valley, Give My Regards To Broadway, Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Hello! Ma Baby, I Love You Truly, I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad), I've Been Working On The Railroad, In The Evening By The Moonlight, In The Good Old Summertime, Just A Song At Twilight (Love's Old Sweet Song), Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Mary's A Grand Old Name, Moonlight Bay, My Gal Sal, My Wild Irish Rose, Oh! You Beautiful Doll, The Red River Valley, School Days (When We Were A Couple Of Kids), She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Sweet Adeline (You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline), and more

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Voicing: Unison | 5540b | Songbook | $9.95


King's Singers : Kid's Stuff : 00  1 CD

King's Singers : Kid's Stuff

The King Singer's and Dame Judi Dench tell the tales we all know and love. Embrace the charm of this rare treat made for children of all ages! The Teddy Bear's Picnic and Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall, The merry soul, Old King Cole and Duke of York, the Grandest of them all. This old man, a dog and a bone. "Over the Hills and Far Away" for days and days alone. Walking on air or submerged in a "Yellow Submarine", or with an owl and a pussycat on a ship of pea green. Boys and girls and blackbirds four and twenty, they all diddle diddle in lavender blue fields of plenty. Wendell, the sunburned worm, an old woman's fate with a fly, the frog he went a-courtin while we all stand together, together you and I.

Songlist: Teddy Bear's Picnicon, Humpty Dumpty - Old King Cole - The Grand Old Duke Of York, This Old Man , Over The Hills And Far Away, King John's Christmas, The Riddle Song, Walking In The Air , Yellow Submarine , The Owl And The Pussycat, Here We Go Down The Line , Lavender's Blue, Wendell The Worm , I Know an Old Woman , Frog Went a-Courtin' - We All Stand Together

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Performed by King's Singers | 6495c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Seattle Children's Chorus : Songs From the Heart : 00  1 CD : Kris Mason

Seattle Children's Chorus : Songs From the Heart

The Seattle Children's Chorus was founded in 1988 by artistic director Kris Mason; whose purpose was to promote a high level of vocal and choral training for young musicians in the Seattle area. The approximately 175 choristers perform formal concerts throughout the year, and the Performing Chorus has toured annually throughout the Northwest, Canada and the West Coast. Other tours have taken them to Britain, and they have appeared at Carnegie Hall. These 21 songs mostly feature the Performing Chorus, with the exception of "The Little Birch Tree," "Simple Gifts" and "This Old Man," which features the Advanced Ensemble, who also sing "All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord." Some other favorites are "Festival Sanctus," "Bist du bei mir," "The Father's Love," "Who Can Sail," "Jabberwocky," the poignant "In Flanders Fields," "Psalm 100," "Agnus Dei," "Dance With Me," "Kalinka" and "The Rhythm of Life." There is light piano accompaniment on most tunes, but the soaring, innocent voices of the children are what "Songs from the Heart" is all about. Beautiful and moving, from first cut to the last!

Songlist: Festival Sanctus, Over My Head, Bist du bei mir, Duet From Cantata #15, The Father's Love, Who Can Sail, Jabberwocky, In Flanders Fields, Cantate Domino, The Little Birch Tree, Simple Gifts, This Old Man, Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord, Psalm 100, Art Thou Troubled, Agnus Dei, Dance With Me, Kalinka, The Storm is Passing Over, The Rhythm of Life

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8978c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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This Old Man : SSAA : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers :  1 CD : 08740330 : 073999029383

Bob Chilcott : This Old Man

A delightful traditional English nonsense song from the King'singers Edition series. Available: SSAA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: England

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740330


This Old Man : 2-Part : Bob Chilcott : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08740986 : 073999409864

Bob Chilcott : This Old Man

A delightful traditional English nonsense song from the King'singers Edition series. Available: SSAA, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Bob Chilcott Performed By: King's Singers | Country: England

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740986


This Old Man : TTBB : Keith Christopher : Sheet Music : 08745151 : 884088011505

Keith Christopher : This Old Man

A perfect encore, this creative setting of the familiar nursery rhyme is a concert tour-de-force! The playful theme-and-variations approach, changing meters and textures, and the spirited accompaniment finally get the old man home where he belongs. ShowTrax CD available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

Arranger: Keith Christopher

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745151

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