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MENC's "42 Songs Everyone Should Know"

Date: Tue, May 14, 1996 7:33:39 AM
From: mellings(a)
Subject: 42 songs from MENC

Choralist subscribers-

After several false leads, I called MENC headquarters (duh!) and was kindly
given the following list and information:

The 42 songs that the Music Educators Nation Conference says that every American
should be able to sing are all contained in the publication RGet America
Singing...AgainS published by Hal Leonard. How many can you sing?

Amazing Grace
America the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blue Skies
De Colores
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Dona Nobis Pacem
Down by the Riverside
Frere Jacques
Give My Regards to Broadway
God Bless America
God Bless the U.S.A.
Green, Green Grass of Home
Havah Nagilah
HeUs Got the Whole World In His Hands
Home on the Range
IUve Been Working on the Railroad
If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Lift EvUry Voice and Sing
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Music Alone Shall LiveMy Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Oh, What a Beautiful MorninU
Oh! Susanna
Over My Head
Puff the Magic Dragon
Rock-A-My Soul
Shalom Chaverim
SheUll Be CominU Round the Mountain
Simple Gifts
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Star Spangled Banner
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
This Land Is Your Land
This Little Light of Mine

More information is available through the World Wide Web at

Thanks to all those who provided leads.

Best wishes,
Mike Ellingsen
Vocal Music and Drama
Blue Earth Area High School
Blue Earth MN