Country Songs for Children
Country music for kids.
1. I Love 2. Sneaky Snake 3. The Mysterious Fox of Fox Hollow 4. How to Talk to a Little Baby Goat 5. The Barn Dance 6. Ole Lonesome George the Basset 7. I Wish I Had a Million Friends 8. Everybody Loves to Hear a Bird Sing 9. I Like to Feel Pretty Inside 10. The Song of the One Legged Chicked 11. I Care 12. Let's Go Shopping Today 13. Fox Hollow's Animal Train 14. The Dancing Tree 15. Let's Play Remember 16. Randy Raccoon 17. The Duck and the Rooster 18. You Are a Star (Brittni's Song) Tom T. Hall writes songs for children, he says, because they have a lot of the same interests, including the quest for simplicity. One day I just found that we got along great. They understood me, he says. And in this compilation of songs from the '70s and '80s, Hall demonstrates his knowledge of the magic between children and animals and the thrill of taking a trip with the imagination, especially to Hall's own Fox Hollow farm, where such characters as Sneaky Snake, Randy Raccoon, and Ole Lonesome George, the basset hound, await. With the storytelling skills he gleaned as a child in the hills of Kentucky, Hall makes many of his songs into fables. The Song of the One Legged Chicken, for example, teaches a valuable lesson about disability and difference. While other songs bring soothing comfort or merely raise a smile (A mink wears a mink coat the whole year round), and still others encourage play-acting, they all become treasures by the record's end. Packaged with a sing-along booklet.