Our 50 States Songs

  Our 50 States Curriculum  

Credits

1 - A Trip to the Grand Banks (Maine)
Words and Music by Amos Hanson (late 1800s)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

2 - New Hampshire Hills
Words by Susan F. Colby (1817-1919)
Music by Mary Evelyn McCurdy and Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Mary Evelyn McCurdy

3 - Sliding Down Hill (Vermont)
Words and Music by M. A. Everest (1896)
Piano, Additional Instruments – Titus Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

4 - The Popcorn Man (Massachusetts)
Words by Edward King (late 1800s)
Music by Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano, Additional Instruments, Vocal – Titus Anderson

5 - Fisher’s Cradle Song (Rhode Island)
Words by M. V. Freese, Music by L. M. Monroe (1893)
Guitar – Lucas Brown
Vocal – Hannah Kistler

6 - The Connecticut Peddler
Traditional
Vocal – Titus Anderson

7 - Old Roger the Tin-Maker Man (New York)
Words by C. C. Haskins, Music by W. B. Richardson (1867)
Piano, Additional Instruments, Vocal – Titus Anderson

8 - The Bear in the Hill (Pennsylvania)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

9 - Ode to Cape May (New Jersey)
Words by Dr. Theophilus T. Price (1897)
Music by James Power (1847)
Piano – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Elijah Anderson

10 - Our Delaware
Words by George B. Hynson, Music by Will M. S. Brown (1906)
Piano, Vocal – Titus Anderson 

11 - Hail Ye Happy Spirits (Maryland)
Traditional
Vocal – Micah Owens

12 - Hail to the Chief (Washington, D.C.)
Music by James Sanderson (based on a Gaelic melody, late 1700s or early 1800s)
Words by Albert Gamse (mid-1900s)
Piano – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Hannah Armstrong

13 - The Barnyard (Virginia)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

14 - The Coal Loading Machine (West Virginia)
Traditional
Vocal – Titus Anderson

15 - My Old Kentucky Home (Kentucky)
Words and Music by Stephen Foster (1852)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson

16 - Wabash Cannonball (Tennessee)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

17 - Great Granddad (North Carolina)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

18 - De Wod Been Deh (South Carolina)
Ron Daise of St. Helena Island, South Carolina, wrote this song in Gullah based on John 1:1 and Luke 11:18.
Lyrics and Music © 2011 Ronald Daise. Used with permission.
Vocals - Natalie Daise, Sara Makeba Daise, Scott Gibbs
Lead Vocal - Ron Daise

19 - Goober Peas (Georgia)
Traditional
Published by A. E. Blackmar (1866) and credited to A. Pindar, Esq. and P. Nutt, Esq.
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston
Lead Vocal – Joey Boureston

20 - Tombigbee River (Alabama)
Words by S. S. Steele, Music by A. F. Winnemore (1847)
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown

21 - Be True, Be True Blues (Mississippi)
First recorded by Charley Patton and Henry Sims (1929)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Joseph Owens

22 - Victory in Jesus (Arkansas)
Words and Music by E. M. Bartlett (1939)
Copyright © 1939 by E. M. Bartlett. Copyright Renewed 1966 by Mrs. E. M. Bartlett.
Assigned to Albert E. Brumley & Sons/SESAC (admin. by ClearBox Rights). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Vocals – Benjamin Brown, Lucas Brown, Hannah Kistler

23 - I Want to Go to Heaven All Dressed in White (Louisiana)
Traditional
Vocal – Micah Owens

24 - Mama, Papa, y el Nino (Florida)
Traditional Cuban words
Music by Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano, Additional Instruments – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Clara McCurdy

25 - Red Iron Ore (Michigan)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

26 - Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (Ohio)
Words by Jessie Brown Pounds, Music by John S. Ferris (1897)
Vocals – Benjamin Brown, Hannah Kistler, Lucas Brown

27 - Indiana
Words by Sarah T. Bolton, Music by Frederic Krull (1912)
Piano, Vocal – Titus Anderson

28 - Prairie Summer Song (Illinois)
Words by unknown author (published 1859)
Music by Mary Evelyn McCurdy and Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Mary Evelyn McCurdy

29 - The Dairies of Wisconsin (Wisconsin)
Words by unknown author (published 1885)
Music by G. F. Kiallmark (1826)
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown
Lead Vocal – Hannah Kistler

30 - Lumberman’s Alphabet (Minnesota)
Traditional
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown
Lead Vocal – Benjamin Brown

31 - A Load of Hay (Iowa)
Words by James B. Weaver (1917)
Music by Titus Anderson (2020)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

32 - Muskrat Song (Missouri)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

33 - Home on the Range (Kansas)
Original Words by Dr. Brewster Higley
Music by Dan Kelly (1872)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Audrey Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston

34 - Uncle Sam’s Farm (Nebraska)
Words by Jesse Hutchinson Jr., Music by Judson J. Hutchinson (c. 1850)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

35 - South Dakota Song
Words by unknown author (published 1893)
Music by Mary Evelyn McCurdy and Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano, Vocal – Titus Anderson

36 - Red River Valley (North Dakota)
Traditional
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown
Lead Vocal – Hannah Kistler

37 - Irish Miner’s Song (Montana)
Traditional
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown

38 - It Happened in Sun Valley (Idaho)
Guitar, Vocal – Elijah Anderson
Piano, Vocal, Additional Instruments – Titus Anderson

Lyrics by MACK GORDON Music by HARRY WARREN
Copyright © 1941 (Renewed) TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Controlled by EMI FEIST CATALOG INC. (Publishing) and ALFRED PUBLISHING CO., INC. (Print)
All Rights Reserved

39 - Git Along, Little Dogies (Wyoming)
Traditional
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown

40 - America the Beautiful (Colorado)
Words by Katherine Lee Bates (1893), Music by Samuel A. Ward
Piano – Titus Anderson
Vocal – Hannah Armstrong

41 - A Railroader for Me (Utah)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Clara McCurdy

42 - I Love You the Best (Nevada)
Words by Karl R. Goetz (1914)
Music by Titus Anderson (2020)
Piano, Vocal – Titus Anderson

43 - Boll Weevel (Oklahoma)
Traditional
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown

44 - The Old Chisholm Trail (Texas)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

45 - Smokey the Bear (New Mexico)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocals – Ella Boureston, Annie Boureston, Joey Boureston, Rebekah Boureston
Lead Vocal - Audrey Boureston

Words and Music by STEVE NELSON and JACK ROLLINS
Copyright © 1952 (Renewed) CHAPPELL & CO., INC.
All Rights Reserved

46 - Cowboys’ Gettin’-Up Holler (Arizona)
Traditional
Vocal – Titus Anderson

47 - Banks of Sacramento (California)
Traditional
Banjo, Vocal – Benjamin Brown
Guitar, Vocal – Lucas Brown
Vocal – Titus Anderson

48 - Wait for the Wagon (Oregon)
Words and Music by George P. Knauff and R. Bishop Buckley (1851)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

49 - Kwanesum Jesus Hyas Skookum / Always Jesus Is Very Strong (Washington)
From a collection compiled by Myron Eells (1889)
Vocals – Wesley McCurdy, Peter McCurdy
Lead Vocal – Clara McCurdy

50 - Just Back from Dawson (Alaska)
Words by Sam Clarke Dunham (1913)
Music by Titus Anderson and Elijah Anderson (2020)
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Titus Anderson

51 - Mele Kahuli (Hawaii)
Traditional
Ukulele – Elijah Anderson
Vocal – Hannah Armstrong

52 - El Coqui (Puerto Rico)
Traditional
Guitar – Elijah Anderson
Lead Vocal – Manena Cabal
Vocals – Clara McCurdy, Mary Evelyn McCurdy, Peter McCurdy, Wesley McCurdy

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