I heard a selection of these charming folk songs on radio a few days ago, hardly any of which were familiar to me. They were collected by the American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and performed here by her daughters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyCaE0wslxY

For anyone suffering from a surfeit of "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and weird and wonderful (i.e. awful) arrangements of 'Silent Night' while doing last-minute Christmas shopping, these are the perfect antidotes, sung with innocent simplicity...........the way the whole family might gather around the piano and sing together, for pure enjoyment and get-togetherness, a hundred years ago.

Merry Christmas, everyone! 2hearts 3hearts


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."