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Pass it Around! Rounds from the Soul of a World
Kay Eskenazi
(© Kay Eskenazi, 2003)
Pass It Around! Rounds from the Soul of a World is a collection of gorgeous rounds and harmony songs in clear, user-friendly format. It includes over 180 exquisite rounds – the very finest from Elizabethan, Classical, German, French, African, Balkan, Hebrew and contemporary North American sources. It also includes full-length three- and four-part harmony songs from Elizabethan, Balkan and contemporary North American composers. Pass It Around! begins with clear instruction about how to sing, arrange and teach rounds and part songs, and provides fascinating historical commentary about many of the songs. All songs include complete musical notation and lyrics. This book is perfect for song circles, casual ensembles, community choruses, summer camps, schools, synagogues and churches! These beautiful songs will lift your spirits and fill your heart.

Transform your life into a songfest, your awe into musical exultation, your cynicism into a revolutionary choir, your loneliness into a singing circle of friends. This is the recipe book! Musical heights, spiritual depth, humor, peace, and song-potions that perform the alchemy of ecstatic love - right here between these covers! 183 pages.   View Table of Contents .


1 copy: $24.95
10 copies : $20.95 each or $209.50
26 copies : $16.95 each or $440.70
50 copies : $12.95 each or $647.50

 
Sephardic Songs of Love and Hope by Judy Frankel Sephardic Songs of Love and Hope
Judy Frankel
(© Judy Frankel, 1999) 
Sephardic music combines Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Greek and North African rhythms, scales and poetry into a spirited and passionate beauty. This treasure trove of songs from the Sephardic tradition sends my spirits soaring every time I hear it! Judy’s gorgeous voice makes these exquisite songs pulse with life; the accompaniment of several acoustic guitars, the loud and subtle percussion makes them groove. In Spanish that evolved from medieval Spain through the Sephardic tradition.  (Includes the most beautiful “Avram Avinu” I have ever heard!). $16
  • Los Bilbilicos (The Nightingales)
  • Tres Hermanicas (Three Little Sisters)
  • Alta, Alta va la Luna (High, High Goes theMoon)
  • Puncha la Rosa (The Prickly Rose)
  • La Vida do por el Raki (I’d Give my Life for Raki)
  • Bendigamos (Let us Bless)
  • A la Una (At One O’Clock)
  • El Dio Alto (G-D on High)
  • Morena (Dark Beauty)
  • O Mis Hermanos (Oh my Brothers)
  • Fiestaremos (Let us Celebrate)
  • Avram Avinu (Abraham our Father)

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    Silver & Gold | Plata y Oro CD by Judy Frankel Silver & Gold | Plata y Oro
    Judy Frankel
    (© Judy Frankel, 1997) 
    I fell in love with this album the first time I heard it. I love Judy’s clear and elegant singing, and I love the melodies and harmonies of these exotic yet accessible songs. Silver & Gold presents songs from the Sephardic tradition, and from contemporary Sephardic poets. These songs combine Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Greek and North African rhythms, scales and poetry into a soulful musical reverie. Judy sings in Judeo-Spanish and Hebrew, accompanied by guitars, oud and hand percussion. If you love beauty and want to hear it spiked with some Spanish, Turkish and Greek soul, please buy this album. $16
  • Una Tarde de Verano
  • Ay Sarica Bre
  • Yo M’enamori D’un Aire
  • El Decolté
  • Una Matica de Ruda
  • La Vida es un Pasaje
  • Sarajevo de Oro
  • Una Noche al Lunar
  • Gerineldo
  • La Donzella
  • Hanuka
  • De Boca del Dio
  • La Comida la Manaña 
  • Shabat

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    Chants of a Lifetime Cassette by Harmony Grisman Chants of a Lifetime
    Harmony Grisman
    (© Harmony Grisman, 1995) 
    If you love beautiful vocal harmony, please don’t deny yourself the pleasure of hearing and learning these radiant harmony-filled songs, rounds and chants! This tape is a classic among song circles, folkies, women’s groups and people who sing to honor humanity and the earth. These songs and harmonies are easy to learn and to sing with friends and families. Singing them will lift your spirits and deepen the bonds of love in your group. $10 Learn the songs on this tape with the Chants of a Lifetime Songbook . $10
  • Dream Back the Bison
  • Wings
  • Deep End
  • For Shame (for Bosnia)
  • Letting Go
  • Close to Me Now
  • Brain Pollution
  • Fiendish Crime (for Food not Bombs)
  • Mercy
  • Ancestors

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    Chants of a Lifetime Songbook by Harmony Grisman Chants of a Lifetime Songbook
    Harmony Grisman
    (© Harmony Grisman, 1995)
    Complete lyrics and notation for every song on Harmony’s Chants of a Lifetime cassette. Includes fascinating stories about the circumstances surrounding composition of each song. 23 pages, paperback. $10
  • Dream Back the Bison
  • Wings
  • Deep End
  • For Shame (for Bosnia)
  • Letting Go
  • Close to Me Now
  • Brain Pollution
  • Fiendish Crime (for Food not Bombs)
  • Mercy
  • Ancestors

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    Medicine Song Revival CD by Harmony Grisman Medicine Song Revival
    Harmony Grisman
    (© Harmony Grisman, 2000) 
    A medicine chest in CD format! A treasure chest of sparkling harmony! Eleven original song-potions for healing our earth and ourselves. These gorgeous and potent songs celebrate the splendor of our earth, the many aspects of love, the search for skillful ways of living, and the YES to life. Enjoy the gentle beauty of Harmony’s voice and learn these songs to lighten your way. Sing ’em and flourish! $16
  • Cast all Your Votes for Dancing
  • The North Wind
  • Julia Jumps
  • West Marin Song
  • Spider Woman’s Song
  • Self Pity Blues
  • Sacred Clown (“Shining”)
  • Words of Love 
  • Heartland Home
  • Angels in Disguise
  • Simply Trust

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    Gather Round: Songs of Celebration and Renewal CD by Linda Hirschhorn Gather Round: Songs of Celebration and Renewal
    Linda Hirschhorn
    (© Linda Hirschhorn, 1989) 
    I love this CD because the melodies and harmonies are beautiful – yet easy to learn and sing. If you can tear yourself away from your CD player, you can turn any gathering into a song fest by singing these soulful songs that honor the earth, music, Jewish women, food, the sabbath and the longing for freedom. If you want to fill your ears and soul with beauty, please buy this CD! $16  Learn to sing many of the songs on this album with the
    Gather Round Songbook . $17
  • Ilu Finu
  • Miriam’s Slow Snake Dance
  • Ki Hem Chayenu
  • Blessing After the Meal
  • Chanukah/Solstice
  • Women Gathering Round
  • I Have a Million Nightingales

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  • Ruth and Naomi
  • Yom Shabbaton
  • Ufarsu Lara’ev
  • The Full Moon Song
  • The Berry Song
  • Nigun

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    Gather Round: Songs of Celebration and Renewal Songbook by Linda Hirschhorn Gather Round: Songs of Celebration and Renewal Songbook
    Linda Hirschhorn
    (© Linda Hirschhorn, 1989)
    I love Linda’s music for its gorgeous melodies and harmonies, and its accessibility to singers of all levels. Song circles, choruses, congregations and community singers will enjoy these harmony-rich songs and rounds – some in Hebrew, some in English. You can hear many of these gems on the CD of the same name. This songbook includes melody line, chords, texts, transliterations and translations. Sing these songs and rejoice! 
    24 pages, paperbound. $17
  • Ilu Finu
  • Nigun
  • Miriam’s Slow Snake Dance
  • Ruth and Naomi
  • Ki Hem Chayenu
  • As a Lily
  • B’chol Dor Vador
  • Im En Ani Li
  • Marbe
  • Chanukah/Solstice
  • V’al Hakol
  • Yom Shabbaton
  • Karev Yom
  • Ufarsu Lara’ev
  • Al Tifros
  • Let Justice Run Down
  • Kiddush
  • Blessing after the Meal
  • Or Chadash
  • Mizmor Shir
  • Circle Chant

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    The Music of Linda Hirschhorn Songbook by Linda Hirschhorn The Music of Linda Hirschhorn Songbook
    Linda Hirschhorn
    (© Linda Hirschhorn, 1997)
    Linda has composed some of the most beautiful melodies and harmonies that I know – and they’re right here for the learning in this collection of 31 songs and rounds in Hebrew and English. Themes range from love and justice to prayers for peace. Song circles, choruses, congregations and community singers will delight in singing these beautiful and spirited songs!  Includes melody line, chords, texts, transliterations and translations. 
    48 pages, paperbound.  $18
  • Sim Shalom
  • Al Shlosha D’varim
  • R’fa Na La
  • R’fa Na La II
  • Éshet Chayil
  • T’nu La Mipri Yadeha
  • Shifchi Kamayim Libéch
  • Shama Vatismach Tsiyon
  • Azi V’zimrat Ya
  • Blessing Before the Meal
  • Sim Shalom
  • Al Shlosha D’varim
  • R’fa Na La
  • R’fa Na La II
  • Éshet Chayil
  • T’nu La Mipri Yadeha
  • Shifchi Kamayim Libéch
  • Shama Vatismach Tsiyon
  • Azi V’zimrat Ya
  • Blessing Before the Meal
  • Yism’chu Hashamayim
  • Hallowing Our Namings
  • Stepping Lightly
  • The Berry Song
  • Wings Span
  • A Million Nightingales
  • Not by Might but with Love
  • If not Now
  • If You can Walk
  • Roots and Wings
  • Éli, Éli
  • V’érastich Li
  • Libavtini
  • Hashmi’ini
  • Haré At
  • Mizmor Shir
  • Rosh Chodesh Candlelighting
  • A Blessing for Children
  • Nitzané Shalom
  • Zog Maran
  • Mayn Rue-Platz

  • The Vine CD by Kitka The Vine
    Kitka
    (© Kitka, 2002)
    The Vine features nineteen Balkan and Slavic folksongs sung with soulful abandon. Kitka sings four- and five-part harmonies that open our ears, hearts and minds to an unimaginable exotic beauty. The singers are refined and passionate, precise and vibrant. The songs will grow like a vine finding its way in the garden of your heart. $16
  • Subrali Sa Se Subrali (Bulgaria)
  • Leskoviq Benet Pazar (Macedonia)
  • I Mori Makja Jano/Lepa Jano (Bulgaria)
  • Zhuravlyky Odletily (Ukraine)
  • Ne Po Pogrebu Bochonochek Kataetsja (Russia)
  • Prehvukna Ptichka (Bulgaria)
  • Cantec De Leagane (Romania)
  • De Szeretnek Az Egen Csillag Lenni (Hungary)
  • Zaspo Janko (Croatia)
  • Zaplakala E Gorata (Bulgaria)
  • Shen Khar Venakhi (Georgia)
  • Tjeraj, Mala, Ovce Preko Brega (Bosnia)
  • Kak Ivan-to Hodit-Drodit (Russia)
  • Hubava Milka (Bulgaria)
  • Kak Po Morju (Russia)
  • Dor Tri Mi Pushki Puknaa (Bulgaria)
  • Iavnana (Georgia)
  • Metskhvaris Singhera "Rim-Ti-Tairi" (Georgia)
  • Po Polju (Russia)
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    Nectar CD by Kitka Nectar
    Kitka
    (© Kitka, 1998) 
    If you’ve never heard Kitka, please do not delay one more minute before ordering this album whose beauty you must hear to believe! Kitka is a vocal ensemble specializing in the songs of Eastern Europe. Nectar is a collection of traditional and arranged folk songs deeply rooted in women’s experiences of Eastern European village life. The lyrics speak of love, loss, weddings, red wine and the natural world. Kitka performs these breathtakingly beautiful songs from Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Russia and Ukraine mostly a capella. The splendor of Kitka’s lush vocal harmonies will lift your spirits and fill your heart. $16
  • Dumai, Zlato
  • Vdol Po Rechenke
  • Na Gore, Na Gorinke
  • Malo Selo
  • Shto Si, Goro, Povyakhnala?
  • Melai Doina
  • Lulay, Lulay
  • Tsintsharo
  • Ah Razpasledni Raz Devchonechka
  • Stoinole, Stokole
  • Hopp Ide Tisztan
  • Vchera Se Zheni Mlad Stoyan/Godini, Godini
  • Shto Mi E Milo
  • Tuhkala Li Si, Momina Male
  • Szerelem, Szerelem
  • Devoiko, Mari, Khubava
  • Ogreyala Mesechina
  • Miskolc Felol Hidegen Fúj a Szél

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    Voices on the Eastern Wind: Songs from Eastern Europe and Beyond CD by Kitka Voices on the Eastern Wind: Songs from Eastern Europe and Beyond
    Kitka
    (© Kitka, 1992) 
    This music is paradise in audible form! Why wait even one more second to beautify your life with these exquisite vocal harmonies? Listen – and dance for joy! Kitka is a a vocal ensemble specializing in the songs of Eastern Europe. The songs on Voices were gathered from ethnographic recordings collected in Eastern Europe by Kitka, transcriptions of recordings made by Eastern European folk artists, modern Balkan composers’ interpretations of folk melodies, and original compositions and arrangements by (then) director Bon Brown. This CD includes some of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard. $16
  • The Eastern Wind
  • Tikho nad Richkoyu
  • Duynel Idi ut Oftcetya
  • Moma Bega Zprez Livade
  • Bratets Kosi
  • Haydutin Stuyan
  • Predite Prelye
  • Dimyaninka
  • Son Mi Doyde
  • V Serykh Sumerkakh
  • Zaspala Li Si Yagodo
  • Na Pat Yodam
  • Pustono Ludo I Mlado
  • Ya Ti Postilam
  • Ay Mori Milke
  • Yofcharche Mlado
  • Vetar Vee

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    A Circle is Cast: Rounds, Chants and Songs for Celebration and Ritual CD by Libana A Circle is Cast: Rounds, Chants and Songs for Celebration and Ritual
    Libana
    (© Libana, 1986) 
    This is one of the albums that sparked the rounds singing renaissance! These beautiful, mostly a capella songs and rounds present a spectacular and moving celebration of the earth, the seasons, and the inner Divine. Includes Native American, African, Anglo, Israeli and European music from the Renaissance through the contemporary feminist era. If you want a collection of beautiful, harmony-filled songs for your listening or singing pleasure, please buy this album! $16  Learn to sing these songs with the 
    A Circle is Cast Songbook . $14
  • Ah, Comme C’est Chose Belle
  • Sure as the Wind
  • A River of Birds
  • Autumn Time
  • Fly, Fly, Fly
  • In May, That Lusty Season
  • Lachen
  • Full Moonlight Dance
  • Kore Chant
  • Ma Belle Sinkwanee
  • Young Rider
  • As I Mee Walked
  • The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water
  • A Circle is Cast
  • Mowtay
  • The Earth is our Mother
  • Ancient Mother
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Eyli
  • Higher
  • Round and Round
  •  Sisters, Now our Meeting is Over

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    A Circle is Cast Songbook by Libana A Circle is Cast Songbook
    Libana
    (© Libana, 1986)
    Learn to sing the soulful songs on Libana’s CD A Circle is Cast ! Includes scores for all songs on the album.  29 pages, paperback. $14

     

  • Ah, Comme C’est Chose Belle
  • Sure as the Wind
  • A River of Birds
  • Autumn Time
  • Fly, Fly, Fly
  • In May, That Lusty Season
  • Lachen
  • Full Moonlight Dance
  • Kore Chant
  • Ma Belle Sinkwanee
  • Young Rider
  • As I Mee Walked
  • The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water
  • A Circle is Cast
  • Mowtay
  • The Earth is our Mother
  • Ancient Mother
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Eyli
  • Higher
  • Round and Round
  •  Sisters, Now our Meeting is Over

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    Fire Within: Magical and Contemplative Rounds and Songs from Around the World CD by Libana Fire Within: Magical and Contemplative Rounds and Songs from Around the World
    Libana
    (Libana, © 1990) 
    Gorgeous rounds, chants and songs for ritual and celebration, from medieval, Native American, African, Shaker, Japanese, Jewish, Hawaiian, Swedish, German, and contemporary American sources.  These beautiful songs are easy to learn and delightful to sing with friends, family, song circles and choruses. $16    Learn to sing these songs with the Fire Within Songbook.   $14
  • Fire Within
  • Hotaru Koi
  • Treeplanter’s Round
  • Con El Viento
  • Good Friend
  • Kona Kai Opua I Ka Lai
  • O Virgo Splendens
  • Rise Up O Flame
  • Neesa
  • Lullaby
  • Clear Horizon
  • Ode To Contentment
  • I Will Be Gentle With Myself
  • Now I Walk In Beauty
  • Be Like A Bird
  • Lo Yisa Goy
  • Kwaheri
  • And She Will Rise

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    Fire Within Songbook by Libana Fire Within Songbook
    Libana
    (© Libana, 1990)
    Learn to sing the songs on Libana’s CD Fire Within ! Includes scores for all songs on the album. 39 pages, paperback. $14
  • Fire Within
  • Hotaru Koi
  • Treeplanter’s Round
  • Con El Viento
  • Good Friend
  • Kona Kai Opua I Ka Lai
  • O Virgo Splendens
  • Rise Up O Flame
  • Neesa
  • Lullaby
  • Clear Horizon
  • Ode To Contentment
  • I Will Be Gentle With Myself
  • Now I Walk In Beauty
  • Be Like A Bird
  • Lo Yisa Goy
  • Kwaheri
  • And She Will Rise

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    Night Passage CD by Libana Night Passage
    Libana
    (© Libana, 2000) 
    From Libana: “In seeking the music that would be included in this album (the third in a trilogy that began with  A Circle Is Cast and Fire Within), we found ourselves instinctively drawn to songs that evocatively portray the cyclical nature of life. The sixteen songs we chose, each in its own inspiring and soothing way, reflect upon the personal and universal themes of life, death, renewal, and the longing for mystical connection. Woven throughout are images of the eternal circling of the heavens, the potent cycles of the moon, the earth's perpetual turning from equinox to solstice, a powerful cross-cultural belief in a spiritual dimension, and the fundamental human need to mourn, take solace, and experience unbounded hope and joy.” $16    Learn to sing these beautiful songs with the Night Passage Songbook $14
  • Whatever Circles Comes from the Center
  • Dark of the Moon
  • O Mama Bakudala
  • Summer Solstice
  • I Have a Million Nightingales
  • Bim Bam
  • Learned of Angel
  • V'asu Li Mikdash
  • The Breeze at Dawn
  • We All Come from the Goddess
  • Yemaya
  • Vem Kan Segla
  • Er a la vo
  • Night Goes Back
  • Ise Oluwa
  • Deep Peace

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    Night Passage Songbook by Libana Night Passage Songbook
    Libana
    (© Libana, 2000)
    Learn the gorgeous songs on Libana’s CD Night Passage ! Includes scores for all songs on the album. 35 pages, paperback. $14
  • Whatever Circles Comes from the Center
  • Dark of the Moon
  • O Mama Bakudala
  • Summer Solstice
  • I Have a Million Nightingales
  • Bim Bam
  • Learned of Angel
  • V'asu Li Mikdash
  • The Breeze at Dawn
  • We All Come from the Goddess
  • Yemaya
  • Vem Kan Segla
  • Er a la vo
  • Night Goes Back
  • Ise Oluwa
  • Deep Peace
  • Rounds Galore: Captivating Rounds Old and New Songbook by Sol Weber Rounds Galore: Captivating Rounds Old and New – Songbook 
    Sol Weber
    (© Sol Weber, 1994)
    This excellent collection includes complete musical notation for more than 340 rounds related to practically every aspect of human existence. Includes rounds from the French, Hebrew, German, Elizabethan, classical and contemporary American traditions. Please see the companion CDs to Rounds Galore -- below. 175 pages, paperback, spiral bound.  $20
    Rounds Galore Volume 1 CD Rounds Galore, Volume 1 CD
    Jan Maier, Evy Mayer, Murray Spiegel and Sol Weber
    (© Astoria Productions, 1997)
    Here's your opportunity to learn 32 songs from Sol Weber's Rounds Galore songbook! Rounds Galore, Volume 1 CD presents rounds so that you can sing along easily and learn to hold your part. Rounds Galore, Volume 1 CD includes songs from many musical traditions: Elizabethan, classical, Hebrew, early American, and contemporary folk. These songs are funny, soulful, hopeful and celebratory.  Rounds Galore Songbook $16
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Smetana
  • Home is the Place
  • Eurhythmie
  • Snow
  • Come with Me/Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Viva La Musica! (Pammelia)
  • Joy of My Heart
  • Birthday
  • Long is Our Winter
  • Waiter-Water
  • Ah Poor Bird/Peace
  • Kyrie
  • Onawa's Waltz (John Krumm)
  • Welcome, Welcome Every Guest
  • O, the Time
  • Great Tom is Cast
  • My Friend Sharon (Jan Harmon)
  • Dona Nobis Pacem (Schickele)
  • Four-Way Gospel
  • You are the Life in My Life
  • Mozart Drinking Round
  • Run Little Lamb
  • Scat (Doo-Wop) Round
  • Windmills/Jubilate Deo
  • The Duchess at Tea
  • Come Away, Far Away
  • Misty Morning (John Krumm)
  • Hava Nashira
  • A Question of Tempo?
  • They for Sudden Joy did Weep
  • The Road (Fall) (John Krumm)
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    Rounds Galore, Volume 2 CD Rounds Galore, Volume 2
    Jan Maier, Evy Mayer, Murray Spiegel and Sol Weber
    (© Astoria Productions, 2002) 
    Learn rounds from the Rounds Galore songbook, and  additional rounds popular among East Coast rounds singers. Rounds Galore, Volume 2 CD includes 34 rounds presented for easy learning. Rounds Galore Songbook $16
  • Rain (Sally Rogers)
  • The Lark in the Morn
  • Breathless (Sol Weber)
  • Lamb and Lion (Lorraine Lee Hammond)
  • Dance with Me (Joanne Hammil)
  • (Where's) the John?
  • This Pretty Planet Tom Chapin & John Forster)
  • Non Nobis Domine (William Byrd)
  • Selling Out (Tom Lehrer)
  • Ding Dong Bell
  • Welcome to Our Saviour (Pat Shaw)
  • Bacon and Eggs (Walt Kelly)
  • Au Claire de la Lune/Bright Little Spark
  • Begin
  • Echo (Jan Harmon)
  • The Star's Lullaby
  • New Year's Round
  • Benjy Met the Bear (Pat Shaw)
  • Dance for the Nations (John Krumm)
  • Alleluia (Issachar Miron)
  • Joy Upon this Earth (Charles Seeger)
  • September 11 (Sol Weber)
  • A Peace Round (Robbie Wedeen)
  • Tachelbel Canon [really!]
  • Sing All Ye Joyful
  • Elves
  • Auf Viedersehn
  • Lord, Turn not Away (Thomas Ravenscroft)
  • Music Shall Live
  • A Word to Husbands (Ogden Nash)
  • Lullaby (John Krumm)
  • Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  • Alleluia, Amen (Bill Peek)
  • Brasstown Goodnight (John Krumm)

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