The Elfin songs have been digitised from a cassette tape that was handed down in our District and consequently the quality is not great. They appear to have been recorded quite some time ago. The Pioneer songs were provided by Julie from Reading Pioneers, who kindly sent a CD in response to my request when I first posted the Elfin songs on our website. They are the same format as the Elfin songs. Thanks to John from Harrow WF for sending information about the songs I didn't recognise. If you can add to or correct any of the song titles please email. If anyone can shed any light on their origin, we'd be pleased to know. The songs are usually just the first verse, and sometimes the 'summary' verse. They are all in mp3 format.


The Elfin tape


A poor old man A'roving Aramsasa
Are you Mr Reilly Aunt Rhodie Black and white
Blue lake and rocky shore Bobby Shaftoe Campfire carol
Campfire's burning Cockles and mussels Coulter's candy
Cumbiya Dorcas Envoi
Faria Father Abraham Five fingers has the hand
Fox and the goose Going to the zoo Green grow the rushes
Here's to the feet I know an old lady who swallowed a fly I went to the animals' fair
I whistle a happy tune I'd like to teach the world to sing If you're happy
In a cottage Jamaica farewell John Brown's baby
Link your hands together Little boxes Long time ago
Mango walk Marianina May there always be sunshine
Michael Finnigan Mighty song of peace Milk bottle tops and paper bags
Morningtown ride My Bonnie My aunt she died
My hat it has five corners My uncle he sells old clo's New day
Oats and beans One finger one thumb One man went to camp
Paper of pins Puff the magic dragon Red river valley
Ring-a-ding-ding Row row row your boat Runaway train
Shalom Sing a rainbow Sing a song of people
Skip to my Lou Tailor and the louse Tell my ma
The Elfin creed song The birch tree The cuckoo song
The cuckoo The family of man The lazy camper
The mocking bird The music man The old woman from Wexford
Three little piggies Three wood pigeons Turn on the sun
Vagrant song When I first came to this land When father papered the parlour
Who are these folk Wicky wacky woo Worm song
Youth song


The Pioneer CD


All on that day All through the night A roving
The ash grove Are you Mr Riley? Axes
Back of the bus Bandiera Rossa The banks are made of marble
Blowing in the wind Bog down in the valley Brothers of sun and freedom
The campfire carol Campfire's burning Cockles and mussels
Cosher Bailey's engine Cuckoo Come Rhonda
Dark is the dungeon The Derby ram Dirty old town
Donna Donna Doves of the world Down by the river
Down by the riverside Drill ye tarriers drill Duff I duff I dee
Early one morning The echo of ? The envoi
The family of man Farewell and alas goodnight Farrier
Freedom Freedom song Green company
Green grow the rushes oh The Greenland fisheries Hello hello
The hammer song Hans Spillman The H bomb's thunder
Hebridean tramping song Here's to the feet Hi Roger Rum
Holler high Ilkley Moor Jerusalem
Joe Hill Johnny lad The keeper
The lazy camper Linden Lee Link your hands together
Manchester hiker's song Marianina Mighty song of peace
My bonnie My uncle he sells old clo's A new day
The nightingale The oak and the ash One man's hand
On her verandah Peace bog soldiers Peace on earth
Plea for peace Riding down from Bangor Road to the isle
Salute to life Song of the Trail ? Stewball
The strangest dream Streets of London The sun is a-shining
There is a factory in the town Three pirates Tomorrow is a highway
Under the ground Up I dee Youth Song (Translated from the German. Thanks to John from Harrow WF for the information)
The vow we have made Waltzing Matilda We shall not be moved
We shall overcome Where have all the flowers gone? Whirlwinds of danger
Who are these folk? William Brown The winter has blown over
Vagrant Song (Tune: Clementine; Words by Leslie Paul. Thanks to John from Harrow WF for the information)