Join The Band
The tunes have been selected and arranged so that young people at all levels of musical development can take part without too much teaching and preparation. Those who are already skilled at playing instruments such as recorders, violins and harmonicas, should be able to play the tunes at speed quite easily. Those who have mastered only a few notes or who wish to play percussion instruments can take advantage of the suggestions for second parts or rhythmic accompaniments. The first part of the tune is noted on one side of the page and the second (easier) part of the tune is on the opposite side so two musicians can harmonise together (2 parts + ABC chords).

Compiled by Barbara Wood
First published 1974


1. Bobby Shafto
2. In and Out the Windows
3. Yankee Doodle Dandy
4. Buffalo Girls
5. This Old Man
6. Old John Braddlum
7. Little Brown Jug
8. My Love She's but a Lassie
9. Jimmy Allen
10. The Rose Tree
11. The Muffin Man
12. The Rattling Bog
13. What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?
14. Oh Susanna
15. Nelly Bly
16. Old Joe Clark
17. Coming Round the Mountain
18. Going Down Town
19. Didn't She Ramble
20. Rakes of Mallow
21. Bricks and Mortar
22. Lord of the Dance (Sydney Carter)
23. Aiken Drum
24. When I First Came to this Land (O. Brand)
25. My Mother Said
26. Keel Row
27. There's Nae Luck about the House
28. Ka-foo-zalum
29. John Brown's Body
30. Click go the Shears
31. Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree
32. Ten Green Bottles
33. I've got a Shilling
34. I Can Play on the Big Bass Drum
35. Waltzing Matilda
36. I've Been to Harlem
37. Rise Up Sugar Rise
38. There Was a Jolly Miller
39. Bingo
40. A-Hunting We Will Go
41. One More River
42. Fire Down Below
43. Mademoiselle From Armentieres
44. Pop Goes the Weasel
45. Looby Loo
46. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
47. Humpty Dumpty
48. Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies
49. Nancy Dawson
50. The Quaker's Wife
51. Feathers
52. When Daylight Shines
53. Here's to the Maiden
54. Blaydon Races
55. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
56. Paddy Carey
57. Cock O' the North
58. A Hundred Pipers
59. My Bonny Lies over the Ocean
60. Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
61. Lavender's Blue
62. The Water of Tyne
63. My Rose in June