Saro Lynch-ThomasonSaro Lynch-Thomason. Photo by Studio 828 Photography.

Songs that Speak

CDSS is pleased to support "Songs that Speak," a monthly YouTube series by Saro Lynch-Thomason. Learn about the history, folklore, and modern-day relevance of traditional songs, and sing along as Saro teaches each song through sing-and-repeat.

  • Mother Shipton: Your Favorite Witch You've Never Heard Of!

  • Learn to Sing "Mother Shipton:"

  • True Crime Ballads: Frankie Silver's Confession

  • Learn to Sing "Frankie Silver's Confession:"

  • Rad Music Moment: "Which Side Are You On?" Folksong

  • Learn to sing "Which Side Are You On?":

  • Hollering: An Ancient Musical Tradition!

  • Learn to holler:

  • Learn Sea Songs: History, Origins and Resources on Shanty Music:

  • Learn to sing "Roll the Old Chariot Along:"

  • Supplication: A Shaker Song by Cecilia DeVere, Who Predicted Abraham Lincoln's Assassination:

  • Learn to sing "Supplication in a Nation's Calamity:"

Learn about "Cotton Mill Girls" and how to sing it:

  • Boar Lore!

  • Learn to sing "Bangum and the Wild Boar:"

     
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