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The Songs of Father Goose: For the Kindergarten, the Nursery, and the Home is a songbook that contains musical settings of 26 poems from Father Goose. The music was composed by Alberta N. Hall, with L. Frank Baum's poems as lyrics. Some of the original illustrations by W. W. Denslow were used for the songbook; the royalties were split evenly three ways, among Baum, Denslow, and Hall.

The songbook was a popular and financial success for the authors and the publisher, the George M. Hill Co. Obviously it capitalized on the greater success of Father Goose.

Another edition of the song collection appeared in 1909.

Contents

  • "Did You Ever See a Rabbit?"
  • "An Elephant"
  • "The Ostrich Dance"
  • "Where Do the Chicks Go at Night?"
  • "Little Bare Legs"
  • "Captain Bing"
  • "Who's Afraid"
  • "There Was a Goose"
  • "Mister Jinks"
  • "Baby Pulled the Pussy's Tail"
  • "A Bumble-Bee"
  • "Why?"
  • "The Soldier"
  • "Tick-Tock"
  • "Old Mister Micklejohn"
  • "Le-Hi-Lung-Whan"
  • "The Clock-Work Man"
  • "There Was a Whale"
  • "The Bandit"
  • "Tink-a-Tink-a-Tink"
  • "Baby Found a Feather"
  • "The Bold Boy"
  • "Cootchie Cooloo"
  • "The Jack-Lantern"
  • "Dolly's Run Away"
  • "Can't You Hear the Bell Ring?"

The book concludes with a section of "Instructions for Giving a Father Goose Entertainment."

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