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Old Joe Clark
Adapted by John M. Feierabend
Even the big bad fox can’t resist joining the fun in this
topsy-turvy folk song, part of John M. Feierabend's series of
books based on beloved American songtales.
The song’s catchy Mixolydian melody and comical depiction of
Old Joe Clark have made this song a favorite since
the early 1900s.
Garant Cosey’s lively illustrations capture the imaginative
spirit of the song, featuring animal characters who sing,
dance, and play the banjo and the spoons. More than 90
verses have been published for this song over the years. Add to
the fun by creating your own!
Like the other picture books in this series, Old Joe
includes a description of the history of the song, the notation
of the song, and a link to a free MP3 download of the song,
sung by Jill Trinka.
Book, 32 pages.