Composer:   Folk Song
Arranger:   Linda Steen Spevacek
Publisher:   Jenson Publications/Hal Leonard Corporation
Edition:   43720070
Voicing:   3-Part Mixed
Setting:   Accompanied, with optional flute


Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Also available: SATB 43725024

The 3-Part mixed arrangement of this folk song by Linda Steen Spevacek is my favorite for middle school choir because it sounds good with even a small number of tenors and baritones.

The song allows a chance to work on phrasing, two-note slurs, marcato, fermata, grand pause, molto ritardando, dynamics, and overall musicality. For me, it is a must-do middle school selection and students enjoy singing it. The ending is always my favorite part with the piano accompaniment imitating the voices in the final measures.