G-9665 Had a Little Rooster by John M. Feierabend
Series: First Steps in Music
As part of John M. Feierabend’s continuing effort to preserve our rich heritage of children’s folk songs, GIA Publications, Inc. is pleased to expand its series of picture books based on these timeless songs and stories.
Had a Little Rooster is the latest lavishly illustrated children’s songtale based on the great American folk music heritage, and collected by John M. Feierabend. This delightful traditional folk song tells the story of a Rooster and all his friends on the farm who love to sing.
Had a Little Rooster is a cumulative song that has been shared and sung for more than 100 years, with each verse introducing a new character and a new sound that must be added to the previous verse, making each verse longer and longer. Cumulative songs are fun to sing, as they require singers to use more and more breath, and challenge them to remember an ever-increasing cast of characters and sounds. The songs are truly brought to life by the vibrant illustrations of Jamie-Lynn Morrow.
John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in the hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.