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This list includes many well-known melodies

which have been compiled as a resource for

Music Education and Music Theory class assignments.



A-hunting We Will Go

A Spoonful of Sugar

A Tisket, A Tasket

Alexanderís Ragtime Band

All Night, All Day

All the Pretty Little Horses*

All Through the Night

Aloha Oe


Alphabet Song

Amazing Grace



America, the Beautiful

Are You Sleeping?

Auld Lang Syne

Aura Lee

Away in a Manger

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baby Bumblebee

Barbara Allen

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends

Beautiful Dreamer

Bicycle Built for Two

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Billy Boy


Blow the Man Down

Blue Tail Fly

Bought Me a Cat

Brahmís Lullaby

Bridal March

Buffalo Gals

Button Up Your Overcoat

Camp Grenada

Camptown Races

Candle on the Water

Candy Man, The

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny

Chicken Dance

Children, Go Where I Send Thee

Chim Chim Cheree

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Coventry Carol

Crawdad Song

Danny Boy

Darling Nelly Gray

Day By Day

Deck the Halls

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deep River

Did You Ever See a Lassie


Do Lord

Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Don Gato*

Dona Nobis Pacem


Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree

Down By the Riverside

Down in the Valley

Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill!*

Drunken Sailor*

Dry Bones

Eatiní Goober Peas


Eensy Weensy Spider

Erie Canal*

Every Night When the Sun Goes In

Father Abraham

First Noel, The

For Heís a Jolly Good Fellow

For Me and My Gal

For the Beauty of the Earth

Found a Peanut

Frankie and Johnny

Frere Jacques

Frosty the Snowman

Fum, fum, fum!*

Getting to Know You

Give My Regards to Broadway

Go Down, Moses

Go In and Out the Window

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Go Tell It On the Mountain

God Bless America

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Golden Slippers

Goodbye, Old Paint

Good Morning!

Goodnight, Ladies

Good King Wenceslas


Hail! Hail! The Gangís All Here

Hail to the Chief

Happy Birthday

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hava Nagila

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Heart and Soul

Heigh Ho, Nobody Home*

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here Comes the Bride

Here We Come a-Wassailing

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Heís Got the Whole World in His Hand

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hickory Dickory Dock

High Hopes


Holly Jolly Christmas

Home on the Range

Hot Cross Buns

How Much Is That Doggie?

Humpty Dumpty

Hush, Little Baby

I Bought Me a Cat

I Dropped My Dolly in the Dirt

I Gave My Love a Cherry

If I Had a Hammer

If I Only Had a Brain

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

If Youíre Happy and You Know It

Iím a Little Teapot

Iím a Yankee Doodle Dandy

Iím Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee

In the Good Old Summertime

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Itís a Small World

Itís Raining, Itís Pouring

Iíve Been Working on the Railroad

Jack and Jill

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bells

John Henry

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Joshua Fought the Battle*

Joy to the World


Kum Ba Yah

La cucaracha

Lean on Me

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Liíl Liza Jane

Listen to the Mockingbird

Little Bo Peep

Little Brown Jug

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little Jack Horner

Little Miss Muffett

London Bridge

Londonderry Air

Lone Ranger Theme

Long, Long Ago

Looby Loo

Love In Any Language

Lullaby and Good Night

Mairzy Doats

Man on the Flying Trapeze

Marineís Hymn

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Merrily We Roll Along

Mexican Hat Dance

Michael Finnegan

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

Mister Frog Went a Courtiní

Morning Has Broken

Muffin Man

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My Favorite Things

My Grandfatherís Clock

My Old Kentucky Home

My Wild Irish Rose

Nine Hundred Miles

Nobody Knows the Trouble Iíve Seen

Nobody Likes Me

O Holy Night

Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be?

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Oh Susanna

Old Dan Tucker

Old Folks at Home

Old Gray Mare, The

Old Joe Clark

Old King Cole

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old Man River

Old Oaken Bucket, The

Old Texas

On the Good Ship Lollipop

On Top of Old Smokey

On Top of Spaghetti

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Onward Christian Soldiers

Over the River and Through the Woods

Paw Paw Patch

Peace Like a River

Peter Cottontail

Polly Wolly Doodle

Pop! Goes the Weasel

Puff the Magic Dragon

Put Your Little Foot

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Red River Valley

Reuben and Rachel

Reuben, Reuben

Riddle Song

Ring Around the Rosie

Rise and Shine

Rock-a-Bye, Baby

Rock-a My Soul

Rockiní Around the Christmas Tree

Rock of Ages

Roll Out the Barrel

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sailing, Sailing

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Scarborough Fair*

School Days

Scotlandís Burning

Sheíll Be Cominí ĎRound the Mountain


Shoo, Fly

Shortíniní Bread

Silent Night

Silver Bells

Simple Gifts

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Singing in the Rain

Sippiní Cider Through a Straw

Skip to My Lou

Somebodyís Knockiní at Your Door

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child*

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Star Spangled Banner

Streets of Laredo


Swanee River

Sweet Adeline

Sweet Betsy from Pike

Sweetly Sings the Donkey

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay

Tea for Two

Ten Little Indians

Texas, Our Texas

The Animal Fair

The Ants Go Marching One By One*

The Arkansas Traveler

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The Caissons Song

The Boll Weavil

The Deaf Womanís Courtship

The Farmer in the Dell

The First Noel

The Little Drummer Boy

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The More We Get Together

The Old Gray Mare

The Rainbow Connection

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Water Is Wide

The Wheels on the Bus

The Worms Crawl In*

There Was an Old Lady

Thereís a Hole in the Bucket

This Land Is Your Land

This Little Light of Mine

This Old Man

Three Blind Mice

Tom Dooley


Turkey in the Straw

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Up on the Housetop

Wabash Cannonball

Waltzing Matilda

Wait for the Wagon

We Gather Together

We Shall Overcome

We Three Kings*

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

What Child Is This?*

Whatcha Gonna Do in a Little Canoe

Wheels on the Bus, The

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Johnny Comes Marching Home*

When You Wish Upon a Star

When the Red, Red Robin

When the Saints Go Marching In

Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Where Is Thumbkin?

While Strolling Through the Park

Whistle While You Work

White Christmas

Who Built the Ark?

Whoís Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Winter Wonderland

Would You Like to Swing on a Star?

Yankee Doodle

Yellow Rose of Texas

You Are My Sunshine

Youíre a Grand Old Flag

Zippadee Do Dah





Songs that use only 3 pitches

Hot Cross Buns


Songs that use only 4 pitches

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Ring Around the Rosie

Hokey Pokey


Songs that use only 5 pitches
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Jingle Bells Refrain

When the Saints Go Marching In

This Old Man


Songs that use only 6 pitches

Kum Ba Yah


Looby Loo

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

Oh! Susannah

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The Alphabet Song

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

More Tunes:
I've Been Working on the Railroad
Oh Susanna
This Old Man

Stephen Foster Songs:
Massa's in de Cold Ground
Old Black Joe
Old Dog Tray




Pentatonic songs
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - only 5 pitches
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Jesus Loves Me
Ring Around the Rosy

Old MacDonald


Songs that can be played with one diatonic octave

Joy to the World

The First Noel

Billy Boy

Blue Bells of Scotland

Caissons Go Rolling Along

Home Sweet Home

Brahm's Lullaby

On Top of Old Smoky

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Camptown Races

Three Blind Mice

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