Mudcat Café message #55176 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8776   Message #55176
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jan-99 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Like it or not, Andreas, "Silent Night" is known by most Americans, and it certainly is part of our culture. Many of our ancestors were Europeans, you know. One major problem the U.S. has is that it has forgotten its cultural roots that are not European.
I've known "Stille Nacht" in German since I was a kid, and I sing it solo in church every Christmas.
Here in California, "Cielito Lindo" should also be on the list, and perhaps "Adelita" and "La Cucaracha" - not to mention "De Colores," which was mentioned above.
"Alouette" would be another, especially in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Perhaps the English version of "Funiculi, Funicula" could be another, but that might be stretching things a bit.
-Joe Offer-