Black History Month – You Sing A Song, And I’ll Sing A Song

You Sing A Song, And I'll Sing A Song - Ella Jenkins

You sing a song, and I’ll sing a song, and we’ll sing a song together…

Many of you may know this famous line from a famous song, by this famous African-American folk singer. Ms. Ella Jenkins. She’s known as the queen of folk, and she’s earned it.

Currently Ms. Jenkins is 87 years old and still going strong. I have fond memories of seeing her in a school assembly when I was in third or fourth grade. Had I known what I know now, I would have probably been star struck, but I LOVED being able to sing my little heart out with someone who looked like ME!

Her energy is contagious, and her songs are classic, and even better, she’s from CHICAGO!

Today, Ms. Jenkins was featured because of her musical background. Since we have the cellist in our house, we’re representing him today.

If you would like to know more about Ms. Jenkins, you can visit her webpage:

~Make It a Fantastic Day

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  • Reply
    February 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I had no idea of the history behind this song. I just remember singing it in headstart and kindergarten. Love it!

    • Reply
      February 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Yep! It’s the number one selling folk song ever! Can you believe it?!

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