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Thread #36629   Message #1384830
Posted By: Azizi
21-Jan-05 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Back of Bus Songs
Subject: RE: Back of Bus Songs
Tattie Bogle,

IMO, no history of contemporary songs in the USA could be complete without "The Wheels On The Bus'.

But based on my experiences working in after-school programs with elementary school aged children 5-12 years},"The Wheels On The Bus" isn't usually sung as a "back of the bus song" because it is viewed as being a "song for babies" {pre-school aged & younger}.

As I undestand the term, "back of the bus songs" are sung by school aged children who are taking school/camp/church etc sponsored extra-curricular 'field' trips.