List of Songs Removed from Quaver Library

At QuaverEd, we regularly reevaluate our resources with best practices for teaching and nurturing children in mind, to ensure our curriculum library meets our standards of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our evaluative process included examining our canon under the umbrellas of racist, adult, or culturally insensitive themes. Songs that were determined to have been created to demean a group of people will be removed from our resources, through a process of annual review, and replaced, when appropriate, with a piece that will help teachers meet the same musical objectives. 

Below, we present a list of songs that have been removed from our resources along with titles currently located in the Quaver library that can be used to address the same concepts. In future releases, you will see newly composed songs in place of these pieces that aim to offer your students a joyful learning experience with your guidance.

SongConceptSuggested SubstitutionDate Removed
Buffalo GalsAB FormHunting Song
The Happy Farmer
July 2020
Canoe SongLow E and D on instrumentsOld MacDonald
July 2020
Chicken on a FencepostSixteenth notesLook at All the Hens
(Quaver Original)
July 2020
DinahSixteenth notesOld Brass Wagon
Paw Paw Patch
July 2020
Jim Along JosieChoreography
TideoJuly 2020
John KanakaSixteenth notesOld Brass Wagon
Paw Paw Patch
July 2020
Old Dan TuckerLow so
Low la
Old Brass Wagon
Turn the Glasses Over
July 2020
Shortnin’ BreadL, dr toneset
Minor key
Call and response
Boots of Shining Leather 
Charlie Over the Ocean
July 2020
Turkey in the StrawDance songSimple Square Dance 1, 2, and 3July 2020
Oh, SusannahEnd of the year song for 2nd gradeAmerica (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)July 2020

We understand that self-evaluation is an ongoing process. We are dedicated to pursuing a continued path of growth as we work to help educators enrich the lives of their students. 

Please reach out to our team if you have any questions. To submit a request for resource review, please contact us with any relevant research for consideration.