Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby
Grade Level: K-2
Selection: Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby
Suggested Activity #1: Form
1. Listen to “Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby”.
Q: Who do you think is singing?
2. Show picture of Sidney Hemphill Carter on the porch.
3. Listen to recording again.
Q: How many times do you hear Sidney Hemphill Carter sing, “Go to Sleepy, Little Baby”?
4. Listen again. Students sing, “Go to Sleepy, Little Baby” and “Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby”.
5. Students sing whole song. Have a student solo sing for “Your Mama gone away, My Daddy gonna stay”.
6. Optional - Listen to recording from the soundtrack of “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” of Alison Krauss, EmmyLou Harris and Gillian Welch singing the same song.
Designed by Karen Howard