Dance to your Daddy

Books by Jean Marshall can be purchased from Bob Marshall,
They are also available via the Jean Marshall (author page) on Amazon.

Dance to your Daddy, a children's minstrelsy An illustrated collection of songs, rhymes and lullabies (with melodies and guitar chords). Jean learnt many of the songs and rhymes from her parents, and she sang them to her children in the 1950’s. This edition includes information on the origin of the rhymes.
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To purchase a copy of Dance to Your Daddy for £6.00 (including UK postage) contact Bob Marshall, e-mail
(Dance to Your Daddy is also available on Amazon).
This edition is sold to raise money for Mary’s Meals. I will update this website to record book sales and money donated.

Dance to Your Daddy is also available in pdf format.
To purchase a copy of Dance to Your Daddy for £3.00 as a pdf file contact Bob Marshall, e-mail
The file size is 9 Mbytes.

Go to page Sources of rhymes for links to recordings available on Amazon.

The first edition of Dance to Your Daddy (published in 2004) was sold to raise money for children’s charities. Jean raised £2000 for Save the Children and £300 for Mary’s Meals through book sales.

Mary’s Meals (Scottish International Relief) was established in 1992 by two brothers (Magnus and Fergus Macfarlane Barrow) from Dalmally, Argyll (24 miles east of Oban) to provide aid to people in Bosnia during the civil war.

They had previously visited Medjugorje (famous for the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which started in 1981). Following their first visit they had developed their home, Craig Lodge, as a retreat centre. When they returned they saw the problems faced by the people in the surrounding area (which includes the towns of Srebrenica and Mostar), and they started to organise aid convoys. As people continued to make donations the work expanded and they now provide free school meals and emergency relief for some of the world’s poorest children.

Mary’s Meals work with children of all faiths and none. Meals are provided for children who would not attend school if they did not receive a free meal. Wherever possible food is sourced within the country where it is used. The food is usually a simple porridge, schools are encouraged to grow vegetables to supplement the meal.

The message of Mary (in the New Testament) is “Say Yes to God” (Luke 1:36) and “Do what Jesus tells you” (John 2:5). The Macfarlane-Barrow Brothers listened to her and followed her example.

Mary’s meals received some welcome publicity in 2012 when Martha Payne a school girl from Lochgilphead complained about the quality and quantity of food served at her school. She produced a blog called “Never Seconds” with photo’s of the meals (which annoyed Argyll and Bute Council) and encouraged donations to Mary’s Meals which exceeded £100,000.