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American History in Ballad and Song, Vol.1

Various Artists
American History in Ballad and Song, Vol.1

Developed as a teaching guide for junior high school social studies classes, this compilation features 57 songs, mainly about American history and culture. They are organized thematically, with topics including Colonial America, the Civil War, and frontier life. A section on "The World of Man" includes Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim prayers as well as a Polish, Hungarian, and Zulu song.

Most of the tracks originally appeared on other Folkways recordings. Artists include Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Hermes Nye, Wallace House, Ed McCurdy, Woody Guthrie, and The Grail Singers. Liner notes offer song lyrics and lesson plan ideas.

EN ESPAÑOL

Desarrollado como una guía docente para las clases de estudios sociales de secundaria, esta compilación incluye cincuenta y siete canciones, principalmente acerca de la historia y la cultura estadounidense. Están organizadas temáticamente, con temas como la América colonial, la Guerra Civil y la vida de frontera. Una sección sobre ”El mundo del hombre“ (The World of Man) incluye oraciones budistas, hindúes y musulmanas, así como una canción polaca, húngara y Zulú.

La mayoría de las pistas han aparecido originalmente en otras grabaciones de Folkways. Artistas incluídos como Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Hermes Nye, Wallace House, Ed McCurdy, Woody Guthrie y The Grail Singers. Las notas ofrecen letras de las canciones e ideas para el plan de lección.

Track Listing

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Washer Lad Pete Seeger 1:12
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Shamrock Pete Seeger 2:23
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When I Was Single Peggy Seeger 1:46
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The Ballad of Tea Party Hermes Nye 1:26
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The Liberty Song Ed McCurdy 2:59
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The Dying Sergent Ed McCurdy 2:50
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The Battle of Saratoga Hermes Nye 1:54
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Cornwallis Burgoyned Ed McCurdy 2:23
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Buffalo Skinners Pete Seeger 2:42
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Davy Crockett Hermes Nye 4:56
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Sioux Indians Pete Seeger 3:38
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Greer County Bachelor (Starving to Death on My Government Claim) Pete Seeger 2:35
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Crossing the Plains Logan English 4:06
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Cowboy Yodel Pete Seeger 0:52
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Free Elections Pete Seeger 1:29
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Jefferson and Liberty Ed McCurdy 1:54
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Andrew Jackson Ed McCurdy 2:19
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Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be? Elizabeth Knight 1:55
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No Irish Need Apply Pete Seeger 1:53
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The Harrison Song Ed McCurdy 2:35
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Hail Africa Band Wallace House 1:53
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Abolitionist Hymn Hermes Nye 1:24
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The Bonnie Blue Flag Hermes Nye 3:05
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Cumberland Crew Hermes Nye 2:48
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General Patterson Hermes Nye 2:21
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In Charleston Jail Hermes Nye 1:44
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All Quiet Along the Potomac Hermes Nye 2:41
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Lincoln and Liberty Hermes Nye 1:22
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Old Rebel Hermes Nye 1:45
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Pittsburgh Town Pete Seeger 1:29
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The Blind Fiddler Pete Seeger 1:15
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Eight-Hour Day Pete Seeger 1:00
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My Children Are Seven in Number Pete Seeger 3:57
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Let Them Wear Their Watches Fine Pete Seeger 3:39
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Cotton Mill Colic Pete Seeger 1:38
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Mill Mother's Lament Pete Seeger 1:36
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The Faith of Harry Simms Pete Seeger 2:11
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The TVA Song Pete Seeger 2:01
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Inflation n/a 1:40
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Sixty Percent Pete Seeger 1:03
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Raggedy Pete Seeger 2:30
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Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat Pete Seeger 1:56
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Dust Storm Disaster Woody Guthrie 3:12
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Old English Forty Years Ago Wallace House 6:02
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The Hunters of Kentucky Wallace House 3:02
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Santa Anna Hermes Nye 1:23
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Roll Alabama Roll Hermes Nye 2:03
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Cuba Libre Jerry Silverman 3:05
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The Flood and the Storm Woody Guthrie 2:01
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Well, What a Time n/a 3:15
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Japanese Buddhist Service n/a 0:44
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Indian (Hindu) ReligiousHymn n/a 2:03
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Moslem Hymn Time n/a 2:37
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It's the Same All Over Arthur Samuels 2:12
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To I Hola The Grail Singers 2:03
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Erdo The Grail Singers 3:25
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Ntabezikude The Grail Singers 2:14
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