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Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina

Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina, LP artwork
Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina by Betty Smith, LP artwork
Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina, CD artwork
Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina by Betty Smith, CD artwork
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Betty Smith was an educator and folksinger originally from Rowan County, North Carolina. As the folk revival was reaching its height in the 1960s with its focus on Appalachian music, Smith realized many of the songs she heard played were the same songs she learned as a child. Inspired to play this repertoire herself, she took to the folk-festival circuit, establishing herself as an authentic performer from the mountains of North Carolina. On this record, Smith plays a selection of traditional Appalachian songs sung in a pure, unaffected style, accompanying herself on guitar, dulcimer, and psaltery.

Track Listing

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Young Emily Betty Smith 3:41
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102
False Knight in the Road Betty Smith 3:15
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103
Omie Wise Betty Smith 2:58
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104
Black Is the Color Betty Smith 4:32
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105
Young Charlotte Betty Smith 4:56
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106
Samanthra Betty Smith 1:56
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107
Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight? Betty Smith 2:34
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108
Awake, Awake, You Drowsy Sleeper Betty Smith 3:40
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109
Foggy Dew Betty Smith 3:49
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110
Red Rosy Bush Betty Smith 3:30
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111
Mary of the Wild Moor Betty Smith 3:18
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112
Little Sparrow Betty Smith 1:56
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113
Little Rosewood Casket Betty Smith 2:11
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114
We'll Camp a Little While in the Wilderness Betty Smith 3:52
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115
'Tis Sad to Part Betty Smith 1:37