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The Folkways Years, 1944-1961

The Folkways Years, 1944-1961

Houston (1918-1961) was a vital figure in the folk music movement of the 1940s and 1950s. These 29 songs (including two with Woody Guthrie) feature material Cisco learned while working and traveling across the country: cowboy songs, railroad songs, hobo songs, union songs, work songs, protest songs, children's songs, and love songs. Guy Logsdon's notes about Cisco's life provide a rich background and complement this collection. Includes A Better World A Comin', I Ain't Got No Home, and Rambling, Gambling Man. Compiled by Guy Logsdon. "An exhilarating romp through the classic American folk repetoire." — NY Daily News

Track Listing

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I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore Cisco Houston 1:47
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Hard Traveling Cisco Houston 1:30
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Rambling Gambling Man Cisco Houston 2:36
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Hobo Bill Cisco Houston 2:15
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Better World A-Comin' Cisco Houston 2:01
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Strawberry Roan Cisco Houston 3:15
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The Great American Bum Cisco Houston 1:45
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Intoxicated Rat Cisco Houston 2:05
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The Cat Came Back Cisco Houston 2:16
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The Frozen Logger Cisco Houston 2:11
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Pat Works on the Railroad (Paddy Works on the Railroad) Cisco Houston 2:14
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Dark as the Dungeon Cisco Houston 2:35
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Diamond Joe Cisco Houston 2:26
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The Girl in the Wood Cisco Houston 3:03
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Ship in the Sky Cisco Houston 1:49
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The Fox Cisco Houston 1:56
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What Did the Deep Sea Say? Cisco Houston 2:40
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St. James Infirmary Cisco Houston 3:04
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Born 100,000 Years Ago Cisco Houston 1:10
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The Preacher and the Slave (Pie in the Sky) Cisco Houston 3:12
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Mysteries of a Hobo's Life Cisco Houston 1:13
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900 Miles Cisco Houston 3:37
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Great July Jones Cisco Houston 2:25
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Picture from Life's Other Side Cisco Houston 2:55
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Farmer's Lament Cisco Houston 2:15
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The Killer Cisco Houston 4:41
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I Ride an Old Paint Cisco Houston 2:00
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Zebra Dun Cisco Houston 2:49
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Passing Through Cisco Houston 2:34
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