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Traditional Songs and Ballads

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Traditional Songs and Ballads

Released in 1964, Traditional Songs and Ballads is just one of the many joint recordings made by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. Both grew up in musical families (Peggy is half—sister to famed folk musician Pete Seeger), and they became two of the most influential figures of the British folk song revival of the 1960s. Together, they traveled the world performing and promoting folk music, emphasizing and maintaining its connection to grassroots activism. Traditional Songs and Ballads features music from the British Isles, including two ballads originally collected by the noted folklorist Francis James Child. Liner notes include historical information about the songs as well as lyrics and glossaries.

Track Listing

101
As I Came by Fisherrow Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:31
102
Spinning Wheel Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:19
103
My Apron Now Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:01
104
Tibbie Fowler Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:58
105
The Beggar Laddie (Child No. 280) Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:50
106
The Weary Pund O'Tow Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:38
201
The Baron O'Leys (Child No. 241) Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:27
202
Earl of Errol Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 6:10
203
The Shepherd and His Wife Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:38
204
Fare Ye Well Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:15
205
Johnny Lad Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:07
206
Blythesome Bridal Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:17
207
The Braes O'Balquither Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:24

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