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This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

A California native, Guy Carawan moved to New York City in the 1950s and became involved in the folk music revival scene. In Greenwich Village, Carawan was introduced to musicians in the People's Songs network such as Pete Seeger and The Weavers, from whom he learned songs featured on this recording. He recognizes those who taught him and credits the sources of his inspiration in the album’s liner notes. For instance, Carawan learned “Hobo’s Lullaby” from an old Woody Guthrie record and “This Little Light of Mine” from Pete Seeger and a Clara Ward record. He is perhaps best known, however, for introducing “We Shall Overcome”―one of the most popular protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement―to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960.

Track Listing

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Oh, Lord, I've Got Some Singing To Do Guy Carawan 1:57
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Hobo's Lullaby Guy Carawan 2:38
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Lonesome Traveler Guy Carawan 1:47
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Tell Old Bill Guy Carawan 3:32
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Jubilee Guy Carawan 3:00
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Been All Over This Country Guy Carawan 3:01
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Skip to My Lou Guy Carawan 1:40
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Study War No More (Down by the Riverside) Guy Carawan 2:45
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Big Rock Guy Carawan 3:41
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Salty Dog Guy Carawan 2:37
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Amen Guy Carawan 1:52
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White Oak Trees - White Oak Tree Guy Carawan 2:37
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Bye 'n Bye Guy Carawan 2:14
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Jiggle Jiggle Guy Carawan 1:19
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Don't Bother Me Guy Carawan 1:26
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Where Are You Going? Guy Carawan 0:54
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Old Joe Clark Guy Carawan 1:52
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This Little Light of Mine Guy Carawan 2:17
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