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Peddler's Pack: A Collection of Early Colonial Songs

Peddler's Pack: A Collection of Early Colonial Songs

Educator and minstrel Jim Douglas performs 18 songs that tell stories of America’s early history. Many focus on New England—for example, “Plymouth Colony,” “Cape Cod Shanty,” “Maple Sweet,” and “Revolutionary Tea.” Other songs provide lively accounts of hunting, farming, crafts trades, and the Connecticut peddler trying to sell his wares. The best-known track is the popular children’s folk song “Froggie Would A-Wooing Go,” better known as “Froggy Went a Courtin’.” Douglas is accompanied by fiddler Betty Raynor, tin whistlers Jan Domler and Tom Callinan, hammered dulcimer player Ann Mayo Muir, and singer Joan Sprung.

A brief biography of Douglas followed by lyrics and background information are contained in the liner notes. Jim Douglas may also be heard on Yankee Notions (FW32320).


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Track Listing

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Revolutionary Medley: The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Vicar of Bray / The British Grenadiers / Yankee Doodle Jim Douglas 1:40
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Plymouth Colony (Yankee Doodle) Jim Douglas 2:50
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Cape Cod Shanty (South Australia) Jim Douglas 2:24
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The Deer Song Jim Douglas 2:01
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Cape Ann (Three Jolly Huntsmen) Jim Douglas 2:27
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Counting Rhyme / The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (medley) Jim Douglas 1:39
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Three Jolly Rogues of Lynn Jim Douglas 2:01
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The Connecticut Peddler Jim Douglas 0:41
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Jolly Old Roger Jim Douglas 3:41
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Work Rhymes Jim Douglas and Joan Sprung 0:45
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The Old Man Who Lived in the Woods Jim Douglas 1:40
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Jennie Jenkins Jim Douglas and Ann Mayo Muir 1:59
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My Grandmother Lived in Yonder Green Jim Douglas and Ann Mayo Muir 1:41
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Froggie Would A-Wooing Go Jim Douglas 3:07
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Maple Sweet Jim Douglas 2:32
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The Logger's Boast Jim Douglas and Johnny Williams 2:23
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Revolutionary Tea Jim Douglas 3:02
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Rolling Home Jim Douglas 4:49
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