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The Cheese Stands Alone

The Cheese Stands Alone, LP artwork
The Cheese Stands Alone by Michael Cooney, LP artwork
The Cheese Stands Alone, CD artwork
The Cheese Stands Alone by Michael Cooney, CD artwork

Michael Cooney is a folk singer who began his career during the revival of the 1960's, eventually going on to serve on the boards of the Newport and National folk festivals. On The Cheese Stands Alone, Cooney performs several American folk songs accompanying himself on guitar and banjo. The songs are of various origins and cover a range of topics. Some are camp songs Cooney first encountered as a child and should be recognizable to many ("Turkey in the Straw", "Jim Crack Corn"); others are more serious, including anti-war songs of several eras likely chosen for their contemporary relevance during the album's recording in 1968.

Track Listing

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Turkey in the Straw Michael Cooney 1:32
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Worried Blues Michael Cooney 3:14
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Fannin Street Michael Cooney 4:08
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Jim Crack Corn Michael Cooney 2:30
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Rigs of the Time Michael Cooney 2:30
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Creole Belle Michael Cooney 4:21
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John Henry Michael Cooney 4:42
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108
Nu Grape Michael Cooney 2:35
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Apple Picker's Reel Michael Cooney 2:21
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That Crazy War Michael Cooney 2:28
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Red Cross Store Blues Michael Cooney 3:04
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The Bankers and the Diplomats Are Going in the Army Michael Cooney 2:15
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Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase Michael Cooney 7:54
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The Engineer Michael Cooney 2:12
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