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Fifty Sail on Newburgh Bay

Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan
Fifty Sail on Newburgh Bay

Cleaning up the badly polluted Hudson River and its environs has long been a cause that Pete Seeger has devoted himself to, even organizing the building of a sloop--the Clearwater--to promote the effort. Here he devotes a recording to songs relating to the river, which played a major role in the commercial life and early history of New York State, including the Revolutionary War. Both traditional and newly composed songs are included.

Folk singer Ed Renehan (born 1956), who was a member of the board of the Clearwater, sings and plays guitar along with Seeger. William Gekle, who wrote the lyrics for five of the songs, also wrote the liner notes, which detail the context of each song and provide the lyrics.

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Track Listing

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Kayowjajineh Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:17
102
Fifty Sail on Newburgh Bay Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 2:08
103
The Burning of Kingston Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 2:32
104
The Phoenix and the Rose Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 3:46
105
The Old Ben Franklin and the Sloop Sally B. Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:27
106
The Moon in the Pear Tree Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 2:33
107
Erie Canal Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:49
108
Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:18
201
This is a Land Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:08
202
Big Bill Snyder Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 3:12
203
Tarrytown Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 3:43
204
The Hudson Whalers Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 3:19
205
Follow the Drinking Gourd Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 3:15
206
Hudson River Steamboat Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 1:32
207
The Knickerbocker Line Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 2:08
208
Of Time and Rivers Flowing Pete Seeger and Ed Renehan 2:55

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