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American Ballads

American Ballads

This collection reminds us that the ballad's purpose, first and foremost, is to tell a story. These songs narrate tales of ordinary people—hoboes and lovers and sailors—and their extraordinary deeds. From "John Henry" to "Lady Margaret," Pete Seeger's expressive style is ideally communicative.

Track Listing

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Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:41
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102
The Three Butchers Pete Seeger 2:54
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103
John Henry Pete Seeger 4:34
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104
Jay Gould's Daughter Pete Seeger 2:45
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105
The Titanic Disaster Pete Seeger 3:47
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106
Fair Margaret and Sweet William Pete Seeger 2:56
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107
John Hardy Pete Seeger 3:36
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201
The Golden Vanity Pete Seeger 3:56
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202
Gypsy Davy Pete Seeger 5:03
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203
Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:53
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204
Down in Carlisle (In Castyle There Lived a Lady) Pete Seeger 3:24
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205
St. James Hospital Pete Seeger 2:58
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206
Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:33
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207
Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:57

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