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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

101
Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:41
102
The Three Butchers Pete Seeger 2:54
103
John Henry Pete Seeger 4:34
104
Jay Gould's Daughter Pete Seeger 2:45
105
The Titanic Disaster Pete Seeger 3:47
106
Fair Margaret and Sweet William Pete Seeger 2:56
107
John Hardy Pete Seeger 3:36
201
The Golden Vanity Pete Seeger 3:56
202
Gypsy Davy Pete Seeger 5:03
203
Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:53
204
Down in Carlisle (In Castyle There Lived a Lady) Pete Seeger 3:24
205
St. James Hospital Pete Seeger 2:58
206
Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:33
207
Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:57

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