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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1

Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was, and is, a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your Land," "America the Beautiful," "John Henry," and "Shenandoah." This CD is the first in a series of Ballad reissues and is essential for any fan of American folk music to own. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.

LYRICS

Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available here.

Track Listing

101
John Henry Pete Seeger 4:31
102
Shenandoah Pete Seeger 1:50
103
Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn) Pete Seeger 2:35
104
Black Girl Pete Seeger 2:33
105
Skip to My Lou Pete Seeger 3:11
106
The Big Rock Candy Mountain Pete Seeger 3:08
107
Clementine Pete Seeger 3:05
108
Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger 1:40
109
Home on the Range Pete Seeger 1:51
110
John Brown's Body Pete Seeger 2:59
111
Goodnight, Irene Pete Seeger 3:43
112
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Pete Seeger 2:37
113
Oh, Susanna Pete Seeger 1:17
114
Wayfaring Stranger Pete Seeger 1:15
115
Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep Pete Seeger 2:31
116
Down in the Valley Pete Seeger 3:45
117
The Wabash Cannonball Pete Seeger 3:05
118
On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 2:19
119
Frankie and Johnny Pete Seeger 4:27
120
I Ride an Old Paint Pete Seeger 3:24
121
The Wreck of the Old 97 Pete Seeger 1:53
122
Wagoner's Lad Pete Seeger 1:25
123
Old Dan Tucker Pete Seeger 2:14
124
I've Been Working on the Railroad Pete Seeger 1:27
125
Cielito Lindo Pete Seeger 2:34
126
So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (Dusty Old Dust) Pete Seeger 3:22
127
America the Beautiful Pete Seeger 1:38
128
This Land is Your Land Pete Seeger 2:51

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