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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

Ballads fuse the arts of music and storytelling. Through ballads, classic tales of human experience are enshrined in poetry and song. Pete Seeger, an American folk hero and icon of the great "folk revival" of the 1950s & 1960s, hand-selected some of his favorite American ballads to compile a series of classic American song-stories flowing from the bedrock of the American experience. Through these captivating songs, a tale is told of America "once upon a time." This CD is the second in a series of Ballad reissues and is an important recording for any fan of American folk music. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.

LYRICS

Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available here.

Track Listing

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101
Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:51
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102
Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Pete Seeger 1:37
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103
Midnight Special Pete Seeger 3:05
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104
House of the Rising Sun Pete Seeger 2:32
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105
Careless Love Pete Seeger 3:06
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106
Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Pete Seeger 3:27
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107
Poor Boy Pete Seeger 2:17
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108
Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:31
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109
The Riddle Song Pete Seeger 2:26
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110
Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Pete Seeger 3:14
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111
The Water is Wide Pete Seeger 3:34
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112
The Fox Pete Seeger 2:05
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113
The Keeper and the Doe Pete Seeger 2:12
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114
Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:37
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115
Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:27
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116
Stagolee (Stagger Lee) Pete Seeger 2:13
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117
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Pete Seeger 2:31
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118
Camptown Races Pete Seeger 1:31
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119
Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 2:03
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120
Froggie Went a Courtin' Pete Seeger 2:51
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121
I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) Pete Seeger 3:54
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122
Putting On the Style Pete Seeger 2:48
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123
The Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:49
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124
Hard Travelin' Pete Seeger 2:44
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125
Alabama Bound Pete Seeger 2:20
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126
Wimoweh Pete Seeger 3:01
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127
Dink's Song Pete Seeger 2:37
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