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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3

Pete Seeger has long set the standard for interpreters of American traditional and topical songs. Armed with a silken, irresistible voice, bold faith in the power of song and a five-string banjo or twelve-string guitar, he offers up his music not just as entertainment, but as a means of making the world a better place. This third volume in a series of compilations of songs from the Folkways Records classic American Favorite Ballads series of the 1950s and 1960s again features Pete Seeger interpreting some of the classic songs from America’s history. These are the songs that children sing at camp and learn at school like their parents before them. This recording includes extensive notes on the history of these songs. 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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Gypsy Davy Pete Seeger 4:59
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102
Deep Blue Sea Pete Seeger 2:14
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103
New River Train Pete Seeger 2:59
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104
St. James Hospital Pete Seeger 2:55
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105
E-ri-e Canal Pete Seeger 3:20
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106
St Louis Blues Pete Seeger 2:22
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107
Boll Weevil Pete Seeger 3:52
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108
The Girl I Left Behind Pete Seeger 1:10
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109
When I First Came to This Land Pete Seeger 2:40
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110
The Titanic Pete Seeger 3:43
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111
Elanoy Pete Seeger 1:48
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112
Lady of Carlysle Pete Seeger 3:19
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113
My Good Man (Our Goodman) Pete Seeger 2:38
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114
Golden Vanity Pete Seeger 3:50
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115
Ain’t It a Shame Pete Seeger 1:47
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116
Swanee River Pete Seeger 3:02
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117
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Pete Seeger 4:31
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118
The Boys from County Mayo Pete Seeger 2:24
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119
No Irish Need Apply Pete Seeger 1:54
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120
Paddy Works on the Railroad Pete Seeger 2:25
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121
Arkansas Traveler Pete Seeger 2:41
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122
When I Was Single Pete Seeger 1:17
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123
Wond’rous Love Pete Seeger 1:38
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124
Ground Hog Pete Seeger 3:48
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125
Old Blue Pete Seeger 2:22
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126
She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain Pete Seeger 1:56
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Erie Canal Pete Seeger 2:34
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