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The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection is a career-spanning anthology of one of America’s most quintessential, celebrated, and influential musicians. Featuring classic recordings, 20 previously unreleased tracks, historic live performances, and special collaborations, this set encompasses over 60 years of Pete’s Folkways catalog, released on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

He was a singer, a rebel, and a voice of the people. With a banjo and a selfless dedication to justice and the transformative power of music, he inspired all of humanity to question the status quo, to sing out and speak up against oppression wherever they witnessed it. His body of work reflects a deep reverence for the earth and all of those who walk on it; you can hear it in his voice and in the voices of the thousands of people who sang and continue to sing with him every day.

This collection features a large-format 200-page book with hundreds of pages of essays, commentary, photographs, history, and liner notes, alongside 6 CDs of classic and unreleased music pulled from throughout Seeger’s career.

Track Listing

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We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger 4:43
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102
If I Had a Hammer Pete Seeger 1:55
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103
Turn Turn Turn Pete Seeger 2:48
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104
Goodnight, Irene Pete Seeger 3:45
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105
Guantanamera Pete Seeger 5:57
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106
The Bells of Rhymney Pete Seeger 5:25
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107
Where Have All the Flowers Gone Pete Seeger 2:06
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108
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy Pete Seeger 3:01
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109
Little Boxes Pete Seeger 2:01
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110
Tzena, Tzena, Tzena Pete Seeger 2:19
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111
So Long It’s Been Good to Know You Pete Seeger 3:23
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112
Mrs. McGrath Pete Seeger 4:19
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113
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Pete Seeger 2:46
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114
Banks of Marble Pete Seeger 3:18
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115
Talking Atom Pete Seeger 2:29
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116
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Pete Seeger 5:24
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117
Puttin’ on the Style Pete Seeger 2:50
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118
Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Pete Seeger 4:14
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119
Viva la Quince Brigada Pete Seeger 3:03
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120
Living in the Country Pete Seeger 2:31
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121
This Land Is Your Land Pete Seeger 5:51
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201
Union Hoot: The Scabs Crawl In / We Pity Our Bosses Five / Keep That Line A-Moving / Join the Picket Line Today Pete Seeger 5:46
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202
You Can All Join In: It Takes Everybody to Build This Land / Indian Deer Hunting / Yankee Doodle / Old Chisholm Trail / The Farmer is the Man / Erie Canal (Low Bridge)  /John Henry Pete Seeger 6:15
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203
Sea Chanties: Boston “Come-All-Ye” (Blow Ye Winds Westerly) / New Bedford Whalers / The Bigler/ Johnny Come Down to Hilo  Pete Seeger 5:44
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204
Down in the Valley Pete Seeger 2:35
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205
Buffalo Gals Pete Seeger 1:46
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206
UAW-CIO Pete Seeger 2:03
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207
Dinky Die Pete Seeger 2:37
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208
Uncle Sam, Won't You Please Come Home to Guam Pete Seeger 2:17
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209
Moorsoldaten Pete Seeger 2:19
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210
Listen Mr. Bilbo Pete Seeger 2:57
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211
Joe Hill Pete Seeger 2:40
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212
Roll the Union On Pete Seeger 2:39
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213
OPA Shout Pete Seeger 2:45
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214
Talking Union Pete Seeger 3:01
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215
John Riley Pete Seeger 2:27
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216
Banjo Medley: Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark  Pete Seeger 2:37
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217
Jam on Jerry’s Rocks Pete Seeger 1:39
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218
Lonesome Traveler Pete Seeger 2:35
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219
Goofing Off Suite: Opening Theme Pete Seeger 1:11
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220
Chorale from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Pete Seeger 1:26
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221
Suliram Pete Seeger 2:17
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222
Babevuya Pete Seeger 1:51
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223
Blue Mountain Lake Pete Seeger 2:47
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224
Coal Creek March / Pay Day at Coal Creek / Buddy Won’t You Roll Down the Line  Pete Seeger 5:39
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225
Wasn’t That a Time Pete Seeger 3:32
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226
Which Side Are You On? Pete Seeger 2:11
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301
Foolish Frog Pete Seeger 7:24
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302
I Had a Rooster Pete Seeger 3:54
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303
Mr. Rabbit Pete Seeger 2:06
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304
Oh, Worrycare Pete Seeger 5:32
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305
Hard Times in the Mill Pete Seeger 2:16
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306
Casey Jones (the Union Scab) Pete Seeger 1:54
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307
The Death of Harry Simms Pete Seeger 2:14
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308
The Preacher and the Slave Pete Seeger 2:52
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309
I Don’t Want Your Millions, Mister Pete Seeger 3:40
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310
Passing Through Pete Seeger 3:23
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311
Kumbaya Pete Seeger 3:08
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312
Black and White Pete Seeger 3:10
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313
Didn’t Old John Cross the Water / Michael, Row the Boat Ashore Pete Seeger 6:22
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314
Midnight Special Pete Seeger 1:53
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315
Que Bonita Bandera Pete Seeger 3:46
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316
The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be Pete Seeger 1:33
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317
In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down Pete Seeger 4:27
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318
Hold On Pete Seeger 3:27
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319
Down by the Riverside Pete Seeger 5:14
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320
Wimoweh Pete Seeger 2:16
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321
Tina Sizwe (We the Brown Nation) Pete Seeger 3:12
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401
In Tarrytown Pete Seeger 3:43
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402
Oleanna Pete Seeger 2:03
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403
Deep Blue Sea Pete Seeger 3:30
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404
Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:48
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405
Big Rock Candy Mountain Pete Seeger 3:05
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406
House of the Rising Sun Pete Seeger 2:30
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407
Shenandoah Pete Seeger 1:47
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408
Go Tell Aunt Rhody Pete Seeger 3:15
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409
Bottle Up and Go Pete Seeger 5:11
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410
Hard Travelling Pete Seeger 2:40
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411
Dink’s Song Pete Seeger 2:37
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412
When I First Came to This Land Pete Seeger 2:40
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413
The Half Hitch Pete Seeger 5:20
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414
I Never Will Marry Pete Seeger 4:41
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415
Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase Pete Seeger 1:43
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No More Auction Block Pete Seeger 1:58
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417
Talking Blues Pete Seeger 2:05
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418
St. James Infirmary Pete Seeger 2:58
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419
Strawberry Roan Pete Seeger 5:01
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420
Follow the Drinking Gourd Pete Seeger 3:15
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421
Seneca Canoe Song (Kayowjajineh) Pete Seeger 1:30
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422
The Banks of Champlain Pete Seeger 2:16
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423
My Gallant Black Bess Pete Seeger 2:37
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424
Nonesuch Pete Seeger 3:33
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Battle of New Orleans Pete Seeger 2:46
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Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream Pete Seeger 2:32
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Carol of the Beasts (Burgundian Carol) Pete Seeger 2:06
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503
The Quiz Show Pete Seeger 3:14
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504
Eight-Hour Day Pete Seeger 1:00
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505
The Popular Wobbly Pete Seeger 2:32
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506
Bourgeois Blues Pete Seeger 2:03
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507
Garbage Pete Seeger 2:57
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Guardian Beauty Contest (Attila the Hun) Pete Seeger 2:52
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509
Rambling Boy Pete Seeger 4:02
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Mrs. Clara Sullivan’s Letter Pete Seeger 2:23
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Freiheit (Die Thälmann-Kolonne) Pete Seeger 3:06
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Battle of Maxton Field Pete Seeger 5:08
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513
What Did You Learn in School Today Pete Seeger 1:39
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From Way Up Here Pete Seeger 2:12
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515
To My Old Brown Earth Pete Seeger 1:22
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516
My Dirty Stream (The Hudson River Song) Pete Seeger 2:24
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517
Letter to Eve Pete Seeger 7:06
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518
Ballad of Dr. Dearjohn Pete Seeger 3:22
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519
My Name is Lisa Kalvelage Pete Seeger 4:47
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Don’t Ask What a River Is For Pete Seeger 3:05
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521
God Bless the Grass Pete Seeger 2:05
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522
Of Time and Rivers Flowing Pete Seeger 2:55
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Well May the World Go Pete Seeger 2:38
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Guantanamera Pete Seeger 5:31
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Quite Early Morning Pete Seeger 4:11
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There’s Better Things to Do Pete Seeger 2:35
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603
My Father’s Mansion’s Many Rooms Pete Seeger 2:09
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604
Estadio Chile Pete Seeger 2:51
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605
Why, Oh Why? Pete Seeger 3:06
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606
How About You? Pete Seeger 3:34
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607
The Sinking of the Reuben James Pete Seeger 2:46
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608
Abiyoyo Pete Seeger 5:11
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609
Cristo Ya Nacio Pete Seeger 5:14
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The Water is Wide Pete Seeger 8:34
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Greensleeves Pete Seeger 1:59
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612
If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) Pete Seeger 2:12
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We’ll All Be A-Doubling Pete Seeger 1:59
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Arrange and Rearrange Pete Seeger 4:54
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615
English is Cuh-Ray-Zee (English is Crazy) Pete Seeger 3:45
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616
A Little of This and That Pete Seeger 2:33
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617
Sailin’ Up, Sailin’ Down Pete Seeger 3:51
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618
All Mixed Up Pete Seeger 4:22
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Star Spangled Banner / To Anacreon in Heaven Pete Seeger 2:37
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One Grain of Sand Pete Seeger 4:19
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