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I'll Sing You a Story

I'll Sing You a Story

Sam Duffie Hinton (1917–2009) balanced two careers: curator at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego, and recording artist. He recorded a collection of folk songs for the Library of Congress in 1947, and in 1961 began recording for Folkways. Hinton learned many of the songs on this album, which is subtitled Folk Ballads for Young Folks, when he was a child growing up in east Texas.

Liner notes, written by Hinton, provide brief background information about each song, including lyrics.

Track Listing

101
Old Bangum Sam Hinton 2:04
102
Brian O'Lynn Sam Hinton 2:40
103
Three Jolly Rogues of Lynne Sam Hinton 1:17
104
Jonathan Smith Sam Hinton 2:33
105
The Old Man in the Wood Sam Hinton 1:47
106
When You Go A-Courting Sam Hinton 1:41
107
Grandmother Brown Sam Hinton 0:58
108
The Farmer and the Crow Sam Hinton 2:12
109
The Crow Song Sam Hinton 1:15
110
Hambone Sam Hinton 1:50
201
Boll Weevil Sam Hinton 2:11
202
The Gray Goose Sam Hinton 3:00
203
Mary Had a William Goat Sam Hinton 1:35
204
Twenty Froggies Sam Hinton 1:11
205
When I Was a Little Boy Sam Hinton 1:57
206
I Was Born 100,000 Years Ago Sam Hinton 1:51
207
Ain't We Crazy Sam Hinton 2:14
208
Zebra Dun Sam Hinton 2:22
209
See the Steamer Go Round the Bend Sam Hinton 3:08

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