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Songs of the Civil War

Various Artists
Songs of the Civil War

The Civil War played an instrumental role in the development of an American national identity. Specifically for American folk music, the war inspired songwriting on both sides of the conflict, as amateurs and professionals wrote new, timely lyrics to old English, Scottish, and Irish ballads as well as original compositions. Some of the popular songs are still well known today, such as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” This 33-song collection, featuring Pete Seeger, The New Lost City Ramblers, Hermes Nye, Cisco Houston, Sandy Ives, and others, was released on the centennial of the Civil War in 1960. It contains patriotic songs of the Union, songs about Southern rights, sentimental ballads, parodies, and marching songs. The liner notes by Paredon Records co-founder Irwin Silber feature song descriptions and lyrics plus a two-page essay about the music of the Civil War.

Track Listing

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John Brown's Body Pete Seeger 2:57
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102
Johnny is My Darling Ethel Raim, Elizabeth Knight, and Joyce Gluck 1:26
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103
Billy Barlow Jerry Silverman 3:30
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104
Somebody's Darling Elizabeth Knight and The Harvesters 5:04
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105
Old Abe Lincoln Hermes Nye 1:12
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106
The Vacant Chair The New Lost City Ramblers 3:39
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107
Lincoln and Liberty Pete Seeger 1:05
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108
Roll Alabama Roll Jerry Silverman and The Harvesters 2:59
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109
Clear the Track Pete Seeger and group 1:45
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201
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Jerry Silverman and The Harvesters 2:07
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202
Bonnie Blue Flag Elizabeth Knight with The Harvesters 2:00
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203
Tenting Tonight Pete Seeger 5:30
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204
Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel The New Lost City Ramblers 3:05
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205
Battle Cry of Freedom Jerry Silverman and The Harvesters 2:30
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206
The Cumberland and the Merrimac Ellen Stekert 2:59
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207
Just Before the Battle, Mother Jerry Silverman and The Harvesters 4:14
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208
Farewell Mother Hermes Nye 1:47
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301
Weeping Sad and Lonely Elizabeth Knight with The Harvesters 5:54
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302
Marching Song of the First Arkansas Pete Seeger and Bill MacAdoo 2:04
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303
Overtures from Richmond Jerry Silverman 4:13
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304
Pat Murphy of the Irish Brigade Ellen Stekert 1:42
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305
Goober Peas The New Lost City Ramblers 3:39
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306
Cumberland Crew Edward "Sandy" Ives 4:42
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307
High Toned Southern Gentlemen Jerry Silverman 3:25
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Pete Seeger and Bill MacAdoo 1:29
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402
Who Will Care for Mother Now? Jerry Silverman 4:01
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403
Marching Through Georgia Pete Seeger and Bill MacAdoo 1:50
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404
No More Auction Block The Harvesters 3:07
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405
Kingdom Coming (Year of Jubilo) Pete Seeger 2:36
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406
Booth Killed Lincoln Cisco Houston 2:59
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407
Oh, I'm a Good Old Rebel Hermes Nye 1:46
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408
Two Brothers Ethel Raim and Ronnie Gluck 2:45
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Battle Hymn of the Republic Elizabeth Knight with The Harvesters 2:58
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