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Songs and Ballads of Colonial and Revolutionary America

Songs and Ballads of Colonial and Revolutionary America

This recording, presenting music from the American Revolutionary War era (1775–1781) performed by the Committee of Correspondence, contains songs pertaining to the war itself and others on non–military subjects, from romance to the bitter complaint of an indentured servant. The Committee of Correspondence, formed by Dorothy O’Donnell, takes its name from colonial groups that supported the colonists’ independence efforts. She is joined by Kevin Roth, a prominent Folkways recording artist, as well as guitarist Eric Jenson, fiddler Lenny Piotti, and dulcimer artist and singer Karen James. The Committee had earlier recorded “The American Revolution in Song and Ballad” (FW05277).

Liner notes provide background and lyrics for all songs.

Track Listing

101
Billy Broke Locks The Committee of Correspondence 2:07
102
Trappan'D Maiden The Committee of Correspondence 2:37
103
Fare Thee Well Ye' Sweethearts The Committee of Correspondence 3:02
104
Mad Anthony Wayne The Committee of Correspondence 2:52
105
One Morning in May The Committee of Correspondence 2:03
106
The Fate of John Borgoyne The Committee of Correspondence 2:44
201
The Battle of the Kegs The Committee of Correspondence 4:18
202
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier The Committee of Correspondence 2:44
203
How Stands the Glass Around The Committee of Correspondence 3:47
204
All Things are Quite Silent The Committee of Correspondence 2:40
205
The Battle of Trenton The Committee of Correspondence 2:07

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