Songs of Courting and Complaint

Songs of Courting and Complaint

Peggy Seeger FW02049 / FA 2049

Peggy Seeger's honest, unadorned voice and Clark Weissman's deft guitar accompaniment grace this selection of ballads whose characters lament the trials of courting and the tribulations of ill-fated marriage. Seeger's liner notes include a short essay by her father, renowned musicologist Charles Seeger.

Year Released 1955
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1955 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Celtic
Country(s) United Kingdom; United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Courtship; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival

Download Liner Notes

101 Whistle, Daughter, Whistle Peggy Seeger 1:45
102 When I Was Single Peggy Seeger 2:55
103 House Carpenter Peggy Seeger 4:08
104 When First Unto This Country a Stranger I Came Peggy Seeger 1:56
105 All of Her Answers Were No Peggy Seeger 3:17
201 The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Peggy Seeger 1:49
202 The Wagoner's Lad Peggy Seeger 1:47
203 Long Lonesome Road Peggy Seeger 2:18
204 The Butcher Boy Peggy Seeger 2:20
205 The Old Maid's Song Peggy Seeger 1:54
206 Katy Cruel Peggy Seeger 2:12
207 Leatherwing Bat Peggy Seeger 2:11
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