American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

Pete Seeger SFW40151

Ballads fuse the arts of music and storytelling. Through ballads, classic tales of human experience are enshrined in poetry and song. Pete Seeger, an American folk hero and icon of the great "folk revival" of the 1950s & 1960s, hand-selected some of his favorite American ballads to compile a series of classic American song-stories flowing from the bedrock of the American experience. Through these captivating songs, a tale is told of America "once upon a time." This CD is the second in a series of Ballad reissues and is an important recording for any fan of American folk music. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.


Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available here.

Year Released 2003
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2003 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English

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101 Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:51
102 Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Pete Seeger 1:37
103 Midnight Special Pete Seeger 3:05
104 House of the Rising Sun Pete Seeger 2:32
105 Careless Love Pete Seeger 3:06
106 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Pete Seeger 3:27
107 Poor Boy Pete Seeger 2:17
108 Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:31
109 The Riddle Song Pete Seeger 2:26
110 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Pete Seeger 3:14
111 The Water is Wide Pete Seeger 3:34
112 The Fox Pete Seeger 2:05
113 The Keeper and the Doe Pete Seeger 2:12
114 Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:37
115 Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:27
116 Stagolee (Stagger Lee) Pete Seeger 2:13
117 Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Pete Seeger 2:31
118 Camptown Races Pete Seeger 1:31
119 Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 2:03
120 Froggie Went a Courtin' Pete Seeger 2:51
121 I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) Pete Seeger 3:54
122 Putting On the Style Pete Seeger 2:48
123 The Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:49
124 Hard Travelin' Pete Seeger 2:44
125 Alabama Bound Pete Seeger 2:20
126 Wimoweh Pete Seeger 3:01
127 Dink's Song Pete Seeger 2:37
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