American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4

Pete Seeger SFW40153

Pete Seeger has long set the standard for interpreters of American traditional and topical songs. This fourth volume in the popular series compiled from the Folkways Records American Favorite Ballads series of the 1950s and 1960s features Seeger's versions of classic folk songs from America’s past. Extensive liner notes by folk song scholar Guy Logsdon describes their origins in an emerging nation and their place in the American folk song movement. American Favorite Ballads is a classic among classics.

Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available.


Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available here.

Year Released 2006
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) American
Instrument(s) Banjo
Language(s) English

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101 Banks of the Ohio Pete Seeger 3:26
102 You are My Sunshine Pete Seeger 1:42
103 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Pete Seeger 1:36
104 The Foggy Dew Pete Seeger 1:55
105 Molly Malone Pete Seeger 2:18
106 Old Maid's Song Pete Seeger 1:40
107 Oh, How He Lied Pete Seeger 1:38
108 Where the Old Allegheny and the Monongahela Flow Pete Seeger 2:40
109 Leatherwing Bat Pete Seeger 3:06
110 Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier Pete Seeger 2:22
111 Farther Along Pete Seeger 2:29
112 Go Down, Moses Pete Seeger 2:52
113 All My Trials Pete Seeger 3:03
114 Monsieur Banjo Pete Seeger 2:07
115 No More Auction Block Pete Seeger 1:53
116 Hole in the Bucket Pete Seeger 2:14
117 What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor Pete Seeger 2:13
118 Army Life Pete Seeger 2:02
119 Blue Mountain Lake Pete Seeger 2:44
120 Lady Margaret Pete Seeger 2:51
121 John Hardy Pete Seeger 3:29
122 Johnson Pete Seeger 2:48
123 John Riley Pete Seeger 2:25
124 Washer Lad Pete Seeger 1:11
125 Talking Blues Pete Seeger 2:01
126 Lolly Too Dum Pete Seeger 3:31
127 T. B. Blues Pete Seeger 4:00
128 Summertime Pete Seeger 3:40
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