American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5

Pete Seeger SFW40155

Pete Seeger's life, music, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. He has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to "plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land." The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narrate tales of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, and show Pete at the crossroads of the past and the future putting his own stamp on America's folk song heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come.

LYRICS

Lyric transcriptions as permissible by the publisher available here.

NOTES ON THIS RELEASE

The physical box-set version includes 139 tracks and 5 CDs, each with its own booklet of extensive notes, for nearly 6 hours of music.

The digital download version includes the 139 songs on the CD version plus two additional previously unreleased songs: "My Gallant Black Bess," an ode to a horse, and "The Ballad of Dr. DearJohn," a critique of the health care system as relevant today as it was in the 1960's. Both songs are also available for purchase individually.

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EN ESPAÑOL

La vida de Pete Seeger, la música y el legado encierran casi un siglo de historia y cultura estadounidense. El se ha concentrado a sí mismo en música popular y la ha usado, como Johnny Appleseed, para ”plantar las semillas de un mejor futuro en los hogares alrededor de nuestra tierra“

Las canciones de esta colección de ciento treinta y nueve Baladas favoritas estadounidenses narran cuentos de la gente común y sus hechos extraordinarios y muestran a Pete en la encrucijada del pasado y el futuro, poniendo su propio sello en el patrimonio de la canción popular de los Estados Unidos, mientras que está legándolas a las generaciones venideras.

Year Released 2009
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2009 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) American Folk
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101 John Henry Pete Seeger 4:34
102 Shenandoah Pete Seeger 1:50
103 Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn) Pete Seeger 2:35
104 Black Girl Pete Seeger 2:33
105 Skip to My Lou Pete Seeger 3:11
106 The Big Rock Candy Mountain Pete Seeger 3:08
107 Clementine Pete Seeger 3:05
108 Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger 1:40
109 Home on the Range Pete Seeger 1:51
110 John Brown's Body Pete Seeger 2:59
111 Goodnight, Irene Pete Seeger 3:43
112 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Pete Seeger 2:37
113 Oh, Susanna Pete Seeger 1:17
114 Wayfaring Stranger Pete Seeger 1:16
115 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep Pete Seeger 2:31
116 Down in the Valley Pete Seeger 3:45
117 The Wabash Cannonball Pete Seeger 3:05
118 On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 2:19
119 Frankie and Johnny Pete Seeger 4:27
120 I Ride an Old Paint Pete Seeger 3:24
121 The Wreck of the Old 97 Pete Seeger 1:53
122 Wagoner's Lad Pete Seeger 1:25
123 Old Dan Tucker Pete Seeger 2:14
124 I've Been Working on the Railroad Pete Seeger 1:27
125 Cielito Lindo Pete Seeger 2:34
126 So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (Dusty Old Dust) Pete Seeger 3:22
127 America the Beautiful Pete Seeger 1:38
128 This Land is Your Land Pete Seeger 2:52
201 Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:54
202 Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Pete Seeger 1:37
203 Midnight Special Pete Seeger 3:06
204 House of the Rising Sun Pete Seeger 2:32
205 Careless Love Pete Seeger 3:06
206 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Pete Seeger 3:27
207 Poor Boy Pete Seeger 2:17
208 Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:31
209 The Riddle Song Pete Seeger 2:26
210 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Pete Seeger 3:14
211 The Water is Wide Pete Seeger 3:34
212 The Fox Pete Seeger 2:05
213 The Keeper and the Doe Pete Seeger 2:12
214 Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:37
215 Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:27
216 Stagolee (Stagger Lee) Pete Seeger 2:13
217 Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Pete Seeger 2:31
218 Camptown Races Pete Seeger 1:31
219 Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 2:03
220 Froggie Went a Courtin' Pete Seeger 2:51
221 I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) Pete Seeger 3:54
222 Putting On the Style Pete Seeger 2:49
223 The Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:50
224 Hard Travelin' Pete Seeger 2:44
225 Alabama Bound Pete Seeger 2:20
226 Wimoweh Pete Seeger 3:01
227 Dink's Song Pete Seeger 2:39
301 Gypsy Davy Pete Seeger 5:02
302 Deep Blue Sea Pete Seeger 2:14
303 New River Train Pete Seeger 2:59
304 St. James Hospital Pete Seeger 2:55
305 E-ri-e Canal Pete Seeger 3:21
306 St. Louis Blues Pete Seeger 2:22
307 Boll Weevil Pete Seeger 3:52
308 The Girl I Left Behind Pete Seeger 1:10
309 When I First Came to This Land Pete Seeger 2:40
310 The Titanic Pete Seeger 3:43
311 Elanoy Pete Seeger 1:48
312 Lady of Carlysle Pete Seeger 3:19
313 My Good Man (Our Goodman) Pete Seeger 2:38
314 Golden Vanity Pete Seeger 3:50
315 Ain’t It a Shame Pete Seeger 1:47
316 Swanee River Pete Seeger 3:02
317 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Pete Seeger 4:32
318 The Boys from County Mayo Pete Seeger 2:24
319 No Irish Need Apply Pete Seeger 1:54
320 Paddy Works on the Railroad Pete Seeger 2:25
321 Arkansas Traveler Pete Seeger 2:41
322 When I Was Single Pete Seeger 1:17
323 Wond’rous Love Pete Seeger 1:38
324 Ground Hog Pete Seeger 3:48
325 Old Blue Pete Seeger 2:22
326 She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain Pete Seeger 1:56
327 Erie Canal Pete Seeger 2:34
401 Banks of the Ohio Pete Seeger 3:32
402 You are My Sunshine Pete Seeger 1:45
403 Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Pete Seeger 1:39
404 The Foggy Dew Pete Seeger 1:59
405 Molly Malone Pete Seeger 2:21
406 Old Maid's Song Pete Seeger 1:43
407 Oh, How He Lied Pete Seeger 1:41
408 Where the Old Allegheny and the Monongahela Flow Pete Seeger 2:44
409 Leatherwing Bat Pete Seeger 3:10
410 Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier Pete Seeger 2:26
411 Farther Along Pete Seeger 2:33
412 Go Down, Moses Pete Seeger 2:56
413 All My Trials Pete Seeger 3:08
414 Monsieur Banjo Pete Seeger 2:11
415 No More Auction Block Pete Seeger 1:56
416 Hole in the Bucket Pete Seeger 2:17
417 What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor Pete Seeger 2:16
418 Army Life Pete Seeger 2:06
419 Blue Mountain Lake Pete Seeger 2:48
420 Lady Margret Pete Seeger 2:54
421 John Hardy Pete Seeger 3:32
422 Johnson Pete Seeger 2:51
423 John Riley Pete Seeger 2:28
424 Washer Lad Pete Seeger 1:14
425 Talking Blues Pete Seeger 2:05
426 Lolly Too Dum Pete Seeger 3:35
427 T. B. Blues Pete Seeger 4:04
428 Summertime Pete Seeger 3:41
501 Trail to Mexico Pete Seeger 2:51
502 Red River Valley Pete Seeger 2:09
503 Old Joe Clark Pete Seeger 3:56
504 St. James Infirmary Pete Seeger 2:34
505 Greer County Bachelor Pete Seeger 2:36
506 Ox Driver's Song Pete Seeger 1:55
507 Buffalo Gals Pete Seeger 2:22
508 Joe Bowers Pete Seeger 3:00
509 Texian Boys Pete Seeger 1:30
510 My Sweetheart Is a Mule in the Mines Pete Seeger 0:28
511 Johnny Gray Pete Seeger 1:54
512 Cowboy Yodel Pete Seeger 0:54
513 Sioux Indians Pete Seeger 3:41
514 Ida Red Pete Seeger 1:57
515 Holler Pete Seeger 1:19
516 Cumberland Gap Pete Seeger 1:22
517 Wake Up Jacob Pete Seeger 0:20
518 Sweet Betsy from Pike Pete Seeger 3:27
519 Buffalo Skinners Pete Seeger 2:46
520 Whiskey Rye Whiskey Pete Seeger 2:18
521 Stewball Pete Seeger 4:56
522 Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies Pete Seeger 1:31
523 Strawberry Roan Pete Seeger 5:05
524 Jay Gould's Daughter Pete Seeger 2:41
525 Play Party Pete Seeger 1:25
526 I Will Never Marry Pete Seeger 2:06
527 Riflemen of Bennington Pete Seeger 2:14
528 Kingdom Coming Pete Seeger 2:35
529 Cumberland Moutain Bear Chase Pete Seeger 3:36
601 My Gallant Black Bess Pete Seeger
602 The Ballad of Dr. Dearjohn Pete Seeger
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