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American Industrial Ballads

American Industrial Ballads

Songs of struggle which emerged from the coal mines, textile mills and acres of farmland, and spoke of issues important to the American laborer. Twenty-four songs written about the unprecedented industrialization of the 19th century, including Peg and Awl, The Farmer is the Man, and Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Irwin Silber's notes provide a history of labor folk song and its role in American popular music. "Seeger's straightforward, sincere singing is accompanied by sparse, effective banjo and guitar...an important reissue." — Sing Out

Track Listing

101
Peg and Awl Pete Seeger 2:29
102
The Blind Fiddler Pete Seeger 1:17
103
Buffalo Skinners Pete Seeger 2:44
104
Eight-Hour Day Pete Seeger 1:00
105
Hard Times in the Mill Pete Seeger 2:16
106
Roll Down the Line Pete Seeger 3:15
107
A Hayseed Like Me Pete Seeger 1:16
108
The Farmer is the Man (Who Feeds Us All) Pete Seeger 1:43
109
Come All You Hardy Miners Pete Seeger 2:00
110
He Lies in the American Land Pete Seeger 2:01
111
Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Pete Seeger 2:20
112
Let Them Wear Their Watches Fine Pete Seeger 3:41
113
Cotton Mill Colic Pete Seeger 1:41
114
Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat Pete Seeger 1:58
115
Mill Mother's Lament Pete Seeger 1:37
116
Fare Ye Well, Old Ely Branch Pete Seeger 2:11
117
Beans, Bacon, and Gravy Pete Seeger 2:56
118
The Death of Harry Simms Pete Seeger 2:14
119
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues Pete Seeger 1:09
120
The Ballad of Barney Graham Pete Seeger 1:48
121
My Children are Seven in Number Pete Seeger 3:59
122
Raggedy Pete Seeger 2:32
123
Pittsburgh Town Pete Seeger 1:30
124
Sixty Percent Pete Seeger 1:00

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