Folk Songs for Young People

Folk Songs for Young People

Pete Seeger SFW45024

Pete Seeger has become an American tradition right along with the songs he sings. This recording, first released in 1959, captures and conveys Pete's personal warmth, engaging style, and ability to educate children while entertaining them. He sings old favorites such as "On Top of Old Smokey," "Skip to My Lou," and "John Henry," introducing them as songs "you never hear on the radio,...on jukeboxes,...or on TV...Just ordinary songs which one person teaches to another." These songs have endured as part of the American soundscape partly because of Pete's tireless dedication to their preservation. This album gives a whole new generation of children the opportunity to learn and sing these classic American folksongs. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

2002 Parents Choice Recommended

Year Released 2002
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2002 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile; Storytelling

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101 Skip to My Lou Pete Seeger 2:20
102 Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 1:10
103 Weave Room Blues Pete Seeger 0:40
104 The Farmer Is the Man (Who Feeds Us All) Pete Seeger 1:10
105 Wood-Chopping Song Pete Seeger 2:34
106 Four Pence a Day Pete Seeger 1:14
107 Vigndig a Fremd Kind Pete Seeger 1:01
108 Way Down Yonder in the Cornfield Pete Seeger 2:59
109 Pepsi-Cola Pete Seeger 0:58
110 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Pete Seeger 3:16
111 Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Pete Seeger 2:03
112 Oh, Worrycare Pete Seeger 5:32
113 On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 1:27
114 Irene (Goodnight Irene) Pete Seeger 2:17
115 John Henry Pete Seeger 4:30
116 Dayenu Pete Seeger 1:35
117 It Could Be a Wonderful World Pete Seeger 2:46
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