Frontier Ballads

Frontier Ballads

Pete Seeger FW05003 / FP 5003

Adventurers, nonconformists, naturalists, and anyone seeking a new life traveled to America's far reaches, singing their old music even as they created new songs to describe life on the frontier. Through Pete Seeger's performance, Frontier Ballads presents the musical expressions of these immigrants, settlers, and workers as they moved westward.

Note: This title combines two earlier Folkways 10" vinyl releases. FW02175 Frontier Ballads and FW02176 Frontier Ballads Volume Two.


Aventureros, inconformistas, naturalistas y todos aquellos que buscan una nueva vida, viajaron a los lugares más lejanos de Estados Unidos, cantando su música antigua, incluso nuevas canciones creadas por ellos para describir la vida en la frontera.

A través de la actuación de Pete Seeger, Baladas de la frontera presenta las expresiones musicales de estos inmigrantes, colonos y trabajadores a medida que avanzaban hacia el oeste.

Year Released 1954
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1954 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Historical Song
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Protest songs; United States History; World history

Download Liner Notes

101 Fare You Well Polly (Wagoner's Lad) Pete Seeger 2:12
102 No Irish Need Apply Pete Seeger 1:55
103 Johnny Gray Pete Seeger 1:55
104 Greer County Bachelor (Starving to Death on My Government Cl aim) Pete Seeger 2:36
105 Cowboy Yodel Pete Seeger 0:51
106 The Trail to Mexico Pete Seeger 2:49
107 Joe Bowers Pete Seeger 3:00
201 Wake Up Jacob Pete Seeger 0:19
202 Cumberland Gap Pete Seeger 1:22
203 Erie Canal Pete Seeger 3:21
204 Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 2:04
205 Ox Driver's Song Pete Seeger 1:55
206 The Tex-I-An Boys Pete Seeger 1:30
207 Sioux Indians Pete Seeger 3:42
301 Ground Hog Pete Seeger 3:49
302 Blue Mountain Lake Pete Seeger 2:48
303 Paddy Works on the Railroad Pete Seeger 2:25
304 The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Pete Seeger 1:38
305 Old Joe Clark Pete Seeger 3:56
306 My Sweetheart in the Mines Pete Seeger 0:28
401 Holler Pete Seeger 1:20
402 Arkansas Traveler Pete Seeger 2:42
403 When I Was Single Pete Seeger 1:18
404 Wondrous Love Pete Seeger 1:38
405 Play Party Pete Seeger 1:25
406 Rye Whiskey Pete Seeger 2:17
407 The Wayfaring Stranger Pete Seeger 1:13
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