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Camp Songs

Camp Songs

The enthusiasm and informality of summer camp songs are captured by a group of six- to eleven- year-old children, whose performance is directed by iconic folksinger Pete Seeger (1919–2014). Seeger also arranged the songs, and with his banjo further enlivens the proceedings.

In addition, folksinger/banjoist Erik Darling (1933–2008), perhaps best known for his recording (as leader of the Rooftop Singers) of the hit single “Walk Right In” in 1963, performs five camp songs as solo numbers.

The liner notes provide the lyrics of the songs, enabling listeners to join in the fun.

Track Listing

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Children of the Lord The Song Swappers 1:51
102
Bingo Was His Name The Song Swappers 1:29
103
Daughter Will You Marry? The Song Swappers 1:39
104
If All the Rain Drops The Song Swappers 0:38
105
Be Kind to Your Teachers The Song Swappers 1:06
106
The Younger Generation The Song Swappers 1:31
107
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmitt The Song Swappers 0:55
108
I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago (Just the Facts Ma'am) The Song Swappers 3:05
201
Happy Jackie Junior Erik Darling 0:31
202
Spring Would Be/There Was a Little Man Erik Darling 1:26
203
Oh, When Pop was a Little Boy Erik Darling 1:27
204
Hard Luck Blues (dedicated to all contrary children) Erik Darling 1:29
205
Kevin Barry The Song Swappers 3:53
206
Putting on the Style The Song Swappers 2:43
207
Finegan, Beginigin The Song Swappers 1:25

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