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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 CD

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 CD

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Pete Seeger has long set the standard for interpreters of American traditional and topical songs. Armed with a silken, irresistible voice, bold faith in the power of song and a five-string banjo or twelve-string guitar, he offers up his music not just as entertainment, but as a means of making the world a better place.

This third volume in a series of compilations of songs from the Folkways Records classic American Favorite Ballads series of the 1950s and 1960s again features Pete Seeger interpreting some of the classic songs from America’s history. These are the songs that children sing at camp and learn at school like their parents before them. This recording includes extensive notes on the history of these songs. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.

1. Gypsy Davy - 4:59
2. Deep Blue Sea - 2:14
3. New River Train - 2:59
4. St. James Hospital - 2:55
5. E-ri-e Canal - 3:20
6. St Louis Blues - 2:22
7. Boll Weevil - 3:52
8. The Girl I Left Behind - 1:10
9. When I First Came to This Land - 2:40
10. The Titanic - 3:43
11. Elanoy - 1:48
12. Lady of Carlysle - 3:19
13. My Good Man (Our Goodman) - 2:38
14. Golden Vanity - 3:50
15. Ain’t It a Shame - 1:47
16. Swanee River - 3:02
17. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - 4:31
18. The Boys from County Mayo - 2:24
19. No Irish Need Apply - 1:54
20. Paddy Works on the Railroad - 2:25
21. Arkansas Traveler - 2:41
22. When I Was Single - 1:17
23. Wond’rous Love - 1:38
24. Ground Hog - 3:48
25. Old Blue - 2:22
26. She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain - 1:56
27. Erie Canal - 2:34


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