American Favorite Ballads

Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger

Printed Music - 200-?
American Favorite Ballads
(Music Sales America). Pete Seeger is an outstanding folksinger and an American treasure. Millions in every corner of the globe have listened to and sung along with Seeger-discovering the riches of America's folk song heritage. Originally published in 1961, this book includes the most popular songs in Pete Seeger's songbag. 84 traditional folk songs, including such favorites as "Irene Goodnight," "Darline Corey," "Shenandoah," etc. Each song comes complete with melody line, lyrics, guitar chords, and Seeger's own introductory comments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 100 reproductions of documentary prints and wood-cuts, American Favorite Ballads presents a rich panorama of our country's great folk song legacy.

Publisher: New York, NY : Oak Archives, [200-?], c1961
ISBN: 0825600944
Branch Call Number: M- 784.4 A51241 2000
Characteristics: 95 p. of music :,ill. ;,23 cm


From Library Staff

A compact book of many well-known traditional songs sung by Pete Seeger. From the Introduction: "On these pages [the songs] are in a state of suspended animation. It takes singers to bring them to life. And such is their magic, that they can bring fuller life to you."

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