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American Favorite Ballads

Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger
(Printed Music - 200-?)
American Favorite Ballads
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(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.
Title: American favorite ballads
tunes and songs as sung by Pete Seeger
Publisher: New York, NY : Oak Archives, [200-?], c1961
Characteristics: 95 p. of music :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [edited for publication by Irwin Silber and Ethel Raim ; editorial assistant, Daryl Heymann ; music transcribed and edited by Ethal Raim ; illustrations selected by and from the collection of Moses Asch]
Notes: Melodies with chord symbols for guitar
Contents: Careless love
The blue-tail fly
When I first came to this land
Que bonita bandera
Wayfaring stranger
Swing low, sweet chariot
House of the rising sun
The hammer song
Hold the fort
My horses ain't hungry
Four nights drunk
Cielito lindo
Come all you fair and tender ladies
I ride an old paint
Home on the range
Little girl
I never will marry
This land is your land
Passing through
Strangest dream
Down in the valley
Buffalo gals
Old Joe Clark
Jesse James
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
We shall not be moved
Blow the man down
The camptown races
The streets of Laredo
Young man who wouldn't hoe corn
Alabama bound
Aunt Rhody
Oh, Susanna
Joe Bowers
Irene, goodnight
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Study war no more
Old Dan Tucker
Sally Ann
Pick a bale of cotton
Midnight special
Froggie went a-courtin'
The farmer is the man
The devil and the farmer's wife
The keeper
On top of old smoky
John Brown's body
Buffalo skinners
Frankie and Johnny
Who's gonna shoe your pretty little foot?
The big rock candy mountain
Cumberland Gap
Putting on the style
Rye whiskey
Devilish Mary
Yankee Doodle
Riddle song
Darlin' Corey
New river train
Michael, row the boat ashore
Deep blue sea
The water is wide
Oh, Mary don't you weep
Barbara Allen
The fox
Twelve gates to the city
John Henry
Swanee river
Reuben James
The Wabash cannon ball
Erie Canal
Dink's song
Hard traveling
Skip to my Lou
Solidarity forever
So long, it's been good to know you
Kisses sweeter than wine
Which side are you on?
Additional Contributors: Raim, Ethel
Silber, Irwin 1925-2010
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014
ISBN: 9780825600944
Branch Call Number: M- 784.4 A51241 2000
Bibliography: Discography: p. 96
Subject Headings: Folk music United States Folk songs, English United States Ballads, English United States
Topical Term: Folk music
Folk songs, English
Ballads, English
Publisher No: HL14001765 Hal Leonard
OAK10003 Oak Archives
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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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