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Where Have All the Flowers Gone

A Singalong Memoir
Seeger, Pete (Book Plus CD - 2009 )
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
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Originally published in 1993, this is the essential book by and about Pete Seeger for those who admire him and love his music. From the 1940s when he began playing with Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, through his fifty years of activism, Seeger has always held the belief that everyone should be able to participate in making music, and this musical memoir is the perfect place to start.This revised and expanded volume--including a CD with examples from 267 songs--shares the personal stories and historical context surrounding some of Seeger's most familiar and beloved tunes. Commenting on everything from songwriting to social activism, this autobiographical songbook includes lyrics, music, and chords to more than 300 songs, plus personal observations, anecdotes, and more than 100 photos and drawings.
Authors: Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014
Title: Where have all the flowers gone
a singalong memoir
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2009
Edition: Rev. ed.
Characteristics: 313 p. :,ill., music ;,28 cm. +,1 CD-ROM (digital, MP3 files ; 4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: by Pete Seeger
Notes: Accompanying CD-ROM includes MP3 file excerpts for all of the songs and examples in the book. The files can be loaded onto computer audio programs, recorded onto standard audio CDs, or played in any compact disc player that is MP3 compatible
Musical excerpts include chord symbols
"A SingOut! Publication."
Contents: All mixed up
If I had a hammer : politics, unions, 1939-1950
Abiyoyo : kids, stories
Kisses sweeter than wine : love songs and some music without words
Bells of rhymney : new tunes to others' words
Guantanamera : translations pro and con, new words to others' tunes
Waist deep in the big muddy : the Vietnam war
Turn, turn, turn : songs from the great old book
Sailing down my golden river : think globally, sing locally
Well may the world go
Appendix. Music notation is a kind of shorthand
Additional Contributors: Elisabeth, Sarah H. - Editor
Miller, Michael - Editor
ISBN: 0393338614
9780393338614
Branch Call Number: 782.42162130092 S451w 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p.290), discography (p. 291-299), and index
Subject Headings: Folk songs United States Folk singers United States Biography Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014
Topical Term: Folk songs
Folk singers
LCCN: 2009035881
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History of Pete's music told in song and illustrations-
includes CD ROM.

An autobiography in words and songs by one of the most influential figures in American music.
This revised and expanded volume—including a CD with examples from 267 songs—shares the personal stories and historical context surrounding some of Seeger’s most familiar and beloved tunes. Commenting... Read More »


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