Folk songs

Singing Our Way West: Songs and Stories from America's Westward Expansion

By Jerry Silverman

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Gathers songs about the Cumberland Gap, the Erie Canal, the Mississippi, the Alamo, the Gold Rush, and the Old Chisholm Trail.

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The Best of the Decca Years

By The Weavers

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American folk music has had great influence on popular music worldwide. The quartet known as “The Weavers” was probably the most important folk group of the “Folk revival” of the 1940s and 50s. Even though some of their recordings sound corny now it would difficult to overstate the influence of these four people- Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman – on popular music. Songs included on this album are: • 1. On Top of Old Smoky • 2. Hard, Ain't It Hard • 3. Goodnight Irene • 4. Around the Corner (Beneath the Berry Tree) > • 5. Old Paint (Ride Around, Little Dogies) • 6. (The Wreck of the) John B • 7. Roving Kind • 8. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena • 9. Wimoweh (Mbube) • 10. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine • 11. So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) • 12. Midnight Special • 13. Rock Island Line • 14. Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l' Water, Silvy) • 15. Lonesome Traveler • 16. When the Saints Go Marching In

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hush, Little Baby : a Folk Song

By Pictures by Marla Frazee

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In an old lullaby a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent. Suggested fro ages 4-8.
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