American favorite ballads: tunes and songs as sung by Pete Seeger

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Oak Archives, Sep 1, 2006 - Music - 96 pages
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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.

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About the author (2006)

Irwin Silber is the former editor of the magazine "Sing Out!" and has written numerous books on folk and popular music. He has also written on political and cultural matters for "The Guardian, Crossroads, " and "Frontline." He lives in Oakland, California.

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