Folk Songs for Young People

Folk Songs for Young People

by Pete SeegerPete Seeger


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First released in 1959, Folk Songs for Young People stands as a testament to Pete Seeger's timeless songwriting and sensitive delivery. At this point, Seeger's music is so elemental it practically defines American folk music, and his songs have always had a special appeal to youngsters. Telling stories not found on the radio or TV, Seeger's songs celebrate the spirit of many cultures and the strength of humanity. Including traditional songs and Seeger originals, the collection runs the gamut. From classics like "Skip to My Lou" and "On Top of Old Smokey" to lesser-known tunes such as "Weave-Room Blues" and "Four Pence a Day," this captivating disc introduces folk music to yet another generation. Seeger often opens his songs with a bit of history about the subject or even a story, as in the case of "Oh, Worrycare." The simplicity of his melodies belies their larger meanings, so that lessons about "John Henry" and "The Farmer Is the Man" go down easily and gleefully. The disc's booklet includes song lyrics, inspiring, fun-filled sing-alongs, and the text of some of Seeger's introductions. Armed with only a guitar and a big heart, Pete Seeger has crafted a body of immortal songs that reflect his humanitarian passion, and the delightful selection on Folk Songs for Young People make it a fundamental classic for a child of any generation.

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Release Date: 09/24/2002
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074502426
catalogNumber: 45024
Rank: 66032

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