The legendary folk singer Pete Seeger once said he wanted to "put a song on people's lips, instead of just in their ear." During the dawning years of the urban folk revival (1957-62), Folkways Records released Seeger's five-record series American Favorite Ballads, which encouraged a new generation to sing along to classic 19th-century tunes. Now, Folkways has reissued the albums, including previously unreleased material such as "Strawberry Roan," a ditty about a broncobuster who finally meets the horse that can throw him.
Listen to Pete Seeger sing "Strawberry Roan"
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