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Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a major force in folk music - and also played important roles in the labor movement, the peace movement (especially in opposing the war in Vietnam), the US Civil Rights Movement (working in Mississippi Freedom Summer, introducing Martin Luther King, Jr. to the song "We Shall Overcome"), and the environmental movement (especially his work with his wife Toshi to support cleanup of the Hudson River through the Clearwater organization).

There was an excellent fan website for Pete for many years but when its creator died, the website 

Here are some helpful links:

Our own article on Pete and his legacy: www.riseupandsing.org/seeger/life-work

Our area marking the centennial of Seeger's birth (events, songs, articles, books, etc.): https://www.riseupandsing.org/seeger/100th

A website Pete created by Appleseed Recordings: https://www.peteseegermusic.com/

A website created by Smithsonian Folkways focusing on events celebrating the centennial of his birth and Folkways recordings: https://spiritofseeger.com/home.html

New York Times obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/arts/music/pete-seeger-songwriter-and-champion-of-folk-music-dies-at-94.html

 

Songs Composed

A Little a' This 'n That p. 1
Bring 'em home RA: Peace p. 198
Of Time and River Flowing p. 24
All Mixed Up p. 2
Andorra RUS: Peace p. 158
Bells of Rhymney RA: Rich p. 222
Both Sides Now RUS: Dreams p. 27
Bountiful river RA: Healing p. 119
Djankoye RUS: Farm p. 50
Everybody Loves Saturday Night RUS: Good p. 85
Farmer Is the Man RUS: Farm p. 51
Garbage RUS: Ecology p. 35
Get Up and Go RUS: Time p. 223
God's counting on me RA: Struggle p. 254
Guantanamera RUS: Creativity p. 24
Huddie Ledbetter was a helluva man RA: Sing p. 246
I Come and Stand RUS: Peace p. 160
If I Had a Hammer RUS: Struggle p. 215
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine RUS: Time p. 225
Letter to eve RA: Earthcare p. 45
My dirty stream RA: Earthcare p. 48
My Rainbow Race RUS: Ecology p. 36
O Had I a Golden Thread RUS: Dreams p. 31
Old Devil Time RUS: Unity p. 241
Old Hundredth (Seeger) RUS: Faith p. 46
Old Time Religion (filksong) RUS: Funny p. 74
Oleanna RUS: Funny p. 74
One Grain of Sand RUS: Lullabies p. 135
One Man's Hands RUS: Unity p. 241
The People Are Scratching RUS: Ecology p. 37
Precious Friend RUS: Friendship p. 67
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Seek and You Shall Find RUS: Spirituals p. 212
Shalom Chaverim RUS: Sacred p. 197
Solartopia RA: Earthcare p. 50
Step by Step RUS: Unity p. 242
Sweet Potatoes RUS: Home p. 112
Take em down RA: Work p. 286
Talking union RA: Work p. 286
To everyone in all the world RA: Friendship p. 88
To my old brown earth RA: Time p. 274
Turn, Turn, Turn RUS: Time p. 228
Waist deep in the big muddy RA: Peace p. 208
The Water Is Wide RUS: Ballads p. 15
Well may the world go RA: Travel p. 282
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? RUS: Peace p. 165

Song Videos

Bring 'em home RA: Peace p. 198
Of Time and River Flowing p. 24
Bring 'em home RA: Peace p. 198
Of Time and River Flowing p. 24
Bring 'em home RA: Peace p. 198
Of Time and River Flowing p. 24
A Little a' This 'n That p. 1
Acres of Clams RUS: Ecology p. 33
All Mixed Up p. 2
Andorra RUS: Peace p. 158
Asikatali RUS: Struggle p. 213
Banks of Marble RUS: Rich p. 180
Barbara Allen RUS: Ballads p. 7
Be Kind to Your Parents RUS: Home p. 107
Beans In My Ears RUS: Play p. 167
Bells of Rhymney RA: Rich p. 222
Black Is the Color RUS: Ballads p. 8
Blue skies RA: Outdoors p. 192
The blue-tail fly RA: Play p. 210
Bountiful river RA: Healing p. 119
Buffalo Gals RUS: Farm p. 49
Camptown Races RUS: America p. 2
Careless Love RUS: Mountain p. 143
Carry It On RUS: Peace p. 158
Casey Jones (Joe Hill) RUS: Work p. 253
Cindy RUS: Mountain p. 143
The Commonwealth of Toil RUS: Rich p. 181
Crow on the cradle RA: Peace p. 199
Darlin' Corey RUS: Mountain p. 145
Deep Blue Sea RUS: Sea p. 200
Deep Blue Sea (John Bell) RUS: Peace p. 159
Deportee RUS: Farm p. 50
Don't You Weep After Me RUS: Spirituals p. 208
Draft Dodger Rag RUS: Peace p. 159
Eleven Cent Cotton RUS: Farm p. 51
Erie Canal RUS: Travel p. 232
Farmer Is the Man RUS: Farm p. 51
The Faucets Are Dripping RUS: City p. 18
Fiddle-i-fee RA: Play p. 211
Fiddle-i-fee RA: Play p. 211
The Foolish Frog RUS: Play p. 168
Forever young RA: Time p. 270
The Fox RUS: Play p. 168
Freedom come all ye RA: Struggle p. 254
Freight Train RUS: Travel p. 233
Freiheit RUS: Struggle p. 214
Froggie Went a Courtin' RUS: Play p. 168
Garbage RUS: Ecology p. 35
Garden Song RUS: Farm p. 52
Die Gedanken Sind Frei RUS: Struggle p. 214
Get Up and Go RUS: Time p. 223
God Bless the Grass RUS: Ecology p. 35
God's counting on me RA: Struggle p. 254
God's counting on me RA: Struggle p. 254
God's counting on me RA: Struggle p. 254
God's counting on me RA: Struggle p. 254
Golden Vanity RUS: Sea p. 201
The Green Grass Grew All Around RUS: Play p. 169
Guantanamera RUS: Creativity p. 24
Hard rain's a-gonna fall RA: Earthcare p. 43
Healing River RUS: Faith p. 42
Here's to Cheshire RUS: Play p. 169
Hieland Laddie RUS: Sea p. 202
High over the Hudson RA: Sing p. 246
Hobo's Lullaby RUS: Lullabies p. 133
Hold On RUS: Freedom p. 60
How Can I Keep From Singing? RUS: Faith p. 43
Huddie Ledbetter was a helluva man RA: Sing p. 246
Hush Li'l Baby RUS: Lullabies p. 133
Hymn for Nations RUS: Peace p. 159
I Come and Stand RUS: Peace p. 160
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag RUS: Peace p. 160
I Had a Rooster RUS: Play p. 170
I'm Gonna Be an Engineer RUS: Women p. 247
If I Had a Hammer RUS: Struggle p. 215
If You Miss Me from the Back of the Bus RUS: Freedom p. 61
It Could Be a Wonderful World RUS: Hope p. 116
It really isn't garbage RA: Earthcare p. 45
Jesse James RA: Rich p. 225
Beans bacon & gravy RA: Rich p. 225
Joe Hill RUS: Work p. 256
John Brown's Body RUS: Freedom p. 61
John Henry RUS: Mountain p. 146
Johnny has gone for a soldier RA: Peace p. 204
Shule aroon RA: Peace p. 204
Joy and Temperance RUS: Rounds p. 190
The Keeper RUS: Ballads p. 12
Leatherwing bat RA: Ballads p. 5
Letter to eve RA: Earthcare p. 45
Little bird, little bird RA: Play p. 213
Little black bull RA: Play p. 213
Little Boxes RUS: America p. 2
Little Brand New Baby RUS: Home p. 110
Mail Myself to You RUS: Play p. 173
May There Always Be Sunshine RUS: Peace p. 161
Mean things happening in the land RA: Rich p. 226
Michael Row the Boat Ashore RUS: Freedom p. 62
Mister Rabbit RA: Play p. 214
Mrs. McGrath RUS: Peace p. 162
My dirty stream RA: Earthcare p. 48
My dirty stream RA: Earthcare p. 48
My Land Is a Good Land RUS: America p. 3
My Rainbow Race RUS: Ecology p. 36
My Rainbow Race RUS: Ecology p. 36
My Rambling Boy RUS: Friendship p. 66
A New Day RUS: Hope p. 118
O Freedom RUS: Freedom p. 62
O Had I a Golden Thread RUS: Dreams p. 31
O how he lied RA: Funny p. 93
O Joy Upon This Earth RUS: Rounds p. 191
O Mary Don't You Weep RUS: Freedom p. 63
O What a Beautiful City RUS: Spirituals p. 211
Old Dan Tucker RUS: Mountain p. 148
Old Devil Time RUS: Unity p. 241
Old Settler Song RUS: Good p. 89
Old Time Religion (filksong) RUS: Funny p. 74
Old Time Religion (filksong) RUS: Funny p. 74
Oleanna RUS: Funny p. 74
One Grain of Sand RUS: Lullabies p. 135
Over the Rainbow RUS: Dreams p. 31
Passing Through RUS: Time p. 226
The Peat Bog Soldiers RUS: Struggle p. 217
Peg & awl RA: Work p. 285
The People Are Scratching RUS: Ecology p. 37
Precious Friend RUS: Friendship p. 67
Precious Friend RUS: Friendship p. 67
Pretty Little Baby RUS: Spirituals p. 211
Put Your Finger in the Air RUS: Play p. 175
Puttin' on the Style RUS: America p. 4
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
Quite early morning RA: Peace p. 207
The river that flows both ways RA: Home p. 130
Roll the Union On RUS: Work p. 258
Sailin' Down this Golden River RUS: Travel p. 235
Sailing Up, Sailing Down RUS: Ecology p. 38
Sailing Up, Sailing Down RUS: Ecology p. 38
Sailing Up, Sailing Down RUS: Ecology p. 38
Seek and You Shall Find RUS: Spirituals p. 212
Seneca Canoe Song RUS: Outdoors p. 156
Seneca Canoe Song RUS: Outdoors p. 156
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain RUS: Play p. 177
Ship Titanic RUS: Sea p. 206
Si mi quieres escribir RA: Struggle p. 258
Singing for Our Lives RUS: Struggle p. 218
Skip to My Lou RUS: Play p. 177
So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh RUS: Farm p. 57
Solidarity Forever RUS: Struggle p. 218
Somos el Barco RUS: Unity p. 242
Step by Step RUS: Unity p. 242
Study War No More RUS: Peace p. 163
Sweet Roseanna RA: Seas p. 242
There Was a Young Woman RUS: Women p. 251
There'll Come a Time RUS: Ecology p. 38
This Land Is Your Land RUS: America p. 5
This Land Is Your Land RUS: America p. 5
This Land Is Your Land RUS: America p. 5
This Old Man (trad.) RUS: Play p. 178
These Three Are On My Mind
Time's A-gettin' Hard RUS: Farm p. 58
To everyone in all the world RA: Friendship p. 88
To everyone in all the world RA: Friendship p. 88
To my old brown earth RA: Time p. 274
To my old brown earth RA: Time p. 274
Tumbalalaika RUS: Creativity p. 26
Turn, Turn, Turn RUS: Time p. 228
Tzena Tzena RUS: Creativity p. 27
Union Maid RUS: Work p. 259
Viva la Quince Brigada RUS: Struggle p. 219
Viva la Quince Brigada RUS: Struggle p. 219
Viva la Quince Brigada RUS: Struggle p. 219
Waist deep in the big muddy RA: Peace p. 208
Wasn't That a Time RUS: Struggle p. 220
The Water Is Wide RUS: Ballads p. 15
Wayfaring Stranger RUS: Hard p. 105
We are soldiers in the army RA: Gospel p. 118
We Shall Overcome RUS: Freedom p. 63
We Shall Overcome RUS: Freedom p. 63
Well may the world go RA: Travel p. 282
What Did You Learn in School Today? RUS: America p. 6
What Did You Learn in School Today? RUS: America p. 6
When I First Came to This Land RUS: Play p. 178
Which Side Are You On? (Reece) RUS: Work p. 260
Willing Conscript RUS: Peace p. 165
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues RUS: Work p. 260
Worried Man Blues RUS: Hard p. 105
You Gotta Go Down RUS: Work p. 261
Best Concrete