Low Bridge Everybody Down
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
1M ago
mp3: Low Bridge Everybody Down – Click To Play The Erie Canal was America’s first “Super Highway” running from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Construction began in 1817 and was completed in 1825. It ran 363 miles and created great wealth for New York City. Eventually railroads replaced it for commercial use. It ..read more
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Copper Kettle
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
2M ago
mp3: Copper Kettle – Click To Play A. F. Beddoe claims to have written this song in 1953 as part of the folk opera “Go Lightly, Stranger.” However Pete Seeger says he heard the song in 1946, sung by a tall stranger named Frank. Joan Baez learned the song from Bob Gibson and recorded it ..read more
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Stella Got A New Dress
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
4M ago
mp3: Stella Got A New Dress – Click To Play Bob Gibson wrote this song with Bob Camp in the early 60s. Gibson was my first influencer for folk music. In 1957 He came to the Latin School of Chicago and performed a 45 minute set that blew me away! I ran up to Louise ..read more
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1840 When We Were There
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
6M ago
m4a: 1840 When We Were There – Click To Play 1840 was the golden age of sail. The ships were still mostly wind powered and required a great deal of physical labor to operate. The crews used work songs to coordinate their efforts. This song is new. I wrote it to capture the feel of ..read more
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I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
7M ago
Mp3: I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go – Click To Play Camilla was playing this lovely song written by Mary Brown in 1894, from her hymn book and I liked the melody so much that I decided to record it for December’s Christmas Folk Den Project. Lyrics: [G] It may not [Bm] be ..read more
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1842
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
9M ago
Mp3: 1842 – Click To Play One of my favorite sea chantey melodies is “Go To Sea No More” so I’ve written new lyrics to it about a packet ship during the golden age of sail 1842! Lyrics: [Em] In eighteen and [D] forty-two, our packet ship set Em] sail, With winds a-howlin’ through the ..read more
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Hey Lilee
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
10M ago
Mp3: Hey Lilee – Click To Play “Hey Lilee” is a song I played with the Limeliters on my first professional recording, “Tonight In Person.” We recorded it live at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles in July of 1960. Although I didn’t receive credit on the album, I made a lot of ..read more
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King’s Highway
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
11M ago
Mp3: King’s Highway – Click To Play This is a gospel song I used to sing with a folk group I was in called “The Frets” in 1957. Johnny Carbo on 5-string banjo, Lou McDonald on conga drum and me on 6 and 12-string guitar. Johnny Carbo owned the Cafe Oblique coffee house where we ..read more
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Happy Birthday
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
1y ago
mp3: Happy Birthday – Click To Play The original song was “Good Morning To You” sung to teachers at the beginning of the school day. A dispute arose as to who the legitimate authors were and it was eventually taken over by Warner/Chappell Music who made millions of dollars in licensing fees for movies and ..read more
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John Peel
Roger McGuinn's Folk Den
by McGuinn
1y ago
Mp3: Do You Ken John Peel – Click To Play I learned this song in glee club at the Latin School of Chicago in the mid 1950s. The verses are a bit bloody so I left them out. If you really want them click on “Lyrics ..read more
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