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    I love that music and would like to work up a whole set for acoustic guitar. So far I have This Land Is Your Land, Yankee Doodle, She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain. Definitely need some Stephen Foster tunes in there though technically I guess those aren't "folk" songs and neither are Woody Guthrie's songs.
    Last edited by Anagram; 03-06-2018, 09:19 AM.

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    Fifteen Miles On The Erie Canal

    Old Folks At Home

    Oh! Susanna

    Wildwood Flower

    Yankee Doodle



    There's a zillion of them....


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    • #3
      Yeah there's a lot of em.
      Look what Neil Young did to some of them on his album Americana




      Jack White rocks.



      I have seen Mavis a few times. I tell ya, go she her while you can. She's in her 70's. She'll play for about and hour or a lil longer.
      She's like a religious experience in concert. She will take you there.





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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
        Fifteen Miles On The Erie Canal

        Old Folks At Home

        Oh! Susanna

        Wildwood Flower

        Yankee Doodle



        There's a zillion of them....

        Right, I love the 15 miles song. I sung that as a child and have played it as an adult. Interesting chord progression on guitar. I didn't know the history of Yankee Doodle until recently, that's a cool story. A song intended as a mockery by the British towards colonists during the Revolutionary War turned into a flaunt against the Brits. ha

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Doodle

        It's such a catchy tune and I think the reason it has survived in public memory for so long when other songs of that era haven't...because they aren't as good.

        My Dad loved The Wildwood Flower.
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        • #5
          Jimmy Cracked Corn, probably.

          Because I really don't care.
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          • #6
            Plant that bell and let it ring
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            • #7
              Anything by Anal C*nt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daehtihs View Post
                Anything by Anal C*nt.
                Yeh, they're good too!
                Originally posted by MrKnobs
                God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tuco View Post
                  Jimmy Cracked Corn, probably.

                  Because I really don't care.
                  That's a good one. Also, Old MacDonald.



                  Originally posted by MrKnobs
                  God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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                    Originally posted by MrKnobs
                    God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        500 Miles Away From Home

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Daehtihs View Post
                          Anything by Anal C*nt.
                          About ten years ago I put a bunch of AC songs on a CD-R, wrote "My Pretty Songs" on it with Sharpee, and dropped it on a sidewalk-deli table in a Yuppie part of town. I walked by again about ten minutes later and it was gone.
                          Plant that bell and let it ring
                          ...

                          Ed Phobes has taken music to a place where it has never been before, and will never go again. In my life, I have heard great music, and I have heard terrible music. Now I have heard this. Thank you. – sydfan

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by -Ed Phobes- View Post

                            About ten years ago I put a bunch of AC songs on a CD-R, wrote "My Pretty Songs" on it with Sharpee, and dropped it on a sidewalk-deli table in a Yuppie part of town. I walked by again about ten minutes later and it was gone.
                            HA !!!!! Good one!!!!!!!!
                            Originally posted by MrKnobs
                            God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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                            • #15
                              Two of the greatest folkie protest songs ever written.



                              Include this one too


                              I'm tossing some Staples Singers in for good measure. I tell go see Mavis live.
                              After you see her with Rick Holmstrom on guitar, you'll never forget in.





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