IT'S MY WAY (1964)
Ananias Also Harry Bellefonte [‘64, Ballads, Blues and Boasters RCA Victor 2953]
Mayoo Sto Hoon
Cripple Creek Fiddlin’ John Carson [‘27], Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts [‘27], Charlie Poole [‘28, “Shooting Creek”], the Kessinger Brothers [‘29, “Going Up Brushy Fork”], Jimmie Struthers [‘36]
Babe in Arms
You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond Blind Willie Johnson [‘29, “You’ll Need Somebody On Your Bond”, Charlie Patton, Brother George & his Sanctified Singers [‘41, “I Want King Jesus”], Swan Silvertones [‘50s]
MANY A MILE (1965)
Must I Go Bound Susan Reed [‘54/‘61, Susan Reed Sings Old Airs Elektra EKL-126], Milt Okun & Ellen Stekert [‘56, Traditional American Love Songs Riverside RLP 12-634]
Groundhog (Harold Gray) Land Norris [’24], Jack Reedy & his Walker Mountain String Band [‘28], Marion Reese [‘37], Almanac Singers [‘41], Homer & Jethro [‘47], Pete Seeger [‘54, Frontier Ballads Vol. 2 FA Folkways 2176], Will Holt [‘57, World of Will Holt Coral CRL 57114], Doc Watson [‘61], Everly Brothers [’62, “Ground Hawg”], the Dillards [‘63, Back Porch Bluegrass Elektra EKS-7232]
On the Banks of Red Roses
Fixin' To Die (Bukka White) See above, Bob Dylan [‘62]
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Girls Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle [‘52 “Fair and Tender Ladies”], the Gateway Singers [‘59, On the Lot Warner WS 1296], Leon Bibb [‘60, Leon Bibb Sings Love Songs Vanguard VRS 9073], Kingston Trio [‘61, “Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies” Make Way Capitol T 1474], Dave Van Ronk [‘62], Odetta [‘63, One Grain of Sand Vanguard VSD 2153], Peter, Paul & Mary [‘63, “Tiny Sparrow” Moving Warner 1474]
Many a Mile (Patrick Sky) Patrick Sky [‘65, Patrick Sky Vanguard 79179]
House Carpenter (Child 243) Clarence (Tom) Ashley [‘30], Bradley Kincaid [‘33], Texas Gladden [‘41], Andrew Rowan Summers [‘51, Unquiet Grave Folkways FA 2364], Richard Dyer-Bennett [‘57, 3 Dyer-Bennett 3000], Ellen Stekert [‘58, Our Singing Heritage, Vol. 1 Elektra EKL-151], Jean Ritchie [‘61, British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Vol. 1 Folkways FA 2301], Rosalie Sorrels [‘61, Folksongs of Idaho and Utah Folkways FH 5343]
Waly, Waly (Child 204) Burl Ives [‘54, Coronation Concert Decca DL 8080], Cynthia Gooding [‘56, Faithful Lovers and Other Phenomena Elektra EKL 107]
Rolling Log Blues (Lottie Kimbrough) with added verses and music. Lottie Kimbrough [‘28, Gennett]
Sir Patrick Spens (Child 58) Clara J. McCauley [‘37], John Lang staff [‘60, Sings American and English Folk Songs and Ballads Tradition TLP 1009], Jean Redpath [‘62, Scottish Ballad Book Elektra EKL-214]
Lady Margaret (Child 74) Jean Ritchie [‘56, Saturday Night and Sunday Too Riverside RLP 620, and ‘61, “ Sweet William and Lady Margaret” British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Vol. 2 Folkways FA 2302], Pete Seeger [‘57, American Ballads Folkways FA 2319],
The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell) Ian & Sylvia [‘67, So Much For Dreaming Vanguard], Tom Rush [‘68], Joni Mitchell [‘70]
Lyke Wake Dirge (trad., Britten) Later by Pentangle [‘70, Basket of Light]
Song to a Seagull (Joni Mitchell)
Doggett's Gap (Bascom Lamar Lunsford)
Lord Randall (Child 12) Burl Ives [‘50, Return of the Wayfaring Stranger Columbia 1459], Elizabeth Cronin, Thomas Moran [both versions rec ‘51?/rel. ‘61 Folk Songs of Britain, Vol. 4, The Child Ballads I Caedmon TC 1145], Harry Belafonte [‘54, Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites RCA Victor LPM-1022], Gordan Heath and Lee Payant [‘56, Folksongs and Footnotes Abbaye 1], Richard Dyer-Bennett [‘58, “Lord Rendal” No. 5-Requests Dyer-Bennett 5000], Pete Seeger & Frank Hamilton [‘59, Nonesuch and Other Folk Tunes Folkways FA 2439], John Langstaff [‘59, “Lord Rendal” Water Is Wide - American and British Ballads and Folksongs Revels 2202], the Beers Family [‘60, Walkie in the Parlor Folkways FA 2376], Jean Ritchie [‘61, British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Vol. 2 Folkways FA 2302], Pete Seeger [‘63, Children’s Concert at Town Hall Columbia CL 1947]
Reynardine - A Vampire Legend Davy Graham & Shirley Collins [‘64, Decca], A.L. Lloyd [‘66], Later by Fairport Convention [‘69, Liege and Lief]
Uncle Joe (trad.) Red Fox Chasers [‘28]
They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Around (Perkins, Oungst) Byron Harlan & the American Quartet [‘16], Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers [‘26, “You Gotta…], J.E. Mainer
Adam (R. Havens)
The Angel (Ed Freeman)
Rollin' Mill Man (Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman)
Smack Water Jack (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
Bells (Leonard Cohen)
Helpless (Neil Young)
The Surfer (Carlos Pardeiro, Ariel Gonzalez, Buffy Sainte-Marie) “Mi Tabla El Mar y Yo” The writers were competitive surfers from Uruguay in the late ‘60s; Pardeiro was also in a rock band, Los Mockers, after training as a classical guitarist.
Song of the French Partisan (Hy Zaret, Anna Marly) aka “The Partisan”. French song from 1943 “La complainte du partisan” written by Anna Marly and Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie. Leonard Cohen
Lay It Down (Gene Thomasson) Gene Thomas [‘71, Hickory], Kenny Rogers & the First Edition [‘71, Transition]
My Baby Left Me (Arthur Crudup)
Sweet Memories (Mickey Newbury) Mickey Newbury [‘68, Sings His Own and Harlequin Melodies], Andy Williams [‘68], Don Williams & Dottie West [‘69], Ray Charles [‘70], Ray Price [‘70], many others
Mister Can't You See (Mickey Newbury, Townes Van Zandt)
Why You Been Gone So Long (Newbury) Johnny Darell [‘69], Tommy Cash [‘69], Jessi Colter [‘70]
For Free (Mitchell)
Have You Seen My Baby? (Hold On) (Newman)
Civilization (Bryant)
Eventually (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
The Jewels of Hanalei (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)