Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger had already done several albums' worth of children's songs for Folkways before the appearance of this 1962 LP. This one, however, focuses especially on songs associated with activities and dancing, sometimes sung a cappella, sometimes sung with accompaniment from Seeger's banjo. "Skip to My Lou," "Ring Around the Rosy," "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," and "Yankee Doodle" are some of the more familiar songs here -- at this point, they're probably more familiar now than they were when the album was first released -- but there are less overdone tunes here too, including the spiritual "Liza Jane."

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