Complete Pete Seeger Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing - Start Page and Titles List

A Complete(ish) Pete Seeger Songbook (220 songs) with lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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How to Play the 5 string banjo

PETE SEEGER the American folk singer and activists popularity peaked between the 1940s to the 60s with many radio broadcasts and a string of hit records with his music group the Weavers. Seeger's most notable hit with the Weavers was Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", is probably the best known product of his song writing. Like Dylan, for us "UK folkies" his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he along with other key figures popularising and extended the reach of the American folk revival (which had begun in the 1940's) exposing other countries such as the UK to this type of music.
Seeger's book "How to play the 5-string banjo" was very popular in the UK in the 60's and I along with many others struggled to learn Seeger's somewhat quirky banjo method from it.

THIS COLLECTION OF PETE SEEGER LYRICS with chords, includes some 220 songs. Many of the son lyrics also have chords marked, the ones with chords can be identified in the song list below by a "CRD" suffix. IMPORTANT this collection does include some traditional songs but MOST are still under copyright. Should you wish to use these lyrics for any purpose other that personal study you should contact the copyright owners, detail of these have been provided in the header of each song(were available). Also be aware that transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction and as such should not be considered definitive "official" versions, or representative of any particular artist or performance and may contain errors or interpretive bias. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.

For Pete Seeger books and sheet music you can buy, check the Pete Seeger Collection at Sheetmusic Plus

Should you need a print-out of the song, PDF versions (without banners or adverts) are available from the link at the bottom of each song page. Right click and use "Save target as" to download the file.

Below is a list of all the songs available in this section, to view the lyrics/chords choose the initial letter of the title from the tool-bar at the top of this page. CRD suffix = chords included.
66 Highway Blues CRD
Adam The Inventor
All Mixed Up CRD
All Mixed Up
All My Children Of The Sun CRD
All My Children Of The Sun
All My Trials
And I'm Still Searching
Arrange And Rearrange
Arrange Rearrange
A Little A' This 'n' That
A Little A This And That CRD
Ballad Of October Sixteenth CRD
Ballad Of The Fort Hood Three
Ballad Of The Sloop Clearwater CRD
Banks Are Made Of Marble
Bells Of Rhymney CRD
Bells Of Rhymney
Blue Skies
Crawly Creepy Little Mousie
C For Conscription
Dear Mr. President
Deliver The Goods
Die Gedanken Sind Frei
Embers Of The Martyrs CRD
Empty Pockets Blues CRD
Empty Pockets Blues
English Is Cuh Ray Zee

Estadio Chile
Everybody's Got A Right To Live
False From True CRD
False From True
Festival Of Flowers CRD
Festival Of Flowers
Franklin D
From Way Up Here CRD
From Way Up Here
Full Fathom Five
Garden Song
Get Up And Go CRD
Get Up And Go
God's Counting On Me, God's Counting On You
God Bless The Grass CRD
Goliath(a Nursery Rhyme)
Goodnight, Irene
Hobo's Lullaby
Hold The Line CRD
Hold The Line
How Are We Going To Save Tomorrow(the Pcb Song)
How Can I Keep From Singing
Huddie Ledbetter Was A Helluva Man
I'm A Little Cookie CRD
I'm Gonna Be An Engineer CRD
If A Revolution Comes To My Country
If I Had A Hammer CRD
If I Had A Hammer
If You Love Your Uncle Sam, Bring Them Home
In Dead Earnest
In The Stillness Of My Heart CRD
I Come And Stand At Every Door
I Have A Rendezvous With Death
I Want To Go To Andorra CRD
Jacob's Ladder CRD
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Joe Hill CRD
Joy Upon The Earth
King Henry CRD
King Henry
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine CRD
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Land Of A Thousand Songs
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream CRD
Last Train To Nuremberg CRD
Last Train To Nuremberg
Leatherwing Bat
Letter To Eve CRD
Letter To Eve
Le Feria De Las Flores CRD
Lisa Kalvelage CRD
Lisa Kalvelage
Listen, Mr. Bilbo
Little Boxes CRD
Little Boxes2 CRD
Little Fat Baby CRD
Little Land CRD
Mail Myself To You CRD
Maple Syrup Time
Men Of Principle
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore CRD
Midnight Special
Money Blues CRD
Morningtown Ride CRD
Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter CRD
Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter
My Dirty Stream CRD
My Father's Mansion
My Fathers Mansions CRD
My Rainbow Race CRD
My Rainbow Race
Nicaragua, Nicaraguita CRD
No Closing Chord CRD
No Closing Chord
No Money, No War
Odds On Favorite
Ode To A Composer(bach At Treblinka)
Of Time And Rivers Flowing CRD
Of Time And Rivers Flowing
Oh, Had I A Golden Thread
Oh Had I A Golden Thread CRD
Oh Yes I'd Climb
Old Devil Time CRD
Old Devil Time
Old Father Hudson
Old Hundred
Old Time Religion CRD
Oleanna CRD
One Man's Hands
Our Generation
Over The Hills
Over The Rainbow CRD
Passing Through CRD
Pastures Of Plenty CRD
Peat Bog Soldiers CRD
Pete's Song
Plow Under
Precious Friend CRD
Precious Friend
Quite Early Morning CRD
Quite Early Morning
Ring Like A Bell CRD
Ring Like A Bell
River Of Jordan
River Of My People CRD
River Of My People
Round And Round Hitler's Grave
Sacco's Letter To His Son
Sailing Down My Golden River CRD
Sailing Down My Golden River
Sailing Up My Dirty Stream CRD
Sailing Up My Dirty Stream
Satisfied Mind CRD
Simple Gifts(additional Verses)
Snow, Snow
Somos El Barco
Sour Cream CRD
Sour Cream
Sower Of Seeds
Starlight, Starbright
Starlight CRD
State Of Arkansas
Strange Death Of John Doe CRD
Strange Death Of John Doe
Sweepy, Sweepy, Sweepy
Take It From Dr. King
Talking Ben Tre Blues
Talking Union
Teacher Uncle Ho
There'll Come A Time CRD
The Ballad Of Harry Bridges
The Calendar CRD
The Calendar
The Cement Octopus CRD
The Emperor Is Naked Today CRD
The Emperor Is Naked Today O!
The Faucets Are Dripping CRD
The Housewife Terrorists
The Little Red Hen CRD
The Mary Ellen Carter CRD
The New Restaurant CRD
The People Are Scratching
The Ross Perot Guide To Answering Embarrssing Questions
The Sloop Clearwater
The Song Of The World's Last Whale
The Spider's Web(natural History)
The Torn Flag
The Water Is Wide CRD
The Water Is Wide
This Land Is Your Land CRD
This Old Car CRD
This Old Man CRD
Those Three Are On My Mind
Times A Getting Hard
Tomorrow's Children
Tomorrows Children CRD
Tomorrow Is A Highway CRD
Tomorrow Is A Highway
To Everyone In All The World CRD
To Everyone In All The World
To Fight, Perchance To Win
To My Old Brown Earth
Trouble At The Bottom
Turn! Turn! Turn! CRD
Turn, Turn, Turn
Turn Around CRD
Waist Deep In The Big Muddy CRD
Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
Walking Down Death Row
Wasn't That A Time
Way Out There CRD
We'll All Be A Doubling
Well May The World Go
We Shall Overcome CRD
What's Going On Down There CRD
What Have They Done To The Rain CRD
When I Was Most Beautiful CRD
When I Was Most Beautiful
Where Have All The Flowers Gone CRD
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Which Side Are You On CRD
Who Killed Norma Jean
Why Do You Stand There In The Rain CRD
Words, Words, Words
Words Words Words CRD

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