Chart Position: 26

  • Written by Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson
  • Originally recorded by Pete Seeger (1955)
  • Produced by Lou Adler
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • The Kingston Trio claimed songwriting credit on their 1961 recording, but eventually dropped the claim
  • Pete Seeger wrote the song’s first three verses in 1955, Joe Hickerson added a fourth and fifth verse in 1960
  • Also recorded by Joe Hickerson (1960), Peter Paul & Mary (1962), Searchers (1963), Joan Baez (1965), Harry Belafonte (1966), Marlene Dietrich (1962), Wes Montgomery (1968), Vera Lynn (1964), Earth Wind and Fire (1972), Olivia Newton-John (2004), Dolly Parton (2005), Chris de Burgh (2008) and Jimmy Sommerville (2009)

 

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