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Folk Alley's List of 100 Essential Folk Songs

Determined by vote at the site. Seems reasonable, tho I might disagree on some individual choices.
http://www.folkalley.com/lists/

Actual list below the cut.


The 100 Essential Folk Songs
Song -Written OR Performed by

1. This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
2. Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan
3. City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman
4. If I Had a Hammer - Pete Seeger
5. Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
6. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
7. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
8. We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger
9. Four Strong Winds - Ian and Sylvia
10. Last Thing On My Mind - Tom Paxton

11. The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell
12. Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio (Trad)
13. Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
14. Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny
15. Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (Trad)
16. Universal Soldier - Buffy St Marie
17. Don’t Think Twice - Bob Dylan
18. Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
19. Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
20. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

21. Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
22. Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds (Pete Seeger)
23. Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
24. Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen
25. There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs
26. Across The Great Divide - Kate Wolf
27. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band (Robbie Robertson)
28. The Dutchman - Steve Goodman
29. Matty Groves - Fairport Convention (Trad)

30. Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
31. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
32. Ramblin’ Boy - Tom Paxton
33. Hello In There - John Prine
34. The Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers
35. Scarborough Fair - Martin Carthy (Trad)
36. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
37. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
38. Paradise - John Prine
39. Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers

40. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
41. Changes - Phil Ochs
42. Streets of London - Ralph McTell
43. Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford
44. Barbara Allen - Shirley Collins (Trad)
45. Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds
46. The Water is Wide - Traditional
47. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
48. No Regrets - Tom Rush
49. Amazing Grace - Odetta (Trad)

50. Catch The Wind - Donovan
51. If I Were a Carpenter - Tim Hardin
52. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
53. House of the Rising Sun - Doc & Richard Watson (Trad)
54. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - The Weavers
55. Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
56. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
57. Someday Soon - Ian and Sylvia
58. 500 Miles - Peter, Paul and Mary
59. Masters of War - Bob Dylan

60. Wildwood Flower - Carter Family
61. Can The Circle Be Unbroken - Carter Family
62. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound - Tom Paxton
63. Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills Nash & Young
64. Deportee - Woody Guthrie
65. Tecumseh Valley - Towns Van Zandt
66. Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
67. Cold Missouri Waters - James Keeleghan
68. The Crucifixion - Phil Ochs
69. Angel from Montgomery - John Prine

70. Christmas in the Trenches - John McCutcheon
71. John Henry - Traditional
72. Pack Up Your Sorrows - Richard and Mimi Farina
73. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl
74. Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
75. Gentle Arms of Eden - Dave Carter
76. My Back Pages - Bob Dylan
77. Arrow - Cheryl Wheeler
78. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
79. Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

80. Man of Constant Sorrow - Ralph Stanley (Trad)
81. Shady Grove - Traditional
82. Pancho and Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
83. Old Man - Neil Young
84. Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
85. American Tune - Paul Simon
86. At Seventeen - Janis Ian
87. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
88. Road - Nick Drake
89. Tam Lin - Fairport Convention (Trad)

90. Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
91. Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
92. Love Is Our Cross To Bear - John Gorka
93. Hobo’s Lullaby - Woody Guthrie
94. Urge For Going - Tom Rush
95. Return of the Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
96. Chilly Winds - The Kingston Trio
97. Fountain of Sorrow - Jackson Browne
98. The Times They Are A Changing - Bob Dylan
99. Our Town - Iris Dement
100. Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
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