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Dulcimer Pieces: Shady Grove, Old King Cole, Skip To My Lou
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Let The Sun Shine Down On Me
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The Cuckoo
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O Love Is Teasin'
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Barbary Allen

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A key figure in the 1950s folk revival, Jean Ritchie was a one-woman treasure trove of near-forgotten American folk songs, most of which she learned as a child growing up in a rural corner of the Appalachian Mountains. Ritchie moved from Kentucky to New York City in the mid-'40s after attending college; there, she became a coffeehouse folksinger at night and a social worker by day. Along with her sporadic but deeply rewarding recording career, Jean Ritchie was best known as a ti... Read more

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