Songs of the Civil War

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Songs of the Civil War
Songs of the Civil War album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 13, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau3/3 stars[2]

Songs of the Civil War is a compilation album, released in 1991 by Columbia, that presents an assortment of contemporary performers recording period pieces and traditional songs, most of which date back to the American Civil War.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Ashokan Farewell"Jay Ungar and Molly Mason4:11
2."No More Auction Block For Me"Sweet Honey in the Rock5:30
3."Lincoln and Liberty"Ronnie Gilbert2:12
4."Dixie's Land"United States Military Academy Band[4]1:17
5."The Southern Soldier Boy"Kathy Mattea2:36
6."Aura Lee"John Hartford1:28
7."Rebel Soldier"Waylon Jennings3:30
8."Follow the Drinking Gourd"Richie Havens3:25
9."Battle Hymn of the Republic"Judy Collins2:17
10."When Johnny Comes Marching Home"United States Military Academy Band[4][5]2:13
11."Was My Brother in the Battle?"Kate & Anna McGarrigle3:43
12."The Yellow Rose of Texas"Hoyt Axton2:15
13."Run, Mourner, Run"Sweet Honey in the Rock2:44
14."Give Us a Flag"Richie Havens2:39
15."The Secesh (Shiloh)"John Hartford2:55
16."Somebody's Darling"Kathy Mattea4:12
17."An Old Unreconstructed"Waylon Jennings1:52
18."Vacant Chair"Kathy Mattea4:12
19."Better Times Are Coming"Kate & Anna McGarrigle1:46
20."Lorena"John Hartford4:44
21."Marching Through Georgia" (originally by Henry Clay Work, 1865))Jay Ungar and Molly Mason3:01
22."Hard Times Come Again No More" (originally by Stephen Foster, 1854))Kate & Anna McGarrigle2:27
23."Oh I'm a Good Old Rebel"Hoyt Axton1:54
24."When Johnny Comes Marching Home"Ronnie Gilbert1:51
25."Taps"Staff Sgt. Steve Luck[4]0:59



  1. ^ [
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ "Songs of the Civil War". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  4. ^ a b c Next CD recording is The United States Military Academy Band, West Point, New York (CD album)
  5. ^ When Johnny Comes Marching Home U.S.M.A. Band under the direction of LTC Frank G. Dubuy, from Songs of the Civil War PBS special, YouTube