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What are your favorite folk songs? Head over to the Folk Alley site and join the discussion. To get you started, here's the master list:

(The list is the following format: Song - Written OR Performed By )

The 100 Essential Folk Songs 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 Sainte-Marie 17. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - 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 Anderson 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. "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" - Townes 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-Changin'" - Bob Dylan 99. "Our Town" - Iris Dement

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