Folk Songs: Known Author or Not II

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Can you name the (k)nown or (u)nknown authorship for these folk songs?

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Song Title(K)nown or (U)nknown AuthorSample Lyric
Camptown RacesCamptown ladies sing this song
Doo-dah, doo-dah
Shores of Botany BayFarewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime.
Farewell to your gangway and gang planks and to hell with your overtime;
Sonny's DreamOh, Sonny, don't go away, I am here all alone
And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
Flower of ScotlandO flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
When Irish Eyes are SmilingWhen Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure it's like a morn in spring
The Dark IslandOh, isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee
As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree
City of New OrleansI'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done
Lord RandallWhere did you go, Lord Randall my son?
Where did you go, my beloved one?
Drunken SailorWhat do you do with a drunken sailor
Early in the morning?
You Are My SunshineYou make me happy
When skies are gray
Do You Know the Muffin Man?Do you know the muffin man
Who lives in Drury Lane?
False Knight on the RoadAnd he stood, and he stood
And 'twas well that he stood
Barbara AllenIn Scarlet town where I was born,
There was a fair maid dwellin'
The Cat Came BackThe cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back the very next day
Johnny's Gone for a SoldierI wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
This Land is Your LandThis land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
If I Had a HammerI'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land
Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldThe church bell chimed, it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
Fields of AthenryBy a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
”Michael, they have taken you away”
Sir Patrick SpensSir Patrick Spens is the best sailor
That ever sailed the sea
Our TownAnd you know the sun's settin' fast
And just like they say, nothing good ever lasts
Fiddler's GreenWrap me up in me oilskin and blanket
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Mr. Tambourine ManHey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you
GreensleevesAlas, my love, you do me wrong
To cast me off discourteously
Cielito LindoAy, ay, ay, ay
Canta y no llores
Streets of LaredoI spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
All wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.
Wild RoverAnd it's no, nay, never
No nay never no more
Scarborough FairAre you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
The Gallows PoleHangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends coming, riding many a mile
Puff, the Magic DragonPuff, the Magic Dragon
Lived by the sea

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Created Mar 28, 2013SourceReportNominate
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