Contents: Acknowledgments. Joan Baez by John M. Conly. Folk Music: The Long View by Elie Siegmeister. For the Guitarist. About the Contributors. 1. Lyrics and Laments: Wagoner’s Lad. Man of Constant Sorrow. Lady Mary. The Water is Wide. Black is the Color. Once I had a Sweetheart. I never will marry. East Virginia. I Once Loved a Boy. Queen of Hearts. Far Thee Well. Come Alle Ye Fair and Tender Maidens. 2. Child Ballads: Geordie. Henry Martin. Mary Hamilton. Silkie. Barbara Allen. The Unquiet Grave. The Cherry Tree Carol. Lady Gay. House Carpenter. Matty Groves. 3. Broadside Ballads: Once I Knew a Pretty Girl. Silver Dagger. The Trees They Do Grow High. Jackaroe. Stewball. Rake and Rambling Boy. Fennario. John Rilley. Willie Moore. Railroad Boy. The Lily of the West. 4. American ballads and songs: Banks of the Ohio. Rambler Gambler. House of the Rising Sun. Ranger’s Command. Long Black Veil., Railroad Bill. Pretty Boy Floyd. Copper Kattle. Wildwood Flower. Lonesome Road. Old Blue. 5. Hymns, spirituals and lullabies: All my Trials. Kumbaya. Hallowed Be Thy Name. Twelve Gates to the City. Virgin Mary. We are Crossing Jordan River. Somebody Got Lost in a Storm. We Shall Overcome. Hush Little Baby. Battle Hymn of the Republic. Amazing Grace. 6. Modern and composed songs: Portland Town. Danger Waters. Where Have All the Flowers Gone. The Tramp on the Street. Three Fishers. Donna Donna. What Have They Done to the Rain?. Annabel Lee. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream. Plasir d’Amour. The Joan Baez recordings. Index of titels. Index of first lines.