Sings Old Man River and Joe Hill at building site
This famous US civil rights song, may derive from an African-American composer, Charles Albert Tindley published in 1947, although Pete Seeger has said that nobody knows exactly who wrote the original. In the 1960s the song was made famous in the United States civil rights struggle. It was widely sung at concerts and rallies by Seeger, Joan Baez and others.
See discussion of ‘we shall overcome’ in entry on Pete Seeger version