Dave Van Ronk - Hang Me, Oh Hang Me


Dave Van Ronk
Song Name: Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
By: Dave Van Ronk
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger (1962)
Genre: folk music of the United States , American folk music revival , outlaw song
Date Added: 25 Dec 2016
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Hang Me, Oh Hang Me by Dave Van Ronk is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

David Kenneth Ritz "Dave" Van Ronk (1936–2002) was an American folk singer. An important figure in the American folk music revival and New York City's Greenwich Village scene in the 1960s. "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" appeared on his album called "Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger", which is considered as on of the most important and serious collections of 20th century folk music. Van Ronk did not write the song. This song is mostly mentioned as “traditional”, but the song has a long history that takes a number of twists and turns. There are different variations on the song with different titles. These title variations include “I’ve Been All Around This World,” “The Gambler,” “My Father Was a Gambler,” and “The New Railroad.” Sometimes, the song is called “Cape Girardeau,” from the song’s line “I been all around Cape Girardeau.” Another version specifies the location of the singer’s last stand in “Up On The Blue Ridge Mountains.”

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