Part of our mission at the nonprofit Ballad of America, Inc. is to encourage and facilitate the singing of American folk songs. Research shows that Americans no longer learn and sing the songs of their heritage as they once did. We're out to change that. We also promote group singing, a powerful act that unites people and communities.
We just started growing our free Sing It resource library. Let us know what songs you'd like to see here.
Download or stream instrumental recordings to sing with on your own or in a group.
Download and print lead sheets that include lyrics, chords, and melody.