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Erie Canal

Thomas S. Allen
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Thomas S. Allen
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Folk music
Instrumental parts
Not available

This song is often treated as a folk song, though in fact it was originally written in 1905 by Thomas S Allen, an early Tin Pan Alley composer. It was made famous by Pete Seager, and more recently revived by Bruce Springsteen, who re-invented the melody slightly.

Don’t be tempted to take it too fast in performance - the tempo needs to be kept at a steady trot.

The recording is a rehearsal only, and is not perfect!

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