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Singles

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If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I am gone You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles A hundred miles, a hundred miles A hundred miles, a hundred miles you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two, Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four Lord, I'm five hundred miles a way from home Away from home, away from home Away from home, away from home Lord, I'm ...
John Stewart In the quiet of the dawn a little soul is born. Put him in a blanket to see if he is warm. Hold him very close, just as closely as you can, For he'll never ever be that little soul again. On a summer morning there's a little boy play Discovering the world, that will be his one day. Watch him very close just as closely as you can, For he'll never ever be that young boy again. On an...
Nick Reynolds Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man's hat. If you haven't got a penny, then a ha' penny will do. If you haven't got a ha' penny, then God bless you ----- 'ROUND ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN Lou Gottlieb 'Round about the mountain. 'Round about the mountain. My God is waitin'. You can rise in His arms. Repeat Chorus: The Lord loves a sinner. The L...
Robert William Scott/Rick Marlow Winds may blow o'er the icy sea. I'll take with me the warmth of thee, a taste of honey, a taste much sweeter than wine. A taste of honey, a taste much sweeter than wine. I'll return. I will return. Return for the honey and you. Winds may blow o'er the icy sea. I'll take with me the warmth of thee, a taste of honey, a taste much sweeter than wine. A taste of ho...
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song It takes a worried man to sing a worried song It takes a worried man to sing a worried song I'm worried now but I won't be worried long Got myself a Cadillac thirty dollars down Got myself a brand new house five miles out of town Got myself a gal named Sue treats me really fine Yes, she's my baby and I love her all the time It takes a worried worri...
J. Shirl/E. M. Drake My lady love, she stands a-waitin' far across the wide Missouri. On the banks I hear her callin' to me. Chorus: A-roll, a-roll a-ree, across the wide Missouri. Repeat line For seven years I've been a-roamin'. Seven years I left the valley. Now I live just for my true love to see. Chorus I'm pushing on when dawn's a-breakin', goin' 'cross the wide Missouri where my love, sh...
Travis Edmonson Chorus: I must bid adieu to my island. Leave the nights by the sea. My heart is heavy inside me. Bow down just like a palm tree. The nights may be warm in Hawaii and the sun may shine on Rome But the steel bands are playing in Trinidad and my heart tells me that's home. Chorus I've traveled around on the sailing ships from Barbados to Bombay, But the laughter in the market in T...
Terry Gilkyson Chorus: Adios, farewell, goodbye, Majicita. My love for you was never my crime. Adios, farewell, goodbye, Senorita. I'll need the love of a man in his prime. 2, 3, 4 I'll leave the love of a man in his prime. I'm a rambler and a gambler, a get rich quick scrambler. I follow the laws that I make own my own. Had to run to, take my gun to South of the border but I'm not the kind wh...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart In Trinidad there was a family with much confusion, as you will see. There was a mama and a papa and a son who was young,T who wanted to marry, have a wife of his own. quot;You cannot marry that girl. I got to say 'No.' That girl is your sister but your mama don't knowquot; Chorus: Ah, woe, ah, me. Shame and scandal in the family. Repeat So he found a young...
Only one thing that money can't buy True love that will never die All my sorrows soon forgotten Carefree lovers down country lanes Don't know my grief, can't feel my pain All my sorrows soon forgotten But it's too late, my love Too late but never mind All my sorrows soon forgotten Now there's one more thing That troubles my mind My love is gone, left me behind All my sorrows soon forgotten But...
All the good times have past and gone All the good times are over All the good times have past and gone Little darlin', don't you weep no more I wish to the Lord I'd never been born The time when I was young I never would've seen her smiling face Or heard her lying tongue All the good times have past and gone All the good times are over All the good times have past and gone Little darlin', don...
Sleep, my child and peace attend thee, all through the night Guardian angels God will send thee, all through the night Soft the drowsy hours are creeping, hill and vale in slumber sleeping God, His loving vigil keeping, all through the night While the moon her watch is keeping, all through the night While the weary world is sleeping, all through the night Through your dreams, you're swiftly st...
Irving Gordon They locked up her darlin' in Allentown jail, oh, oh, oh, And no one has come to put up his bail, oh, oh, oh. They say at the courthouse, he'll never go free, never go free, 'Cause he stole a diamond, a beautiful diamond to give, to give to she. Somewhere in Allentown jail, her heart waits in Allentown jail. Oh, well, she'll dance for you, mister, she'll sing you a song, oh, oh, ...
Rod McKuen/Steven Yates Time to let the rain fall without the help of man. Time to let the trees grow tall. Now, if they only can. Time to let our children live in a land that's free. Ally, ally, ally, ally, oxen free. Time to blow the smoke away and look at the sky again. Time to let our friends know we'd like to begin again. Time to send a message across the land and sea. Ally, ally, ally, a...
I know, I'll never meet another hunk or woman like my Ann She makes me feel like a great big man I'm gonna go tell her mama what I think about her Say, thank you ma'am for giving me your daughter Ann She sure is stacked from her toes to the birdie little nape of her neck She's packed like a seed in a grape, she's smooth as marble skin When I see her I believe, I'm a real young guy And every ti...
Harold Payne I hitchhiked into Idaho in the middle of the night Caught the autumn outdoor late show by God's own candle light I closed my eyes reluctantly while mother nature waved her wand When I awoke I saw before me in the dawn Chorus: Aspen gold among the green. Prettiest sight my eyes have ever seen. Aspen gold among the green. Prettiest sight this city boy's ole smoggy eyes have seen. Ca...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart The anchor is weighed and sails they are set. Away, Rio The girls back home we'll never forget for we're bound for the Rio Grande. And away, Rio High away, Rio The girls back home we'll never forget for we're bound for the Rio Grande. Two more days, Johnny, two more days. Only two more days, Johnny, two more days. The mainsail is up and the spinnaker's out....
Bob Dylan Perhaps it's the color of the sun cut flat uncovering the cross roads I am standing at Or maybe it's the weather or something like that but babe, you've been on my mind. I am not asking you to say words like quot;yesquot; and quot;noquot;, please understand me. I've got no place for you to go. I'm just breathing to myself, pretending not that I don't know. Babe, you've been on my min...
Well, early one evenin' I was rollin' around I was feelin' kind of mean, I shot a deputy down Strollin' on home and I went to bed Well, I laid my pistol up under my head He strolled along home I took my time And he went to bed Thought I'd sleep some Laid his pistol Big twenty-two Up under his head I keep it handy Well, early in the mornin' 'bout the break of day I figured it was time to make a...
Oh, I stood watchin', oh, I stood waitin' And as the rivers of freedom run through this land I'll be there for to lend you my hand Well, I listened to the shouting of those with their lies Who tore at the heart of this country of mine But here's where a quiet man with truth in his hand Can make a stand and be heard in this land, so So I stood by the watch road Till the October of their days Wi...
Oh, the Thresher, the finest atomic ship That ever dived for the sea Each man on board was a volunteer Was there 'cause he chose there to be Every man jack on board was a hero Every man jack on board there was brave Every man jack on board was a hero Each man risked a watery grave Oh, their wives and their sweethearts came down to port Their last fond goodbyes there to say Each tried her best ...
Banua, Banua, Banua, oh Banua, Banua, baby, I don't know, again Banua, Banua, Banua, oh Banua, Banua, baby, I don't know Won't you come to me, baby? Won't you bring me my bail? For a drink and a fight on a Saturday night They put down in the Banua jail Banua, Banua, Banua, oh, oh, oh, oh Banua, Banua, baby, I don't know, once again Banua, Banua, Banua, oh Banua, Banua, baby, I don't know I did...
'Round the bay of Mexico Way up, Suzianna, Mexico is the place I belong in 'Round the bay of Mexico Wind from the East and it's blowin' strong Way up, Suzianna Looks like a hurricane comin' along, well 'Round the bay of Mexico The wind will blow and that rain will pour Way up, Suzianna Better get the sugar boats up on the shore, well 'Round the bay of Mexico 'Round the bay of Mexico Way up, Su...
Well, there's a big ball in Boston, big ball in town Big ball in Boston, I'm gonna get on down The birthplace of our nation is Boston so they say They try to keep it as it was but it's changing every day Well, there's a big ball in Boston, big ball in town Big ball in Boston, I'm gonna get on down The Red Coats, they were comin', their cloth was made of tweed Some say their shirts were button ...
Charlie Merriam I been to Jamaica. I been to the South land. I've been down the river of no return many times before. Chorus: Now, won't you carry me home, big ship, Glory, carry me home? Carry me home, big ship, Glory, carry me home. I been through the sunshine. I been through the thunder. I've been through a hurricane bound for trouble in a Florida storm. Chorus Well, I don't remember when i...
James Day/George Arno There's a winding road and a tall pine tree, by the tall pine tree, she waits for me. Oh, yes, she waits in the little green house that sits on top of Billy Goat Hill. Chorus: I left my love in the little green house. I left my love with a broken heart. I left my love in the little green house that sits on top of Billy Goat Hill. There's a white front porch and a ramblin'...
B. Olofson/M. McIntyre Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin' 'til I go down to Bimini. We were all sailors 'til the day our boat pulled in to Bimini Bay. We tapped a keg. We loaded on. Woke up to find the boat was gone Chorus: Send my bail down to Bimini. This town is wearisome. Got thrown in jail just for drinkin' Barbados rum, Barbados rum Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get ...
Tom Drake/Bob Shane When I sailed into Portland town, I called upon my dear. Her window held a candle. It's light shone bright and clear. I walked up to her doorstep. I knew she was within. Her candle told the story, boys, and I was home again. I like her good behaviour. I like her easy way. I cannot sleep contented. The night seems like the day. To sail in muddy weather, it makes me want to s...
'Tis advertised in Boston New York and Buffalo A hundred hearty sailors A whalin' for to go Blow, ye winds, o' mornin', blow, ye winds, hi ho Haul away your runnin' gear and blow, boys, blow They tell you of the clipper ships A-runnin' in and out They say you'll take five hundred whales Before you're six months out Blow, ye winds, o' mornin', blow, ye winds, hi ho Haul away your runnin' gear a...
How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? Yes, an' how many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, an' how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind How many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, an' how many ears must one ma...
Bob Shane/Tom Drake/Miriam Stafford Gonna find a bran' new gal. Don't want one who's lazy 'cause the one I got right now, 'bout to drive me crazy. 'Bout to drive me crazy. 'Bout to drive me wild. 'Bout to drive me down that road more'n a hundred miles. I don't want a workin' gal, one whose face is flow'ry. I just want a country gal who'll have a handsome dowry. I don't want a city gal, one who...
A. Clancy My ship was leaving 'Frisco. My gal was crying again. We past the place for tattooing. Uh, oh, I went and walked right in. Hey, mister, you've gotta help me. Hey, mister, make it fast And on my arm put a picture, uh, oh, and make it last and last. Chorus: With a ribbon with a ribbon and a heart and a heart And an arrow and an arrow running through running through And her name and her...
Was you ever in Quebec Bonny Laddie, Hielan' laddie Stowing timber on the deck Bonny Hielan' Laddie Was you ever in Dundee Bonny Laddie, Hielan' Laddie There some pretty ships you'll see Bonny Hielan' Laddie Hey, ho, and away we go Bonny Laddie, Hielan' Laddie Hey, ho, and away we go Bonny Hielan' Laddie This Boston town don't suit my notion And I'm bound for far away So, I'll pack my bag and ...
Bottle of wine Fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober? Leave me alone Let me go home Let me go home and start over Ramblin' around this dirty old town And singin' for nickels and dimes Times gettin' rough I ain't got enough To buy me a bottle of wine Bottle of wine Fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober? Leave me alone Let me go home Let me go home and start over A pain i...
Scott Wiseman Spoken: In the hills of North Carolina, since the times of the early settlers, a strange light has been witnessed near the top of Brown Mountain. To this day, no one can explain the mystery of the Brown Mountain Light. Chorus: High on the mountain and down in the valley below. It shines like the crown of an angel and fades as the mist comes and goes. Way over yonder, night after ...
Buddy, better get on down the line Buddy, better get on down the line Here comes ninety-seven Makin' up some time Buddy, this is ninety-seven at your back Got a ton of coal poured down the stack Here comes ninety-seven Runnin' down the track Hey, hey, pretty baby, hey, hey Baby, now don't get in my way When I'm in town, you call me sugar, honey When I'm gone, just run around and play Buddy, be...
Bye, bye, Thou Little Tiny Child Bye, bye, lullee lullay Bye, bye, Thou Little Tiny Child Bye, bye, lullee lullay Sisters, too, how may we do For to preserve this day? This youngling for whom we sing Bye, bye, lullee, lullay Bye, bye, Thou Little Tiny Child Bye, bye, lullee lullay Bye, bye, Thou Little Tiny Child Bye, bye, lullee lullay Herod in his raging Chargeth hath he this day Men of migh...
Paul Stookey/Peter Yarrow Chorus: C'mon, Betty, home. Come on the very next train. You've been gone so lonesome long I hardly know my name. I hardly know my name. Wind in the willow go sorry sigh all night through. Willow sigh as I pass by where I walked with you. Chorus Ripple in the river go hurry by. Never come no more. Ripple by and tell her I'm waiting on the shore. Chorus
Jules Fox/Sam Friedman Carrier pigeon, carrier dove, fly to my darlin' and take her my love. Take her a message. Tell her I'm blue. Tell her I'm lonely but faithful and true. Carrier pigeon, carrier dove, fly to my darlin' and take her my love. Tell her I miss her. Say I was wrong. Tell her that we've been parted too long. Carrier pigeon, carrier dove, take her my heart and return with her lov...
Dance to the circle, watch it grow Turning like forever, movin' slow It's only a moment, yes, I know Children of the morning told me so Burn with the fire, make it bright Lost within the space of outer sight One lonely flame against the night Children of the morning, make it light Worn by a voice upon the breeze Glistened by the waters rollin' free Hidden in the color of a tree Children of the...
I'm goin' where them chilly winds don't blow Gonna find a true love that is where I want to go Out where them chilly winds don't blow Sing your song, sing it soft and low Sing it for your baby and then I'll have to go Out where them chilly winds don't blow Wish I was a headlight on a westbound train I'd shine my light on cool Colorado range Out where them chilly winds don't blow If you're feel...
Travelin' down that coal town road Listenin' to my rubber tires whine Goodbye to Buckeye and white Sycamore I'm leavin' you behind I've been coal miner all of my life Layin' down track in the hole Gotta back like an ironwood, bit by the wind Blood veins blue as the coal Blood veins blue as the coal Somebody said, "That's a strange tattoo You have on the side of your head" I said, "That's the b...
There is treasure hidden there, on the coast of California El Diego hid it there when the Clara ran aground On the coast of California, deep within a cave that's never seen Treasure, stolen from the Incas, we could capture for the Queen There's a mountain in the ocean on the coast of California And deep within its side, the tides of night alone reveal El Diego's hidden cave, where we'll plunde...
Carl Sandburg/Lee Hayes Chorus: Weep, all ye little rains. Wail, winds, wail. All along, along, along the Colorado Trail. Eyes like the morning star, cheeks like the rose, Laura was a pretty girl everybody knows. Chorus Laura was a laughin' girl, joyful in the day. Laura was my darling girl. Now she's gone away. Chorus Sixteen years she graced the Earth and all of life was good. Now my life li...
Donovan Yellow is the color of my true love's hair in the morning when we rise, in the morning when we rise. That's the time. That's the time I love the best. Blue is the color of the sky in the morning when we rise, in the morning when we rise. That's the time. That's the time I love the best. Mellow is the feeling that I get when I'm with her, uh huh, when I'm with her, uh huh. That's the ti...
Come all ye fair and tender ladies Be careful how you court your men They're like the stars on a summer morning They'll first appear and then they're gone How I remember our days of courtin' I met my love in the fading light But now she flies to meet another The day is lonely as the night If I had known before I courted That true love was so hard to win I'd have locked my heart in a box of gol...
Down through the meadow I was humming a song Looking at the stars as I take my little Julie back home Watching her eyes as I tell her of the day The day that's gonna come when I'll take my little Julie away Come along, Julie, follow the sun We'll be leaving long before the fall winds come Listen for a robin singing in the trees Look toward the hills and be watching little Julie for me Come alo...
John Stewart Chorus: Come gather the time, I have nothing to do. Come gather the time, I have nothing to do. Who could be nicer than someone with nothing to do? I've spent all my life looking for someone like you. Chorus Who could be wiser than someone who knows not at all? That's why I like it. Your face is as blank as a wall. Chorus If someone should say I was born for a game or make me the ...
John Stewart Chorus: Comin' from the mountains, across the Northern plains. It's off to California, then back again to Maine. Singin' a song that you all know, then let your voices go. So sing it out, my brothers, wherever we may go. We traveled here, we traveled there, we traveled ev'rywhere. We go by air, we go by rail, any place they pay us scale. Now, repeat the chorus, here we go chorus T...
Herscher/Dupree Chorus: Como se viene, se va, easy love never goes far. Love that comes easy the wise men say, leaves just as easy and fades away. Chorus Lips free with kisses soon leave you blue. Kisses too easy are never true. Chorus Sometimes the road to romance maybe long but if your strong, you won't go wrong. You must have faith and you must be sincere. Don't borrow love that is here tod...
Coo coo u I think you're coo coo Coo coo u Coo coo u I think you're coo coo Coo coo u Coo coo u I think you're coo coo Coo coo u Coo coo u I think you're coo coo Coo coo u How did you get so coo coo How did you? How did you get so coo coo How did you? How did you get so coo coo How did you? How did you get so coo coo How did you? They say it's a fact that your head is cracked I think now you a...
Cha, cha Chile verde me pediste Chile verde te dare Vama nos para la huer Ta con al la te lo cortare Tell them what it means, then You want green peppers? Si I'll give you green peppers Come out to the garden Coplas Lai, lai, lai, lai, hum de lai, lai, lai Hum de lai, lai, lai, lai Lai, lai, lai, hum de lai, lai, lai Hum de lai, lai, lai Dice que los de fu casa Ninguno me puede ver Diles que n...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart Guitar intro. Cha Cha Chile verde me pediste. Chile verde te dare. Vama nos para la huer ta con al la te lo cortare.Tell them what it means then quot;The National Safety Council wishes me to inform you, 'Do not drink while drivingquot; quot;Porque?quot; You're liable to hit a bump and spill the whole thingquot; quot;Coplasquot; Chorus: Lai, lai, lai, lai, h...
Jack Splittard There's a pine log shack in the mountains. That's where my Corey dwells. She makes the finest mash liquor. What she doesn't drink she sells. Well, the first time I seen darlin' Corey she was weavin' through the woods With a kerosene lantern on her shoulder and a satchel full of goods. Please do drop down next Monday. Please bring me a jug or five. When the sun comes up on Tuesda...
Mickey Newbury I was just a boy the year the Blue Bird Special came through hereon its first run South to New Orleans. A blind old man and I, we came to Guthrie just to see the train. He was black and I was green. quot;Tell me what you see,quot; said he. quot;Is the engine black or red, son? That's the loudest thing I've ever seen.quot; Then he picked his guitar up and sat on the fender of a t...
Mason Williams/John Stewart Do you remember me? Turn back the years and see. Dance the distance. Dance it if you can. For as you'd always say, quot;Forever's just a day. Dance the distance. Dance it if you can.quot; Chorus: And far beyond the song, I've been searchin' for too long. I can't dance the distance by myself, And the sand where we would meet would vanish from my feet. I can't dance t...
Irving Burgess Days are getting' longer. Robins comin' 'round. Wood pile's gettin' mighty low to the ground. Fields are gettin' greener. Possum's on the run. Honeysuckles yearnin' for the April sun. Darlin' are you dreamin' as you surely ought to be 'bout the happy days a-comin' when you'll dream with me. Seems like only yesterday we made our plans. I up and asked your folks if I could be your...
Woody Guthrie/Martin Hoffman The crops are all in and the peaches are rott'ning. The oranges are piled in their creosote dumps. They're flying them back to the Mexico border To take all their money to wade back again. Chorus: Goodbye to my Juan, farewell Roselita, Adios mis amigos, Jesus y Maria. You won't have a name when you ride the big airplane. All they will call you is just deportee. My ...
Billy Edd Wheeler I was travelin' West of Buckskin on my way to a cattle run, 'cross a little cactus desert under a hard bargaining sun. Thirsty down to my toenails, I stopped to rest me on a stump, but I tell you I just couldn't believe it when I saw that water pump. I took it to be a mirage at first. It'll fool a thirsty man. Then I saw a note stuck in a bakin' powder can. quot;This pump is ...
John Stewart/Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds As I was out walkin' one mornin' for pleasure, I spied a cow puncher a-ridin' along. His hat was thrown back and his spurs were a-jinglin' and as he approached he was singin' this song: Chorus: Whoopee ti yi yo, get along, little doggie. It's your misfortune and none of my own. Whoopee ti yi yo, get along, little doggie. You know that Wyoming will be your n...
D*** Glasser Chorus: Don't cry, Katie. I'll be comin' back to you, you, you. Don't cry, Katie, even though I'm gone, my love will still be true. I'll be gone for maybe just a year. Don't cry, Katie. Even though I'm gone, my love will still be here. Don't cry, Katie. Chorus You'll be in my dreams though you are far away. Don't cry, Katie. Have a little faith and I'll return some day. Don't cry,...
Ohh, Mary, don't you weep, don't you mourn Ohh, Mary, don't you weep, don't you mourn Pharaoh's army got drowned? Ohh, Mary, don't you weep If I could, I surely would Stand on the rock where Moses stood If Pharaoh's army got drowned? Ohh, Mary, don't you weep Ohh, Mary, don't you weep, don't you mourn Ohh, Mary, don't you weep, don't you mourn Pharaoh's army got drowned? Ohh, Mary, don't you w...
Mitchell Jayne/Rodney Dillard One for the money, two for the show, possum up the gum tree, do-si-do Dooley was a good old man. He lived beyond the mill. Dooley had two daughters and a forty-gallon still. One gal watched the boiler, the other watched the spout. Mama corked the bottles and old Dooley fetched them out. Chorus: Dooley, slippin' up the hollar. Dooley, tryin' to make a dollar. Doole...
Dave Guard/Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds Chorus: Dorie Repeat three times by the firelight, come and dance with me. Blazing in the night, the fire grows. Come and shout and sing, make the mountains ring while our hearts beat high. Come and sing and shout. Laugh and turn about while the flames reach the sky. Chorus Burn me with desire. Set my heart a-fire. Throw your cares away. When the dance is thr...
by George Archer, c. 1947,1964, 1965 Many thanks to Big Wayne Shrubsall for researching and contributing these lyrics E inu tatou e hara E inu tatou ite ava e E inu tatou e E inu tatou e hara E inu tatou ite ava e E inu tatou e A rave hoi oe A rave hoi oe A rave ite mau peu ri'i e A rave e-- ite mau peu ri'i mau ae te man ote vahine e. For singers: pronounce each syllable and vowel separately....
Randy Starr/D*** Wolf I remember Grandpa telling me that I was born as the sun was comin' up early in the morn. Told me I was born early in the morn. Chorus: When you lift your eyes and see the sun a-risin' on the far horizon early in the mornin'. It was early in the day when I set out to roam. Went to seek my fortune far away from home. I set out to roam far away from home. Chorus But today w...
In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand With an achin' in my heart and my pockets full of sand I'm a long way from home and I miss my darlin' so In the early mornin' rain, with no place to go Out on runway number nine, big seven-o-seven set to go But I'm stuck here on the grass where them cold winds blow Yeah, the liquor tasted good and the women all were fast Ah, but there she goes...
Jak Kelly Are you really on the rebound? Don't you know what you have done? Did you try and reach for something new? Did you do it 'cause you loved him or did you do it out of spite? Is it really what you want for you? Chorus: Was it my fault that you turned around and grabbed the next one down or something that I said that made you change? If it was then please forgive me 'cause I didn't know...
Aye, Tororo, she is here, aye, Matador I feel her eyes, they are wide with excitement and fear I feel her heart, for it cries when the horns are too near I will be bold, brave and swift will I be And I will be numero uno, Torero fino She'll dream tonight of me Ole, ole, ole Viva El Matador Ole, ole, ole Viva El Matador Aye, Tororo, she is here, aye, Matador I see her smile and I see there the ...
Antonio Fernandez Maria Christina me quiere gobernar y lo la sigo la sigo la corriente, [Maria Christina me quiere] a la gente, Maria Christina me quiere gobernar. I'll meet you in the morning. En la ma??ana I'll take you to the seashore. A la playa We'll play among the sand dunes. En las dunas I'll throw you in the water. En el agua?? Chorus: Que, no, no, no, no, no, Maria Christina que no, q...
Harlan Howard He was born and raised around Jacksonville. A nice young man, not the kind to kill. But a jealous fight and a flashing blade sent him on the run to the Everglades. Runnin' like a dog through the Everglades. Now, the posse went in and they came back out. They said he'll die and there ain't no doubt. It's an eye for an eye so the debt is paid. He won't last long in the Everglades. ...
Mike Stewart Chorus: Farewell to you, captain, the bravest in command. Goodbye to all the soldiers who didn't give a damn For we're goin' back to Richmond, buddy, leavin' here today. Gonna sell our rifles for a jug and get drunk along the way. 'Twas in Virginia harbor Gen'ral Parker disappeared, tied sleeping soundly to a tree. How we wept as we launched him and so cheerfully we cheered as the...
Bob Dylan Fare thee well, my own true love. I'm leavin' the first hour of the morn. I'm bound off for the bay of Mexico and maybe the coast of Californ. Chorus: So, fare thee well, my own true love. We'll meet another day, another time. It's not the leavin' that's grievin' me, but my true love who's bound to stay behind. The weather is against me and the wind blows hard and the rain, she's a-t...
Bob Shane/Jack Splittard Adelita, 'tis time we remembered that only one hour more and I must go To the hills of Sierra Del Prado for the glory of our Mexico. Chorus: Oh, Adelita, promise you'll remember the happy hours that now have long gone by. Oh, Adelita, we'll share these tender moments. Adelita, it hurts me when you cry. Adelita, the time is here to leave you. Once again, now, I'll kiss ...
Farewell to you, Captain The bravest in command Goodbye to all the soldiers Who didn't give a damn For we're goin' back to Richmond Buddy, leavin' here today Gonna sell our rifles for a jug And get drunk along the way 'Twas in Virginia harbor Gen'ral Parker disappeared Tied sleeping soundly to a tree How we wept as we launched him And so cheerfully we cheered As the Gen'ral drifted slowly out ...
As I listen for the whistle, lie awake and wait Wish the railroad didn't run so near 'Cause the rattle and clatter of that old fast freight Keeps on makin' music in my ear, go bum again, go bum again, ooh Hear the whistle blow, hear the whistle blow Clickety clack, clickety clack, the wheels are saying to the railroad track Well, if you go, you can't come back, well if you go, you can't come b...
Mike Settle Well, how many beans could Woody have picked when he was always writing songs? You believe that story about hard travelin', well, I can tell you right now you're wrong You see the only thing Woody picked was his guitar. He had a very close friend writing words in the car. How many beans could Woody have picked when he was always writing songs? How many jail songs could Allen write?...
Gretchen Guard Follow now, o shepherds, rise up from your sleeping. Angels far from here a blessed watch are keeping. Look up, look up A star shines in the heavens calling us to come. Our holy King is given. We must leave our flocks. The night is swiftly flying. Trust a star to show us where the Child is lying. Prepare a gift that we would place before Him. We are humble shepherds, yet would w...
Ian Tyson Chorus: Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high, all these things that don't change, come what may, But our good times are all gone and I'm bound for moving on. I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way. Guess I'll go out to Alberta weathers good there in the fall. Got some friends that I can to working for. Still, I wish you'd change your mind if I'd ask you o...
John Stewart I was hopin' that you'd come to me. It's plain that I can see that you are cryin', yes, you are cryin'. Yeah, I have often lied to cover up my pride and I have hurt you, yes, I have hurt you. Let us be together as we face this stormy weather. Gaze on other heavens. Don't you cry. Don't you cry. I have other friends. I think that they're the end, but I just love you. I just love yo...
Well, I'm not gonna brag but I been courtin' all my life They consider me a roguish lad, especially for my size And with you, and with you, and with you, Genny Glenn I'll take you down to Glasgow Town and dance you home again I'll take you down to Glasgow Town and dance you home again Now, Genny would come a-callin' while there was still some light I'd sit her down with a pull or two, she'd st...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart Way down in Columbus, Georgia, that's where I don't want to be. Hey, way down in Columbus stockade. Take me back to Tennessee. Chorus: Well, you can take me back to old Kentucky, any place that you decide. Just turn me loose from this old stockade. I'll tell you, buddy, I won't mind. The other night as I lay sleepin' I dreamt I held you in my arms. When I a...
Get away, get away Get away, get away Poor John John Hardy was a fightin' man Carried a razor ev'ry day He killed a man in Mobile town You ought to see my Johnny get away You ought to see my Johnny get away Get away Get away, get away Poor John John Hardy was standin' at the bar So drunk he could not see Along came a sheriff with a warrant in his hand "Johnny boy, you'd better come with me Yea...
Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds/John Stewart The Virgin Mary had a baby boy repeat twice And they say that His name was Jesus. Chorus: He come down He come from the glory. He come down He come from the glorious a-Kingdom. Repeat Oh, yes, believe us. Oh, yes, believe us. Oh, yes, believe us. He come from the glorious Kingdom. Was born in a town called Bethlehem. repeat twice And they say that His name ...
Mike Stewart Chorus: Go tell it on the mountains over the hills and ev'rywhere and you can go go tell it on the mountain, Jesus Christ was born. Down in a lowly manger, Jesus Christ was born and the Lord sent down salvation that blesses Christmas morn, You can go upon the mountain, dwell both night and day. You can ask the Lord to help you and He'll show you the way. Chorus You may be a watchm...
John Stewart My brother stirs the kool-aid, giving sips. Two cents and a penny buys a set of big, wax lips. Riding with no hands around the turn. Let's find a guy named Francis and give him an Indian burn. Chorus: And we can go tell Roger there's another face looking in the window. Standing with my clothes on in the rain. Let's make some funny phone calls to folks with funny names. Albert hold...
Dave Guard/Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds Children, go where I send thee. How shall I send thee? Well, I'm gonna send you one by one, one for the little bitty Baby Was born, born, born in Bethlehem. Children, go where I send thee. How shall I send thee? Well, I'm gonna send you two by two, two for Paul and Silas, One for the little bitty Baby was born, born, born in Bethlehem. Children, go where I se...
John Phillips Chorus: Well, I'm goin' away for to leave you. Might not come back any more more, more If I never more see your face again, then it's honey on that far distant, distant shore. Honey on that far distant shore. Well, now, I'm goin' down to New Orleans, just to ride on the river boat. Gotta keep bailin' all night long just to keep the darn boat afloat. Chorus Here is where I was bor...
I just heard that whistle blow Gonna go down the river once more Well, I've got my bag and I'm ready to go Gonna go down the river once more Gonna leave St. Louis, go to New Orleans Eat a little bacon, eat a little beans Have a good time like I did before Gonna go down the river once more Gonna go down the river Gonna go down the river Gonna go down the river once more Gonna go down the river ...
Mike Settle Well, the Goo Ga Gee is a mighty funny bird. He sings the best song that you ever, ever heard. He learned this song from a little baby 'cause ev'ry little baby goes quot;Goo ga gee.quot; Well, the Goo Ga Gee is from the Milky Way. It flies down to earth ev'ry other day. It hides in the corner where you can not see and as he flies away he sings, quot;Goo ga gee.quot; Well, the Goo G...
Sittin' by the roadside on a summer's day Talkin' with my comrades to pass the time away Lying in the shade underneath the trees Goodness how delicious, eating goober peas Peas, peas, peas, peas, eating goober peas Goodness how delicious, eating goober peas Peas, peas, peas, peas, eating goober peas Goodness how delicious, eating goober peas Just before the battle, the General heard a row He s...
Good news, Chariot's comin' Good news, Chariot's comin' Good news, Chariot's comin' And I don't want it to leave me behind Good news, Chariot's comin' Good news, Chariot's comin' Good news, Chariot's comin' And I don't want it to leave me behind There's a long white robe in Heaven I know There's a long white robe in Heaven I know There's a long white robe in Heaven I know And I don't want it t...
Huddie Ledbetter/John Lomax Chorus: Irene, goodnight. Irene, goodnight Goodnight, Irene. Goodnight, Irene. I'll see you in my dreams. Last Saturday night I got married. Me and my wife settled down. Now, me and my wife are parted. Gonna take a little stroll downtown. Chorus Yeah, sometimes I live in the country and sometimes I live in town. Yeah, and sometimes I take a great notion I'm gonna ju...
Nick Reynolds Tomorrow morn is Christmas day, goodnight, my baby, goodnight. Old Saint Nick is on his way, goodnight, my baby, goodnight. Chorus: Sleep now, my baby. Dream now, my bouncing baby boy. Sleep tight, my baby. Goodnight, my baby, goodnight. The fire will roar. The bells will ring. Goodnight, my baby, goodnight. Can almost hear the angels sing. Goodnight, my baby, goodnight. The song...
Paul Clayton Chorus: Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long. Summer's almost gone. Winter's comin' on. Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long and I feel like I gotta travel on. Papa writes to Johnny. Johnny can't come home. Johnny can't come home, no, Johnny can't come home. Papa writes to Johnny. Johnny can't come home for he's been on the chain gang ...
John Stewart quot;Way out by lonely bayou. There waits a girl where the green grasses grow. Waits she there with a tear in her eye dreaming of years that long have gone by. How I yearn for the days that are gone I'd wake in the morning to a whippoorwill song. There by the fire sits my lady fair. Singing this song as the combs her long hair. Now I'm thinkin' home I must go 'cause I've been wand...
Some people say I'm a 'No count' Others say I'm no good But I'm just a natural born travelin' man Doin' what I think I should, oh yeah Doin' what I think I should And I don't give a damn about a greenback, a dollar Spend it fast as I can For a wailin' song and a good guitar The only things that I understand, poor boy The only things that I understand When I was a little baby My mama said "Hey ...
Eric Schwandt Riu, riu, chiu, la guarda ribera. Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera. Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera. Chorus: Riu, riu, chiu, la guarda ribera, Dios guardo el lobo, el lobo de nuestra cordera, Dios guardo el lobo, el lobo de nuestra cordera. El lobo rabioso la quiso morder, mas dios podero so la su po defender. Wuiso le hacer que no pudies se pecar, niaun original est...
Gue, gue solingaie Balliez chimin la Gue, gue solingaie Balliez chimin la M'a dis li, oui, m'a dis li Calbass' li connain parler Calbass' li connain parler Sleep, sleep, don't you weep Dry your tears a-while Dream, dream then you'll hear The singing crocodile Oh, dreaming, we'll go dreaming Hush, now, baby, don't you cry Sail, sail, pretty babe While the moon is low Through bright bayou night ...
Kris Kristofferson Seven starving sailors sold their summer homes in Saginaw to search for something better in Rangoon in Rangoon Down where Salty Sam from Turkistan had organized a marching band of Mau Maus in the Crazy Horse Saloon. They harmonized together singing verses of the netherworld of darkness in an unfamiliar tune And before the night was over they was a-floatin' down the river wit...
Nick Reynolds/Adam Yagodka Hangman, hangman, hangman, slack your rope a while. Think I see my brother, ridin' many a mile. Well, brother, did you bring me silver? Brother, did you bring me gold Or did you come to see me hangin' from the gallows poles? No, I didn't bring you any silver. No, I didn't bring any gold. I just come to see you hangin' from the gallows pole. Hangman, hangman, hangman,...
Richard Mills/Stan Jones You dusty eyes were soft and glowin' when first I met you, Hannah Lee. There was no way for me a-knowin' the sorrow your sweet caress would bring to me. Chorus: High, high, high is the gallows. Yeah, and it's long long as the rope that waits for me. High as the gallows. They'll hang me for your sins, my Hannah Lee. You shot and killed your cruel husband because you fou...
I been doin' some hard travelin' I thought you know I been doin' some hard travelin' Way down the road I been doin' some hard travelin' Hard ramblin', hard gamblin' I been doin' some hard travelin' Lord I been workin' in a hard rock tunnel I thought you know I been leanin' on a pressure drill Way down the road Hammer flyin', air hose suckin' Six feet of mud, I sure been muckin' I been doin' so...
There is a house in this old town And that's where my true love lays around And he takes other women right down on his knee And he tells them a little tale he won't tell me It's a-hard and it's hard, ain't it hard To love one that never did love you? It's a-hard and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God To love one that never will be true? First time I seen my true love He was walkin' by my door...
We're running down a stormy sea and rolling through the thunder 'Way, haul away, well, haul away, Joe It's every man aloft my boys or we'll be driven under 'Way, haul away, well, haul away, Joe 'Way haul away, we're bound for better weather 'Way haul away, well, haul away, Joe For seven days and seven nights, we've labored to exhaustion 'Way, haul away, well, haul away, Joe. But now the breeze...
Harold Payne/Edgar Pease/Mike Scarpiello Well, I just got home and I feel like I want to get back on the plane 'Cause I just can't forget about the girl I met in the sun-filled rain. Deep brown skin, like a tropical princess, child of the sun. She gave me a love I thought I'd I never discover in anyone. Chorus: Soft, warm wind blows through her long, dark hair And then I close my eyes and see ...
John Hadley High heel shoes, so sheik and elegant, tapping on the floor beneath the table of the fancy restaurant. The maitre d' brings the phone to where she sits. He puts it down beside her daiquiri and walks away to greet another guest. Warm, red lips whispering quot;Good-bye.quot; A fifty-dollar tip. Dark glasses on her eyes. High heel shoes step into her limousine. A number on a napkin fo...
John Stewart I was lookin' at the sun. Pardon me, I didn't know it can't be done. I was lookin' at the sun. I was lookin' at the sun. I was callin' back my youth. Pardon me, did you want to use the booth? I was callin' back my youth. I was callin' back my youth. Chorus: I don't listen to the fools that are makin' up the rules. I'm a-havin' too much fun. Doin' what I wanta, hit and run. Doin' w...
Go to sleep, you weary hobo Watch the towns go drifting by Can't you hear the rails a singin'? That's the hobo's lullaby Don't you worry 'bout tomorrow Let tomorrows come and go Tonight you've got a nice, warm boxcar Free from all the wind and snow Go to sleep, you weary hobo Watch the towns go drifting by Can't you hear the rails a singin'? That's the hobo's lullaby I know the police cause yo...
Home is the hunter, home from the hill Home is the dreamer, home from the hill Home with his loved one never to part Close to his loved one, home in her heart The hill is the distant horizon Where the end of a rainbow lies He searched for a dream and discovered It was waiting for him in his lover's eyes Home is the hunter, home from the hill Home is the dreamer Safe in the arms of his love, ne...
Ruby, oh, Ruby Honey, are you mad? Honey, are you mad? Honey, are you mad at your man? Well, I'm goin' downtown, gonna get me a jug of brandy Gonna give it all to Mandy, keep her drunk and boozy Good drunk and boozy, good drunk and boozy all the time Well, if you say so, then I'll railroad no more I'll just hang around your shanty Hang around your shanty, hang around your shanty all the time R...
John Stewart Chorus: I hope you understand I've a long way to go. Hope you understand because I told you so. Well, as the people say, I will be comin' back this way, but until then, gal, you're on your own. I'm not the kind of guy just for hangin' 'round. I'm bored to tears with this old town. Well, if you behave, hey, I'll send you a card from Santa Fe but until then, gal, you're on your own....
Took my girl home the other night. Got myself in an awful fight. She said, quot;Doux, doux, darlin', won't you please come in?quot; Her old lady socked me with a rollin pin. Chorus: And I bawled. I bawled. Oh, mon, you should have heard me bawl. Well, I bawl when I feel the pin. I don't meet with that old woman again. Oh, yes, I bawled I bawled. I bawled. I bawled. Oh, mon, you should have hea...
Tom Paxton It's a long and a dusty road. It's a hard and a heavy load and the folks we meet ain't always kind. Some are bad and some are good. Some have done the best they could. Some have tried to ease our troubling mind. Chorus: And I can't help but wonder where I'm bound, where I'm bound. Can't help but wonder where I'm bound. I have traveled across this land just a-doing the best I can. Tr...
Alex Harvey I like to hear the rain when you're lying by my side, 'neath the fireplace, so soft and warm. I like to hear the rain when you're locked inside my arms and I know you feel safe from any harm. Someday, when we're growing old, we'll make love like we do today. Someday, when our baby's own his own, it will be so sweet remembering the way we shared our love today. I like to hear the ra...
Chorus: Oh, I'm a rake and a ramblin' boy. There's many a city, Lord, I did enjoy, But now I'm married, got a pretty little wife and I love her dearer than I love my life. Oh, she was pretty and owed me a deal caused me to rob that broad highway Oh, yes, I robbed it, I do declare. I got the city ten thousand bales. Chorus And when I die and when I die don't bury me at all bury me at all Just p...
Fred Geis Well, no matter where I wandered I know I'll always find a welcome at the end of every journey. There'll be friendly people waitin'. Chorus: California would not hold me 'though I loved her timbered mountains. Worked her fields and worked her orchards up and down her central valley. I have driven open highway through the golden Utah valley And I watched the rivers gently gliding. I w...
If I had a ship, I'd sail away If I had a ship, I'd sail away Leave my sorrows where they lay If I had a ship, I'd sail away Stroll down by the sea Take a stroll down by the bay Sit and ponder they endless waves If I had a ship, I'd sail away If I had a ship If I had a ship I'd sail away I'd sail away If I had a ship If I had a ship I'd sail away I'd sail away Leave my sorrows where they lay L...
They told me doncha go down to that city Don't you go down to that city, I say For there's trouble there for sure and it's no concern of yours And it's all I have to hear them people say If you don't look around You won't see my a-goin', see me a-goin' that way If you don't look around You'll have no way of knowin', I don't think you even know what I say And I saw children just walkin' 'long a...
Mike Stewart Chorus: If you see me go, well, don't you look my way. You just turn your head. Don't you watch me walk away. Well, you know, my gal, this time I'm a-leavin' you to stay 'cause you've injured this poor soul once too often for today. Well, I wish for you the good times that I've never seen and for you the peace of mind that I never knew, 'Cause cryin' tired and lonely is a hard way...
Mason Williams You love me for lovin' you, You are you because I do. I love you for lovin' me And I am me because you do. So much with us in love are we: I could be you and you could be me. You kiss me for kissin' you, You are you because I do. I kiss you for kissin' me And I am me because you do. So much in love with us are we: You kiss you and I kiss me.
Missing Lyrics
Rod McKuen Shy one, dear one, keeper of my heart. She moves in the pantry quietly apart. There she pours the flour. There she kneads the dough to an isle in the water with her I would go. Shy one, dear one, keeper of my heart. She moves in the parlor quietly apart. She stands against the window, all in the fire glow to an isle in the water with her I would go. Shy one, dear one, keeper of my h...
Ervin Drake When I was seventeen, it was a very good year. It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights. We'd hide from the light on the village green when I was seventeen. When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year. It was a very good year for city girls who lived up the stairs With perfumed hair that came undone when I was twenty-one. When I was thirty-five, it was...
Yeah, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, look out Jackson town Well, now go on down to Jackson, go ahead and wreck your health Go play your hand you big talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself Yeah, go to Jackson, go comb your hair I'm gonn...
Stan Wilson Chorus: Jane, Jane, Jane, mark my bonnie Jane as sweet as sugar in the cane, don't be ashame. Jane cannot see. She's as blind as she can be, but the prettiest girl in all the world to me. Jane, Jane, Jane, with the pretty, pretty face, dressed in rags she still looks like a queen. Jane, Jane, Jane, she should be in silk and lace, the prettiest girl that you have ever seen. Chorus J...
Frank and Jesse James were a product of their environment They were sent out into the woods by their parents To forage for berries, truffles, rutabagas and roots of all sorts Put yourself in their place you'da been mean too When Jesse James was a lad he killed many a man He robbed the Glendale train Hot darn And the people they did say for many miles away It was robbed by Frank and Jesse James...
D*** Feller He was a boy when the circus first came to the dust of his West Texas town. And twenty years later, he'd spent twenty years as Jocko the Sad Circus Clown. He did slap-stick gags in grease paint and rags and the people would laugh 'til they cried. But they never saw past the painted clown mask to the sad, empty man locked inside. The trapeze lady swung easy and gracefully, high in t...
Sigmund Romberg/Hammerstein Nothing to regret tomorrow, nothing to regret. You'll find me making no demand or claim upon you. Kiss me and forget. Kiss me and forget. Kiss me while you may. Tomorrow is another day, so, while you're glowing with the sweet, warm flame upon you Let it burn away. Let its light be short and gay. Just once around the clock and then goodbye, dear. Love likes to fly by...
Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds/John Stewart Taku wai uri oro nei tupu tapu kino nrie. Au we te mataku e, Kare, kare, ka maatu e, Kare, kare, ka maatu e Karu, karu, karu, karu, kati Iave, Karu, karu, karu, karu, kate Iave. Karu, karu, karu, karu, kate Iave, Ka haire ki te ora mo. Kare, kare, Ka maatu e, Kare, kare, Ka maatu e, Karu, karu, karu, kate Iave, Karu, karu, karu, karu, ka maatu e, Karu, karu...
Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds/John Stewart Baila baila baila bamba. Baila, baila, baila bamba, seres a si' una poca de gracia. Una poca de gracia para mi para ti y'ariba, y'ariba. A y' ariba, ariba, por ti sere, yo no soy marinero. Yo no soy marinero, por ti sere por ti sere. Bamba, bamba. Bamba, bamba. Bamba, bamba. Bamba, bamba.
Ed McCurdy Chorus: Last night I had the strangest dream I never dreamed before. I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war. I dreamed I saw a mighty room and the room was filled with men And the papers they were signing said they'd never fight again And when the papers were all signed and a million copies made, They all joined hands and bowed their heads and grateful prayers were ...
It's a lesson too late for the learnin' Made of sand, made of sand. In a wink of an eye my soul is turnin' In your hand, in your hand Are you goin' away with no word of farewell? Will there be not a trace left behind? I could've loved you better, didn't mean to be unkind You know that was the last thing on my mind As I lie in my bed every mornin' Without you, without you Each song in my heart ...
If you don't want, you don't have to get in trouble If you don't want, you don't have to get in trouble Hey, you'd better leave my woman alone Well, I know you are a playboy And you've got your women all over town Well, listen, buddy, if you ever sweet talk my little girl I'm gonna lay your body down If you don't want, you don't have to get in trouble If you don't want, you don't have to get i...
He awe mai au, lei pakalana E ia one pua, lei pakalana He awe mai au, lei poni moie E ia one pua, lei awapuhi Haina I mai, ana kapuana E ia one pua, lei pakalana [repeat this verse
Will Holt When I was just a little boy, my father said to me, quot;Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree. My son, it's most important,quot; my father said to me, quot;to put your faith in what you feel and not in what you see.quot; Chorus: Lemon tree, very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. Repeat chorus Beneath that Le...
Let me be a little kinder Let me be a little blinder To the faults of those about me Let me praise a little more Let me be, when I am weary Just a little bit more cheery Think a little more of others And a little less of me Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be Let me be a little meeker With a brother that is weaker Let...
Love is but a song we sing, hear away we die You can make the mountains ring Hear the angels cry, tho' that dove is on the wing You need not know why Hey, people now, smile on your brother Let me see you get together Love one another right now Some will come and some will go, I know that we shall pass When the wind that left us here, returns for us at last We are but a moment's sunlight, fadin...
Hoyt Axton Like a lion in the winter, I can hear the summer call Like a ship out on the ocean made of stone, And sometimes when I get lonely, I could swear I hear you call. Oh, the nights are cold and you don't keep me warm. Chorus: And when I first saw you, I first loved you. Here's the song that I sang to the fire in your eyes, But somebody told you that it wouldn't be easy and you carry tha...
Mike Settle When I was a little boy, my mother said to me, quot;Watch the new born roses grow. It's a pretty sight to see. You, my son, shall blossom as the flower below. I will be your raindrops. You will be my rose. Listen while I tell you of the beauty in the sky. There's a home for angels on the clouds so high. I must be an angel. In heaven I shall stay. If you ever need me, I'll hear each...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart Chorus: This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Repeat twice Ev'ry day, ev'ry day, ev'ry day, ev'ry day, gonna let my little light shine. On Monday, give me the gift of love, On Tuesday, peace came from above, On Wednesday, told me to watch and pray, on Thursday, told me just a-what to say, On Friday, sent me down some faith, On Saturday, give me...
Oh, well, yonder stands little Maggie With a dram glass in her hand She drinkin' away her troubles, oh, Lord And foolin' another man How could I ever stand it Just to see them two blue eyes? They shine just like the diamonds Like the diamonds in the sky Pretty flowers were made for bloomin' Pretty stars were made to shine Pretty girls were made for boys to love Surely Maggie was made for mine ...
Martin Cooper Two little soldiers, their games are such fun, each with his helmet and little toy gun, Pretending their lying on some battlefield dead after their tucked away safe in their bed. Chorus: Little play soldiers if only you knew what kind of battles are waiting for you. Quiet, don't disturb all that innocence of youth. Tell them not to lie but never tell them the truth That men will ...
There was time for the laughter and time for the rain Time for the people who don't know my name Time for everything, I know it's true And I know that I should have had more time for you So, lock all the windows, close all the doors And don't let me go out runnin' no more Lock all the windows, close all the doors And don't let me go out runnin' no more But there so many places that I've never ...
Ten years ago on a cold, dark night There was someone killed in the town hall light There were few at the scene but they all agreed That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me Nobody knows, nobody sees Nobody knows but me The judge said, "Son, what is your alibi? If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die" I spoke not a word though it meant my life For I'd been in the arms of my be...
Sittin' by the window, waitin' for the dawn Waitin' for a girl, a long time gone Long time gone is a lonesome sound Long time blues is a hard way down Walkin' by the river, walkin' in the rain Down by the depot waitin' for the train Long time gone is the evening train Long time blues is an achin' pain Long time blues is an achin' pain Listen to the sparrow singin' their song Listen for a voice...
Carson Parks This is the longest beer of the night and in the East I think I see some light, And pretty soon I know the sun will shine and I know a bar that opens promptly at nine?at nine. I guess two six-packs wasn't enough 'cause right about now the goin' really gets rough And some early bird is happy callin' his mate and I wish I knew a bar that opened promptly at eight. Maybe I was just a ...
Mickey Newbury All of my life it's been the same. I found a pot of gold, just a rusty chain. I dealt a winnin' hand in a losin' game, oh, I'm lookin' for the sunshine, livin' on the rain. Hello, semi, are you goin' my way, maybe Tucson or sunny L. A.? Well, I've had some hard times. What can I say? I can't do no cryin' on the shoulder of this road. Chorus: All of my life all of my life it's be...
Jonathan Harris Chorus: Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall open. Ask and it shall be given and the love come a-trickling down. My mother, the Lord has been here. Repeat twice and the love come a-trickling down. Chorus My sister, the Lord has told me. Repeat twice and the love come a-trickling down. Chorus My brother, the Lord has showed me. Repeat twice and the love come a-trickl...
A. Clancy My love has gone. My dreams have passed away. Her funny way, my sunny day are gone Chorus: And, yet, I think of her when first we met, when first we loved before my love was gone. I hear her voice beside me in the night. I see her hand, yet here I stand alone. Chorus My love has gone and ever, ever will I be a star-crossed lover tossed upon the sea. Chorus, twice
Rod McKuen Chorus: I have been a rover. I have walked alone. Hiked a hundred highways. Never found a home. Still and all, I'm happy. The reason is, you see, once in a while, along the way, love's been good to me. There was a girl in Denver before the summer's storm. Oh, her eyes were tender. Oh, her arms were warm, And she could smile away the thunder. Kiss away the rain and even though she's ...
Low bridge, ev'rybody down Low bridge for we're comin' to the town So you'll always know your neighbor And you'll always know your pal If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal I got a mule and her name is Sal Well, fifteen miles on the Erie Canal She's a good old worker and a good old pal Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal, there's a Low bridge, ev'ryb...
Jacqueline Steiner/Bess Hawes Spoken: These are the times that try men's souls. In the course of our nation's history, the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the M. T. A., is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare in...
Theodore Bikel Mangwani mpulele, kinelwa kitula A Mangwani Mangwani mpulele, kinelwa kitula Le haele mule, le haele mula kinelwa kitula A Mangwani Repeat this line
Geller/Seligson My granddad used to tell me, quot;Boy, when I was just your age, I was a river pilot on a showboat called The Stage. I'd hobnob with them southern belles and ev'ry roustabout. I'd listen to them paddle wheels and hear the leadsman shout Chorus: Mark Twain, it's two fathoms deep below. Mark Twain, heave the gang plank. Start the show. Mark Twain, play those banjos as we go down ...
Bob Shane/Tom Drake/Miriam Stafford As it fell out on a cold winter day, the drops of rain did fall. Our Savior asked leave of his mother, Mary, if He might go play at ball. quot;Go up the hill,quot; His mother said, quot;and there you will find three jolly children. But let me hear no complaint of You when You come home again.quot; But the children said, quot;We are royal sons and we will not...
Travis Edmonson Mary was pretty. Mary was kind. I still can't get Mary off of my mind. Mary's on my mind. But Nancy was charmin' and had poise and grace. I'll always remember my dear Nancy's face and her warm embrace. But Barbara was lively, how she use to tease. As light and refreshing as a Spring breeze. Barbara gave me these. But then there was Joan, she thought me too tame. She just didn't...
Tanga Tiki Eddie Lund Aue tangni [pronounced quot;tangaquot;] tagni tikake aue Aue tagni tagni tikake aue Tagni tikake au Taku vahine Tera tei raro tonga ra Aue Tagni tagni tikake aue. Na mama naka higna aro na Papa naka fa'a tupu Na mama e nake tatara e. Tagni tikake au Taku vahine Tera tei raro tonga ra Aue tagni tagni tikake aue
The Merry Minuet Kingston Trio They're rioting in Africa, They're starving in Spain. There's hurricanes in Florida, And Texas needs rain The whole world is festering With unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans, The Germans hate the Poles; Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch, And I don't like anybody very much But we can be tranquil And "thankfill" and proud, For man's be...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart Chorus: Oh, let the midnight special, shine her light on me. Oh, let the midnight special shine her everlovin' light on me. Well, if you ever go to Texas you better walk straight. You better not stop. Hey You better not wait For the sheriff will arrest you and your head he'll pound. You'll wake up in the morning; the prison walls all around. Chorus Well, yo...
Here we go 'round again Singing a song about Molly Dee Far away, I know not where She's the girl who waits for me I got a gal in Tennessee Sweetest little gal that you ever did see Works all day in a cotton mill She makes her gin in a bathtub still Well here we go 'round again Singing a song about Molly Dee Far away, I know not where She's the girl who waits for me My true love's in Memphis to...
Mason Williams Them Sand Pickers: How 'bout them sand pickers, ain't they grand? Sittin' on their haunches, pickin' in the sand. Pickin' in the wet sand. Pickin' in the dry. Pickin' it fiercely. Lookit fly. Lookit them sand pickers, ain't they slick? Some use their fingers. Some use a stick. Them seashore sand pickers, ain't they fine? Sittin' in the sand a-pickin' up time. How to be a sand pi...
John Stewart/Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds Chorus: My Lord, what a mornin'. Repeat twice When the stars begin to fall. You will hear the sinners wailin'. Repeat twice When the stars begin to fall. You will see the golden chariot. Repeat twice When it's comin' through the skies. Chorus I can hear the Christians singing. Repeat twice When the stars begin to fall. Chorus
Tom Paxton Chorus: Fare thee well, my ramblin' boy, may all your rambles bring you joy. Yes, Chorus He was a man and a friend always. We rambled 'round in the hard, old days. He never cared if I had no dough. We rambled 'round in the rain or snow. Chorus Late one night in a jungle camp, the weather it was cold and damp. He got the chills and he got them bad. I lost the only friend I had. Choru...
Burl Ives Shipmates listen unto me. I'll tell you in my song of things that happened to me when I come home from Hong Kong. Chorus: To me way, you Santy, my dear Annie. Oh, you New York girls, can't you dance the polka? As I walked down to Chatham Street, a fair maid I did meet. She asked me, please, to see her home. She lived on Bleecker Street Now, if you'll only come with me, you can have a...
Richard Weissman Chorus: No one to talk my troubles to. Repeat I remember when you were lookin' up at me as though I was the only one you'd ever want to see. Chorus Now I'm getting' older and I think of what I've done. It hurts to think of good times, so I'll dream of days to come. Chorus Somewhere, I know, there's a girl I'd like to see. She may not be all I'd like her to be. Someone to talk ...
I once had a girl or should I say she once had me She showed me her room, isn't it good? Norwegian wood? She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed" She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh I told her I did...
Richard Adler Chorus: Nothing more to look forward to. Why were you so sweet? Nothing more to be living for. No longer can we meet, can we meet. Never again to lie so close I can see myself in her eyes. Never again to kiss good night and the sun starting to rise. Chorus Never again to lie so still you can hear the roots of the trees. Never again to lie so still with the girl whose man I should...
Massie Patterson/Lionel Belasco O ken karanga, O ken karanga karanga, yea, yea, O ba ri bo, O ken karanga re.Repeat O ken ka ri O ba ri bo, Hoh yeh hoh yeh Hoh yah hoh yah Repeat Ee ba re ba ri be ma. Ee ba re ba ri be ma. Ee ba re ba ri be ma, yang gah
George Auric/Paul Dehn We lay my love and I beneath the weeping willow. But now alone I lie and weep beside the tree. Singing quot;Oh willow walyquot; by the tree that weeps with me. Singing quot;Oh willow walyquot; till my lover return to me. We lay my love and I beneath the weeping willow. A broken heart have I. Oh willow I die, oh willow I die.
Dave Guard/Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/Frank Werber One, two, three, four?. I wish I was an apple, a-hangin' on a tree and every time my Cindy passed, she'd take a bite of me. Chorus: Get along, home, Cindy, Cindy, get along home. Get along home, Cindy, Cindy, I'll marry you some time. Cindy got religion. She had it once before but when she heard my ole banjo, she's the first one on the floor. Cho...
John Phillips/John Stewart Chorus: Oh, Miss Mary, where are you wanderin'? Repeat twice Three days and Mary's comin' home. When Mary was a young girl she took to wanderin'. Never would she leave me and not come back again. Swear I hear her singing, singing in the western wind. Three days and Mary's comin' home. Chorus Mary chased a rainbow over the mountains. Crossed so many rivers, Lord, that...
John Phillips Chorus: Just a-singin', Once again now, Just a-singin', A-singin', Ooo, sail away. Ooo, sail away. A man would be a fool to spend all his money and have to go to sea once more. But when those brown skin gals start callin' you honey, you'll be a sailin' from that shore. Chorus When we hit Trinidad, was there I met Marni. Don't you know we started drinkin' rum. But now I feel so ba...
Dave Guard/Gretchen Guard I met a nice old man today, oh, yes, oh, and he sure had a lot to say, a good long time ago. I've led a soldier's occupation, oh, yes, oh, in every part of this big nation, a good long time ago. I've seen the world and roamed its placed, oh, yes, oh. I guess I've been in a million places, a good long time ago. But there are times when soldiering gets lonely, you long ...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart Chorus: Fare thee well, old Joe Clark. Good-bye, Mitzi Brown. Fare thee well, old Joe Clark. I'm gonna leave this town. Repeat last time Old Joe Clark used to clean the bar. Liquor was his pay. Never saved a golden eagle. Drank it all away. Chorus I don't want your old time religion or what you got to say say but pass me down that barley jug and I'll be on ...
John Stewart Chorus: Oh Joe Hannah, don't you work so long. Repeat twice Don't you know the river is wide? Don't you know the mountain is high? Last time - Oh Joe Hannah Thirteen years I've been workin' on the river. Thirteen years since you've been gone. Thirteen years and you'd better go home. Don't you know the river is wide? Don't you know the mountain is high? Oh Chorus Thirteen years I'v...
K. Ogermann/J. Nicolas Old Kentucky Land, bist meine Heimat. Muss dich wiedersehn, einmal wiedersehn. Old Kentucky Land, bist meine Heimat. Dich und Rosemarie vergisst ein Cowboy nie. Wenn die Wolken heimwaerts ziehn bin ich bei ihnen. Wo die Rosen einsam bluehn bin ich zu Haus. Old Kentucky Land, bist meine Heimat. Muss dich wiedersehn, einmal wiedersehn. Old Kentucky Land, bist meine Heimat....
H. Geller/M. Seligson Chorus: Ole, oleanna. Ole, oleanna. Ole, ole, ole, ole, ole, oleanna. Climbing up the Matterhorn, all alone as I could be, I reached the top, I forced a stop and heard this mystic melody. Chorus On an island in the ocean, not a human soul around, as I searched for bread and water, once again I heard this sound. Chorus My plane had all its motors gone. The wings would neve...
Delia's gone, one more round Delia's gone, one more round Dellia's gone Woke up this mornin' Looked out 'cross the room Delia, oh Delia Why did you leave me so soon? Delia's gone, one more round Delia's gone, one more round Dellia's gone Police was a-knockin' Knockin' at my door He said, "Son, I got to tell you You ain't gonna see your Delia no more" Delia's gone, one more round Delia's gone, ...
John Stewart Chorus: If there's one more town, I'll be goin'. A fight for the winnin' I'll be there. If there's one more song, I'll be singin'. I'm always goin' but I don't know where. Backing singers Keep a movin' a movin' on I spent seventeen YEARS in West Virginia. Eight more years just A-runnin' free. But the girls back home in their blue gingham dresses only heard one thing from me. Choru...
Down the street the dogs are barkin' And the day is a-gettin' dark As the night comes in a-fallin' The dogs will lose their bark And the silent night will shatter To the sounds inside my mind When I'm one too many mornings And a thousand miles behind From the crossroads of my doorstep My eyes they begin to fade And I turn my head back to the room Where my love and I have laid And I gaze back t...
Sittin' down here on a Parchment Farm, uh huh. Repeat Sittin' down here on a Parchment Farm, I ain't never done nobody no harm. Bet your life I'm going to jail, uh huh. Repeat You can bet your life I'm going to jail, judge bought a Cadillac with my bail. Loadin' that cotton in a hundred pound sack, uh huh. Repeat Loadin' that cotton in a hundred pound sack, got a twelve gauge shot gun at my ba...
Woody Guthrie It's a mighty hard road that my poor hands have hoed. My poor feet have traveled a hot, dusty road. Out of your dust bowls and westward we rode. Your deserts were hot and your mountains were cold. I've wandered all over this green growing land. Wherever your crops were, I've lent you my hands. On the edge of your city you'll see me and then, I come with the dust and I go with the...
Billy Behen Come all you young rebels and list while we sing for the love of one's country is a terrible thing. It banishes fear with the speed of a flame and it makes us all part of the patriot game. My name is O'Hannon and I've just gone sixteen. My home is in Monaghan where I was weaned. I've learned all my life cruel England's to blame and so I'm a part of the patriot game. It's barely two...
Dave Guard Well, I thought I heard a captain say, quot;Pay me my money down. Tomorrow is my sailing day, pay me my money down.quot; Chorus: Oh, pay me. Pay me. Pay me my money down. Pay me or go to jail. Pay me my money down. Soon as that boat was clear of the bar, pay me my money down, well, he knocked me down with the end of a spar Pay me my money down. Chorus Wish I was Sherman Adamson, pay...
John Stewart/Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds Chorus: Poor Ellen Smith. How was she found? Shot through the heart lyin' dead on the ground. Her body was mangled and all cast around and X marks the spot where poor Ellen was found. They picked up her body, carried it away and now she's a-sleepin' in some lonesome old grave. Who had the heart and who had the brain to shoot my little Ellen on that cold lon...
John Stewart I was born in Portland town. I was born in Portland town. Yes, I was. Oooh, yes, I was. October third, I'm on my way. October third, I'm on my way. Yes, I am. Oooh, yes I am. Rains came the very next day but I been gone to long. There's a gal in Portland town and she sings a marryin' song. Goin' back to Portland town. Goin' back to Portland town. Yes, I am. Oooh, yes, I am. I'll h...
They come in their summery dresses and jackets so fine The rich folks who measure success with a big dollar sign They gaze with delight with the rocks and the scraggly pines The come in the Spring and they stay 'til the Fall On Paradise Mountain away from it all Stubble and stone make a hard row to how What little will grow, the drought will kill The summer folks call it Paradise Mountain But ...
Pullin' away, he's pullin' away Now his wagons are loaded He's pullin' away Hard luck is the fortune of all woman kind They're always controlled, they're always confined Controlled by their parents until they are wives Then slaves to their husbands the rest of their lives I once knew a girl and her story was sad She always was courted by the wagoner lad He courted her truly by night and by day...
John Stewart I could go a-runnin', jumpin', reachin' for the sky reachin' for the sky That's all that I thought that it would take to buy your mind take to buy your mind Then one day, I looked the other way. Chorus: And, hey, did you ever see my town at sundown, all the hills around. Hey, put your money away. Hey, hey, put your money away. Hey, hey, put your money away. When somebody comes a-c...
Will Holt Spoken: A young man goes to Paris, as every young man should. There's something in the air of France that does a young man good. Chorus: On the album, Dave sings the beginning of the chorus in phonetic French. Actual French is as follows: Ah les fraises et les fromboises et les bon vins [que] nous avons bus. La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la. Raspberries, strawberrie...
Come, my love, and go with me Ah, my love, I greet thee Take you down to Tennessee Meet you by and by Don't you hear them hollerin' now Ah, my love, I need thee Ain't there goin' to be a row Meet you by and by Get away from that window My love and my dove Get away from that window Don't ya hear? Come some other night For there's gonna be a fight There'll be razors Flyin' through the air Pack a...
Jack Splittard/Randy Cierley At the foot of yon mountain, where the big river flows, there's a fond creation and a soft wind that blows. There lives a fair maiden, she's the one I adore. She's the one I will marry on the Red River shore. She wrote me a letter. She wrote it so kind and in that letter these words you will find. quot;Come back to me, darling, you're the one I adore. You're the on...
A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die A line that he drew with his sword when the battle was nigh "The man who would fight to the death cross over but he who that would live better fly," And over the line stepped a hundred and seventy-nine Hi Up Santa Anna, we're killing your soldiers below So the rest of Texas will know and remember the Alamo Jim Bowie lay dyin', his powder wa...
Have you heard of the ship called The Good Reuben James? Run by hard fighting men both of honor and of fame She flew the stars and stripes of the land of the free But tonight she's in her grave at the bottom of the sea Oh, tell me, what were their names Tell me, what were their names? Did you have a friend on The Good Reuben James? Oh, tell me, what were their names Tell me, what were their na...
He rode easy in the saddle, he was tall and lean At first you thought nothing but a streak of mean Could make a man look so downright strong But one look in his eyes and you knowed you was wrong He was a mountain of a man And I want you to know he could preach hot hell or freezin' snow He carried a Bible in a canvas sack And folks just called him The Reverend Mr. Black He was poor as a beggar ...
Well, I know you, Rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone Well, I know you, Rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone You're gonna miss your daddy rollin' in your arms Well, the sun's gonna shine on my back door some day I said, "The sun's gonna shine on my back door some day" Then the wind from the river's gonna blow all my troubles away Well, I know you, Rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone Well, I know y...
Oh, the river run down but the stream ran dry Big strong man don't ever cry Just stands to watch his love go by Oh, the river ran down but the stream ran dry Yes, he loved a woman but he let her get away Didn't ever think he'd regret that day The laugh and the smile, he'd still play the game But he knew that day would never by the same Oh, the river run down but the stream ran dry Big strong m...
I'm gonna walk that road That we walked long before Many years ago And we'll walk a hundred more And we're comin' one by one You didn't see us two by two Every time you turn around Another's comin' through So we'll sing it long and proud So everyone will know That the road to freedom is a long Long way to go Turn and look out over there Just as far as you can see There are many more Who have d...
K. Ogermann/K. Feltz Chorus: Rocky, du musst reiten durch die Weiten der Prairie. Rocky, du kommst weiter, doch nach Hause kommst du nie. Irgendwo da fiel ein Schuss im Dunkeln und dann stand ein Pferd allein am Tor. Alle Maedel wussten wer's getan hat, und noch heute singen sie's uns vor. Chorus Irgendeiner sah die fremde Maske, doch er sagte niemandem Bescheid. Als die Stadt um Mitternacht i...
Stan Wilson A rollin' stone gathers no moss. Repeat So, as far as I can see, I guess I was meant to be just a rollin' stone. A rollin' stone gathers no moss. A rollin' stone hasn't a boss. Just like a Spring or a Summer's breeze, I can roll just where I please. I'm just a rollin' stone. Can't lose my way, all directions are the same when I'm a-travelin'. I've got no home, sweet home. Just keep...
Brownie Macintosh Chorus: Rollin' river, tell me, what do you see on your long, long journey from the mountains to the sea? Do you sparkle in the sunshine? Does your rushing waters flow? Rollin' river take me with you when you go. I have been travelin' hard for such a long time, searchin' for something, something to call mine. I can see your waters flashing and it's almost like a song. I can l...
Paul Campbell I am a roving gambler. I've gambled all around. Whenever I see a deck of cards, I lay my money down. I lay my money down. I hadn't been in the city many more days than three When I fell in love with a pretty little girl and she fell in love with me. She fell in love with me. This train don't carry no gamblers, this train. Repeat This train don't carry no gamblers, no crap shooter...
Vance/Pokriss Ruby red. Ruby red. Chorus: Ruby red were her lips. Diamond pure was her heart. Emerald green emerald green were her eyes. A priceless gem of perfection, but I lost her 'neath the sapphire sky. Ruby red, ruby red, ruby red. I'd cross the wide Pacific and swim the China sea to have those lips of ruby red back here again with me. Ruby red, ruby red, to have those lips of ruby red b...
Bob Shane/Tom Drake/Miriam Stafford Chorus: Run Molly, run oh, Molly. Run Molly, run. Long John's gonna beat you, beneath the shinin' sun. Long John was the youngest horse and Molly was the old. Molly was an old grey mare and he was a stallion bold, oh, Lordy, he was a stallion bold. Long John said to Molly, quot;You're runnin' your last race 'Cause when I turn my head around I'm gonna see you...
Well, I hope to tell you, Johnny, that I lay that rifle down But leave the noose and the calaboose and headed for another town Well, I've got your name in San Jose and your picture's there to see And they're shootin' men in Texas just because they look like me And we will run the ridges of our green land Tennessee And we will hide for forty years if that's what's meant to be Meant to be, meant...
John Stewart I ain't asking to cry on your shoulder. I don't wanta see your happiness folder. I got a sing when things go wrong. I gotta sing a runaway song. Chorus: And I run run, run, run, run away run away run, run, run, run away, yeah, I run away. Fly, fly away. Sneak away. Fly away. Watch me as I get away, anyway. I can runaway. Show me a man with a pocket full of causes. Says he knows wh...
John Stewart Can it really be that lone since I've been home to momma? Can it really be that long as the letters try to say? I'm more lonesome right now than ever I remember. I'm more lonesome right now than I was yesterday. Chorus: I'm running out of tomorrows. All the good ole boys are gone. I'm running out of tomorrows, singin' yesterday's song. Here's another cheap motel out on 101 to Fres...
Rod McKuen The old gate is rusting in the rain. Children, comin' home from school, no longer skim their pebbles on the old town creek That just around the bend becomes a pool. Chorus: And we've all grown older. Come see where we have been out here rusting in the rain. The old house is creaking in the rain. Lovers, comin' down the hill, no longer stop to linger by the old dead tree They took aw...
Ain't no use to sit and cry You'll be an angel by and by Ain't no use to sit and cry Ain't no use to sit and cry You'll be an angel by and by You'll be an angel by and by Can't she rock 'em? Can't she rock 'em? Can't she rock 'em? Daddy oh Can't she rock 'em? Can't she rock 'em? Can't she rock 'em? Daddy oh I got a home in Tennessee That's the place I wanna be If I ever get my way Tennessee is...
Woody Guthrie Sally, Sally, Sally, don't you grieve. Well-a, well now Repeat twice And I told her not to grieve after me. Well, its when I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve. Repeat twice And I told her not to grieve after me. Well, I'm in love with Sally and she use to love me but she's gotten kind of busy just recently. Well, I'm feelin' so bad I can't stand it anymore. I'm gonna get my hat and...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart I got a gal, she's ten feet tall, sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall. Honey, let me be your salty dog. There was two old ladies sittin' in the sand, each one wishin' the other was a man. Honey, let me be your salty dog. Chorus: If I can't be your salty dog, I won't be your man at all. Honey, let me be your salty dog. I smile when you go into to...
Down by the mission San Miguel is a great house Wherein dwell Don Carlos And La Dona Maria Elena Cantrell I work at the ranch, I saddle her mare I ride with the gun behind as she visits her friends here and there She says, ?Thank you, Manuel? or ?Manuel, poor favor? Or ?Good evening, Manuel, La Dona Maria Elena Cantrell? I dream of the mission San Miguel And it says to me, the mission bell ?Sh...
Dave Guard Ooo, Ooo, we're sailin' 'cross the river from Liverpool, heave away, Santy Anno. Around Cape Horn to 'Frisco Bay, 'way out in Californio. Chorus: So, heave her up and away we'll go. Heave away, Santy Anno. Heave her up and away we'll go. 'Way out in Californio. There's plenty of gold, so I've been told. Heave away, Santy Anno. Heave her up and away we'll go. 'Way out in Californio. ...
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh We're sailin' 'cross the river from Liverpool Heave away, Santy Anno Around Cape Horn to 'Frisco Bay 'Way out in Californio So, heave her up and away we'll go Heave away, Santy Anno Heave her up and away we'll go 'Way out in Californio There's plenty of gold, so I've been told Heave away, Santy Anno Plenty of gold, so I've been told 'Way out in Californio So, heave...
Louis Gottlieb Rock-a-bout, rock-a-bout, rock-a-bout. Chorus: Come on and rock-about my Saro Jane. Repeat Oh, there's nothing to do but to sit down and sing and rock-about my Saro Jane. I've got a wife and five little children. Believe I'll take a trip on the big Macmillan. Oh, Saro Jane. A guy like me don't have no home. I make my livin' on my shoulder bone. Oh, Sara Jane. Oh, Saro Jane. Oh, ...
I peeked in to say, "Goodnight" And I heard my child in prayer "Please bring me some scarlet ribbons Scarlet ribbons for my hair" Searched all night, my heart was achin' Just before the dawn was breaking I peeked in and on her bed In gay profusion lying there Scarlet ribbons, lovely ribbons Scarlet ribbons for her hair If I live to be a hundred I will never know from where Came those ribbons, ...
Scotch and soda, mud in your eye Baby, do I feel high? Oh, me, oh, my, do I feel high? Dry martini, jigger of gin Oh, what a spell you've got me in Oh, my, do I feel high? People won't believe me They'll think that I'm just braggin' But I could feel the way I do And still be on the wagon All I need is one of your smiles Sunshine of your eyes, oh, me, oh, my Do I feel higher than a kite can fly...
Jane Bowers Chorus: Sea fever, my mother called it. Sea fever, she knew that I had. When the wind is blowing out of the singing South then will I be going, sea spray salty upon my mouth. Chorus When the tide is drifting over the silver sand, my heart sails are drifting, set upon another land Chorus When the stars are staring out of a cloudless sky, then would I be 'faring out where the gray gu...
Rod McKuen/Jacques Brel Adieu, Emile, my trusted friend, we've known each other since we were nine or ten. Together we climbed hills and trees, learned of love and A B Cs, skinned our hearts and skinned our knees. Adieu, Emile, it's hard to die when all the birds are singing in the sky. Now that the Spring is in the air Pretty girls are ev'rywhere. Think of me and I'll be there. Chorus: We had...
Don't you remember, Senora, when you had a love of your own? You had a duenna, Senora, you had a kind chaperon Didn't she sometimes, Senora, grant you a moment alone? Once in a garden, Senora, didn't your love steal a kiss? Surely a moment remembered, stirs in a settin' like this Surely, within such a garden, wisdom can smile upon bliss Cruel is the curfew, Senora, cruelly and strictly imposed...
Jean Ritchie/Lee Hays Chorus: Shady Grove, my little love, Shady Grove, I know. Shady Grove, my little love, bound for Shady Grove. Last time: Bound for Shady Grove. Right on over to Lonesome Traveler Lips as red as the bloomin' rose, eyes of the deepest brown, You are the darlin' of my heart stay 'til the sun goes down. Chorus I went to see my Shady Grove standin' by the door, shoes and stock...
Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart She was too good to me. How can I get along now? So close she stood to me. Everything seems all wrong now. She would have brought me the sun, making me smile that was her fun. If she was mean to me, I'd never say, quot;Go 'way, now.quot; She was a queen to me. Who's gonna light my way now? It's only natural that I'm blue. She was too good to be true. Hum melody She w...
Mike Stewart Chorus: You gotta sing out if you want to get to heaven. You gotta sing out, join in and pray. Sing out if you want to get to heaven. Ask the Lord to show you the way and He'll show you if you pray Well, I can sing my title clear to mansions in the sky. I'll bid farewell to ev'ry fear and wipe my weepin' eye. Chorus Wake up by the trumpet sound, I from the grave shall rise to see ...
Dave Guard Noel Noel Noel Noel Noel Sing we now of Christmas. Noel sing we here. Sing our grateful praises to the maid so dear. Chorus: Sing we Noel The King is born, Noel Sing we now of Christmas. Sing we here, Noel Noel Noel Noel Noel Noel From the Eastern kingdoms come the wise men far. Bearing ancient treasure. Following yonder star. Chorus Noel From the distant mountains, hear the trumpet...
Have you heard of the ship, called the good Reuben James Run by hard fighting men, both of honor and fame She flew the stars and stripes for the land of the free But tonight she's in her grave at the bottom of the sea Oh, tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James? Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names Did ...
We come on the sloop John B, my grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam drinkin' all night Got into a fight, well, I feel so break up I want to go home I want to go home, so now Hoist up the John B's sails See how the main sails set Call for the captain ashore Let me go home Let me go home Let me go home I want to go home I want to go home Why don't you let me go home? Well, I feel s...
Bob Shane/Nick Reynolds/John Stewart Chorus: My heaven is so high, you can't get over it. So low, you can't get under it. So wide, you can't get around it. You gotta come in at the door. Tell those children, yeah, tell 'em now. You gotta come in at the door. Don't stand and whisper, just show 'em how. You gotta come in at the door. Chorus Children of Israel, sing and shout and you gotta come i...
I remember when I was a barefooted boy Climbing in a sycamore tree But now I'm a little older, got a rifle on my shoulder Some fool made a soldier of me Some fool made a soldier of me, ah ha And I ride in the rough Calvary Got a pretty gal waitin' for me while I rot here in the Army Some fool made a soldier of me I told her we'd marry and build us a home And raise us a big family But she's giv...
Ian Tyson I am a young man, so you'll know, my age is twenty-one. I come from out in southern Colorado. Just home from the service and I'm looking for my fun. Some day soon, she's goin' with me, some day soon. Some day soon, goin' with me, some day soon. Her daddy, he can't stand me 'cause I'm with the rodeo. Her mother says that I would leave her cryin', She would follow me right down the tou...
Eric Schwandt/Dave Guard Wassail, wassail, all over the town. The cup, it is white and the ale, it is brown. The cup, it is made of the good ashen tree and so is the malt of the finest barley. Oh, master and missus, are you all within? Pray open the door and let us come in. Oh, master and missus who sit by the fire, pray think of the trav'lers who walk through the mire. Oh, where is the maid w...
Mike Settle Caroline, Caroline, girl, you'd better go on home 'cause I'll be leavin' with the morning dew, stronger for the seeds we've sown. I'll write you love down in a song. I will sing it a life time long. That way, my love will never do you any wrong. Sometime love is better when it's gone. Sometimes love is better when it's gone. Caroline, Caroline, girl, you'd better go on home. Dry yo...
When you sit and wonder Why things have gone so wrong And you wish someone would tell us Where our friend has gone Look then to the hills When there's courage in the wind And in the face of freedom And those who look to him And search within the heart Of every young man with a song Then I think we'll know Where our friend has gone Summer takes the winter As the good years take the pain There'l...
South Coast, the wild coast, is lonely. You may win at the game at Jolon But the lion still rules the barranca, and a man there is always alone My name is Juan Hano de Castro. My father was a Spanish grandee But I won my wife in a card game, when a man lost his daughter to me I picked up the ace. I had won her My heart, which was down at my feet Jumped up to my throat in a hurry- Like a warm s...
Well, I know I don't have to be told That the North wind is chilly and cold Well, I know far from the South wind I ran Now, I'm a lost and lonely man, well, I know Had a little girl but she left me Had a little girl but she left me, well, I know She took the sun and left me the rain And left me the sorrow and all of the pain Well, I know, she took my love and left me torn Now, I'm lonely and f...
Jane Bowers I used to ride a little old speckled roan. I told him lots of things I wouldn't have told at home. I said to the speckled roan, said I, quot;I'm so lonesome I could die, but I ain't gonna stay lonesome very long.quot; I used to ride a little ole yellow dun. Mending fences, rode him in the rain and sun. I said to the yellow dun, said I, quot;I'm gonna be rich or know the reason why....
Is it wrong to be so much in love with a girl That you can't tell her voice from the spinnin' of the world? I am gone, I can fly like a comet on the sky I'm a-lookin' for the shelter of a hurricane's eye If I turn the corner and your face, it isn't there I'll come runnin' back tomorrow and go searchin' everywhere Is it wrong to be so much in love with a girl That you can't tell her voice from ...
Oh, we'll stay awhile to bide awhile We'll never want to leave ya Oh, we'll stay awhile to bide awhile 'Til we come back to see ya As we were walkin' down to Wales one day We chanced upon young Tommy Clancy And we called to him, "Could you go a drink?" Said "He'll ask that's my fancy" Oh, we'll stay awhile to bide awhile We'll never want to leave ya Oh, we'll stay awhile to bide awhile 'Til we...
John Stewart Chorus: I don't want to hear your stories of old. Don't show me your golden chains. For if there's just one man in this whole wide land and he is living in pain. Oh, then freedom's not your name. You told me of a dream that I would surely like to see where each man could keep the wolves from his door. Then I saw an old man without a dollar in his hand, saying, quot;You don't need ...
John Stewart/George Yanok Spoken I remember when I rode into town that morning in December of forty-eight. Oh, bitter cold. I had on my parka, my sheepskin coat and my brown and white spectator pumps. Cut quite a figure if I do say so. Huh, cute. First thing I spied was a poster. There's going to be a dance. The second Hogsville dandy-steppin' ball and frog happin; contest. Drag. Chorus: Stran...
I had a sister Sally, she was younger than I am Had so many sweethearts, she had to deny them But as for sister Sarah, you know she hasn't many And if you knew her heart, she'd be grateful for any Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailor Doctor, a lawyer, soldier or a sailor A rich man, a poor man, a fool or a witty Don't let her die an old maid but take her out of pity We had a sister...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart We came to town to see that old tattooed lady. She was a sight to see, tattooed from head to knee. My uncle Ned was there. He came to gape and stare. quot;I've neverquot; he declared, quot;Seen such a freak so fair.quot; And on her jaw was the Royal Flying Corp and on her back was the Union Jack, now could you ask for more? All up and down her spine marched...
Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen Texas across the river where my wandrin' days I'll bid goodbye. Just the sound of Texas gets me "boom" in the solar plexus It's enough to make a grown man cry. Texas across the river. Don't need signs to tell you where you're at. Ain't a trace of shade there. Think the only real shade that's made there, Is the shade that's underneath your hat. Texas accross the rive...
Completely round is the perfect pearl the oyster manufactures. Completely round is the steering wheel that leads to compound fractures Completely round is the golden fruit that hangs from the o-o-orange tree Yes the circle shape is quite renown But sad to say it can be found In the lowdown, dirty run-around That my true love gave to me That my true love gave to me Completely square is the litt...
Five men to guard the British rank And five to watch the town above And two to stand at either hand And one to let Bill Tenner out He had eighty weight of Spanish iron Between his neck bone and his knee But Billy took Johnny up under his arm And lugged him away right manfully And Billy broke locks and Billy broke bolts And Billy broke all that he came nigh Until he came to the dungeon door And...
Ewan MacColl The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes and the moon and stars were the gift you gave To the dark and the empty skies, my love, to the dark and the empty skies. The first time ever I kissed your lips I felt the earth move in my arms like the trembling heart of a captive dove That was there at my command, my love, that was there at my command. The fi...
J. Pike Gang man, make the bed. A cross tie at your head. For we can't lay the track 'til the benders off your back. Gang man, make the bed. Carry man, get the feel. Heave that ply of steel. We can't get to town 'til I bring my hammer down. Carry man, get the feel. Spiker, place your nail. Right beside the rail. I can drive all you've got 'cause I keep my hammer hot. Spiker, place your nail. B...
Jack Splittard The hunter, he did cross the plain and then he ventured home again. The merry, merry feast will soon begin among the leaves so green-o. Chorus: Jackie boy, master, sing ye well. Very well. Hey down, hoe down, derry, derry down. Among the leaves so green-o. To my hey, down, down. Hoe down, down. Hey down, hoe down, derry, derry down. Among the leaves so green-o. The hunter is a c...
Francis McPeake/Ewan MacColl As I was sitting with a jug and spoon, one Sunday morning in the month of June. A birdie sang in an ivy bunch and the song he sang was the jug of punch. Chorus: Tura lura lu, tura lura lu, tura lura lu, tura lura lu. A birdie sang in an ivy bunch and the song he sang was the jug of punch. What more diversion can a man desire than to court a girl by a cheerful fire?...
Vera Hall What month was my Jesus born in? Last month of the year Repeat Chorus: Oh, January, January, February, February, March, April, May, June, O, Lord, You got July, August, September, October, and-a November, On the twenty-fifth day of December in the last month of the year. Well, they laid Him in the manger. Last month of the year Repeat then chorus Wrapped Him up in swaddling clothing....
In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle, the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight Hush, my darling, don't cry my darling The lion sleeps tonight Hush, my darling, don't cry my darling The lion, she sleeps tonight Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village, the quiet village The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle, the mighty jun...
L. Coleman/N. Gimbel Come closer, my love, and you'll hear my tale. It'll make you cold. It'll turn you pale. It's a tale of a man's never ending love and the long, black rifle. Chorus: He wed a woman sworn to another and, in a rage, the other man Shot him down with a long, black rifle, shot him down and away he ran. A prairie man loved a city maid. Was the love he took worth the price he paid...
P. French/H. Collisson Oh, Mary, this London's a wonderful sight with people here working by day and by night. They don't sow potatoes nor barley nor wheat but there's gangs of them diggin' for gold in the street. At least when I asked them that's what I was told so I just took a hand at this diggin' for gold, But for all that I found there I might as well be where the Mountains O'Mourne sweep...
Some to the rivers and some to the sea Some to the soil that our fathers made free Then on to the stars in the Heavens for to see This is the new frontier, this is the new frontier Let the word go forth from this day on A new generation has been born Born to the task to keep us free But proud of the rights of the home country This is the new frontier, this is the new frontier Some to the river...
The river is wide, I cannot see Nor do I have light wings to fly There'll be a boat that can carry two And both shall row, my love and I My love is like the lofty tree It shudders fears and then sways free If it should fade when the summer's through She'll bloom again when the spring shines through When love is young, then love is fine Just like a gem when first it's new But love grows old and...
Irving Burgess One night along the river at St. Germain de Pre, I first met my beloved at a small sidewalk caf??. We walked along the river, the shadows passing by but we only saw each other, the shining water and the sky. Chorus: The Seine, the Seine, when will I again meet her there, greet her there on the moonlit banks of the Seine? Standing there across the river, mid sound of horn and tra...
Sheldon Harnick Completely round is the perfect pearl the oyster manufactures. Completely round is the steering wheel that leads to compound fractures. Completely round is the golden fruit that hangs in the upper orange tree. Yes, the circle shape is quite reknowned. 'Tis sad to say it can be found in the low-down dirty run around My true love gave to me. Yes, my true love gave to me. Complete...
Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart As I walked out in the streets of Laredo, as I walked out in Laredo one day. I spied a young cowboy dressed in white linen. Dressed in white linen and cold as the clay. I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy. You can see by my outfit I'm a cowboy, too. You can see by our outfits that we are both cowboys. Get yourself an outfit and be a cowboy, too
Oh, we came to town to see That old tattoed lady She was a sight to see Tattoed from head to knee My uncle Ned was there He came to gape and stare quot;I've neverquot; he declaired quot;Seen such a freak so fair; And on her jaw was the Royal flying corp And on her back was the Union Jack, now could you ask for more? All up and down her spine, were the queen's own guard in line And all around h...
We went one day about a month ago To have a little fun in Mexico We ended up in a gambling spot Where the liquor flowed and the dice were hot So here we are in the Tijuana Jail Ain't got no friends to go our bail So here we'll stay 'cause we can't pay Just send our mail to the Tijuana Jail I was shootin' dice, rakin' in the dough And then I heard the whistle blow We started to run when a man i...
In seventeen forty-two, it was customary in the township of Halifax For a gentleman to partake occasionally of ratafia Which was a light-flavored liquor of amazing potency Which originated in middle s** And which we suppose is the reason for this song Oh, Miss Bailey Unfortunate, Miss Bailey A captain bold in Halifax who dwelt in country quarters Seduced a maid who hung herself one Monday in h...
Irving Burgess It's only been a year or so but it seems so long ago, I packed up my bags and left my home. Been from Fresno to Maine, even worked a boat in Spain. I ain't ever had a bed to call my own. Chorus: 'Round this time of day I gets to feelin' low and I wonder who's my baby's latest beau. I have gambled and lost. I've been cussed by my boss. Some city gal just took me for a ride. Hope ...
Bjoern Uluaeus/Benny Anderssen You and I can share the silence, finding comfort together the way old friends do. After fights and words of violence we make up with each other the way old friends do. Times of joy and times of sorrow we will always see it through. Ooh I don't care what comes tomorrow we can face it together the way old friends do. You and I can share the silence, finding comfort...
Bob Shane/Tom Drake The white snows of winter fall into the quiet town. The town lies asleeping. Asleeping beneath the down. It soon will be Christmas. Bells will be ringing. Bring us another round. But here in the white of a cold winter night, my love cannot be found. 'Twas only October, we danced the fire out. I called as I left her, quot;Away from here I'm bound.quot; I've been to the sea a...
I've tasted the wines of France And I've tasted the wines of Spain And though many a wine is the same There are none like the wines of Madeira I've courted the girls of France And I've courted the girls of Spain And though most pretty girls are the same There are none like the girls of Madeira. Oh, the girls who tend the vineyards In the provinces of France Are the gayest girls for courting An...
John Stevens I don't like to work but I got to. When my friends ask for advice, I tell them not to. I'm gonna move way down South where it's too hot to, 'cause I don't like to work. Chorus: It's not just because I'm lazy. It's not just because I'm crazy. The reason from the bottom of my heart, I don't like it 'cause I'm too damn smart. Well, you can work 'till you're too old. You don't have to...
J. Slate/L. Hinley/H. Delaughter The world needs a tune that it can hum. Hum The world needs a guitar it can strum. Hum The world needs a melody it can sing, sing, sing, sing. Yeah, let's all sing together. In the sweet in the sweet by and by and by we shall meet on that beautiful shore--together. The world needs a bell that it can chime. Hum The world needs a drum to keep the time. Hum The wo...
Bill Loughborough/ David Wheat With Ruby and Ollie soon over the hill, for marrying Tommy there still is no pill. We're the world's last authentic playboys, just three fun-loving ne'er-do-wells. Our whole attitude says life's a gay toy to be played with and raced through pell mell. Acapulco each winter for fishing, then summer to Bar Harbor, Maine. If the cycle gets boringly vicious, we shall ...
Mason Williams LUNCH TOTERS: How about them lunch toters, ain't they a bunch? Goin' off to work a-totin' their lunch. Totin' them vittles. Totin' that chow. Eatin' it later. Totin' it now. Look at them lunch toters, ain't they funny, some use a paper sack, some use a gunny Them food frugal lunch toters, ain't they wise? Totin' their lunch made by their wives. How to be a lunch toter, if I may ...
Mike Stewart He's gone away for to stay a little while but he's comin' back if he goes ten thousand miles. Who are these seven men whose path leads them so far and shake our minds to wonder who they are? They scout the new frontier to find the surest way and they look to us for they have shown the way. They're gone away for to stay a little while but they're comin' back if they go ten thousand...
The moments turn to hours And the hours turn to days And I've seen so many lost ones pass away And they're gone Yes, they're gone They are gone to stay The hill sides are so lovely In their springtime fine array But I've seen too many flowers fade away And they're gone Yes, they're gone They are gone to stay The lovers pass by my window Never caring if they stray But I've seen so many lovers l...
Away out here they've got a name For rain and wind and fire The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe And they call the wind Maria Maria blows the stars around And sets the clouds a-flyin' Maria makes the mountains sound Like folks was out there dyin' Maria, Maria They call the wind Maria Before I knew Maria's name And heard her wail and whinin' I had a gal and she had me And the sun was always shinin'...
Eric Anderson You've long been on the open road. You've been standing in the rain. From the dirty words and muddy cells, your clothes are dark and stained, But the dirty words and muddy cells will soon be judged insane. So only stop to rest yourself and you'll be off again. Chorus: So take off your thirsty boots and stay for awhile. You're feet are hot and weary, come a dusty mile, And maybe I...
Woody Guthrie Chorus: This land is your land. This land is my land from California to the New York island, From the red wood forest to the Gulf stream waters. This land was made for you and me. As I was walkin' that ribbon of a highway, I saw above me that endless skyway. I saw below me that golden valley. This land was made for you and me. Chorus I roamed and rambled and I followed my footste...
Carl Sandburg Tell old Bill when he leaves home this mornin', tell old Bill when he leaves home this evenin', Tell old Bill when he leaves home to let those downtown girls alone, this mornin', this evenin', so soon. Old Sal was bakin' bread this mornin'. Old Sal was bakin' bread this evenin'. Old Sal was bakin' bread when she got word that Bill was dead, this mornin', this evenin', so soon. Oh...
One evening when the sun was low My brown eyes whispered, "I must go" Not one second would she wait She kissed my cheek and left my gate Those brown eyes I loved so well Those brown eyes I long to see How I long for those brown eyes Strangers they have grown to be One night I met her on the street I tipped my hat but I could not speak Another man was by her side Soon I thought she'd be his bri...
I use to sit in the shade of an old cedar tree And I dream of the days, what they're holdin' for me But all those should know who gaze at the sky It's for those who are wise, only those who are wise And the west winds would blow, they'd be singing to me They'd say, "Look, you, out yonder, just as far as you can see" But all those should know who gaze at the sky It's for those who are wise, onl...
One, two, and three jolly coachmen sat at an English tavern. Three jolly coachmen sat at an English tavern. And they decided, and they Decided, and they decided to have another flagon Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over For tonight we merr-I be For tonight we merr-I be For tonight we merr-I be Tomorrow we'll be sober. Wh...
Little winds sing a song of the sun in the sky And I know, like the wind, the songs will always be there In your hair, soft and warm, light of dawn, shining fair In your voice, as you sing, the songs will always be there Little winds In your hair Sing a song soft and warm Of the sun Light of dawn In the sky Shining fair And I know In your voice Like the wind As you sing The songs will always b...
Tic, tic, tic Ev'rybody lookin'. Tic, tic, tic See them all a-searchin' Tic, tic, tic That's all they're hearin' but they couldn't find out where the watch was hiding What a confusion A fellow lost his watch in a railway station What a confusion A fellow lost his watch in a railway station An attractive girl named Melda was accused of being a burglar She had no purse, no pocket in her clothes,...
by Eddie Lund, c. 1950 Many thanks to Big Wayne Shrubsall for researching and contributing these lyrics Aue tangni pronounced quot;tangaquot; tagni tikake aue Aue tagni tagni tikake aue Tagni tikake au taku vahine tera tei raro tonga ra Aue tagni tagni tikake aue. Na mama naka higna aro na Papa naka fa'a tupu Na mama e nake tatara e. Tagni tikake au Taku vahine tera tei raro tonga ra Aue tagni...
You've got a hunger in your heart You've got a thirst within your soul I'm gonna say "Don't wait for another day, get to be redeemed" If your days are dark and your night times are worse You better read the good book and memorize you a verse Some seeds need a-weedin', some falls on stone But the seed that falls on good ground the Lord will call His own You've got a hunger in your heart You've ...
Bob Gibson I started on a journey about a year ago to a little town called Morrow in the State of Ohio. I've never been much of a traveler, and I really didn't know that Morrow was the hardest place I'd ever try to go. So I went down to the station for my ticket and applied for tips regarding Morrow not expecting to beguiled. Said I, quot;My friend, I'd like to go to Morrow and return no later...
Frank Warner/John Lomax/Alan Lomax Spoken recitation over musical accompaniment Throughout history, there have been many songs written about the eternal triangle. This next one tells the story of Mister Grayson, a beautiful woman, and a condemned man named Tom Dooley. When the sun rises tomorrow, Tom Dooley must hang. Chorus: Hang down your head, Tom Dooley. Hang down your head and cry. Hang d...
Bob Dylan If today was not an endless highway. If tonight was not a crooked trail. If tomorrow wasn't such a long time then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all. Chorus: Yes' 'n' only if my own true love was waiting; if I could hear her heart softly pounding. Only if she were lying by me, I'd lie in my bed once again. I can't see my reflection in the water. Can't speak the sounds that show...
Try to remember the kind of September When life was slow and oh, so, mellow Try to remember the kind of September When grass was green and grain so yellow Try to remember the kind of September When you were a young and callow fellow Try to remember and if you remember Then follow, follow Try to remember when life was so tender That no one wept except the willow Try to remember when life was so...
Malvina Reynolds/Allen Greene/Harry Belafonte Where are you going, my little one, little one? Where are you going, my baby, my own? Turn around and you're two. Turn around and you're four. Turn around and you're a young girl going out of the door. Turn around. Turn around. Turn around and you're a young girl going out of the door. Where are you going, my little one, little one? Little dirndls ...
Rod McKuen I've been away so long. Fought a war that's come and gone. Doesn't anybody know my name? My sister's up and wed and mama's took to bed. Doesn't anybody know my name? Chorus: Please tell me, if you can. What time do the trains roll in? Two-ten, six-eighteen, ten forty-four. The hedge is turning brown and the fence is falling down. Doesn't anybody know my name? The girl I left behind ...
Nick Reynolds/Adam Yagodka Ameniza bala la la, ameniza bala la, la, ameniza bala la, la, ameniza bala la. Counter melody Uta wena, uta wena, bawo we the uka da a banto kwakho. Waba dala, waba dala baba bini, bayindo da ne nha zana. Wali the the ne loli silli, semi yo kwa anamklanje. Umntu maka, umntu maka, shiyn yise amanya nay nomfay wakay.
John Stewart/Randy Cierley The yellow window's hanging on the bed across the wall Well, always in the morning the yellowest of all And the faces of the people in the window look so small And the faces in the morning were the peoplest of all Standing on the verandah of Millium August. I love to watch the spider in the horn of the Victrola And the window I have colored with a burnt umber crayola...
Al Schackman Chorus: Walkin' on this road to my town. Walkin' on this road to home. Travelin' through these hills and valleys. Travelin' and I'm all alone. Gonna see my momma. Gonna see my pa. I been a long time movin'. I get to wonderin' how they are. Chorus Gonna see the parson. That's if I can find him in. I bet he's down there fishin'. Fishin' with my brother Jim. Chorus And if I never get...
Tina singu le la vutae o, Watsha watsha watsha. Tina Tina singu le la vutae o, watsha watsha watsha. Tina Tina singu le la vutae o, watsha watsha watsha. Boys: La la la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la. Girls: Watsha, watsha, watsha, watsha, watsha Repeat x 3
Paul Campbell Once in a year it is not thought amiss to visit our neighbors and sing out like this: Chorus: We wish you a merry Christmas. Repeat twice And a happy new year. We want some figgy pudding. Repeat twice And a cup of good cheer. We won't go until we get some. Repeat twice So bring it out here. Of friendship and love, good neighbors abound and peace and good will the whole year aroun...
Bury me beneath the willow Beneath the weeping willow tree When she hears that I am sleeping Maybe then she'll think of me My heart is sad and I am lonely Dreaming of the one that I love When will I see her? I know not when Not unless it's up in Heaven above Bury me beneath the willow Beneath the weeping willow tree When she hears that I am sleeping Maybe then she'll think of me She told me th...
When I was young and dreams were new, I loved a girl who looked like you. I saw her face in mountains stream. I lingered there and lost myself in dreams. But we were young and tossed away Our precious love along the way. We parted strangers, thoughtless and free And set our hearts to wandering aimlessly. But looking back, somehow I see How seldom love has come to me. And I confess that now and...
John Stewart I thought I'd spend a week or two where we went last year. The little cottage and the lake that we held so dear. But the trees all seemed much greener, much greener than this year. Thinkin' about last summer when my love was here. And the stars all lost their glitter. They were so full of cheer. Thinkin' about last summer when my love was here. Even the old caretaker who brought u...
Hey, we are followin' the footsteps Of those who've gone before And we'll all be reunited On that new and sunlit shore Oh, when the saints, go marchin' in Go marchin' in, yeah, when the saints Oh, when the saints go marchin' in Oh, Lord, I want to be in that number When the saints go marchin' in And when the sun, oh, when the sun Refuse to shine, refuse to shine And when the sun refuse to shin...
When you've been away from the color of the sky When you've been away for a long time You will see it true, it's a different shade of blue When you've been away for a long time When you've been away from the music in your heart When you've been away for a long time The songs come back again like an old familiar friend When you've been away for a long time I can hear, I can see, I can feel, I a...
John Stewart Where are you going with the rain? Little boy, I wish that you'd explain. I'm gonna take my friend, the rain, where he won't hear anyone complain. He won't have to hear those straight faced liars or bad mouth talkers or mean back biters. That's where I'm going with the rain. Where are you going with the wind? There's no place I know that she ain't been. I'm gonna take my friend, t...
Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing? Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago? Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls pick them, every one When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn? Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing? Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago? Where have all the young girls gone? Gone to young men, every one Wh...
The gypsy rover came over the hill Down through the valley so shady He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang And he won the heart of a lady Ah dee du, ah dee du da day Ah dee du, ah dee day dee He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang And he won the heart of a lady She left her father's castle gate Left her own fond lover, left her servants And her estate To follow the gypsy ...
Who's gonna hold her hand? Who's gonna hold her hand? Who's gonna be her man tonight? Who's gonna hold her hand? I watched that big white boat go down Sailing to the sea And ev'ry time that wheel went around She was farther away from me She sailed away to another town I'll never understand She walked the streets in a yellow gown Singing, "Who's gonna be my man?" Who's gonna hold her hand? Who'...
Harold Payne Will you still love me if I don't do coke? Will you be my friend if I don't smoke? I can't help it if it makes me choke. Will you love me if I don't do coke? I know it's hip to snort a line or two. It makes you feel good when you get through. There's nothing else I wouldn't do for you. Remember, that means there's more left for you. Chorus: Well, I've seen red freaks and head frea...
In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the quiet village The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don't fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don't fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight
Weston/Lee/Weston In the tower of London, large as life, the ghost of Anne Bolyn walks they declare. Poor Anne Bolyn was once King Henry's wife until he made the headsman bob her hair. Ah, yes, he did her wrong long years ago and she comes up at night to tell him so, Chorus: With her head tucked underneath her arm she walks the bloody tower, With her head tucked underneath her arm at the midni...
Oh, do you know my Johnny, he is down in yonder lea? He's sneakin' 'round and creepin' and he's, aye, watchin' me He's pullin' and he's teasin' but his meanin's not so bad If it's ever going to be, tell me now, Johnny lad Tell me now, my Johnny laddie, tell me now, my Johnny lad If it's ever going to be, tell me now Johnny lad When the sheep are in the fold and the cows are in the byre And oth...
Rod McKuen Some day some old familiar rain will come along and know my name. And then my shelter will be gone and I'll have to move along. But 'till I do I'll stay awhile and track the hidden country of your smile. Some day the man I use to be will come along and call on me. And then because I'm just a man, you'll find my feet are made of sand. But 'till that time I'll tell you lies and chart ...
Sweet is the kiss on the lips of the lover Warm as the breath of the wind in the summer Bitter is the taste of good bye on the 'morrow So must it be, both of joy and of sorrow Yes, I can feel it like the wind in the summer Yes, I can feel it every time I am with her Yes, I can feel it like good byes on the 'morrow Yes, I can feel it both of joy and of sorrow Gentle is the touch of the hand of ...
You don't knock. You don't knock.You just walk on in. The door the door into heaven's inn. There's love there's love and joy for you to share to share the whole day through. I know I know my friends are there to rest to rest in the heaven's nest. You don't knock, ring, punch a hole. The door's wide open a-waitin' for your soul. You don't knock just walk on in. I've walked life's winding road O...
Frankie and Johnnie were sweethearts They had a quarrel one day Johnny vowed he would leave her He said he was going away Never coming home, goin' away to roam "My love, Johnny, please stay Now, oh, my honey I've done you wrong but please don't go away" Then Johnny sighed while Frankie cried "Oh, I'm a-going away, I'm a-goin' to stay Never coming home You're gonna miss me, honey In the days to...
Pat Clancy Oh, see the fleet foot hosts of men who come with faces wan From farm stead and from thresher's cot along the banks of Ban. They come with vengeance in their eyes, too late, too late are they, For young Roddy McCorley goes to die on the Bridge of Toome today Up the narrow street he stepped, smiling, proud and young. About the hemp rope on his neck, the golden ringlets clung. There w...
Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr. Chorus: Well, now, back to back, belly to belly, well, I don't give a damn 'cause it doesn't matter really, back to back Belly to belly at the zombie jamboree.Repeat Now hear the chorus You can feel that Oh, what a good gameYou're all alone, you know Zombie jamboree took place in a New York cemetery Where? Zombie jamboree took place in Long Island cemetery. Zombies fro...

Albums

Nick, Bob amp; John: The Final Concert
Donovan Yellow is the color of my true love's hair in the morning when we rise, in the morning when we rise. That's the time. That's the time I love the best. Blue is the color of the sky in the morning when we rise, in the morning when we rise. That's the time. That's the time I love the best. Mellow is the feeling that I get when I'm with her, uh huh, when I'm with her, uh huh. That's the ti...
In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand With an achin' in my heart and my pockets full of sand I'm a long way from home and I miss my darlin' so In the early mornin' rain, with no place to go Out on runway number nine, big seven-o-seven set to go But I'm stuck here on the grass where them cold winds blow Yeah, the liquor tasted good and the women all were fast Ah, but there she goes...
Some people say I'm a 'No count' Others say I'm no good But I'm just a natural born travelin' man Doin' what I think I should, oh yeah Doin' what I think I should And I don't give a damn about a greenback, a dollar Spend it fast as I can For a wailin' song and a good guitar The only things that I understand, poor boy The only things that I understand When I was a little baby My mama said "Hey ...
There is a house in this old town And that's where my true love lays around And he takes other women right down on his knee And he tells them a little tale he won't tell me It's a-hard and it's hard, ain't it hard To love one that never did love you? It's a-hard and it's hard, ain't it hard, great God To love one that never will be true? First time I seen my true love He was walkin' by my door...
Jacqueline Steiner/Bess Hawes Spoken: These are the times that try men's souls. In the course of our nation's history, the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the M. T. A., is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare in...
Down the street the dogs are barkin' And the day is a-gettin' dark As the night comes in a-fallin' The dogs will lose their bark And the silent night will shatter To the sounds inside my mind When I'm one too many mornings And a thousand miles behind From the crossroads of my doorstep My eyes they begin to fade And I turn my head back to the room Where my love and I have laid And I gaze back t...
He rode easy in the saddle, he was tall and lean At first you thought nothing but a streak of mean Could make a man look so downright strong But one look in his eyes and you knowed you was wrong He was a mountain of a man And I want you to know he could preach hot hell or freezin' snow He carried a Bible in a canvas sack And folks just called him The Reverend Mr. Black He was poor as a beggar ...
Scotch and soda, mud in your eye Baby, do I feel high? Oh, me, oh, my, do I feel high? Dry martini, jigger of gin Oh, what a spell you've got me in Oh, my, do I feel high? People won't believe me They'll think that I'm just braggin' But I could feel the way I do And still be on the wagon All I need is one of your smiles Sunshine of your eyes, oh, me, oh, my Do I feel higher than a kite can fly...
Completely round is the perfect pearl the oyster manufactures. Completely round is the steering wheel that leads to compound fractures Completely round is the golden fruit that hangs from the o-o-orange tree Yes the circle shape is quite renown But sad to say it can be found In the lowdown, dirty run-around That my true love gave to me That my true love gave to me Completely square is the litt...
Eric Anderson You've long been on the open road. You've been standing in the rain. From the dirty words and muddy cells, your clothes are dark and stained, But the dirty words and muddy cells will soon be judged insane. So only stop to rest yourself and you'll be off again. Chorus: So take off your thirsty boots and stay for awhile. You're feet are hot and weary, come a dusty mile, And maybe I...
Frank Warner/John Lomax/Alan Lomax Spoken recitation over musical accompaniment Throughout history, there have been many songs written about the eternal triangle. This next one tells the story of Mister Grayson, a beautiful woman, and a condemned man named Tom Dooley. When the sun rises tomorrow, Tom Dooley must hang. Chorus: Hang down your head, Tom Dooley. Hang down your head and cry. Hang d...
Bob Dylan If today was not an endless highway. If tonight was not a crooked trail. If tomorrow wasn't such a long time then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all. Chorus: Yes' 'n' only if my own true love was waiting; if I could hear her heart softly pounding. Only if she were lying by me, I'd lie in my bed once again. I can't see my reflection in the water. Can't speak the sounds that show...
Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing? Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago? Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls pick them, every one When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn? Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing? Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago? Where have all the young girls gone? Gone to young men, every one Wh...
In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the quiet village The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don't fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don't fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight