Chordproc: Misc : Modern Folk

Misc : Modern Folk


  1. Bless The Weather (John Martyn)
  2. Clare To Here (Ralph McTell)
  3. Colours (Donovan)
  4. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)
  5. Four In The Morning (George C. Remaily)
  6. I Ain't Marching Any More (Phil Ochs)
  7. I Drink (Mary Gauthier)
  8. Indiana (Patrick Street)
  9. Lady Came From Baltimore (Tim Hardin)
  10. May You Never (John Martyn)
  11. Marvellous Companion (Lal Waterson)
  12. Mercy Now (Mary Gauthier)
  13. More Than Enough (Robb Johnson)
  14. No Gods And Precious Few Heroes (Dick Gaughan)
  15. Old Man's Song (John Tams)
  16. Sail On (Dick Gaughan)
  17. Streets Of London (Ralph McTell)
  18. Talk To Me Of Mendocino (Kate And Anna McGarrigle)
  19. Violets Of Dawn (Eric Anderson)
  20. Walk My Way (John Tams)
  21. When I Leave Berlin (Wizz Jones)
  22. When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)

Bless The Weather (John Martyn)

Tuning: DADGAD
x denotes a thumb slap
Chords just alternate between Dm7 and Gm7 every bar
Intro
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Time after time, I held it just to watch it die Line after line, I loved it just to watch it cry
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Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you away
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Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you home
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Wave after wave, I washed it just to watch it turn Day after day, I cooled it just to watch it burn
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A|0-----0-------------|1------1-----0-------|0---------------------|1------1----1----------|
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Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you home Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you away
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D|--x--x-----x-x-x--3-0|----x------5-0-----x-5-0|---x--x-----x---x----|---------x---------5-0|
Pain after pain, I stood it just to see how it feels Rain after rain, I stood it just to make it real
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A|0------0----------------|1-------1------1------|0-----------0-----0-------|1------1--------------|
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Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the day you go away Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you away
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Time after time, I held it just to watch it die Line after line, I loved it just to watch it cry
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Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you away Bless the weather that brought you to me Curse the storm that takes you away
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The song fades with him basically playing this repeatedly with some slapping and variation
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Clare To Here (Ralph McTell)

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G
Four who shared this room and we work hard for the crack
G
G
Sleeping late on Sundays, will we ever got to Mass?
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G
C
It's a long way from Clare to here
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G
Am
It's a long way from Clare to here
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It's a long, long way
Em
Am
It gets further by the day
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Am
It's a long, long way from Clare to here When Friday comes around, we're only into fighting Ma would like a letter home, but I'm too tired for writing It's a long way from Clare to here ... It almost breaks my heart when I think of Josephine I told them I'd be coming home with my pockets full of green It's a long way from Clare to here ... The only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking It sort of eases the pain of it and it levels out my thinking It's a long way from Clare to here ... I sometimes hear the fiddles play, or maybe it's a notion I dream I see white horses dance upon that other ocean It's a long way from Clare to here ...



Colours (Donovan)

Capo IV
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C
F
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C
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C
Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair
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C
In the mornin' when we rise,
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C
In the mornin' when we rise,
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F
That's the time, that's the time,
C
I love the best. Blue's the colour of the sky In the mornin' when we rise, In the mornin' when we rise. That's the time, that's the time I love the best. Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn In the mornin' when we rise, In the mornin' when we rise. That's the time, that's the time I love the best. Mellow is the feeling that I get when I see her, mm hmm, when I see her, uh huh. That's the time, that's the time I love the best. Freedom is a word I rarely use Without thinkin', mm hmm, Without thinkin', mm hmm, Of the time, of the time When I've been loved.



Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

Capo I
Em
Em/f#
Em
x2
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Well I'll be damned
C
Here comes your ghost again
G
But that's not unusual
D
It's just that the moon is full
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
And you happened to call
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
And here I sit
C
Hand on the telephone
G
Hearing a voice I'd known
D
A couple of light years ago
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
x2
Heading straight for a fall
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
As I remember your eyes
C
Were bluer than robin's eggs
G
My poetry was lousy you said
D
Where are you calling from?
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
x2
A booth in the Midwest
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Ten years ago
C
I bought you some cufflinks
G
You brought me something
D
We both know what memories can bring
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
x2
They bring diamonds and rust
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Well you burst on the scene
C
Already a legend
G
The unwashed phenomenon
D
The original vagabond
Em
Em/f#
Em
You strayed into my arms
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
And there you stayed
C
Temporarily lost at sea
G
The Madonna was yours for free
D
Yes the girl on the half-shell
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Would keep you unharmed
Bm
Now I see you standing With brown leaves falling around
Am
And snow in your hair
Bm
Now you're smiling out the window Of that crummy hotel
Am
Over Washington Square
C
Our breath comes out white clouds
G
Mingles and hangs in the air
Fmaj7
Speaking strictly for me
G
B7
We both could have died then and there
Em
Em/f#
Em
x2
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Now you're telling me
C
You're not nostalgic
G
Then give me another word for it
D
You who are so good with words
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
And at keeping things vague
Em
Em
Em/f#
Em
Because I need some of that vagueness now
C
It's all come back too clearly
G
Yes I loved you dearly
D
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust
Em
I've already paid
Em
Em/f#
Em
x4



Four In The Morning (George C. Remaily)

Em
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Em
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Em
Four in the morning and the water is pouring down
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G
D
A
Em
A
Em
Stove don't work and my baby has just just left town I'm lying on my back cause there just ain't nothing to drink, oh no Empty bottles on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink Watching a cockroach crawling in an old bean can yes I am He said when your baby left you I bet it's tough to be a man Saw her again and she took back off she said yes she said It don't make no difference now Cause I shot her dead she's dead She met Joe with her legs and knees all bandaged up Came asking for some money and all I had was a buck



I Ain't Marching Any More (Phil Ochs)

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C
D
Oh, I marched to the battle of New Orleans
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C
D
At the end of the early British wars
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C
Am
Em
The young land started growing, the young blood started flowing
Am
C
D
But I ain't marchin' anymore For I've killed my share of Indians in a thousand different fights I was there at the Little Big Horn I heard many men lying, I saw many more dying But I ain't marchin' anymore
Am
C
G
Em
It's always the old to lead us to the wars
Am
Em
Am
It's always the young to fall
Am
Em
Now look at all we've won, with the saber and the gun
C
Am
D
Tell me is it worth it all? For I stole California from the Mexican land Fought in the bloody Civil War Yes, I even killed my brothers and so many others But I ain't marchin' anymore For I marched to the battles of the German trench In a war that was bound to end all wars Oh, I must have killed a million men, and now they want me back again But I ain't marchin' anymore It's always the old to lead us to the wars It's always the young to fall Now look at all we've won, with the saber and the gun Tell me is it worth it all? For I flew the final mission in the Japanese sky Set off the mighty mushroom roar When I saw the cities burning, I knew that I was learning That I ain't marchin' anymore Now the labor leader's screamin' when they close the missile plants United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore Call it peace or call it treason, call it love or call it reason But I ain't marchin' anymore No, I ain't marchin' anymore



I Drink (Mary Gauthier)

Intro
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Verse 1
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F
He'd get home at five thirty, fix his drink and sit down in his chair
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Pick a fight with mama, complain about the kids getting in his hair
C
F
At night he'd sit alone and smoke, I'd see his frown behind his lighter's flame
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C
Now that same frown's in my mirror, I got my daddy's blood inside my veins
Chorus
C
F
Fish swim, Birds fly
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C
Daddies yell, Mamas cry
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F
Em
Dm
C
G
Old men sit and think
C
I drink
Instrumental
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Dm
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Verse 2
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F
Chicken TV dinner, 6 minutes on defrost, 3 on high
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C
A beer to wash it down with then another, some whiskey on the side
C
C7
F
It's not so bad alone here, it don't bother me that every night's the same
G
C
I don't need another lover hanging 'round, trying to make me change
Chorus
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F
Fish swim, Birds fly
G
C
Lovers leave, bye and bye
C
F
Em
Dm
C
G
Old men sit and think
C
I drink
Bridge
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I know
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What I am
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But I don't
G
Give a damn
Chorus
C
F
Fish swim, Birds fly
G
C
Daddies yell, Mamas cry
C
F
Em
Dm
C
G
Old men sit and think
C
I drink



Indiana (Patrick Street)

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C
Fare thee well now, Indiana
Am
G
F
C
Your green land has been good to me
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G
C
F
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There I travelled, there I settled
Am
G
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C
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C
There I raised up my family
F
Am
G
But the cord has never severed
F
Am
G
And the longing each day it has grown
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G
C
F
C
So tomorrow I'll be leaving
Am
G
F
C
For the land that I call my home All my friends say that I'm crazy Going back to such poverty America is, so they say now The land of opportunity But the shy hare runs so swiftly And the heron slowly flies These are treasures from my homeland That all your money can never buy As our ship lies in the harbor I shall look back on your shore And I'll feel sadness that I'm leaving Your green land forever more But as our ship lies on the ocean And each day we are out on the sea All the dreams I've had for years now Drawing nearer reality Fare thee well now, Indiana Your green land has been good to me There I travelled, there I settled There I raised up my family But the cord has never severed And the longing each day it has grown So tomorrow I'll be leaving For the land that I call my home



Lady Came From Baltimore (Tim Hardin)

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G
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The lady came from Baltimore, all she wore was lace
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C
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She didn't know that I was poor, she never saw my place
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G
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C
I was there to steal her money, to take her rings and run
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G
C
And then I fell in love with the lady and got away with none The lady's name was Susan Moore, her daddy read the law She didn't know that I was poor and lived outside the law Her daddy said I was a thief and didn't marry her for love But I was Susan's true belief and married her for love I was there to steal her money, to take her rings and run And then I fell in love with the lady and got away with none The house she lived in had a wall to keep the robbers out She never stopped to think at all that that's what I'm about I was there to steal her money, to take her rings and run And then I fell in love with the lady and got away with none



May You Never (John Martyn)

Tuning: Drop D
Capo II
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D/b x20032
D/a x0423x
A2 x0225x
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A7
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G/b
May you never lay your head down
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D
Without a hand to hold
Em7
A
D
May you never make your bed out in the cold
A
You're just like great strong brother of mine
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D/b
D
D/b
And you know that I love you true
A
And you never talk dirty behind my back
D
D/b
D
D/b
And I know that there's those that do
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D/a
Oh please won't you, please won't you
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Bear it in mind
D/b
Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
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D/a
Now please won't you, please won't you
A2
D
D/b
Bear it in mind for me. May you never lay your head down Without a hand to hold; May you never make your bed out in the cold. You're just like a great strong brother of mine, You know that I love you true. And you never talk dirty behind my back, And I know that there's those that do. Oh please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind: Love is a lesson to learn in our time. And please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind for me. May you never lose your temper, If you get in a bar-room fight. May you never lose your woman overnight. May you never lay your head down Without a hand to hold; May you never make your bed out in the cold. May you never lose your temper If you get in a bar-room fight; May you never lose your woman overnight. May you never lose your woman overnight; May you never lose your woman overnight.



Marvellous Companion (Lal Waterson)

He's hoping it stays fine, he's got one eye on the skyline Are you hoping it stays fine, with your one eye on the skyline? If it follows you need what you find Then it follows that leaves me behind 'Cause I'm having a bad time with your one eye on the skyline If he's having a bad day, yay, yay, he kneels down and starts to pray If he's having a bad day then he kneels down and starts to pray And if it follows he know what to say Then it follows I'll leave him that way But I'm having to turn away when he kneels down and starts to pray He's trying to save our souls with his mouth to the confession hole And holding his guarantee with his right hand on his rosary Trying to find some fix with his left hand on his crucifix And then there's his book on his knee And it follows there's no room for me He's one hell of a company with his right hand on his rosary He's hoping it stays fine Eating his bread and drinking his wine And hoping to see some sign And having a hell of a time keeping one eye on the skyline Ba ba-ba ba, ba ba-ba Ba ba-ba ba, ba ba-ba



Mercy Now (Mary Gauthier)

Intro
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Verse 1
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D
D
My father could use a little mercy now
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E
A
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The fruits of his labor fall and rot slowly on the ground
A
D
D
His work is almost over it won't be long, he won't be around
E
Em
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Em
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A
I love my father, he could use some mercy now
Verse 2
A
D
My brother could use a little mercy now
E
Em
E
A
A
He's a stranger to freedom, he's shackled to his fear and his doubt
A
D
D
The pain that he lives in it's almost more than living will allow
E
A
A
I love my bother, he could use some mercy now
Verse 3
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D
D
My church and my country could use a little mercy now
E
A
A
As they sink into a poisoned pit it's going to take forever to climb out
A
D
D
They carry the weight of the faithful who follow them down
E
Em
A
A
I love my church and country, they could use some mercy now
Verse 4
A
D
D
Every living thing could use a little mercy now
E
A
A
Only the hand of grace can end the race towards another mushroom cloud
A
D
D
People in power, they'll do anything to keep their crown
E
A
A
I love life and life itself could use some mercy now
Instrumental
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Verse 5
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D
Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now
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Am
A
I know we don't deserve it but we need it anyhow
A
D
D
We hang in the balance dangle 'tween hell and hallowed ground
E
Am
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And every single one of us could use some mercy now
Outro
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Every single one of us could use some mercy now
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Every single one of us could use some mercy now
A
Fade



More Than Enough (Robb Johnson)

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G
A
There's always the money for missiles and tanks
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A
G
A
There's always the money for generals and banks
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)
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G
There's always the money for new ways to kill
D
A
G
A
But a limited budget for you if you're ill
D
A
G
Yes there's always enough for a war
D
A
D
But there's never enough for the poor There's always the money for tunnels and roads For opera and ballet, but not jobs and homes For MPs' expenses and fat subsidies But there's never the money for nurseries And the well-off they always take more So there's never enough for the poor There's always the money for tests they can pass Or fail you for not being white middle class There's always the goodies for those with most greed But never enough for those in most need There's a pay-rise if you're on the board, But there's never enough for the poor Consider the little of life that we know We bring nothing, take nothing, pass through and go We're all of us poor when it comes to the night In need of the darkness, in need of the light If we learned to want less and love more There'd be enough for the poor If we learned to want less and love more There'd be enough for the poor 'Cos there's more than enough for us all



No Gods And Precious Few Heroes (Dick Gaughan)

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A
G
D
I was listening to the news the other day
D
A
G
A
I heard a fat politician who had the nerve to say
D
A
Bm
He was proud to be Scottish, by the way
Bm
A
D
With the glories of our past to remember "Here's tae us, wha's like us", listen to the cry No surrender to the truth and here's the reason why The power and the glory's just another bloody lie
G
A
They use to keep us all in line
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D
G
D
For there's no gods and there's precious few heroes
G
D
G
A
But there's plenty on the dole in the land o the leal
G
D
G
D
And it's time now to sweep the future clear
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D
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Of the lies of a past that we know was never real Farewell to the heather in the glen They cleared us off once and they'd do it all again For they still prefer sheep to thinking men Ah, but men who think like sheep are even better There's nothing much to choose between the old laird and the new They still don't give a damn for the likes of me and you Just mind you pay your rent to the factor when it's due And mind your bloody manners when you pay! And tell me will we never hear the end Of puir bluidy Charlie at Culloden yet again? Though he ran like a rabbit down the glen Leavin better folk than him to be butchered Or are you sittin in your Council house, dreamin o your clan? Waiting for the Jacobites to come and free the land? Try going down the broo with your claymore in your hand And count all the Princes in the queue! So don't talk to me of Scotland the Brave For if we don't fight soon there'll be nothing left to save Or would you rather stand and watch them dig your grave While you wait for the Tartan Messiah? He'll lead us to the Promised Land with laughter in his eye We'll all live on the oil and the whisky by and by Free heavy beer! Pie suppers in the sky! - Will we never have the sense to learn? That there's no gods and there's precious few heroes But there's plenty on the dole in the land o the leal And I'm damned sure that there's plenty live in fear Of the day we stand together with our shoulders at the wheel Aye there's no Gods



Old Man's Song (John Tams)

If they ask you where the old man's gone You may say you saw me leaving If they ask you did I crawl You may say that I was riding If they ask you was I bent with care Or did I hang my head in sorrow You may say that I rode tall Looking forward to tomorrow All you have for me is questions Living in the past they say Why should I have all the answers Let me make my way If they ask you did I travel light With no provisions close besides me Say my saddlebags were filled With all the dreams I need to guide me If they laugh and say he's lost his mind, Did they aver stop to wonder Just what the fool would hope to find On the road that leads to yonder If they ask you where the old man's gone You may say you saw me leaving



Sail On (Dick Gaughan)

Sailed my whole life on bloodied seas Sail on through the storm Laughed in hard times, cried in easy Taking it all back home Walked through storms in shadowed valleys Asking questions that had no answers Seen loved ones born, seen loved ones dying Rocked with laughter, I've shook with crying Been down and out, been high and mighty Been a peacemaker, been a fighter Sail on, Sail on Sail on Sail on, Sail on Only a fool breaks their heart For what has gone Known real love and the joy of giving Saw it die but I kept on living Lived with love and lived without it Still believe and I'll never doubt it Sail on, Sail on The hour of sorrow is the herald Of the hope that is the dawn Sail on, Sail on Going home to where I truly do belong Sail on, Sail on Don't waste your time in asking Where the time you spent has gone Sail on, Sail on Only a fool breaks their heart For what has gone



Streets Of London (Ralph McTell)

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Have you seen the old man in the closed-down market
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Kicking up the paper with his worn-out shoes?
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In his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely at his side
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Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news
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So how can you tell me you're lonely
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And say for you that the sun don't shine?
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Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
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I'll show you something to make you change your mind
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Have you seen the old gal who walks the streets of London Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags? She's no time for talking, she just keeps right on walking Carrying her home in two carrier bags So how can you tell me you're lonely And say for you that the sun don't shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London I'll show you something to make you change your mind In the all-night cafe at a quarter past eleven Same old man sitting there on his own Looking at the world over the rim of his tea-cup Each tea lasts an hour, then he wanders home alone So how can you tell me you're lonely And say for you that the sun don't shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London I'll show you something to make you change your mind Have you seen the old man outside the seaman's mission? Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears And in our winter city the rain cries a little pity For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn't care So how can you tell me you're lonely And say for you that the sun don't shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London I'll show you something to make you change your mind



Talk To Me Of Mendocino (Kate And Anna McGarrigle)

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I bid farewell to the state of ol' New York
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My home away from home
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In the state of New York I came of age
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When first I started roaming And the trees grow high in New York state And they shine like gold in autumn Never had the blues from whence I came But in New York state I caught 'em
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Talk to me of Mendocino
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Closing my eyes I hear the sea
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Must I wait, must I follow?
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Won't you say, "Come with me?"
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And it's on to South Bend, Indiana Flat, out on the Western Plain Rise up over the Rockies and down on into California Out to where but the rocks remain And let the sun set on the ocean I will watch it from the shore Let the sun rise over the redwoods I'll rise with it till I rise no more Talk to me of Mendocino Closing my eyes I hear the sea Must I wait, must I follow? Won't you say, "Come with me?"



Violets Of Dawn (Eric Anderson)

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Take me to the night I'm tippin
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Topsy turvy turning upside down
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Hold me tight and whisper what you
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Wish for there is no one here around
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Oh you may sing song me sweet smiles
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Regardless of the city's careless frown
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Come watch the no-colors fade blazing
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Into petal sprays of Violets of Dawn In blindful wonderments enchantments You can lift my wings softly to flight Your eyes are like swift fingers Reaching out into the pockets of my night Whirling twirling puppy-warm Before the flashing cloaks of darkness gone Come see the no-colors fade blazing Into petal sprays of Violets of Dawn Some prince charming I'll be on two white steeds To bring you dappled diamond crowns And climb your tower, Sleeping Beauty Before you ever know I've left the ground You can wear a Cinderella Snow White Alice Wonderland gown Come watch the no-colors fade blazing Into petal sprays of Violets of Dawn But if I seem to wander off in dream-like looks Please let me settle slowly It's only me just staring out at you A seeming stranger speaking holy I don't mean to wake you up It's only loneliness just coming on So let the no-colors fade blazing Into petal sprays of Violets Of Dawn Like shadows bursting into mist Behind the echoes of this nonsense song It's just chancing whispering trail of secret steps See them laughing on There's magic in the sleepiness Oof waking to a childish-sounding yawn Come watch the no-colors fade blazing Into petal sprays of Violets of Dawn



Walk My Way (John Tams)

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Did I hear you call Me brother?
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Did I hear you say?
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All we have is one another
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Won't you walk my way? Poor man's soul in a rich man's locket Won't you walk my way? Rich man's hand in a poor man's pocket Won't you walk my way? Poor man's gun is a rich man's gain Won't you walk my way? Rich man's gold is a poor man's chain Won't you walk my way?
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Roll on silver lining roll along
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Back on the streets where We belong They try to tell Us We're defeated Won't you walk my way? We're unemployed and taxed and cheated Won't you walk my way? Stop and think just what You're choosing Won't You walk My way If You're not winning then You're losing Won't You walk my way Roll on silver lining roll along Back on the streets where We belong Count the cost of what's been owing Won't you walk My way? While the wind of change is blowing Won't you walk my way? And don't give in to doubt and sorrow Won't you walk My way You lost today so You can win tomorrow Won't you walk my way Roll on silver lining roll along Back on the streets where We belong



When I Leave Berlin (Wizz Jones)

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When morning comes and I'll leave Berlin My mind is turning My heart is yearning
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For you and Berlin In Amsterdam I'll see my lady I hope she'll love me 'Cause I'm gonna need her When I leave Berlin
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Here today the wall is open
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There are flowers alongside the guns
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Here today the gates are open
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Mothers are weeping with their sons When morning comes and I'll leave Berlin I'll know for certain That I'm a free man When I leave Berlin Here today the wall is open There are flowers alongside the guns Here today the gates are open Mothers are weeping with their sons When morning comes and I'll leave Berlin My mind is turning My heart is yearning For you and Berlin When I leave Berlin When I leave Berlin When I leave Berlin When I leave Berlin



When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)

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There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
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And I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
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And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
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So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here And I won't feel the flowing of the time when I'm gone All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I'm gone My pen won't pour a lyric line when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here And I won't breathe the bracing air when I'm gone And I can't even worry 'bout my cares when I'm gone Won't be asked to do my share when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here And I won't be running from the rain when I'm gone And I can't even suffer from the pain when I'm gone Can't say who's to praise and who's to blame when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here Won't see the golden of the sun when I'm gone And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I'm gone Can't be singing louder than the guns when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here All my days won't be dances of delight when I'm gone And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I'm gone Can't add my name into the fight when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here And I won't be laughing at the lies when I'm gone And I can't question how or when or why when I'm gone Can't live proud enough to die when I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone And I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
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So I guess I'll have to do it
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I guess I'll have to do it
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I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here