Tag Archives: folk music

“We are all connected…”

From an interview with Peter Yarrow: Q: Per the lyrics of the Peter, Paul and Mary song, “And When I Die,” do you truly not fear death? A: That song expressed something the trio all embraced, but it wasn’t so much about not being afraid of dying. It’s saying that life isn’t just there when …

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Taking a Walk

It doesn’t tell a story as much as it paints a mood.  Different mediums, but John Prine creates with musical notes and words in the same way that Claude Monet created with pigments and colors. Full lyrics HERE.

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You forgot to close the garage door.

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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“No matter what your reasons for…”

Full lyrics HERE. There are several live versions on YouTube that are a lot of fun, too:  LINK

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That’s How Every Empire Falls

Padlock the door and board the windows Put the people in the street “It’s just my job,” he says “I’m sorry.” And draws a check, goes home to eat But at night he tells his woman “I know I hide behind the laws.” She says, “You’re only taking orders.” That’s how every empire falls. Full …

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Shall I stay?

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All the people who don’t fit

A very compassionate song about Mean People.  I like it a lot. Full lyrics HERE.

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And now you know… the REST of the story

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com

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“I ain’t seen the sunshine since, I don’t know when…”

Full lyrics HERE.

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And she could laugh away the dark clouds…

On this the first anniversary of Rod McKuen’s death, here is Johnny Cash covering one of his songs. Full lyrics HERE.

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Circles

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“Some Lovely Day”

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