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10. California One Youth and Beauty Brigade Take a long drive with me On california one, california one …
10. I Was Meant For The Stage I was meant for the stage, I was meant for…
12 What a gift, what a gift you can give me Here…
16 Military Wives Sixteen military wives Thirty-two softly focused brightly co…
9 On The Bus Mall In matching blue raincoats, Our shoes were our show boats …
A Beginning Song Let's commence to coordinate our sights Get them square to r…
A Bower Scene Thou inconsolable daughter Said the sister When wilt thou tr…
A Cautionary Song There's a place your mother goes When everybody else is soun…
A Soldiering Life Ambling madly all over the town The call to arms, you're…
After The Bombs And after the bombs subside And this campaign Calls it good …
All Arise Baby wants a new spin Baby wants a broken heart Hear you…
Angel There are angels in your angles There's a low moon caught…
Angel Won't You Call Me Angel, won't you call me? Could I be the only though I…



Angel Won't You Call Me? Angel, won't you call me? Could I be the only though I…
Annan Water You loom so deep and wide I would cross over If you…
Anti-Summersong Here now, long gone Three freaks and a bed are gone Went…
Apology Song I'm really sorry, Steven, but your bicycle's been stolen. I…
Artist My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist In pre-war Paris Sm…
As I Rise I have come a few miles I've got blisters on my…
Bachelor and the Bride There's a wrinkle in the water Where we laid our first…
Bagman On the lam from the law On the steps of the…
Bandit Queen As the sun is sinking low and the evening's tucked in…
Begin the Begin Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand The insurgency beg…
Ben Franklin's Song Electricity Yeah, you can all thank me Took some lightning, …
Better Not Wake the Baby Giggle hole in the hallway wall Singin' like a painted lady …
Billy Liar Billy Liar's got his hands in his pockets Staring over at…
Bridges & Balloons We sailed away on a winter's day With fate as malleable…
Burial Ground Oh, let's come down Meet at the burial ground They've undid …
Burying Davy Bring out your weeping weeds Put on your ten-pint bowlers …
Calamity Song Had a dream You and me and the war at the…
California 1 Youth and Beauty Brigade Take a long drive with me On california one, california one…
California One Take a long drive with me On california one, california one …
California One Youth And Beaut Take a long drive with me On california one, california one…
California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade Take a long drive with me On california one, california one …
Carolina Low I am a boy from the high country And I got…
Cautionary Song There's a place your mother goes When everybody else is sou…
Cavalry Captain I am the cavalry captain I am the remedy to your…
Clementine You slept in your overalls After the wrecking ball Bereft yo…
Cocoon This cocoon, caught in Vesuvius' shadow Only the ashes remai…
Constantinople O, the minarets of Constantinople Are plated gold, ivory an…
Crazy on You We may still have time we might still get by Every…
Culling Of The Fold Cut him up boy You've got to cut him up boy He's…
Cutting Stone Dreamed I had a cutting stone Dreamed I held it all…
Days Of Elaine Those were the days of Elaine That was the phrase that…
Dear Avery Dear Avery, I think of you only Were you waving, were…
Decemberists Ambling madly all over the town The call to arms, you're…
Don Here we come to a turning of the season Witness to…
Don't Mind Truly, with his thorn in your side And you don't know…
Dont Carry It All Here we come to a turning of the season Witness to…
Down by the Water See this ancient riverbed See where all the follies are led …
Down On the Knuckle Avery said he's got a cold comin' on Climbed into bed,…
E. Watson The year old painted pallid gray, the storm was coming…
Easy Come Limber Jack, he landed on his back Was bedding on the…
Eli Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigolds…
Eli The Barrow Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigol…
Eli the Barrow Boy Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigolds…
Eli The Barrowboy Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigol…
Eli, the Barrow Boy Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigolds…
Elli The Barrow Boy Eli, the barrow boy Of the old town Sells coal and marigol…
Engine Driver I'm an engine driver On a long run, on a long…
Everything I Try to Do Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right The film was a bust, but we stayed to the…
Everything Is Awful Everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, …
Fits & Starts All rise for the commandant as he addresses from the…
Foregone Dear arise and say it's a honey All this light that…
From My Own True Love Four score years Living down in this rain swept town Sea sal…
From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea) Four score years, living down in this rainswept town Sea sal…
Grace Cathedral Hill Grace cathedral hill All wrapped in bones of setting sun All…
Grace Catherdral Hill Grace cathedral hill All wrapped in bones of setting sun A…
Gymnast High Above The Ground The gymnast, high above the ground, Limbers up and falls ti…
Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect And here I dreamt I was a soldier And I marched…
Human Behavior If you ever get close to a human And human behaviour Be…
I 4 U & U 4 Me You're all made of tattered heel And you're the only constan…
I Don Truly, with his thorn in your side And you don't know…
I Don't Mind Truly, with his thorn in your side And you don't know…
I Was Meant for I was meant for the stage, I was meant for…
I Will Not Say Your Name I will not say your name Go back from where you…
I'll Be Your Girl When the summer days live to bore you And the river…
I'm Sticking With You I’m sticking with you Cause I’m made out of glue And anyth…
I4U & U4ME You′re all made of tattered heel And you're the only constan…
III And under the boughs unbowed All clothed in a snowy shroud S…
Infanta Here she comes in her palanquin On the back of an…
Isn't It A Lovely Night? Isn't a lovely night And so alive With fireflies Providin…
January Hymn On a winter's Sunday I go To clear away the snow And…
Jesus Christ Angels from the realms of glory Stars shone bright above Roy…
July There is a road that meets the road That goes…
July July There is a road that meets the road That goes…
July July! There is a road that meets the road That goes…
June Hymn Here's a hymn to welcome in the day Heralding a summer's…
Kingdom Of Spain In the Kingdom of Spain There are such colours They…
Lake Song Down by the lake we were overturning pebbles And depending …
Legionnaire's I'm a legionnaire Camel in disrepair Hoping for a frigid…
Legionnaire's Lament I'm a legionnaire Camel in disrepair Hoping for a frigid…
Legionnaires I'm a legionnaire Camel in disrepair Hoping for a frigid…
Leslie Ann Levine My name is Leslie Anne Levine My mother birthed me down…
Like A Lion How it delighted Born so black and cold And admired…
Little Boxes Little boxes, on the hillside Little boxes made of ticky-ta…
Los Angeles There is a city by the sea A gentle company I don't…
Los AngelesI'm Yours There is a city by the sea A gentle company I don't…
Lost at Sea Four score years Living down in this rain swept town Sea sal…
Make You Better I want you, thin fingers I wanted you, thin fingernails And …
Margaret in Captivity I have snipped your wingspan, My precious captive swan. He…
Mariner's Revenge Song We are two mariners Our ship's sole survivors In this bell…
Mariners Revenge We are two mariners Our ships' sole survivors In this belly …
Midlist Author Fell upon a Tuesday when I had just got down…
Military Wives Sixteen military wives Thirty-two softly focused brightly co…
Mistral So we already wrecked through the reservoir And I've already…
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapez My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist In pre-war Paris Sm…
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist In pre-war Paris Smug…
O New England We’d come seven hours down Took the blue line to see…
O Valencia You belong to the gang And you say you can't break…
Oceanside But oh, if I could only get you oceanside, to…
Odalisque They've come to find you odalisque As the light dies horrib…
Of Angels and Angles There are angels in your angles There's a low moon caught…
On the Bus Mall In matching blue raincoats Our shoes were our show boats We …
Once in My Life Oh, for once in my Oh, for once in my life Could…
One Engine One engine barely makes it away One engine barely makes it…
Part I [PART I] [crone:] here upon this pillow Made of reed and wi…
Part IV [PART I] [crone:] here upon this pillow Made of reed and…
Part V [PART I] [crone:] here upon this pillow Made of reed and wi…
Philomena Oh, Philomena, are you in a tawdry gown Lean to your…
Please Daddy Please Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas I don't wanna …
Raincoat Song Caroline you’re angry ‘Cause you sleep like a spinster An…
Record Year I read in the paper today It's been a record year…
Red Right Ankle This is the story of your red right ankle And how…
Rise To Me Big mountain, wide river, There's an ancient call, These tre…
Riverswim River run And brother row And the ease between us, The calm …
Row Jimmy Julie catch a rabbit by his tail Come back step, like…
Rox In The Box If the rocks in the box Get the water right down…
Rusalka Rusalka / The Wild Rushes Rusalka, Rusalka your arms out of water Your hair like an…
Severed I alight like a whisper I alight with the lights out And…
Shankhill Butchers Two, three, four The Shankill butchers ride tonight You'…
Shankill Butchers Two, three, four The Shankill butchers ride tonight You bet…
Shanty for Arethusa We set to sail on a packet full of spice,…
Shiny By the bumper cars, in the pretty twining light, I…
Sixteen Military Wives Sixteen military wives Thirty-two softly focused brightly c…
Sleepless As you lie before me now, like a shadow On a…
Soldiering Life Ambling madly all over the town The call to arms, you're…
Song for Myla Go Myla Goldberg sets a steady hand upon her brow Myla Goldber…
Song for Myra Goldberg Myla Goldberg sets a steady hand upon her brow Myla Goldberg…
Sonnet Guido, I wish that you and Lapo and I Could be…
Sons When we arrive Sons and daughters We'll make our homes on …
Sons & Daughters When we arrive, sons and daughters We'll make our homes on…
Starwatcher Starwatcher Starwatcher in the night Starwatcher Starwatcher…
Stateside You called, I was drowning weary after the bar And the…
Sucker's Prayer I was not ready for the road I was so discontent…
Summersong Ramblin', where to begin? I taste the summer on your peppery…
Sunshine On the lawn before the bouquet fell Long before we heard…
The Abduction of Margaret And all the while whispering arbors Provide cover What prev…
The Apology Song I'm really sorry, Steven, but your bicycle's been stolen. I…
The Bachelor and There's a wrinkle in the water Where we laid our first…
The Bagman's Gambit On the lam from the law On the steps of the…
The Bandit Queen As the sun is sinking low and the evening's tucked in…
The Chimbley Sweep I am a chimbley, a chimbley sweep No bed to lie,…
The Crane Wife 1 And under the boughs unbowed All clothed in a snowy shroud S…
The Crane Wife 1 & 2 PART ONE It was a cold night and the snow lay…
The Crane Wife 1 & 2 / The Crane Wife 3 It was a cold night And the snow lay 'round I pulled…
The Crane Wife 1 & 2 PART ONE It was a cold night and the snow lay…
The Crane Wife 2 It was a cold night And the snow lay 'round I pulled…
The Crane Wife 3 And under the boughs unbowed All clothed in a snowy shroud S…
The Crossing The Queen I'm made of bones of the branches the boughs…
The Engine Driver I'm an engine driver On a long run, on a long…
The Gymnast The gymnast, high above the ground, Limbers up and falls ti…
The Harrowed and the Haunted Lay out the bowline Tether and belay Haul away There is a…
The Hazards of Love 1 First Voice: My true love went riding out in white a…
The Hazards Of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle The Thistles Undone) [First Voice:] My true love went riding out in white and…
The Hazards of Love 2 And here I am Softer than a shower And here I am To…
The Hazards of Love 3 Father I'm not feeling well The flowers me you fed Tasted …
The Hazards of Love 4 Margaret arrayed the rocks around the hull before it was…
The Infanta Here she comes in her palanquin On the back of an…
The Island There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay …
The Island: Come & See/The Landlord’s Daughter/You’ll Not Feel The Drowning There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay y…
The Island: Come And See There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay …
The Island: Come and See / The Landlord's Daughter / You'll Not Feel the Drowning There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay y…
The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel the ... There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay …
The Island: The Landlord's Daughter There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay y…
The Island:/Come And See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay …
The Kingdom of Spain In the Kingdom of Spain There are such colours They…
The Kingdom of Spain (version Prescott) In the Kingdom of Spain There are such colours They defy any…
The Legionnaire I'm a legionnaire Camel in disrepair Hoping for a frigid…
The Mariner We are two mariners Our ships' sole survivors In this belly …
The Mariner's Revenge We are two mariners Our ship's sole survivors In this bell…
The Mariner's Revenge Song We are two mariners Our ships' sole survivors In this belly …
The Mariners Revenge Song We are two mariners Our ship's sole survivors In this bell…
The Mariner’s Revenge Song We are two mariners Our ships' sole survivors In this belly …
The Perfect Crime Sing, Muse, of the passion of the pistol Sing, Muse, of…
The Perfect Crime #2 Sing Muse with passion of the pistol Sing Muse of the…
The Perfect Crime #2.51 Sing Muse with passion of the pistol Sing Muse of the…
The Perfect Crime No. 2 Sing, Muse, of the passion of the pistol Sing, Muse, of…
The Queen's Approach I'm Made of bones of the branches The boughs and the brow-…
The Queen's Rebuke I'm made of bones, of the branches, the boughs and…
The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing The Queen I'm made of bones of the branches the boughs…
The Queen’s Approach I'm Made of bones of the branches The boughs and the brow-…
The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing The Queen I'm made of bones of the branches the boughs…
The Rake I had entered into a marriage In the summer of my…
The Singer Addresses His Audience We know, we know, we belong to ya We know you…
The Soldiering Life Ambling madly all over the town The call to arms, you're…
The Sporting Life I fell on the playing field The work of an errant…
The Tain [PART I] [crone:] here upon this pillow Made of reed and wi…
The Tain V [PART I] [crone:] here upon this pillow Made of reed and…
The Wanting Comes in Waves Mother I can hear your foot-fall now Soft disturbance in the…
The Wrong Year Gray Jane was a riverchild Born down by the river wild Said,…
Think About Me All it took was a special look And I found you…
This Is Why We Fight Come the war Come the avarice Come the war Come hell Come a…
Till The Water's All Long Gone They came down from the mountains They've strayed too long f…
Till the Water’s All Long Gone They came down from the mountains They've strayed too long …
Traveling On Boys in blazers Union labor The last on the life boat to…
Tripping Along We were tripping tripping tripping tripping tripping along W…
Up The Junction I never thought it would happen With me and a girl…
Valerie Plame Oh, Valerie Plame, if that really is your name I will…
We All Die Young It was late one night, I was counting out my…
We Both Go Down Together Here on these cliffs of Dover So high you can't see…
When the War Came [Chorus] With all the grain of Babylon To cultivate, to make…
Why Would I Now? Have I ever lost your way? Have I ever left you…
Won't Want for Love Gentle leaves, gentle leaves Please array a path for me The …
Won’t Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga) [Margaret:] Gentle leaves, gentle leaves, please array a pat…
Yankee Bayonet Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet A sweetheart left be…
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) ''Soldier'': Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet A sweet…
Yankee Bayonet I Will Be Home Then Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet A sweetheart left b…
You'll Not Feel the Drowning There's an island hidden in the sound Lapping currents lay y…
Your Ghost Along the old sea wall Inside the banquet hall Below the cel…


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