Lyrics - All Albums

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wanderin’

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wanderin': traditional song song sample: lyrics: my daddy is an engineer my brother drives a hack, my sister takes in washin’ an’ the baby balls the jack, an’ it looks like i’m never gonna cease my wanderin’. i been wanderin’ early and late new york city to the golden gate an’ it looks like i’m… More »

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the railroad cars are coming

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the railroad cars are coming: traditional song song sample: lyrics: the great pacific railway for california hail! bring on the locomotive, lay down the iron rail; across the rolling prairies by steam we’re bound to go, the railroad cars are coming, humming through new mexico, the railroad cars are coming, humming through new mexico the… More »

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titanic

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titanic: traditional song song sample: lyrics: the rich folks decided to take a trip on the finest ship that was ever built. the captain persuaded the people to think that the titanic too safe to sink chorus: out on the o-o-o-ocean the great wide o-o-o-ocean the titanic, out on the ocean, sinking down! the ship… More »

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railroad bill

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railroad bill: traditional song song sample: lyrics: railroad bill, railroad bill, he never worked and he never will; bad railroad bill. railroad bill, railroad bill, took everything that the farmer had; that bad railroad bill. railroad bill had no wife, always looking for somebody’s wife; then it’s ride, ride, ride. kill me a chicken, send… More »

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roll the chariot

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roll the chariot: traditional song song sample: lyrics: we’ll roll, roll the chariot along, we’ll roll, roll the chariot along, we’ll roll, roll the chariot along, and we won’t drag on behind. if the devil’s in the way we will roll it over him, if the devil’s in the way we will roll it over… More »

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waillie, waillie!

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waillie, waillie! traditional song song sample: lyrics: when cockle shells turn silver bells, then will my love return to me. when roses blow, in wintry snow, then will my love return to me. oh, waillie! waillie! but love is bonnie a little while when it is new! but it grows old and waxeth cold, and… More »

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california

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california: traditional song song sample: lyrics: when formed our band, we are all well manned, to journey afar to the promised land; the golden ore is rich in store on the banks of the sacramento shore. refrain: then ho, boys, ho! to california go, there’s plenty of gold in the world, i’m told, on the… More »

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all night long (with family band workshop video)

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more of the family band workshop series.. enjoy! all night long: traditional song song sample: lyrics: paul and silas, bound in jail, all night long. one for the sing and the other for to pray, all night long. one for the sing and the other for to pray, all night long. do, lord, deliver poor… More »

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the e-ri-e

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the e-ri-e: traditional song song sample: lyrics: we were forty miles from albany, forget it i never shall, what a terrible storm we had one night on the e-ri-e canal. refrain: oh e-ri-e was a-rising the gin was getting low and i scarcely think we’ll get a drink till we get to buffalo-o-o, till we… More »

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the shanty-man’s life

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the shanty-man’s life: traditional song song sample: lyrics: oh, a shanty-man’s life is a wearisome life, although some think it void of care, swinging an ax from morning till night in the midst of the forests so drear. lying in the shanty bleak and cold while the cold stormy wintry winds blow, and as soon… More »

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i was born almost ten thousand years ago

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I was born almost ten thousand years ago: traditional song song sample: lyrics: i was born almost ten thousand years ago, and there’s nothing in the world that i don’t know; i saw peter, paul and moses, playing ring-around-the-roses and i’m here to lick the guy what says ‘taint so. i saw satan when he… More »

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lo que digo

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lo que digo: traditional song song sample: lyrics: lo que digo de hoy en d’a, lo que digo lo sostengo, yo no vengo a ver si puedo, yo no vengo a ver si puedo, yo no vengo a ver si puedo, sino porque puedo, vengo. los higos y las naranjas en el ‡rbol se maduran,… More »

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cuckoo waltz

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cuckoo waltz: traditional song song sample: lyrics: Three times round the cuckoo waltz, Three times round the cuckoo waltz Three times round the cuckoo waltz, Lovely Susie Brown. Fare thee well, my charming girl, Fare thee well I’m gone, Fare thee well, my charming girl, With golden slippers on. Choose your pard as we go… More »

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across the western ocean

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across the western ocean: traditional song song sample: lyrics: oh, times are hard and the wages low — amelia, where you bound to? the rocky mountains is my home, across the western ocean. oh, times are hard and the wages low — amelia, where you bound to? the rocky mountains is my home, across the… More »

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the monkey’s wedding

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the monkey’s wedding: traditional song song sample: lyrics: The monkey married the baboon’s sister, Gave her a ring and then he kissed her; kissed her so hard he raised a blister, She set up a yell. The bridesmaid stuck on some court-plaster, It stuck so fast it couldn’t stick faster; Surely it was a sad… More »

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the midnight train

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the midnight train: traditional song song sample: lyrics: midnight train and the four day train run all night long. midnight train and the four day train run all night long, they run until the break of day. it was the same train carried your mother away runs all night long. was the same train carried… More »

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lonesome road

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lonesome road: traditional song song sample: lyrics: look down, look down that lonesome road, hang down your head an’ sigh; the best of friends must part some day, an’ why not you an’ i, an’ why not you an’ i? wish to god that i had died, had died ‘fore i was born, before i… More »

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the colorado trail

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the colorado trail: traditional song song sample: lyrics: eyes like the morning star, cheeks like a rose, laura was a pretty girl, god almighty knows. weep, all ye little rains, wail, winds, wail, all along, along, along the colorado trail. download the chords!  the_colorado_trail.pdf

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willy the weeper

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willy the weeper: traditional song song sample: lyrics: did you ever hear the story ’bout willy the weeper? made his living as a chimney-sweeper. had the dope habit an’ he had it bad; listen while i tell you ’bout the dream he had: teet tee dee dee dee dee, toot too doo doo doo doo,… More »

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lord lovel

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lord lovel: traditional song song sample: lyrics: lord lovel he stood at his castle gate, combing his milk-white steed; when along came lady nancy bell, wishing her lover good speed, speed, speed wishing her lover good speed. “oh where are you going, lord lovel?” she said; “oh where are you going?” said she. “i’m going,… More »

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lincoln and liberty

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lincoln and liberty: traditional song song sample: lyrics: Hurrah for the choice of the nation! Our chieftain so brave and so true; We’ll go for the great reformation, For Lincoln and Liberty too. we’ll go for the son of kentucky, the hero of hoosierdom through; the pride of the suckers so lucky, for lincoln and… More »

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when the curtains of night are pinned back

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when the curtains of the night are pinned back: traditional song song sample: lyrics: when the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars, and the beautiful moon sweeps the sky, i’ll remember you love, in my prayers. when the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars, and the dew drops of… More »

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ezekiel, you and me

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ezekiel, you and me: traditional song song sample: lyrics: ezek’l saw the wheel, ezek’l saw the wheel, ‘way up in the middle of the air. the big wheel moves by faith; the little wheel moves by the grace of god; a wheel in a wheel, ‘way up in de middle of the air. a wheel… More »

Sea Music

strike the bell (with family band workshop video)

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more of the family band workshop series.. enjoy! strike the bell: traditional song song sample: lyrics: Aft on the poop deck, and walkin’ all about, There’s the second mate, so steady and so stout. What he’s a-thinkin’, he knows not himself, We’re wishin’ he would hurry up and strike, strike the bell. Chorus: Strike the… More »

Sea Music

farewell nova scotia

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farewell nova scotia: traditional song song sample: lyrics: The sun was sinking down in the west The birds were singing on every tree All nature seemed to be at rest But still there was no rest for me Chorus: Farewell to Nova Scotia The sea-bound coast may your mountains dark and dreary be For when… More »