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CFGB Centre for Democracy

Songs for the summer class also include songs from the previous Spring

Bob Dylan

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan -

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a ...
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Horse with No Name - America -Horse with No Name - America -Horse with No Name - America - Mandolin -

On the first part of the journey
I was lookin’ at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There were sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
and the sky with no clouds
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Will Oldham

A Minor Place - Bonnie Prince Billy


I’ve been to a minor place
and I can say I like it’s face
If I am gone and with no trace
I will be in a minor place 

Well I put the shoes in line 
Separate the women mine 
As we do what we do fine 
So ...
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Bob Dylan

All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan -

“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”

“No reason to get ...
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Simon and Garfunkel

America - Simon and Garfunkel

Ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh, ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh 
Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together 
I’ve got some real-estate here in my bag 
So we bought a pack of cigarettes, and Mrs. Wagner pies 

And walked off to look for ...
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John Prine

Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that’s grown old
If dreams were lightning, thunder were desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from montgomery
Make ...
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The Lumineers

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Rolling Stones

Angie - Rolling Stones

Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear? 
Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here? 
With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats, 
you can’t say we’re satisfied, 
but Angie, Angie, you can’t say we never tried 

Angie, you’re beautiful, but ain’t it time ...
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At My Window

Townes Van Zandt

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Jack Johnson

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson -

Well can’t you see that it’s just rainin’
There ain’t no need to go outside
But baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you
This song is meant to keep you
From doin’ what you’re supposed to
Wakin’ up too early
Maybe we ...
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Johnny Horton

Battle of New Orleans - Jimmy Driftwood -

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Col. Jackson down the mighty mississip’
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept ...
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Todd Snider


B-double E double R-U-N beer run
B-double E double R-U-N beer run
all we need is a ten and fiver
a car and key and a sober driver
B-double E double R-U-N beer run 

 A couple of frat guys from Abilene 
drove out all night to see Robert Earl Keen 
at ...
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Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell -

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin’ hot spot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Shoo ...
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Leonard Cohen

Bird on a Wire - Leonard Cohen

Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free 
Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old-fashioned book 
I have saved all my ribbons for thee 

If I, if I have been ...
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Black River Killer

Blitzen Trapper

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Hoyte Axton


 See the rain comin’ down and the roof won’t hold ‘er 
Lost my job and I feel a little older 
Car won’t run and our love’s grown colder 
Maybe things’ll get a little better in the mornin’ 
Maybe things’ll get a little better 

Oh, the clothes need washin’ ...
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Green Day

Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day -

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes 
But it’s home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
and I’m the only one and I walk alone

I ...
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Sam Cooke

 If you ever change your mind 
about leaving, leaving me behind

Bring it to me. Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 

I know I laughed when you left, 
but now I know I only hurt myself 

Bring it to ...
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Ben Harper

Burn One Down - Ben Harper -

Let us burn one from end to end
And pass it over to me my friend
Burn it long, well burn it slow
To light me up before I go

If you don't like my fire then don’t come around
‘Cause I’m gonna burn one down
Yes, I’m gonna burn one ...
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Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss

Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss

Wise men say, only fools rush in
But I  can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I    stay? Would it be a  sin?
If I  can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
surely to the sea
Darling so it ...
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Harry Chapin

Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin -

My child arrived just the other day
He came into the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it and as he grew
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Dave Matthews

Christmas Song - Dave Matthews

 She was his girl; he was her boyfriend 
She be his wife; and make him her husband 
A surprise on the way, any day, any day 
One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy 
The wise men came three made their way 
To shower him with love while he lay in the ...
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Blaze Foley


I’m goin’ down to the Greyhound Station, gonna get a ticket to ride
Gonna find that lady with two or three kids and sit down by her side
Ride til the sun comes up and down around me ‘bout two or three times
Smokin’ cigarettes in the ...
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Come as You Are


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Neil Young

Comes a Time - Neil Young _

Comes a time, When your driftin’
Comes a time, When you settle down
Comes a light, Feelin’s liftin’
Lift that baby right up off the ground

Oh, this old world keeps spinnin’ ‘round
It’s a wonder tall trees ain’t laying down
There comes a time

You ...
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Pink Floyd

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd -

Is there anybody in there ? 
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home ? 

Come on now
I hear your feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again 

I’ll need some information first
Just the basic ...
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Coo Coo



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John Denver

Country Roads - John Denver

Almost heaven, West Virginia 
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees 
Younger than the mountains, growin’ like a breeze 

Country roads, take me home,
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads 

All my memories, gather around her 
Miner’s lady, stranger ...
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Crabbuckit - k-os

Took a trip on a bus that didn’t know 
Met a girl sellin’ drinks at the disco 
Said truth comes back when you let it go 
Seems complicated ‘cause it’s really so simple 
Walkin’ down Yonge Street on a Friday 
Can’t follow them, gotta do it my way 
No fast lane, still on ...
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Willie Nelson

Crazy - Willie Nelson -

Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue
I knew you’d love me as long as you wanted

And then someday, you’d leave me for somebody new
Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Wondering, what in the world did ...
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love


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Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne -

Ozzy Osbourne

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne -

Crazy, but that’s how it goes,
millions of people, living as foes
Maybe, it’s not to late,
to learn how to love, and forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
life’s a bitter shame
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train
I’m going ...
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Johnny Cash

Daddy Sang Bass - Carl Perkins -

I remember when I was a lad
Times were hard and things were bad
But there’s a silver linin’ behind every cloud
Just poor people that all we were
Tryin’ to make a livin’ out of blackland earth
But we’d get together in a family circle ...
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Dance Me to the End of Love

Leonard Cohen

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Delmore Brothers

Let it rain, let it pour 
Let it rain a whole lot more 
‘Cause I got them deep river blues 
Let the rain drive right on 

Let the waves sweep along 
‘Cause I got them deep river blues 
My old gal’s a good old pal 
And she walks like a water fowl 

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Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms -

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb?
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night,
With a tail as big as a kite’s,
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