Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Many of the songs I've
written don't seem to belong to any particular age section: what seem
like little kid songs have sometimes become grown-up favorites, and the
other way around. So I have put together here songs I have for the young
in mind; funny songs, dreamy songs, loud and soft songs, idea songs and
story songs. Some of them have been published before in other collections,
some of them are from collections now out of print; most of them have
been in the files or the back of my head, waiting for the light of day,
or they're brand new. Some are open-ended, so that you can add verses
of your own.
Most of the music is
plain and square on the page, to make it easy to read at first. But I
hope that in time you will swing it a little, with phrasing and syncopation
to suit the way it appeals to you. A few of the songs have actually been
written in a free style--see "If You Love Me" and "Magic Penny"--to show
you what I mean.
The songs have been put
in keys easy to sing, or easy to chord on the guitar, or both.
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