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NEW!  The folks at Sing Out! have been putting up online pdfs of the old folk magazine Broadside, in the pages of which appeared dozens of Malvina's songs, including sheet music. The project isn't finished, but even at this point (2/2014) thirty of her songs, including many whose music has appeared nowhere else, are available.  Be the first one on your block to bring these works back to life!  The items in question are linked to at the individual pages below keyed with a 'B'.  (Note that Broadside was not individually paginated, so all the links go to the first page of that issue, and you will have to scroll down to find the item.  But the early issues, especially, were short, so this shouldn't be a great bother.)

  • Ain't That Fine ("Well, they're all out on probation, Ain't that fine...")
  • The Alameda Mountains ("In the Alameda Mountains it's always sunny...")
  • The Albatross ("It is an ancient mariner who stoppeth one of three...")
  • Alcatraz (Pelican Island) ("It was Pelican Island, when the Bay was clean...")
  • All Over Everything ("All over ev'rything, kids all over ev'rything...")
  • Alone ("I'll go into my mind and close the door...")
  • Andorra ** B ("I want to go to Andorra, Andorra, Andorra...")
  • Antique Collector ("I understand that you collect antiques. How about collecting me?...")
  • Are You Walking There for Me? B ("Are you walking there for me?...")
  • Artichokes ("Artichokes, hmm, artichokes, hmm, artichokes, hmm...")

  • Babies ("There's the Life Force, you know, and it breaks you and mends you...")
  • Back Alley Surgery ("Supreme Court sits in Washington, every one a mother's son...")
  • Back to the Dream ("I want to go back to the dream I was dreaming...")
  • Backyard Blues ("Some day you're going to be sorry...")
  • The Bairnies Are Crying ("The bairnies are cryin in the hall and my singing can't be heard...")
  • Ballad of Ella Mae ("I never could do for my children, not even keep them alive...")
  • The Ballad of Robban's First Ride ("The winter came early in seventy two...")
  • The Bankers and the Diplomats (see "Swivel Chair Reserves" and "We Hate to See Them Go")
  • The Battle of Maxton Field ("Now brave the Klansmen rallied there in Maxton town that night...")
  • Beetle Bottle Bush ("She washed the clothes in the morning...")
  • Big People ("Big people are bottoms of skirts and jeans right down from their knees, yo yo...")
  • Billy Boy ("Did they wash you down the stair, Billy Boy, Billy Boy...")
  • Billy Bump Bump ("Billy Bump Bump, come and get your dinner...")
  • The Birch Society B ("Oh California, you're simply great...")
  • Birthday Hallelu ("Who's the little whatnot came along our way...")
  • Birthday Polka (see "Birthday Hallelu")
  • Bitter Rain ("The world's too much for me...")
  • Black Hawk Blues ("I went down to the Black Hawk to get that cool root beer...")
  • Black Horse ("I want to ride on the black horse...")
  • Blood on the Grapes ("There's blood on the grapes, so we're not buying grapes this year...")
  • The Bloody Neat ("Don't be so bloody neat, don't be so bloody clean...")
  • Blues Street ("Once you get to Blues Street you can't get away...")
  • Boraxo * ("It's all right, it's all right, if you're righteous it's all right...")
  • Born in the Town ("I was born in the town where even the weeds don't show, yes...")
  • The Boy Salutes B ("The little boy salutes the casket on the caisson passing thru...")
  • Boys Will Be Boys ("Because they are bigger and make more noise boys will be boys will be boys...")
  • Bring Flowers ("There's lots to be said for the guy who's not dead...")
  • Bump-A-Deedle (see "Everybody Says")
  • Bury Me in My Overalls ** ("Bury me in my overalls, don't use my gabardines...")
  • Busting at the Seams ("Everything is busting at the seams, no more seams, no more binding...")
  • Buying the Package ("You're buying the package, you're buying the dream...")

  • Call on Me ("If you want some singin done, call on me...")
  • Can't Wait to Go ("Baby, I can't wait to go. Out, out, brief candle's glow...")
  • Carolina Cotton Mill Song ("Oh I love to get into my clean bed...")
  • The Cement Octopus * B ("There's a cement octopus sits in Sacramento, I think...")
  • Change It ("Change, change it, we've got to change the system...")
  • Check-Up ("Check-up, check-up, ev'rybody needs a check-up now and then...")
  • Christ Died ("Christ died for you, the poster said...")
  • Clean Water ("Clean water, clean water, clean water. Mister and Mrs. me and you...")
  • Come Clean Blues B ("You brag about your washing, how fine it can feel...")
  • Come Out ("She cries, Come out! Come out of your room...")
  • Computers ("Computers, computers, computers wherever you turn...")
  • Coplas ("You asked me for green peppers, green peppers are your due...")
  • The Corners of Your Mind ("Into the corners of your mind, go dig and see what you can find...")
  • El Cortito ("It's the short hoe, it's the short hoe, field workers call it El Cortito...")
  • Count Ten ("When I couldn't go to sleep, my grandmother used to say...")

  • Daddy's in the Jail ("Daddy's in the jail, oh yes. Daddy's in the jail, oh yes...")
  • Dancing Girl ("Tina is a dancing girl everybody knows...")
  • Day Care Mommy ("She's our day care mommy and she's O.K....")
  • The Day the Freeway Froze ("'Twas at eight-o-five a.m. on a hot old July day...")
  • D.D.T. on My Brain ("I don't need your LSD, head to toe I'm DDT...")
  • Dead Hand at the Tiller ("There's a dead hand at the tiller of this ship...")
  • The Delinquent ("Oh the boy was on the bench, and the judge was on the dock...")
  • The Desert ("I sing of the desert, the dirt is so clean...")
  • The Devil Is Talking B ("The Devil is talking in Kennedy's ear, the Devil is talking in Kennedy's ear...")
  • The Devil's Baptizin ("There was a man who walked like a man...")
  • Dialectic ("It's hard to believe that people live in such palaces...")
  • Did You Know? ("Did you know, did you know, that the whole round world...")
  • Discovery Day ("We celebrated Columbus, and wasn’t that a lovely day!...")
  • Do As the Doukhobors Do B ("There's a new tactic to use, my dear...")
  • Do Something Wrong B ("Do something wrong, Baby, you're too right for me...")
  • Don't Believe the Night Time ("Don't believe the night time, you wake in the dark...")
  • Don't Bother Me ("Don't bother me, I have some things to do...")
  • Don't Bring Us Money ("Bring us potatoes say the diggers...")
  • Don't Drop the Box ("Don't drop the box, there's a cake inside...")
  • Don't Go Away ("Don't go away, stay where you are...")
  • Don't I Let You Live Here? ("Don't complain cause you do all the work...")
  • Don't Let Him In ("Don't let him in without that safety skin...")
  • Don't Push Me ("Don't push me, I'm headed my way...")
  • Don't Sell Texas Short ("Don't sell Texas short, there's some lovely people in Dallas...")
  • Don't Shoot the Captain ("We boarded the ship at Newport News, away, roll away...")
  • Don't Smoke, Darling ("When we came together, we knew we were meant for each other...")
  • Don't Talk to Me of Love ("Don't talk to me of love anymore...")
  • Down to Hanson's ("If you go out to Idaho, just take my advice...")
  • The Dresses ("The dresses are all made of paper, they sparkle, they twinkle, they shine...")
  • Drive on the Cart ("Nothing in the world seems worth the trouble...")

  • Early in the Morning ("Early in the morning, not yet dawn...")
  • Earth Child ("Of all the children in the world, itself the world is my special care...")
  • Easy Street ("Easy Street, Easy Street, everybody knows about Easy Street...")
  • Eight Candles ** ("Eight candles shine for the Maccabees...")
  • The Emperor Has No Clothes ("Well the emperor has no clothes...")
  • The Emperor's Nightingale ("The emperor's nightingale sang in the forest...")
  • Everybody Says * ("Everybody says, 'sit down, sit down!'...")
  • Everybody Smiles at Me ("Everybody smiles at me. I don't know why...")
  • Everybody Talks About Mine Mill B ("Everybody talks about Mine Mill, Mine Mill, Mine Mill...")
  • Everything Soup ("It's everything soup, everything soup, and I'll never make it again...")

  • The Falling of the Tree ("He thought he owned the tree because he bought it...")
  • Fantastic Man ("I see you for a minute, it last me all the day...")
  • The Faucets Are Dripping ** B ("The faucets are dripping in old New York City...")
  • Field Workers Song ("Oh the grapes on the vine, they are heavy and they shine...")
  • First Amendment Banjo ("Come gather round, you singing folk...")
  • Flood! ("Flood! Flood! Flood! The houses washed away...")
  • Fortunatus' Wallet ("Fortunatus had a wallet, he was a lucky man...")
  • Four Saints in a Boat ("Well there were four saints in a boat, in a boat...")
  • The Fragile Sea ("Our fathers knew the ocean as a friendly enemy...")
  • Free Enterprise ("The air you breathe is poison, the food you eat is worse...")
  • From Way Up Here ** B ("From way up here the earth looks very small...")
  • Funny Bug Basin ("I drove along the highway and I saw a little sign...")

  • Galaxy ("You don't care about me, way out there, Galaxy...")
  • The Gang Dancers ("We are gang made, we are children of tribal centuries...")
  • The Genius ("As I walked out upon Stockton street one fine September day...")
  • Gentlemen of Distinction in the Army (see "We Hate to See Them Go")
  • The Girls from the Oyster House ("We are the girls from the Oyster House...")
  • Give a Man a Bulldozer ("Give a man a bulldozer, he'll fill the lake with muck...")
  • God Bless the Grass ** ("God bless the grass that grows thru the crack...")
  • Golden Bell
  • The Good Ship O'Connor ("On the outermost tip of Rhode Island...")
  • Goodbye, Joe (see "Tokyo Farewell")
  • Goodbye to the Band ("Tho my plane don't fly till morning, I'm already far from you...")
  • Green Shadows ("You walk into this room, the trees are all around you...")
  • Griddle Cakes ("You bring the sorghum, the sorghum, the syrup O...")
  • Ground Swell ("Are you listening to the ground swell, moving underneath your feet?...")
  • Guerrillas in Guatemala ("Did you cry when Jacob Arbenz was exiled from Guatemala?...")
  • Gupery Joe and Mike ("Let's go, let's go says Gupery Joe, put on your seven league slippers...")

  • Heavy on Me ("Comin down heavy on me, comin down heavy...")
  • Hello Ladybug ("Hello ladybug, little lady, ladybug...")
  • Henry Ford's Engine ("Henry Ford's engine has to go. Henry Ford's engine has to go...")
  • Here Comes a Partner ("Here comes a partner so give me your hand...")
  • Here's To a World That's All Right B ("Here's to the girls afraid that they're caught, yeh, yeh...")
  • The Highway ("The highway is laid as smooth as glass...")
  • The Hills of Hey ("Come listen all you jolly folk, a tale I will produce...")
  • Hip Hop Candytop ("Hip hop candytop, pop around the corner...")
  • Housewife's Grief ("When I come to your house, everything looks fine...")
  • The H. U. A. C. B ("The H.U.A.C., the H.U.A.C., they need a new menace for '63...")
  • Huelga Huelga (Do Not Cross the Line) ( "Huelga! Huelga! Leave the grapes alone...")

  • I Believe ("I believe, I believe, I believe this war is wrong...")
  • I Cannot Sleep ** ("I cannot sleep for thinking of the children...")
  • I Come From a Country ("I come from a country where ev'ryone's happy...")
  • I Don't Care About You ("I don't care about you, I just want to be free...")
  • I Don't Have Anything ("He said I don't have anything...")
  • I Don't Mind Failing * ("I don't mind failing in this world, I don't mind failing in this world...")
  • I Don't Think So ("Will you make the revolution eating wheat germ?...")
  • I Don't Understand ("Of course I have someone to love me and I don't need you...")
  • I Know When I've Done Wrong ("I know when I've done wrong, but there are some...")
  • I Live in a City ** ("I live in a city, yes I do, I live in a city, yes I do...")
  • I Lived Through This Day ("Well I lived thro this day, how I lived thro this day...")
  • I See You ("I see you, I see you, I look at you and I see you...")
  • I Went A-Gathering ("I went a-gathering, a-gathering, a-gathering...")
  • I Wish You Were Here * ("I wish you were here to get underfoot...")
  • I'm Apathetic ("The world’s best brains have banded together...")
  • I'm Doing Fine ("I thought I'd die when you left me...")
  • I'm Sorry It's Done ("When I think of the world that I've lived in...")
  • I'm Too Dumb ("I'm too dumb. Elect some other guy....")
  • I've Got a Song ** ("I've got a song, it's about so high...")
  • If Peace Time Came ("If peace time came, and we all got poor...")
  • If Two Have Four ("If two have four and if four have four...")
  • If You Love Me ** ("If you love me, if you love, love, love me...")
  • If You Want a Friend ("If you want to have a friend, be a friend...")
  • If You Were Little ("If you were little, I'd put you in my pocket...")
  • In Bethlehem ("What did the little lamb say who saw the baby in the hay?...")
  • In the Dancing
  • Instant Sentence, or, Talking Law and Order Blues ("Well the boy won't move, and the girl won't move...")
  • It Isn't Nice ** B ("It isn't nice to block the doorway, it isn't nice to go to jail...")
  • It Turned Out to Be a Song ("Some people bake a cookie, some people fly an aeroplane...")
  • It's Enough to Be Young ("It's enough to be young and walking two by two...")
  • It's Hard to Get a War These Days (see "The Little Generals")
  • It's My Turn ("It's my turn, it's my turn, it's my turn to sing...")
  • It's Raining! ("The grass says 'It's raining!' and gives a green 'Hurrah!'...")
  • It's Up to You ("You might have been born a ladybug...")

  • Jail House Buddy ("I have a friend, I met him at a sit-in...")
  • Jailhouse Door ("The jailhouse, the jailhouse, it is an awful place...")
  • January Sale ("Do you have youth and joy on display...")
  • Jeannie * ("Jeannie can doze in all of her clothes...")
  • Jennie Fell Down ("Jennie fell down and bumped her nose...")
  • Jenny Appleseed ("If I were Jenny Appleseed, in this day and time...")
  • Jesus Was a Saviour, Too ("Jesus was a saviour, too. Jesus was a saviour, too...")
  • Johnny Built a House ("Johnny built a house that was just so high...")
  • The Judge Said * ("The judge said 'Screw 'em! Boys you're only human'...")
  • Judy's Song (see "I've Got a Song")
  • Just a Little Every Day ("Just a little every day, a little something in the air...")
  • Just a Little Rain (see "What Have They Done to the Rain?")

  • Kennebunkport ("Well, it's fifty miles to Kennebunkport as the crow flies, as the crow flies...")
  • Kiss Her Goodbye ("She is in another world, kiss her goodbye...")

  • Lake of the Isles ("The water was so still in the evening, so still...")
  • Lambarene Time ("It's the time of Lambarene, the good doctor had the answer...")
  • The Lambeth Children O ** ("Fifty children sitting in the trees, fifty children swingin in the breeze...")
  • The Last Time ("This will be the last kiss and then I'll leave you...")
  • The Lazy Dog ("Well they call it the Lazy Dog, and they call it the Lazy Dog...")
  • Leave My Van Allen Belt Alone B ("The sky is full of hardware, it's shot up ev'ry day...")
  • Let It Be ** ("When you walk in the forest, let it be...")
  • Let Them Eat Cake ("Let them eat cake, said Marie Antoinette...")
  • Let Us Come In (Party Crasher's Carol) * ("We are three wand'ring trav'lers out in the wind and the rain...")
  • Let's Have a Picnic ("Let's have a picnic. Let's go on a picnic...")
  • Like the Miller Grinds the Wheat ("We don't touch that machine cause once you get your finger in...")
  • Little Birds ("Little birds in the tree tops, little birds in the firebushes...")
  • Little Bitty Mommy B ("Little bitty mommy with the baby in the stroller...")
  • Little Boat ("There was a little boat sailed down the river...")
  • Little Boxes *** B ("Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky...")
  • The Little Generals B ("All the little generals are running out of war...")
  • Little Kids ("Little kids drive me out of my mind...")
  • Little Land [ listen to youtube.com video ]
  • The Little Mermaid ("The little mermaid swam beside me...")
  • The Little Mouse * ("A little mouse got into the wires...")
  • The Little Red Hen ** ("The Little Red Hen found a grain of wheat...")
  • Lock the Windows ("Lock the windows, close the doors...")
  • Log of the Echo III ("We left Vancouver Saturday, the natives gave a cheer...")
  • Look on the Sunny Side * ("Look on the sunny side, sugar's goin up...")
  • Lost Children Street ("Go through the mountain, through the mountain...")
  • Lost in the Crowd ("You can't be heard if you're speaking in a simple human tone...")
  • Love Is Something (see "Magic Penny")
  • Love It Like a Fool (see "This World")
  • Love Somebody ("Love somebody, no matter who...")

  • Madwoman ("Madwoman, I can't touch you, I can't stop to listen to you...")
  • Magic Penny *** ("Love is something if you give it away...")
  • Magical Food ("Take a bite of mystical, magical food...")
  • Magical Song ("I know a magical song, make you sound like a Chinese gong...")
  • Mail Call ("I need fresh flowers each morning to make me a bouquet...")
  • Mailman Blues B ("Here comes the mailman, I love to see him on his way...")
  • Malaguena Salerosa
  • Malvina's Blues, or, It Ain't a Folk Song ("It ain't a folk song, Buddy, unless it's old and gray...")
  • Mama's Gone ("Mama's gone, mama's gone, mama's gone to Washington...")
  • The Man in the Mask * ("Come sit down beside me before the big T.V....")
  • The Man Says Jump ("Well the man says jump, everybody jump...")
  • Many Colors ("We looked out on that picture, it was all white...")
  • Mario's Duck * ("Mario had a little pet duck, they couldn't afford a dog or a cat...")
  • Market Day ("My pa got up this morning before the break of day...")
  • Marty's Song (see "Move Over")
  • Masquerade (Gray Power Song) ("Masquerade, masquerade, we are people over fifty on parade...")
  • May Flies Dance ("The May flies in the sun. They are living like crazy...")
  • Meet Me at the Watergate ("Meet me at the Watergate, the Watergate, the Watergate...")
  • The Miracle ("Oh, what a piece of work is man, how marvelously wrought...")
  • The Moment ("My whole life passed before me the moment that I died...")
  • Mommy's Girl ("This is the girl that Mommy loves, this is the girl that Mommy loves...")
  • Monaco
  • Money Blues ("Some folks have lots of money, some haven't got a bean...")
  • The Money Crop * ("Well money has its own way, and money has to grow...")
  • The Montreal Vandals ("They talk of the young boys who pull up the bushes...")
  • Moogical Love ("Love's a magic, love's a wonder...")
  • Morningtown Ride *** ("Train whistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise...")
  • Move Over * ("Move over and make room for Marty...")
  • Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter ** B ("Dear Mister Editor, if you choose, please send me a copy of the labor news...")
  • My Little Guitar ("My little guitar, you're a part of me...")
  • My Street ("My street is a friendly street, people say hello to the people they meet...")

  • Nancy, Nancy, Fourteen Years Today (see "Birthday Hallelu")
  • Nancy Newman of Liberty Hall ("I'll tell you the story of Nancy Newman...")
  • Napalm ("Lucy Baines, did you ever see that napalm?...")
  • Nestle No! ("We use no Nestlé products here, cause they have a cruel campaign...")
  • Never Argue with a Bee ** B ("Never argue with a bee. He has got a sting-a-ree...")
  • Never Touch a Singing Bird ("Never touch a singing bird, a wild bird...")
  • The New Restaurant * ("I stopped into a restaurant and oh, it was a dream!...")
  • The New York Song ("Keep out of New York City, the city's falling down...")
  • No Closing Chord * ("Don't play that closing chord for me, baby, baby...")
  • No Hole in My Head ** ("Everybody thinks my head's full of nothin...")
  • No House ("Oh the cat has a house, and the rat has a house...")
  • No Place to Run ("Baby, there's no place to go from here...")
  • No Room ("No room! No room! No room! said the Mad Hatter...")
  • No Town ("This is no town, no town, this is no town...")
  • Nobody ("Who's there? Nobody, nobody. Who's there?...")
  • Non-Ads B ("Detergent, detergent, it gets your laundry white...")
  • Not the Shadow of a Man ("I have learned I can stand on my feet and all alone...")
  • Nothing to Say ("Well I brought home records from the record store...")
  • Nowhere Blues ("Got me a new bus, Baby, goes with the speed of light...")

  • Oh, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie [parody] (see "Untitled 3")
  • Oh, Doctor ("Oh, I wish I was a doctor, not a barroom troubador...")
  • On My Own Feet ("I'll get there on my own feet, on my own feet...")
  • On the Coat Tails of the Lord ("The biggest time evangelist of all tonight will be on T.V....")
  • On the Rim of the World * ("She inches along on the rim of the world...")
  • One More Ride B ("One more ride, one more ride, one more ride in the flyin tide...")
  • One of the Family ("Sleep's a-coming, say hello, lay your head on his shoulder-o...")
  • One Shoe ("Little Rosie Ree, she's only got one shoe...")
  • Only a War ("It's only a war, another war, forget it...")
  • Only Room for Two ("Only room for two, only room for two...")
  • The Only Way ("Socialism is the only way to go...")
  • Osaka Train ("What's in the seat up ahead?...")
  • Outrageous ("Outrageous, you got to be outrageous...")
  • Over and Over ("If there's something I want to remember...")
  • Overtime ("Overtime, overtime, overtime, boss says I've got to work overtime...")

  • Patchwork of Dreams ("A patchwork of dreams will be my cover...")
  • Pea Soup Song of Billings, Montana ("Come into the kitchen, I'll sing you a song...")
  • Peace Isn't Treason ("Peace isn't treason, Peace is good reason...")
  • People ("People are the greatest thing, you see them ev'rywhere...")
  • People Are Tired ("People are tired, let them be...")
  • The Pets * ("I have a doggie, his name is Dolally...")
  • Picket Line B ("The gray flannel suits stand outside the door...")
  • The Pied Piper ("Rats, rats, ev'rywhere, in the kitchen and down the stair...")
  • The Pitch ("There's a bright pretty money in your purse; let it go...")
  • Place to Be ** ("Ev'rybody has a place to go, ev'rybody wants a place to be...")
  • Playing War B ("There's a nameless war in Vietnam, there's wars in many lands...")
  • The Plutonium Song ("Plutonium is a business, the business people say...")
  • Poor Worms ("Being people isn't all that it's cracked up to be...")
  • Power Plant Reggae ("You can make steam in a boiler...")
  • Preedle Proddle ("Preedle Proddle filled the bottle...")
  • Pretty Thing ("This pain I carry round inside me, it is a pretty thing...")
  • The Pro-Life Boy ("It's none of your business, young fellow my boy...")
  • Puget Boat Song ("I don't care if we never get back to shore...")
  • Put On Your Hat ("Put on your hat and come with me...")

  • Quiet * ("I don't know much about much, and what I don't know I don't say...")

  • Rabbits Dance * ("People say the rabbits dance in the night time...")
  • Rachel's Lullaby ("Rachel, Rachel, Judy's baby, what a wonder child you are...")
  • Rail Birds ("I walked thro the park when Spring was in the sky...")
  • Rain Song (see "What Have They Done to the Rain?")
  • Rain Song ("Blow a little rain my way, Jupiter Pluvius. Queen of May...")
  • Rand Hymn ("The Rand Corporation's the boon of the world...")
  • The Rape Song
  • Red Bird ("The red bird sang on the highest branch as he had never sung before...")
  • Rejoice ("There's something my grandfolks used to say...")
  • The Rigatoni Song ("I know a little girl, she likes to dance and sing...")
  • Ring Like a Bell ("Oh, if I could ring like a bell!...")
  • Road Song ("Somewhere between Chicago and Champaign, Urbana...")
  • Rosie Jane * ("This song is addressed to my sisters...")
  • Run, Run, the Tree Is Falling ("Run, run, the tree is falling...")

  • The Saigon Children ("The French have gone and the Yanks have come...")
  • Sally Don't You Grieve * ("When I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve, when I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve...")
  • Sausalito Fire ("Oh, Sausalito's burning, you can see it from the hills...")
  • Say Something Nice ("Man cannot live by bread alone, nor woman by a stone...")
  • Says the Bee ("Come with me, says the bee, into the daffodil...")
  • Seabeck ("The water was so still in the evening, so still...")
  • Senate Bill One ("Senate Bill One, Senate Bill One...")
  • Seventy Miles * ("Seventy miles of wind and spray, seventy miles of water...")
  • Shaggy Baggy Man ("Shaggy Baggy Man, Shaggy Baggy Man, o-o-oh, he's the man I love...")
  • She Got Lost ("She got lost cause there was no one by her...")
  • Shelter from the Rain ("Shelter from the rain, that's all we need...")
  • The Shoppers' Game ("I played the shoppers' game today (game today)...")
  • A Short History of Warfare ("Back in the Middle Ages, the nobles fought the wars...")
  • The Sick Business ("Well it's the sick business, the sick business...")
  • Sick People in Chicago ("In the city of Chicago, little black girl wasn't well...")
  • Sick World ("The world is so sick it can never be saved...")
  • Signature Blues ("If you see the dotted line, Baby, don't sign...")
  • Sing Along ("I get butterflies in my stomach whenever I start to sing...")
  • Singin Jesus ("Let me tell you 'bout singin Jesus...")
  • Skagit Valley Forever ("There's a fine green valley not far from Vancouver...")
  • Sleep, Come On By ("Oh sleep it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole...")
  • So Soon ("It took a long time to get here through evolution and revolution...")
  • A Soft Answer ("A soft answer, a gentle word, might turn a raging lion...")
  • Something's After You ("Something's after you, run, run...")
  • Somewhere Between ("On Monday I think I'm a sinner, on Tuesday I think I'm a saint...")
  • Song of the Nobodies ("If you have to be nobody, and you're bound to be nobody...")
  • The Soul of an Onion ("If you want to find the soul of an onion...")
  • Spooky World ("I don't need horror pictures to refrigerate my spine...")
  • Stand Up With Me ("It's time to get up and walk...")
  • Star Flower ("Star flower O, star flower O, star flower in the ground O...")
  • The Stars Are Hiding ("The stars are hiding all the day, the stars are hiding all the day...")
  • Stone Stone ("Stone, stone, mighty stone, you are a mighty stone...")
  • The Story of Old Monroe B ("Gather 'round us you Americans, if you believe in right and wrong...")
  • Stranded on This Planet ("Stranded on this planet, what a place!...")
  • Street Corner Blues ("Stand around the corner, watch the cars go by...")
  • Sweet Stuff ("You're so likeable, you're so sweet, you don't need any sugar to eat...")
  • Swivel Chair Reserves * ("The bankers and diplomats are going in the army...")

  • Take It Away B ("We've got to take over P. G. E., it's become a dreadful pest...")
  • Take Me to Sandy Hook ("Take me to Sandy Hook, bring along your pocket book...")
  • Take Two ("Well the coke is nice, and the coke is sweet...")
  • Temptation ("Temptation, get away from me. Temptation, get away from me...")
  • Ten Ton Blues ("I've got the ten ton blues, the meanest blues in town...")
  • That's Me ("When I holler in a rain barrel, 'hooey hooey looie,'...")
  • There'll Come a Time ("There'll come a time the smog will be so thick...")
  • There's a Bottom Below * ("Do you think you've hit bottom? Do you think you've hit bottom?...")
  • There's Music in the Air ("There's music in the air that was sung long ago...")
  • They've Got Everything ("Well isn't it sad, and hopeless, too, there isn't much that we can do...")
  • Thirty-Three Dollars ("Bargain day in the battle zone, thirty three dollars for a human soul...")
  • This Dream I Have ("I try to run but my feet stick to the ground...")
  • This House Is Your House ("This house is your house, you can do what you want here...")
  • This World * ("Baby, I ain't afraid to die, it's just that I hate to say goodbye...")
  • Throw Away People ("Throw away people, instant discards...")
  • To a Songwriter ("Honey, it's all I can give you of me...")
  • To-Ro March ("A left foot and a right foot and a one, two, three...")
  • Tokyo Farewell ("I toured Japan in seven O, but I didn't care to see the fair...")
  • Tony's Soup ("And have you eaten Tony's soup and are you brave and tough?...")
  • Too Many Pollywogs ("Sun is bright and the water is cool but there's too many pollywogs in this pool...")
  • Too Much ("Too much, too much, well it's all too much for me...")
  • Too Much Blues ("Hide behind your door, hide behind your door and cry...")
  • Too Much Trouble ("Everything is too much, too much trouble...")
  • Torch Song ("If I'm going to carry a hopeless love, it will be for Al Pacino...")
  • The Tour of the Irish Fusiliers ("Ta-rum, ta-rum, the Irish Fusiliers, they wear the finest uniforms...")
  • A Trundle, A Bundle ("A trundle, a bundle, and what's inside...")
  • Tungsten ("Tungsten, wolfram, makes the steel so hard...")
  • Turn Around *** ("Where are you going, my little one, little one...")
  • Turn On the Sun ("Turn out your house light, turn out your house light...")
  • Turn to Your Sister ("When you're in trouble, turn to your sister, sister...")
  • Turtle Song (see "You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out")
  • Two Ways ("Well there's two ways you can go when you're feelin low...")

  • Uneasy ("Uneasy, I'm a little bit uneasy...")
  • Uneasy Dreams ("Uneasy dreams when I can't find you...")
  • Untitled 1 ("I love my love and my love loves me...")
  • Untitled 2 ("I'm invisble, nobody sees me, I'm invisible, nobody sees me...")
  • Untitled 3 ("Oh, bury me not on the lone prairie!...")
  • Upside Down ("When I stand with my upside down...")
  • Upside Down ("Propaganda says the raise in wages makes the prices hike...")

  • Vikki Dougan

  • The Walker Outside ("I am under the sky, I'm the one passing by...")
  • We Can Stop Here ("We can stop here for a day or two...")
  • We Don't Need the Men * ("It says in Coronet Magazine, June nineteen-fifty six, page ten...")
  • We Hate to See Them Go ** ("Last night I had a lovely dream. I saw a big parade...")
  • Western Wind
  • The Whale ("The whale, the whale, the citizen of the sea...")
  • What Happened to the Diners? B ("There's a skull and crossbones on the can of spinach...")
  • What Have They Done to the Rain? *** B ("Just a little rain falling all around...")
  • What Time Is It? ("The birds don't know it's Sunday...")
  • What's Goin On Down There ("Nobody knows about, nobody knows about, what's goin' on down there...")
  • What's Small ("What's small? Small is a little bit...")
  • What's There to Sing About? ("What's there to sing about? I ask you...")
  • What's Your Name ("Hello Ingery Pingery! Ingery Pingery's not my name...")
  • Wheels ("Sun is round, moon is round, and a wheel was made to roll...")
  • When I First Came to This Land
  • When I Fly ("When I fly from this world I will fly with heavy wings...")
  • When It Goes, Goodbye ("I run around the empty streets, hoping you'll be somewhere...")
  • When Papa Plays Accordion ("When Papa plays the 'cordion ev'rybody dances...")
  • Where Are You Going? (see "Turn Around")
  • Where Did My Money Go? ("Just a penny, just a penny, just a penny more for milk and cheese...")
  • Where Is the Little Street? ("There is a bird flies around in the sky...")
  • Where the Tempest Blows ("Peace is where the tempest blows...")
  • Where Were You? ("Where were you before the building burned...")
  • A White and Orange Aeroplane ("A white and orange aeroplane against a cloudy sky...")
  • Who You Cryin To? ("Who, who, who, who you cryin to?...")
  • Who's Going to Build the Ark? ("Who's going to build the Ark, the Ark?...")
  • Willow Tree
  • The Wise Men ("The wise men, the wise men, they do not know a thing...")
  • Women at Your Doors ("We are women at your doors, and we're bound to come in...")
  • World Gone Beautiful * ("The world's gone beautiful because it's about to die...")
  • World in Their Pocket ("They've got the world in their pocket, pocket, pocket, pocket...")
  • The World Is So Sick (see "Sick World")
  • The World Slowed Down ("The world slowed down on its axis, and slowed and slowed...")
  • Wrong Blues ("You think you're sweet and you think you're true...")

  • Ya Ha Ho ("Ya ha ho and a chuckle and a giggle...")
  • Yo Yo Girl
  • You Ain't Sayin Nothin ("Well you sound and you sound and you ain't sayin nothin...")
  • You Can Believe It ("If people say good things about you, you can believe it...")
  • You Can't Eat the Oysters
  • You Can't Make a Turtle Come Out ** ("You can't make a turtle come out...")
  • You Can't Make It That Way ("It isn't one by one that we can make it...")
  • You'll Be a Man ("They'll make a man of you, my son...")
  • You're Crazy ("It's the people in the crazy house that's sane...")
  • You're On! ("Why, why, why, I'm asking why, why, why!...")
  • Young Moon ("Young moon, small moon, little girl moon...")


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