My stubby little fingers are even
stubbier now that I've typed out all these lyrics for you
all, I hope you appreciate it. Please note that I've only
included the lyrics for songs that I've written, or in some
cases co-written with John Munro. All other lyrics for songs
that I've recorded which were written by other song writers
are not included. This isn't due to any arrogance on my
part, it's just that in many cases I do not know the copyright
holder(s) of the song in question, and even if I did, permission
would have to be sought in order to re-print the lyrics,
and to be honest I have better ways to waste my time, and
do not wish to put myself up as a target for future lawsuits.
I've been burned before.....ditto the few traditional songs
I've recorded on my CDs.
I've also not included the lyrics to a few of my earlier
attempts at song writing, especially for some of the songs
that appeared on the 3 German Autogram L.P.'s. This is because
I've been trying to forget the fact that I ever wrote these
songs in the first place, and this is just part of that
ongoing process of selective amnesia. If anyone is desperate
for the lyrics to any of these songs, something could be
worked out providing a suitable financial arrangement can
be arrived at.
Also, the more observant amongst you might notice that there
are probably a few words different here and there from my
original recorded version. This is called the folk process.
Please don't e-mail me and ask me why I changed them. In
many cases, in the recording studio, the words in my head
often didn't come out of my mouth, and I was too lazy, too
pushed for time, or too broke to go back and insert the
proper words, probably all three. In any case, most fitted
well enough, and some were actually an improvement on the
original lyrics. If you do however notice any especially
glaring spelling errors, let me know.
Click on a song title to view the lyrics.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 12:21 PM