DigiTrad: NOT IN THE BOOK

NOT IN THE BOOK
(Craig Brandis)

Come all ye bold singers that have to this place come,
And we'll sing songs of sailors who don't suck their thumbs;
Good cheer is our goal till the rafters we've shook
We'll sing what we please and they're not in the book.

cho: Not in the book, not in the book
(Repeat last line of verse)

From France we do get brandy and from Jamaica comes rum
And bold songs and fair tunes from all over do come,
Some songs may be bawdy, their meaning's mistook
That's probably why they're not in the book.

Good songs may not be pretty or politically in style,
Just take a good look at the ballads of Child;
Robert Burns was a rover who drank till he shook
Wrote a lot of good songs and they're not in the book.

The good folk of Sing Out! have done a good turn
A popular songbook has helped people learn;
More people are singing, just take a good look
But cast your net wider than just in the book.

Copyright Craig Brandis
@parody @folkmusic @song @music
filename[ NOTINBOK
TUNE FILE: FATHOMBL
CLICK TO PLAY
RG
mudcat.org
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the volunteer nature of The Digital Tradition, it is difficult to ensure proper attribution and copyright information for every song included. Please assume that any song which lists a composer is copyrighted . You MUST aquire proper license before using these songs for ANY commercial purpose. If you have any additional information or corrections to the credit or copyright information included, please e-mail those additions or corrections to us (along with the song title as indexed) so that we can update the database as soon as possible. Thank You.