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ALABAMA BOUND
BILL MARTIN AND ELLA SPEED
BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE
COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME
DUNCAN AND BRADY
DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
GOOD NIGHT IRENE
JUMPIN' JUDY
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE
LININ' TRACK
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROCK ME ON THE WATER
SKEWBALL
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SONG TO WOODY
TAKE THIS HAMMER
THE GRAY GOOSE
THE ROCK ISLAND LINE (is a mighty fine line)
WE SHALL WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
WHOA BACK BUCK
YOU DON'T KNOW ME


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Charlie Baum 28 Apr 04 - 05:39 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Apr 04 - 05:54 PM
Amos 28 Apr 04 - 07:41 PM
Cool Beans 29 Apr 04 - 03:58 PM
Michael S 04 May 04 - 04:53 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 05:19 PM
Donuel 05 May 04 - 01:26 PM
Charlie Baum 09 Nov 04 - 09:59 PM
Terry Allan Hall 15 Nov 04 - 11:25 AM
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Subject: Bushwar Blues
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 05:39 PM

This began (quite unbidden) while I was taking a walk the other weekend and passed by some newspaper racks, and I figure I should open it up to others to tweak or add verses, in the hope that a song written interactively by committee is a folk song by virtue of the folk-processing that goes on in its creation.


BUSHWAR BLUES
(with thanks to BOURGEOIS BLUES/words and music by Huddie Ledbetter)

Chorus:
(Lord) It's a Bushwar town, it's a Bushwar town,
Got the Bushwar blues, gonna spread the news all around
Me an' my country run all outta town
Everywhere we go, the people turn us down.

Fallujah's a town where you don't want to be
Shoot every soldier that they can see
Ch:

Some folk in Washington, think they know how
Set up a colony and see them bow
Ch:

Its the home of the brave, its the land of the free
I don't want to be mistreated by the bushwarsie
Ch:

A soldier said "I just serve my nation"
Put that one down under "Occupation"
Ch:


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 05:54 PM

Something tells me that Rummy, Chummy and Woodenhead are going to inspire a lot of songs.


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Amos
Date: 28 Apr 04 - 07:41 PM

Rummy, Chummy, and Smirk one day
Set sail in a puke-green dream
With an old stone heart
And an upside down chart
And a terrible evil scheme....


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Cool Beans
Date: 29 Apr 04 - 03:58 PM

Rummy and Chummy and Smirk, oh my!


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Michael S
Date: 04 May 04 - 04:53 PM

Bands Against Bush
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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:19 PM

Very uplifting link, Michael S! Thanks.

A


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Donuel
Date: 05 May 04 - 01:26 PM

If you are an expert of sad songs let me know

I can not bring myself to write the haunting feminine melody my lyric deserves.

If you can offer a sincere effort of collaboration let me know by PM

Of the 1,200 lyrics I have written this one still haunts me in a special way.

I know Sorcha but haven't networked here effectively to know who to ask in particular.



...........
The baby so thrilled to walk


baby's so thrilled to walk
Her eyes surprised
with earthly delight.
I melt with pride at her first free flight.
Then on TV Dick Cheney chokes
"We'll lose more lives here
than those overseas"
I believe he speaks of disease.

A briefing at work today
would make an athiest pray
The words all go to my
bare brittle bones
"Hon, can you put her on the phone?
Hi sweetie, it's mommy.
I will be coming home
real soon, don't cry."

The Conquistadors
murdered indians
9 out of 10 with disease
Now the work in our labs
is so cruel and wild
it freezes every breath.
Their war makes my loving touch
the instrument of our death.

In sane times the insane mom
would drown a helpless child.
The lab down the street
had bugs frozen and filed
when the power went out
and the bugs got out
leaving me with a choice
I can not whisper or shout.


Will I pretend "Sweetie you're fine"
Could I watch her agony to the end?
Behind lead eyes I keep secret
If it is her time
If the crime is plague or pox
Could I end her torture at all costs?
"Baby remember when you walked?
Shhh it'll be fine."

Here honey take this, you will sleep.
The love in your eyes is so sweet
Its all I wish to keep
Shh sweetie, I'll be next,
I'll not have long to weep,
I'll not have long to weep.


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 09:59 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Bushwar Blues
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 11:25 AM

Wow, Donuel...I'll take a shot at it!

If I come up with anything worthy, I'll send ya a recording.


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