I realized today that I have not posted any new song lyrics in quite awhile. As the Songs page gets more traffic than anything else on my site, it makes sense to post some new lyrics from time to time. So if you check the Songs page you will find four songs that weren’t there yesterday:
The Chesepeake and the Shannon
Lost Jimmy Whalen
A Maid I Am In Love
The Murder of Maggie Howie
Also, I have put links after some of the lyrics to Youtube posts and midi files so you can learn the tunes. Some songs (e.g., Four Strong Winds) are so well known I didn’t bother, but you can find them easily. There were a few for which I could not find anything. I will have to get those recorded myself.
My problem with so many of the Youtube versions is that they tend to be too fancy. Most of these folk songs sound best done simply, to my ears. In any case, enjoy singing them for yourself!