Say What You Say
Written by David Watts Barton and Tracy Walton. Published by Merely Mortal Music (ASCAP) and Zebrafeathers Publishing.
Written by Lal Waterson. Published by Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc.
In that moment between waking and sleeping the mind can travel to some strange places. Lal Waterson was one of three siblings who formed ‘The Watersons’, a cornerstone of the English folk music movement in the 1960’s and ‘70’s.
Space Girl’s Song
Written by Peggy Seeger and Ewan McColl. Published by Figs D. Music Inc. o/b/o Stormking Music additional lyrics by Jennifer Nye Walsh and Kathy Sherman
From 1952 this song shares with us a vision of an outer space future from the eyes of the past.
Written by Idir.
This beautiful song sung in Berber by Nabil Bouali, a native of Algeria and himself Berber, tells of the loneliness and isolation women in that culture can face. Within the song is a Berber lullaby women sing while rocking gourds of cream to and fro to turn into butter.
Why Don’t You Do Right?
Written by Joe McCoy. Published by Morley Music Co.
Written by Apostolos Kaldaras
Giorti Zebekidon translates into ‘Celebration dance of the Anatolian warriors’. In our family we have a celebration dance that we created when our sons were just toddlers. We called it ‘The Schmengy’, and the dance itself is every bit as ridiculous as its name. So next time you have something to celebrate, a favorite team winning an important match or finishing your taxes, put on this song and ‘Schmengy’!
Welcome to the Folksong Café
Written by Kathy Sherman and Len Sherman
This is a somewhat tongue in cheek entreaty to Daniel who opens his home every month to the local music-loving community and features wonderful musicians from around the world.
The Ballad of Springhill
Written by Peggy Seeger. Published by Figs D Music, Inc. o/b/o Stormking Music.
Written in 1958, this disaster was the first major international event to appear in live television broadcasts. Peggy Seeger and husband Ewan McColl were living in France at the time and watched the rescue attempts on television. Of the 174 miners trapped, 100 were rescued.
Ma Liberté (My Freedom)
Written by Georges Moustaki. Published by Alfred Music Publishing
I have long kept you
Like a rare pearl
It’s you who helped me
Shed my anchors
To go anywhere
To go to the end
Of the paths of fortune
To dreamily pick
A rose of the winds
On a moonbeam
Ten Mile Stilts
Written by Tara Nicole (Nicky) Mehta. Published by Tara Nicole Mehta Music
One Meat Ball
Written by Lou Singer and Hy Zaret. Published by Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Oliver Music Publishing Co. and Helene Blue Musique Ltd. o/b/o Argosy Music Corp.
This song is also attributed to George Martin Lane (1823-1897) who originally wrote it as “The Lone Fish Ball”. Hy Zaret and Lou Singer, Tin Pan Alley composers, made it into the bluesy rendition we recorded.
Written by David Olney, Tim O’Brien, and John Hadley. Published by Red Lilly Music, Cornbread Nation and Hadley Six Music.
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Published by Songs of Peer and WB Music Corp. o/b/o The Johnny Mercer Foundation.
The Pie Song (Baby Don’t You Cry)
Written by Adrienne Shelly and Andrew Hollander. Published by TCF Music Publishing, Inc. and Kobalt Music Publishing of America, Inc. o/b/o Wandering Rose Music
I dedicate this song to little Sophie Bess, a sweet and happy toddler who will eat many delicious pies in her life!
After the Ball
Written by Charles K. Harris (traditional).
Composed in 1891, “After the Ball” became the most successful song of its time selling over 2 million copies of sheet music in 1892 alone. Songs of love and loss never go out of style.
Written by Iris Dement. Published by Songs of Iris.