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I'M A MOTHER, I'M A WRITER
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
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SPIRIT KEEPER
THE WAY OF MEN (HARD ONE)
WEAVING AND QUILTING


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Linda Allen 13 Dec 01 - 02:55 PM
Joe Offer 13 Dec 01 - 04:31 PM
Áine 13 Dec 01 - 05:16 PM
Stilly River Sage 13 Dec 01 - 09:26 PM
Deckman 13 Dec 01 - 10:18 PM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 03 - 01:06 PM
open mike 17 Sep 03 - 02:09 PM
Stewart 17 Sep 03 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Songbook
From: Linda Allen
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 02:55 PM

Hi, Folks -
Just adding two new songs -- written post September 11th.The first was inspired by a friend who wondered how Jesus would fare if he came now -- looking like a man of Middle-Eastern descent. The second is a song about the events of September 11th.
Thanks!
Linda Allen

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
©2001 Linda Allen

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
He wore a suit and a tie
He stuck some cash into his back pocket
'Cause he'd made up his mind to fly REPEAT LAST LINES

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
He was New York City bound
He'd heard a lotta people cryin' out his name
He was gonna try to help that town

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
He laid his money down
He said, "a one-way ticket to New York City"
But the ticket agent stared and frowned

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
He had no passport to show
He said, "My daddy sent me on a student visa"
They said, "Son, we're gonna feed you to the crows"

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
There weren't no angel choirs
Just fourteen agents taking him to jail
Callin' him Bin Laden's liar

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
No shepherds gathered near
Just three full colonels in a darkened room
His testament to hear

When Jesus came to Philadelphia
They say he shed a tear
When Ashcroft said, "I hear your daddy is God"
Well son, I'm god down here."

When Jesus died in Philadelphia
They made a big mistake
There was just no place for a dark-skinned man
In a country full of fear and hate

When Jesus left Philadelphia
He said he was comin' back
Soon he was rockin' in his mama's arms
In a small town in Iraq

Ashes and Smoke
©2001 Linda Allen (with additions by Marie Eaton)

It was a clear September morning,
A phone call gave the warning
There were many people dying,
Some were burning, some were flying
Into the arms of mystery, A sacrifice to history

We have been burned, burned by the fire
And we are ashes, ashes and smoke
But we will rise, higher and higher
On the wings of compassion, justice and hope


It was a bright October morning,
the TV gave the warning
Retribution's bombs were flying,
and innocents were dying
A mistake we've made before,
as we sacrifice to war
CHORUS

May these lives not be wasted,
or the bitterness we've tasted
For if rage and indignation,
Is the common cup of nations
Then hatred will birth violence,
Unless our tears transform us
CHORUS


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Subject: Linda Allen Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 04:31 PM

Linda, I changed the thread title a bit, to "Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs." Hope you don't mind. I'll change it to whatever you want. We have a number of "Mudcat Songbook" threads, and I thought it might be good to add something for clarification. Bob Fitch gave me your album called Lay It Down - Images of the Sacred, and I really enjoyed it.
For those who'd like to learn more about Linda's work, I'd recommend Linda's Website, http://www.lindasongs.com.
I suppose, though, that these songs are meant for the Mudcat Songbook rather than for the Digital Tradition.
I'm so confused...
-Joe Offer, Sacramento-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs
From: Áine
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 05:16 PM

I'm a bit confused, too, Joe. Linda -- If you'd like me to put your wonderful songs in the Mudcat Songbook, please let me know in this thread; or, you can post a message in the Part X - Additions to Mudcat Songbook thread.

If you meant your songs to go into the DT instead, I'd just like to say thanks for sharing them with us Mudcatters in any event.

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 09:26 PM

Very nice, Linda. I'll speak for the Dwyer clan and say you've said it very well, in both songs. John, as one of your biggest fans would (does?) definitely like them!

Maggie


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs
From: Deckman
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 10:18 PM

Great songs Linda ... CHEERS, Bob Nelson, Everett


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 01:06 PM

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Songbook - Linda Allen Songs
From: open mike
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 02:09 PM

Hooray! i was just searching linda allen's web site
and enjoyed the weaving and quilting song...
I am reminded that there was a musician in washington who played on the ferries names linda waterfall is this the same person?


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Subject: RE: ADD Linda Allen Songs
From: Stewart
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 02:21 PM

No, they are two different people. Linda Waterfall's web site is HERE with her latest CD release. I consider both Lindas two of the best songwriters and singers in the Pacific Northwest.

But back to Linda Allen. Her website HERE has some very generous full-length downloads of her songs. However, all of her CDs are well worth buying.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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