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Lyr Req: Folk Singer's Blues (Shel Silverstein)

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A BOY NAMED SUE
BEANS TASTE FINE
BOTTOMLESS WELL
DIET SONG
FOLK SINGER'S BLUES
HEY NELLY NELLY
IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH
IT DOES NOT PAY TO BE HIP
LITTLE GREEN BUTTONS
LIVING LEGEND
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
OUR HOUSE (ALWAYS WELCOME ...)
PLASTIC
QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR
SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN
TESTING THE BOMB
THE UGLIEST MAN IN TOWN
THE WAVES ROLL OUT
THE WINNER
THREE LEGGED MAN
UNICORNS (GREEN ALLIGATORS)
VANILLA
VEGEMATIC
WINNER
YOUR TIME'S COMIN'


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10 Jun 98 - 04:14 PM
dick greenhaus 10 Jun 98 - 06:33 PM
dick greenhaus 10 Jun 98 - 06:36 PM
GUEST 09 Apr 03 - 11:49 AM
SINSULL 09 Apr 03 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,musicnan1@aol.com 23 Apr 03 - 03:03 PM
alanabit 23 Apr 03 - 05:30 PM
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Subject: Urban Folksinger's Blues by Shel Sliverstein
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Date: 10 Jun 98 - 04:14 PM

I heard this great song a few weeks ago at a group sing.

Does anyone know the lyrics and chords/

Gene


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Subject: RE: Urban Folksinger's Blues by Shel Sliverstein
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 06:33 PM

Check the database. Folksinger's should be a good search item--so should Silverstein.


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Subject: RE: Urban Folksinger's Blues by Shel Sliverstein
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Jun 98 - 06:36 PM

Oops- try [Folk Singer's]


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Subject: hola
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 11:49 AM


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Subject: RE: Urban Folksinger's Blues by Shel Sliverstein
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 05:07 PM

Try "Folksinger Blues" above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Urban Folksinger's Blues (S Silverstein)
From: GUEST,musicnan1@aol.com
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 03:03 PM


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOLK SINGER'S BLUES (Shel Silverstein)
From: alanabit
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 05:30 PM

FOLK SINGER'S BLUES
(Shel Silverstein)

Well, I'd like to sing a song about the chain gang (Whap!)
And swingin' twelve pound hammers all the day, (Whap!)
And how a I'd like to kill my captain (Whap!)
And how a black man works his life away, but...

    What do you do if you're young and white and Jewish?
    And you've never swung a hammer against a spike?
    And you've never called a water boy
    Early in the morning
    And your only chain is the chain that's on your bike? Yes,
    Your only chain is the chain on your bike.
Now I'd like to go a-walkin up the highway
Feelin' cold and wet and hungry all night long,
Doin' some hard ramblin', hard gamblin', hard smamblin', hard blamblin'
But always takin' time to write a song. But...
    What do you do if you're young and white and Jewish?
    And you never heard an old freight whistle blow?
    And you've never slept the night
    In a cold and empty box car
    And you take a subway everywhere you go? Oh, oh...
    You take the subway everywhere you go.
Now I'd like to sing a song about the coal mine
A-chippin' away in tunnel 22
And when I hear that timber crack, why I support it with my back
Until my comrades all crawl safely through, but...
    What do you do if you're young and white and Jewish?
    And you've got to be in class at half-past nine
    And in spite of all your urgin', and your pleadin' and your cryin'
    Your mother says it's too dirty down in a mine, That what she says,
    Your mother says it's too dirty down in a mine.
Well now, I'd like to sing about the Mississippi,
Workin' on the levee all the day
And when them cotton bolls get rotten
You got a lotta rotten cotton
And on Saturday you go and spend your pay, but
    What do you do if you're young and white and Jewish?
    And you've never loaded cotton on the dock?
    And you've never worked a day
    Or drunk up all your pay
    And the only levee you know is the Levy who lives on the block, Yes
    The only levee you know is the Levy who lives on the block.


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