LYRICS: Songs by Andrew Calhoun (unless otherwise attributed). Song titles link to full lyric pages and individual song downloads when available. Album titles link to the albums on which the songs are recorded (unless the album is out of print). New site-exlusive .wav file recordings available for many songs, look for the *. There's a donation button if you'd like to support the ongoing work. 

A - L

Ain't No One (The Gates of Love

Anchor Line (trad, Bound to Go)

At the Bar (Phoenix Envy

Atmospheres (Staring at the Sun


Baby-O (Where Blue Meets Blue

Back Home in Georgia (trad, Bound to Go

Balls (Hope

The Battle of Harlaw (trad, Telfer's Cows

The Battle of Otterburn (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Battling Tops (Walk Me to the War

The Beggarman (trad, Telfer's Cows)  

Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel (trad, Bound to Go

Born a Chicken (Living Room)

Bound to Go (trad, Bound to Go) 

Bow and Arrow (*site exclusive recording) 

Boy Chased a Bike Tire (unreleased) 

Boy of the Woods (*site exclusive recording) 

Broken Boundaries (Staring at the Sun

Broken Feeder (Shadow of a Wing

Buffalo (Where Blue Meets Blue

The Bull (Water Street

Butterfly (unrecorded) 


Calvary (trad, Bound to Go

Captain Susan (unrecorded) 

Casey Jones (trad, Grapevine

Catching on Fire (Tiger Tattoo

Christ Comes Like the Spring Bud (*site exclusive recording)

Circle of Killers (Staring at the Sun

Clark Colven (trad, Telfer's Cows

Come and Go With Me (trad, Bound to Go)

Cows On the Highway (Where Blue Meets Blue

Crawdad Song (trad, Living Room)

Cruel Winter (*site exclusive recording) 


Daughter of a Drunk (Shadow of a Wing

Dakota (Living Room)

Day In and Night Out (Tiger Tattoo

The Death of Parcy Reed (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Deliver Me (Staring at the Sun, Walk Me to the War

Dick o' the Broom (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Different Now (unrecorded) 

Doghouse (unrecorded) 

The Eagle (Walk Me to the War

Elizabeth (unrecorded) 

Eppie Morrie (trad, Telfer's Cows

Eugene (Staring at the Sun

Everyone Sang (by Siegfried Sassoon, Tiger Tattoo

Farewell Butterfly (Shadow of a Wing

Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal (trad, Grapevine

The Fire (*site exclusive recording)

Flodden Field (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

The Flower of Northumberland (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Flowers on the Weekend (Where Blue Meets Blue

Fluttering Wings (Shadow of a Wing

The Foggy Dew (by Charles O'Neill, Grapevine) 

Folklore (Shadow of a Wing

Folksingers are Boring (Phoenix Envy

Four and Twenty Elders (trad, Bound to Go

The Fox (trad, Grapevine

Fred's Brother (Tiger Tattoo

Freedom Road (Living Room, Phoenix Envy

Friendship (unrecorded)

Follow the Heron (Karine Polwart, Skeins)

From Time to Time (Staring at the Sun

The Future (unrecorded) 


Gabriel (Water Street

Garage (Where Blue Meets Blue

Gartan Mother's Lullaby (by Joseph Campbell, Grapevine

The Gates of Love (Living Room, The Gates of Love

Getaway (Hope

Gifts (*site exclusive recording)

Girl With a Hay Rake (Jack Harris, Skeins)

Glad Old Man (Hope

Go to Sleep, My Baby (trad, Bound to Go

God Told Me I Could Come (Staring at the Sun, Water Street

Goin' Down to See John Prine (Tiger Tattoo

The Golden Gate Bridge (Where Blue Meets Blue

Grandfather's Time (*site exclusive recording)

Guilty In Your Home (unrecorded) 

Guns  (*site exclusive recording) 

Hallelujah Morning (Living Room)

Hammerin' Judgment (trad, Bound to Go

Hangin' Out the Linen Clothes (trad, Grapevine)

Hear the Trumpet Sound (trad, Bound to Go

Here Comes That Lady Again (Phoenix Envy

History (Staring at the Sun

Hobie Noble (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

A Hoosier in Paris (Shadow of a Wing

How Can I Keep From Singing? (Robert W. Lowry, Grapevine

Hualapai Mountain (Shadow of a Wing

Hughie Grime (trad, Telfer's Cows

Hup Two Three (unrecorded song)

I Gave My Love a Cherry (trad, Grapevine

I Have Not Lost It All (Water Street

I Have Run and I Have Crawled (Staring at the Sun

I Love You All the Time (Hope

I Love Your Letters (Shadow of a Wing

I Shall Not Look Away (Tiger Tattoo

I Ride an Old Paint (trad, Grapevine

I Will Go With My Father a-Ploughing (Joseph Campbell, Skeins)

Ice Grows on the Water (*site-exclusive recording) 

If (Hope

If I Were In Your Home (*site exclusive recording)

I'm a Rover (trad, Tiger Tattoo

Inside Out (Shadow of a Wing

It's Not You That I'm Leaving (Phoenix Envy)


Jack and Jill (Phoenix Envy, Walk Me to the War)   

Jamie Telfer in the Fair Dodhead (Rhymer's Tower)

Jaybird and Sparrow (trad, Bound to Go)   

Jazz Guys (unrecorded)  

Jeannie o' Bethelnie (trad, Telfer's Cows)   

Jesus Born (Living Room

Jock o the Side (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Johnie Armstrong (trad, Rhymer's Tower)  

John's Wife (Staring at the Sun, Water Street)   

John Henry (trad, Grapevine)   

Johnie o Cockley's Well (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier (trad, Grapevine)   

Journey (SkeinsPhoenix Envy)   

Joy (Tiger Tattoo)  


The King (Where Blue Meets Blue)   

King Orfeo (trad, Telfer's Cows)   

Kinmont Willie (trad, Telfer's Cows)   

Kiss That Goblet! (Staring at the Sun)

Lady Daisy (trad, unrecorded)

Lass of Roch Royal (trad, unrecorded)

Letting Go (*site exclusive recording)

Lie of a Poet (Water Street)  

The Little Beggarman (trad, Grapevine

The Living and the Breathing Wind (Staring at the Sun)   

Lonesome (Phoenix Envy)   

Long Legged Lover (Hope)   

Look Away (unrecorded)

Lost John (trad, Bound to Go)   

Louis (unrecorded)


M - Z

Mama's City (unrecorded) 

May Colvin (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Meditation Song (Shadow of a Wing)  

Michael and Sally  (unrecorded)

Michael, Haul the Boat Ashore (trad, Bound to Go)  

Midnight Pirouette (Leslie Smith, Skeins)

Milly Biggers (trad, Bound to Go)  

Miss Hill (Tiger Tattoo

The Model (Phoenix Envy)  

Molly Cottontail (trad, Bound to Go)

Moon and Sea  (Living Room)

Moses (Staring at the Sun, Water Street

Mothers (poem from Hay

Mrs McGrath (trad, Skeins)

A Musical Instrument / Song (Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Living Room)

My Bonnie and Jean (unrecorded) 

My Mother, Calling Me  (unrecorded)

Narnia Song (Phoenix Envy)  

Never Enough (Phoenix Envy, The Gates of Love)  

Noah's Dove (trad, Grapevine)

No More Cane on the Brazos (trad, Bound to Go)  

No Secret Castle (Phoenix Envy)  


O Mary Don't You Weep (trad, Grapevine)  

O My Son (Phoenix Envy)  

O Susanna (trad, Grapevine

O'er the Crossing (trad, Bound to Go)  

Of Thee I Never Weary (Living Room

Old Man's Song (trad, Bound to Go)

Ol' Elder Brown (trad, Bound to Go)

Ol' Egyp' (trad, Bound to Go)  

On the Bus (unrecorded)

The One Who Wants to Know (unrecorded)

Only For Love (Living Room)

Open the Door Softly ((Dion Boucicault/Herbert Hughes, Skeins)

Open the Window, Noah (trad, Bound to Go)  

The Paul Scott Rap (Phoenix Envy)  

Peach Song (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Pearl  (unrecorded)

People  (Living Room)

Politics (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Poetry Workshop (poem, Hay)

Portrait of a Girl and Her Parents (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Prayer  (unrecorded)

The Promise (Shadow of a Wing)  

Rabbit (Living Room

Raining (Shadow of a Wing)  

Recall (Hope)  

Recompense (unrecorded)

Red Star  (unrecorded)

Reflections (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Renaissance Land (*site exclusive recording)

Reunion (unrecorded)

Rio Bravo (unrecorded)

River Song (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Roads in Disrepair (Where Blue Meets Blue, The Gates of Love)  

Roll, Jordan, Roll (trad, Bound to Go)  

The Rookhope Ryde (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

A Rosebud By My Early Walk (Robert Burns, Skeins)

The Rose of Yarrow (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Rough and Rolling Sea (trad, Bound to Go)  

Run Mary Run (trad, Bound to Go)  

Run to Jesus (trad, Bound to Go)  

Rye, New Hampshire (*site exclusive recording)  

Sam (*site-exclusive recording)  

Sammy (Shadow of a Wing)  

Sandy Land (trad, Bound to Go)  

Scrapbook (Hope)  

The Scyther (Tiger Tattoo)  

Sea of Snow (Where Blue Meets Blue)  

A Seat in the Mezzanine (Staring at the Sun, The Gates of Love)  

Shadow of a Wing (*site exclusive recording from 2004)  

Shadow Song (Tiger Tattoo)  

A Shake in the Basket (trad, Telfer's Cows)  

Sheep and Goat (trad, Bound to Go)

She's Like the Autumn (Hope)  

She's of Earth (unrecorded)  

Sheila (Phoenix Envy, Water Street)  

Shenandoah (trad, Grapevine)  

Shine On Harvest Moon/The Glory of Love (Norworth & Bayes/Hill, Skeins)

Shout!  (Living Room)

Single Roses (Shadow of a Wing)  

Slippery Fish (unrecorded)

Smile for your Daddy (Walk Me to the War)  

Smokin' and Drinkin' (Shadow of a Wing)  

The Snake (Water Street)  

Sparrow (Phoenix Envy)  

Sperm Whale Fishery (trad, Grapevine)  

Spit from the Sky (Walk Me to the War)  

Sun Don't Set in the Morning (trad, Bound to Go)  

Survivor (Hope)  

Sweet William  (unrecorded)

The Swimmer (Hope)  

Telfer's Cows (trad, Telfer's Cows)  

Them Ol' Black Gnats (trad, Bound to Go)  

Thomas the Rhymer (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Tiger Tattoo (Tiger Tattoo)  

Time (Phoenix Envy)  

Tom Brown (Tiger Tattoo)  

Tree of Life (trad, Bound to Go)  

Trenches (Phoenix Envy)  

Trout (poem)

Trumpet (Skeins, Walk Me to the War)  

Tunnel Vision (Phoenix Envy)  

Turkle Dove (trad, Bound to Go)  

The Two Ravens (trad, Rhymer's Tower)

Two Roads (Shadow of a Wing)  

Two Sisters (trad, Telfer's Cows)  

Uncle Billy (trad, Bound to Go)  

The Unquiet Grave (trad, Telfer's Cows)  

Vancouver (Where Blue Meets Blue, The Gates of Love)  

Veteran (Hope)  


Wake Up, Jacob (trad, Bound to Go)

Walk Easy (Living Room)

Walk Me to the War (Staring at the Sun, Walk Me to the War)  

Walking Through Sand (Staring at the Sun)  

Water Street (*site-exclusive recording)  

Way Up On the Mountain (trad, Bound to Go)

We'll Rant and We'll Roar (trad, Grapevine)  

When I Have Arms Again (Skeins, Tiger Tattoo)  

When My Time Comes (Phoenix Envy)  

Where Blue Meets Blue (Where Blue Meets Blue

Where You Gonna Sit Now? (Living Room

While Jesus was Waiting to Die (Phoenix Envy)  

Wild Birds (by Kate MacLeod, Skeins, Where Blue Meets Blue)  

Window (Shadow of a Wing)  

Witches (Shadow of a Wing)

The Wren's Nest (Robert Burns, Skeins)  

You Better Get a Lawyer (Hope)  

You Bother Me (*site exclusive recording)  

You Never Can Have Enough Pens (*site exclusive recording)  

You Will Know God (Where Blue Meets Blue)