Tagged: folk

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Hallelujah

by Leonard Cohen

“Hallelujah” is a song written by Canadian recording artist Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John...

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Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World

by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

“Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” is a medley of Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and...

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Suzanne

by Leonard Cohen

“Suzanne” is a song written by Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen in the 1960s. First published as a poem in 1966, it was recorded as a song by Judy Collins in the same...

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Sam Hall

by Frank Tovey

“Sam Hall” is an old English folk song about a bitterly unrepentant criminal condemned to death. Prior to the mid-19th century it was called “Jack Hall”, after an infamous English thief, who was hanged...

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The Intergalactic Laxative

by Donovan

“The Intergalactic Laxative” is a comedy folk song written by British singer-songwriter Donovan Leitch and released on his 1973 album, Cosmic Wheels. Cosmic Wheels reached the top 20 in both the US and UK,...

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Greensleeves

by Traditional

Greensleeves is a traditional English folk song and tune, over a ground either of the form called a romanesca or of its slight variant, the passamezzo antico. A broadside ballad by this name was...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

by John Denver / Peter, Paul and Mary

Leaving on a Jet Plane is a song written by John Denver in 1966 and most famously recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary. The original title of the song was “Babe, I Hate to...

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My Sweet Lord

by George Harrison

My Sweet Lord” is a song by English musician and former Beatle George Harrison, released in November 1970 on his multi-platinum triple album All Things Must Pass. Also issued as a single – Harrison’s...

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If I Had a Hammer

by Pete Seeger

If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. It was written in 1949 in support of the progressive movement, and was first recorded by...

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