Tagged: folk

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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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Coming into Los Angeles

by Arlo Guthrie

It was the most inspiring voyage of Arlo Guthrie’s itinerant music career, but a lot of the details are a bit of a blur now, like so much of the late 1960s. “I was...

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Get Together

by The Youngbloods

Get Together”, also known as “Let’s Get Together”, is a song written in the early 1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers (aka Dino Valenti). The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting...

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Space Oddity

by David Bowie

“Space Oddity” is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a music single in 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; its title alludes to...

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The Boxer

by Simon and Garfunkel

The Boxer” is a folk rock ballad written by Paul Simon in 1968 and first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. It was released as the follow-up single to their number one hit “Mrs. Robinson”,...

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I Scare Myself

by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Daniel Ivan Hicks (born December 9, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas), is an American singer-songwriter who combines cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music in his sound. He is perhaps best...

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House of the Rising Sun

by Eric Burdon & the Animals

The House of the Rising Sun” is a traditional folk song, sometimes called “Rising Sun Blues”. It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964...

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You’ve Got a Friend

by Carole King

You’ve Got a Friend” is a song from 1971, written by Carole King, and included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor’s album Mud Slide Slim, which were recorded simultaneously in 1971 with shared...

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Lola

by Ray Davies / The Kinks

Lola” is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by English rock band The Kinks. The song details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible transvestite or transgender person he...

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