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(Original Songs and Music from the Folks at The Mudcat Cafe)

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Folk Songs

Songs of Inspiration and Celebration

Parodies

Thread Songs

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Tunes

Folk Songs

001 by Amos
1066 by Amos
1603-March 25th by MMario
(1606) Virginia Dare by Lonesome EJ
1743 (The Ballad of Farquhar Shaw) by Willie-O
1AD and 1BC by McGrath of Harlow
The '65 Newport Ragtop Blues by reggie miles
A Conversation In Bed by Amergin
Across the Miles and Over the Years by Amos
A Different Kind by Mrs. Shambles
A Dilly Of A Tale by reggie miles
A Dram For Yarrow by InOBU
A Good Line by Spider Tom
A Grown-ups' Lullaby by CapriUni
A Late Night Walk by Amergin
A Little Titian by The Shambles
A Mere Man by The Shambles
A Mother's Kiss by Don Meixner
A Non-scents Song! by Bradypus
A Prayer For The Madness Of Leap Year by Praise
A Run For Home by Metchosin (a work in progress)
A Seafarer's Lament by Amergin
A Sleepless Night by Amergin
A Soldier's Lament by Irish sergeant
A Song for Mudcatters by The Shambles
Ahukahuba How 'Bout You? by Reggie Miles
Ain't Dreams Wonderful Things? by The Shambles
All Hail Flag Day by mousethief
All Horses Go To Heaven by Amergin
Alba by Troll
An Bhean Chaointe by Áine
An Emigrant's Daughter by Barry Taylor
The Anna Grace by Willie-O
Another Journey By Train by The Shambles
Ar Bhóthar i gCósovó by Áine
The Art Of Conversation by The Shambles
As We Keep The Old Music Alive by McGrath of Harlow
At The Edge Of Town by Amergin
Autumn Gold by The Shambles
Back To Basics by The Shambles
The Ballad of Karla Faye Tucker by Ivan
Ballad of A Would-Be Mudcatter by ScottyG
Ballade of Moderate Compassion by McGrath of Harlow
Before We Knew His Name by Dharmabum
Being Vulgar by Spider Tom
Bert's Song Pages by Bert
Bess Is Our King by MMario
Better To Fail by The Shambles
The Bigot's Song by The Shambles
Bitter Words by The Shambles
Black Is The Colour (Of My True Love's Eye) by Amergin
Black Nylon Thread by Amergin
The Black Velvet Band by Mbo
The Blackboard Singer by Shimbo Darktree
Bloody Edward by Mbo
Blue Collar Blues by reggie miles
Bodie by Mudjack
Born On The Run by The Shambles
Bouncing on the Bed by Trapper
The Braunston Belle And The Number One by The Shambles
Brigade by Mbo
Bring The Peace Home by Kara
Brittany's Lullaby by Amergin
The Broken 'Okie' by The Shambles
Cambrian Colliery Disaster by bill\sables
Candles In The Snow by Amergin
Captain O' My Heart by markf
Céad Míle Fáilte by Pinetop Slim
The Chestnut Ward by McGrath of Harlow
Chicago Blues by mousethief
Children Of Erin by Amos
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Schantieman
Come Ye Back, My Love by Amergin
Country Boy by NamFrank
Crayon-Colored World by JL in Ozland
CRAZYBIRD! by The Crazy Bird
The Cuckoo Fleadh by Pinetop Slim
The Cull by Spider Tom
The Culling Fields by Willa
The Dark And The Light by Mbo
Darkest Central Savannah River Taliaferro by MichaelAnthony
Dead Man Walking Blues by The Shambles
Death Row Caddy I by MichaelAnthony and Dirty
Death Row Caddy II by MichaelAnthony and Dirty
The Dinosaurs . . . by McGrath of Harlow
Donning The Red by Amergin
Down On Barky's Farm by Bert
Down On the Border by The Shambles
The Downieville Nugget by harpgirl
The Drunkard King by Amergin
Duct and Cover by reggie miles
The Endless Roads by McGrath of Harlow
Existential Sheep by mousethief
The Fire At Slane by markf
Firefall by Mbo
The First Time by Amergin
The Flag With A Thousand Stars by bert
The Flamers Game by Gareth
Floating by Amergin
For Caroline by Bradypus
For What It's Worth by Mbo
F-R-E-E by reggie miles
"Friends" by MMario
Friends Like You by nutty
The Game by Amergin
Ghosts Of Our Nation by InOBU
Going Up The 'Ace' by The Shambles
Good For the Heart by Jacob Bloom
The Green Autumn Stubble by Mbo
The Great Music Show by McGrath of Harlow
Greet Me In The Morning by Kathleen Logan (contact Kendall)
Grieving by Spider Tom
Grossosity! by reggie miles
Half Written Letter by JudeL
Hell No To The WTO by reggie miles
Hello, Michael, It's Me by Amergin
He's Gonna Go to War by Amos
Hiders In Holes by The Shambles
Hilary's Piggies by The Singing Referee
His Only Consolation by Amergin
Homeless, Broke and Hungry by reggie miles
How Did I Get Here? by Amergin
Hummingbird Song by harpgirl
I Can't Reach My Beer by Frankee
I Wish I Was Back Home by Amergin
Ice Damming by Barry Finn
Ida Lewis by Barry Finn
I'd Rather Smell by SINSULL
I Got Your Love by khandu
I'll Tell You 'Bout Life In The Country by McGrath of Harlow
I'm As Irish As A Texas Girl Can Be! by Áine
I'm Respectable Now by The Shambles
In Hiding by Amergin
In Praise Of Barky by Mbo
Into My Thoughts by Amergin
Ireland To Me by The Shambles
Islands and Oasis by The Shambles
It Sure As Hell Ain't Country by Kendall
It's A Funny Ol' World by tradsteve
I Want To Get My Picture On The BBC by Bradypus
Jack Lewin's Gold by Jack Lewin (a/k/a kevin gilfoy)
Jason's Song by The Shambles
Jesus Is Coming -- Look Busy! by Praise
Just Another Love Song by Amergin
Justice En Lieu by Charley Noble
Lady Of Substance by The Shambles
Lady of the Darkness by Micca
Lament Of Captain McVay by Amergin
The Last Roar by The Shambles
The Last Time by Amergin
Like The Sea by The Shambles
The Lilt Of A Grandmother's Song by bert
Little Cat by McGrath of Harlow
Listen to Me by The Shambles
Listen To Your Heart by McGrath of Harlow
The Little Family by McGrath of Harlow
Liverpool Bay by Matthew Edwards
Llanfair by Liz the Squeak
Lord Bartock, Lady Clare and Locklan (The Locksmith) by Spider Tom
Lough Neagh by InOBU
Louisiana Bound by harpgirl
Lullaby for A Borrowed Child or The Uncle's Lament by MMario
Marching with King by InOBU
Margaret's Song by Amos
Marilee by MMario
Mary Ann's Walla Walla Woman Blues by Amos
Mary's Knocking Shop by KingBrilliant
Master Of The Stars by Mbo
Memories of Heaven by Amergin
The Memories Stay by Amergin
Men Get The Blues, Women See Red by The Shambles
Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels) Additional Verses by Sarah2
Mona Lisa Never Really Smile by MichaelAnthony
The Monkey Parade? by The Shambles
Mood Swings by Amergin
Moon On The HIll by Amos
Morning Has Broken by Mbo
Move on Down the Line by The Shambles
Mudcat Cafe Number 61 by Amos
Mustang Ranch Blues by harpgirl
My Cookie Is Corrupt! by The Crazy Bird
My Grandfather Hated The Germans by Micca
My Mother's Garden by Jeri
Naturally Sweet by reggie miles
Never by Kelida
Never Too Far From My Heart by Amergin
The Night Before Mudcat Christmas by Mbo, Caitrin, MMario, and InOBU (Larry)
The Night That Young Barky Got Busted by Amos, Áine and Mbo
No Bullshit From You by Amos
No Tomorrow For The Poor by Barry Finn
Now Comes The Time by Allan C.
Now Honor Him by MMario
Now You're Not There by The Shambles
O Elian by Praise
Off To The Sugarbush Again by Bill Cameron ("Willie-O") & Gary Glover
Oh, Damn It All by Morticia aka TerriM
Old Glory Sails by Barry Finn
Old Wives Tales by The Shambles
The Once and Future Ken by McGrath of Harlow
Only In America? by McGrath of Harlow
Only The Shannon Knows by Mbo
The Only Time That Matters Is Now by The Shambles
Over the Edge of the World by McGrath of Harlow
Quicksilver by The Shambles
Pitman's Redundancy Pay by bill\sables
The Planets Seven by Joseph Mary Plunkett, Tune by McGrath of Harlow
Pleasures Of A Backdoor Man by Amergin
Porcelain Angels by Dharmabum
Portaferry Mudcats by Micca
The Price To Pay (The Party, Party Song) by The Shambles
The Pride of Llanfair by Matthew Edwards
The Princess of Wester Sion by DaveP
Protest Neurosis! by Amos
The Provo's Song by Lonesome EJ
Rachel Corrie by InOBU
Rachel Corrie by McGrath of Harlow
Radio Song by Spider Tom
The Rainbow Promise by MMario
Rains Of April Mourning Song by MichaelAnthony
Ranzo, Benbow by Schantieman
Red Pine's Yellow Blues by Willie-O
Reply To Lilac Acres by MMario
Rise Up Screaming by Barry Finn
The Road by skarpi
The Road Goes Ever On by Mbo
Roll Down To It by Praise
Rosa, Oh, Rosa by Bev and Jerry
Rosie Again by KingBrilliant
Rough Diamond by The Shambles
Run With Me by Amergin
Running Waters by Amos
Saviour Of The Land by Mrs. Shambles
Say A Prayer For Dirty submitted by MichaelAnthony
Say Goodbye by Mbo
The Schmielzo Polka by Praise
Seeds of More by The Shambles
Shades Of Memory by Amergin
Shopping Cart Wrangler by Reggie Miles
Silence!! by Amergin
Silently, Silently by MMario
Silent Voices by Amergin
Singing Auld Lang Syne by Amergin
Singing Voices by Matthew Edwards
The Sinking by Micca and Dave (the ancient mariner)
Sir James' Reply by MMario
Sir Tristam by Barry Finn
The Smell Of Mother Nature by McGrath of Harlow
Soave, Soave by Schantieman
The Softest Touch by Spider Tom
Solace by Amergin
Song for Caroline by Bradypus
Song Of The Third World by InOBU
Songs from the Harlow Riding by McGrath of Harlow
Spring On The Mississippi by Willie-O
Standing At The Altar by The Shambles
Stoneground by The Shambles and Mrs. Shambles
The Streets by Dharmabum
The Strength To Leave by mousethief
Such Is The God by The Shambles
Summertime At Fall Creek by Amergin
Summertime In Tennessee by Kim C
Sweet Columbine by Dharmabum
Talking Bill Gates Blues or Curtains for Bill Gates by P.J. Skinner
Talking Maple Syrup Blues by Willie-O
Tears And Winter Rain (A Song For Kayla) by The Shambles
That Mirror Image by The Shambles
That's Not My Colorado by katlaughing
That Wrong Road Again by BSeed
They Were Only Children by The Shambles
Thiepval by Micca
Thirty Pieces Of Silver by The Shambles
This Is Our House by Amergin
Time Zones by Micca
To A Child by mousethief
To Be With You by Amergin
The Token Reversed by McGrath of Harlow
To Write The Uni-Verse by The Shambles, Amos, Praise, katlaughing, Mbo, Troll, MMario, mcmoo, Molly Malone, and Lonesome EJ
Too Many Roosters by Pinetop Slim
Train Ride To Heaven by Mbo
Traweller's by Skarpi
Twenty Years Experience by Trapper
Union Worker, Union Boss by Barry Finn
Untitled by MMario
Valley Of The Towering Shadows by Genie
Vhere Da Rippling Vaters Flow by Lloyd62
The Virus Song by Mbo
We Can't Take Any More by Mary G
We Need More Administrators by BSeed
We Will Meet Again by Amergin
We're Alright Jack by The Shambles
What Did I Do? by Mbo
Where My Heart Softly Roams by Amergin
Where The Lilies Used To Spring by Mbo
Whistlebinkie by Mbo
Whitby Coming Home by McGrath of Harlow
Whitby Fisherman by bill\sables
Why Barky's Not At Work Today by Mbo
Wild and Free by mousethief
The Wild Rover (reformed) by The Shambles
The Wilderness Trail by Amos
Without The Song (There's No Show) by The Shambles
Would You Like To Dance? by jeffp
Ye Brave Troubadour by Mbo
You Can Be A Street Musician! by reggie miles
You May Think I'm Lost by Amos
You Wouldn't Know It To Look At Me by Barry Finn
Young Love Old Love by The Shambles
Youth Is Wasted On The Young by The Shambles


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Songs of Inspiration and Celebration

Bright Red Rose by The Crazy Bird
Bring Down the Walls by Amos
Cool Cup Of Water by khandu
Down to the River by Kim C
Flesh Of My Flesh by khandu
Harmony (One Out Of Many) by Genie
Hearts of Glory by The Crazy Bird
If There's A God by Jerry Rasmussen
In Bethlem Town by Haruo
Just Because You Like To Do It, That Don't Make It Right by Jerry Rasmussen
Raise All Your Voices by CapriUni
Raise Your Voices In The Song by Genie
Shelter From The Rain by reggie miles
Shepherd Of My Soul by khandu
Singin' With The Big Choir by Genie
Wasn't That A Mighty Storm? by Jerry Rasmussen


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Parodies

1999 Was The Date Of The Year by Dan Milner
A Bumbling Englishman by The Shambles
All Around My Fat by Penny Ward
Banks Of The Ohio (Revisited) by Sonja
The Birthday Song by Irish sergeant
Comin' Through The Rye by Alice
The Day They Slowed Ol' Mudcat Down by mousethief
The Devil Went Down to Dingle by Rich (Stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter)
Do You Know The Way To Macramé by reggie miles
Don't Think Once by mousethief
Enron-ron-ron by mousethief
Fleece Mom and Dad! by Genie
The Hash My Father Scored by Micca
I'll Have Guinness Free by Sonja
Message to JennyO & Daylia by Nigel Parsons
Missing the Mudcat on the Banks of the Ohio by BSeed
Oh Boy, Danny by Peter Benson and Jeff Porterfield (jeffp)
Ripple (Flowed Like Water) by Sonja
The Road to Mudrock-O by Alice
Roll On Columbia by Alice
Roundup, Montana by Alice Flynn
Times Changing by Micca
Untitled (Tune-Auld Lang Syne) by Alice
You Can't Keep Me From Singing! by Gordon MacDonald


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Thread Songs

A Better Way by Amos
A Mothers' Day by Spider Tom
A New Song for The Gathering by Matthew Edwards
A Scouting Song by InOBU, Morticia,  Áine, Liz the Squeak, ivy b*
A Song for the Gathering by Matthew Edwards
All The Fighting, Lord by Amergin
Anonymous, Unreal and Phony by mousethief
Away Upon The Mudcat! by Amos
Ballade Of The Brave New World by McGrath of Harlow
Better Than You by Amos
Bigfoot by EBarnacle
Bowling With Rutabagas by Amos
By Your Fruits by MMario, Amos and Willa
Caitrin and the Geeks by Amos
California Steamin' by Anonymous
The Cat Farts Serenade by Áine, Liz the Squeak, and Paddymac
The Chromosomes Genomical by Bradypus
Come All You Loyal Mudcats by Alice
The Crash of the Mudcat Server by Amos
Dance In The Mudcat Tavern by Amergin
Deadbird by mousethief
Empty Nester's Blues by Amos
Explicit Lyrics by Bradypus
The Famous Yacht Alinghi by Schantieman
Farewell by Amergin
Fred Dyer's Bees by Amos
Gastronomic Passions :<)) by Amos
Golden Colorado by tradsteve
How Many Folkies Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb? by Amos
I Think We're Not Alone Now by mousethief
I Wanna Go Down by Amergin
Is It Only In The Stories Miracles Happen by GreatGoo
Lament Of A Guardsman by Amergin
Love Bytes by Bradypus
The Lovely Ship The Mudcat by Kelida
The Manchester Mudcat Ramble by Matthew Edwards
May Your Sword Never Grow Rusty by Malveka
The Mbo Bop by Amos, Áine, and Metchosin
The Memory Banks of Mudcat by Catspaw49
Missin' The Mudcat Blues by BSeed
Modern Magic by MMario
The Mudcat Tavern Anthem by Susan A-R, Bert, Áine, Mían, and Alice
Mudcat's Y2K For What It's Worth by Dave (the ancient mariner)
My Bodhrán Is Too Tight by Troll
My First Love by Amergin
Ode To The Captain's Hearts by Kelida and Mbo
Ode To Thread Creep by Harry
Paean To Cleigh by Micca
The Panda Hall/Tait by Calach
Post-Apocalyptic Frenzy Letdown by Jeri
Reload! by Author Unknown (submitted by Patrish)
The Sex Life of Chinchillas by mousethief
The Ship from Old Russky (Mir) by mousethief
Sing It Elsewhere by The Shambles
Slug Songs (2) by Metchosin
The Submarine Kursk by IanC
Sugar Dog Man by Praise
Take Me Ol' Galoshes (English Version) by katlaughing, Metchosin and Mbo
Tak Me Ol' Galoshes (Highland Scots Version) by katlaughing, Metchosin and Mbo
That Dirty Little Coward! by Rick Fielding, Jeri, Sinsull, and Áine
There Once Was A Panda by Praise
Turing Testing Time by Bradypus
To Old Friend 'What-His-Name' by Kevin McGrath
The Towersey Ballad by Matthew Edwards
When A Packet Hits A Pocket by Author Unknown (submitted by Patrish)
The While Drover by The Shambles, Wolfgang,  Alice, steve t., and Barbara
Whispers In The Breeze by Amergin
Will That Be Broadcast Or Cable, Sir? by Praise
The Woes Of The Gentlemen's Club by Amos and Lonesome EJ


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Tunes

Andrea's Waltz by Mbo
Boo's Reel by Mbo
The First Thing by Mbo
Grandfather's Sporran by Mbo
The Green Autumn Stubble by Mbo
Israeli Reel by Mbo (ABC and Midi format)
Rebel's Fancy by jeffp
The Road Goes Ever On by Mbo
Sixer's Reel by Mbo (ABC and Midi format)
Skyehigh by Mbo (ABC and Midi format)
Slow Drag Rag Reel by Mbo (ABC and Midi format)
Tak' Me Ol' Galoshes/The Wellie Waught by Mbo
(That's) Not My Colorado by katlaughing
Tidewash (The Jig From Hell) by Jeri
Where Lilies Used To Spring by Mbo
Whistlebinkie by Mbo


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