ARROW

ARROW   “Arrow” is a song by Cheryl Wheeler. The story about the song is almost as good as the song itself. Cheryl got up in the middle of the night and wrote most of the song in one sitting. And it was almost never recorded. Cheryl was putting together a tape of songs to […]

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   “Bridge over Troubled Water” is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to “The Boxer” on January 26, 1970. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). […]

CALEDONIA

CALEDONIA   “Caledonia” is a modern Scottish folk ballad written by Dougie MacLean in 1977. The chorus of the song features the lyric “Caledonia, you’re calling me, and now I’m going home”,[2] the term “Caledonia” itself being a Latin word for Scotland. The song became the most popular of all MacLean’s recordings and something of […]

DIRTY OLD TOWN

DIRTY OLD TOWN   “Dirty Old Town” is an English song written by Ewan MacColl in 1949 that was made popular by The Dubliners and has been recorded by many others. The song was written about Salford, Greater Manchester, England, the city where MacColl was born and brought up. It was originally composed for an […]

EVE OF DESTRUCTION

EVE OF DESTRUCTION   “Eve of Destruction” is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire. This recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: […]

GENTLE ARMS OF EDEN

GENTLE ARMS OF EDEN   “Gentle Arms Of Eden” is a song written and performed by Dave Carter. He was an American folk singer-songwriter who described his style as “post-modern mythic American folk music.” He was one half of the duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, who were heralded as the new “voice of modern […]

CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES

CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES   “Christmas in the Trenches” is a ballad from John McCutcheon’s 1984 Album Winter Solstice. It tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce between the British and German lines on the Western Front during the Great War from the perspective of a fictional British soldier. Although Francis Tolliver is a […]

HALLELUJAH

HALLELUJAH   “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 cover by John Cale, which inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley’s version is the most enduringly popular cover of the song […]

OLD MAN

OLD MAN   “Old Man” is a song written and performed by Neil Young on his 1972 album Harvest. “Old Man” was released as a single on Reprise Records in the spring of 1972, and reached # 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending June 3. The song was written […]