"KHAWAGA ALBUM"

Khawaga Album - an overflow?


khawaga.jpg I KNOW there are hundreds of pages featuring lyrics around, so what's the point of building just another one? Well, "Khawaga Album" has no real purpose except being a backup for my personal songbook ...

This is a collection of songs I've been picking and singing for five decades. Originally they were a pile of stained paper sheets from an old Remington Portable. In the mid-eightees I turned them into DOC-files, then converted them to Pagemaker files, only realizing they occupied an incredible lot of space. So I discarded the fancy formatting, and made them plain text files. Then I discovered that HTML more or less ARE plain text files, and left them with my ISP where they are sheltered against theft, fire, accidentally deletion or bloody computer crashes.

Most of the songs have my personal tabs and comments, available from the bottom of the lyrics page, together with a link to a chords find site and a link to a site about who really wrote the song. Some technical stuff is stored away HERE. Have a nice time!

Last added SONG 20.09.2017.

... a bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes...
Accidentally Untitled  Steinar Fonn
...got a dirty room in a cheap hotel to call my home...
Adios Amigo  Freed/Livingston
...adios amigo, adios my friend, the road we have traveled...
Affair on 8th Avenue  Gordon Lightfoot
...the perfume that she wore was from some little store...
Aftermath  Khawaga
...another woman turn me down would never made my...
Alabama Rain  Jim Croce
...lazy days in midjuly, country sunday mornings...
A Little Bitty Tear  Hank Cochran
...when you said you were leaving tomorrow...
...there must be some way out of here said the joker to the thief...
...I ain't looking to compete with you, beat or cheat...
Already One  Neil Young
...what can I do?what can I say?running down...
American Pie  Don McLean
...a long long time ago, I can still remember how the music...
And I Love You So  Don McLean
...and I love you so, people ask me how...
And When She Smiles  Al Anderson
...and when she smiles she makes the sun shine...
Annie's Song  John Denver
...you fill up my senses like a night in the forest...
Are All the Children in?  Craig Starrett
...sometimes when I'm alone I think of an old house...
...hey sight for sore eyes it's long time no see...
Avalanche  Leonard Cohen
...I stepped into an avalanche, it covered up my soul...
A Whiter Shade of Pale  Reid/Brooker/Fisher
...we skipped the light fandango...
Bad News   John Loudermilk
...well bad news travel like wildfire, good news travel slow...
...you walk into your room with your pencil in your hand...
Ballad of Ira Hayes  Peter La Farge
...call him drunken Ira Hayes, he won't answer anymore...
Ballad of Yarmouth Castle  Gordon Lightfoot
...well it's four o'clock in the afternoon and the anchors...
Banks of the Ohio  Traditional
...I asked my love to take a walk...
Best of All Possible Worlds  Kris Kristofferson
...I was running through the summer rain trying to catch...
Big River  Johnny Cash
...now I taught the weeping willows how to cry...
...how many times must a man walk down before he can...
Both Sides Now  Joni Mitchell
...bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles...
Bound for Glory  Neil Young
...out on the trans canada highway a girl was hitchhiking...
Bright Eyes  Mike Batt
...is it a kind of dream floating out on the tide...
...I could have been most anything I put my mind to be...
...buddy you hear: I am just calling from close to nowhere...
...by the time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising...
Camouflage  Stan Ridgway
...I was a P.F.C. on a search patrol, hunting Charlie down...
Casey Jones  Saunders/Seibert/Newton
...come all you rounders if you wanna hear the story about...
Casey's Last Ride  Kris Kristofferson
...Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down...
Changes  Phil Ochs
...sit by my side; come as close as the air...
Circle Game  Joni Mitchell
...yesterday a child came out to wonder...
Circus Song  Don McLean
...cotton candy, two for a quarter, see if the fat man can guess...
City of New Orleans  Steve Goodman
...riding on the City of New Orleans, Illinois central...
...cold blue steel out of money, one eye open...
Cold on the Shoulder  Gordon Lightfoot
...all you need is time, all you need is time time time...
Come a Long Way  Kate McGarrigle
...come a long way since we last shook hands...
Coming Down in the Rain  Buddy Mondlock
...flipped into the wind like the ashes of her cigarette...
...coming from London from over the pole...
...some's got all and some's got nothing...
Dark as a Dungeon  Merle Travis
...come and listen you fellows so young and so fine...
Dawn Dream  Khawaga
...candlelights burning down softly; words flying...
Delia's Gone  Traditional
...first time I shot Delia I shot her in the side...
Deportee  W.Guthrie/M.Hoffman
...the crops are all in and the peaches are rotten...
Devil to Pay  Merle Travis/Leon Rusk
...go on girl, take your chances, see how long...
...ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe, it won't matter...
Don Quixote  Rodriguez/Avzelius/khawaga
...down in Valadero, Don Qixote appered to me, exiting Las Americas...
Draft Dodge Rag  Phil Ochs
...I'm just a typical American boy from a typical American town...
Dreamin' Again  Jim Croce
...don't you know I had a dream last night, and you were here...
Dress Rehearsal Rag  Leonard Cohen
...four o'clock in the afternoon and I didn't feel like very much...
Dust in the Wind  K.Livgren
...I close my eyes only for a moment and the moment's gone...
Dusty Skies  Cindy Walker
...dusty skies, I can't see nothing in sight...
Duvalier's Dream  Kris Kristofferson
...Duvalier was a bitter man who cursed the morning sun...
Dying Day  Tim Hanseroth
...I left home a long long time ago in a tin can for the road...
Eearly Morning Rain  Gordon Lightfoot
...in the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand...
El Paso  Marty Robbins
...out in the west Texas town of El Paso I fell in love...
Eve of Destruction  P.F.Sloan
...the eastern world it is exploding, violence flaring...
Everybody Knows  Leonard Cohen
...everybody knows that the dice are loaded, everybody rolls...
Everybody's Talkin'  Fred Neill
...everybody's talkin' at me, I can' hear their voices...
Famous Blue Raincoat  Leonard Cohen
...it's four in the morning the end of december...
Farewell Angelina  Bob Dylan
...farewell Angelina, the bells of the crown are being stolen...
...you remember me when the west wind moves...
...How high's the water, mama?...
500 Miles Away from Home  Bare/West/Williams
...teardrops fell on mamas note when I read the words...
...from the back door of your life you swept me out dear...
Flying Home  Chris de Burgh
...we're sitting out here on the runway, waiting for...
Folsom Prison Blues  Johnny Cash
...I hear the train a-comin' it's rollin' round the bend...
For the Good Times  Kris Kristofferson
...don't look so sad, I know it's over...
Four Strong Winds  Ian Tyson
...four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas...
Galveston  Jimmy Webb
...Galveston oh Galveston, I still hear your seawinds...
Gentle om my Mind  John Hartford
...it's knowing that your door is always open...
Ghost Trains  Snow/Bryant
...it was early in the fall and a-blowing up a squall...
Give My Love to Rose  Johnny Cash
...I found him by the railroad track this morning...
Great Big Man  Don McLean
...rust on your fingers, you've got rubbles at your feet...
Harvest  Neil Young
...did I see you down in a young girl's town...
Heart Like a Wheel  Anna McGarrigle
...some say a heart is just like a wheel, when you bend it...
...take the ribbon from your hair, shake it loose...
...I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm...
High Noon  Tiomkin/Washington
...do not forsake me oh my darling on this our wedding day...
Hills of Morning  Bruce Cockburn
...underneath the mask of the sulphur sky...
Honey  Bobby Goldsboro
...see how big the tree has grown, but friend it hasn't been...
Idiot Wind  Bob Dylan
...someone's got it in with me, they're planting stories...
If You Could Read My Mind  Gordon Lightfoot
... if you could read my mind, what a tale my thoughts would tell ...
...if you see her say hello, she might be in Tangier...
...ever again the morning creeps across your shoulder...
...well I hope that I don't fall in love with you ...
...they say every man can be replaced, yet every distance...
It Ain't Me Babe  Bob Dylan
...go away from my window, leave at your own chosen speed...
I Still Miss Someone  John & Ray Cash
...at my door the leaves are falling...
...snowy nights and Christmas lights, icy window panes...
...you must leave now, take what you need you think will last...
I Walk the Line  Johnny Cash
...I keep a close watch on this heart of mine...
Jesus Was a Carpenter  Christopher Wren
...Jesus was a carpenter and he worked with a saw and a...
Jody and the Kid  Kris Kristofferson
...she would meet me in the morning on my way down to the river...
Joe Hill  Hayes/Robinson
...I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night...
Josie  Kris Kristofferson
...II've been chasin' after Josie since the day I was born...
...well now I've just come back from the city...
Just the Other Side of Nowhere  Kris Kristofferson
...I come from just the other side of nowhere...
Killing the Blues  Roly Salley
....leaves were falling just like embers in colors red and gold...
King of the Road  Roger Miller
...trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let: fifty cents...
Kitty Come  Khawaga
...on a cold white winter morning: kitty come, kitty come...
Lady Midnight  Leonard Cohen
...I came by myself to a very crowded place...
L.A.Freeway  Guy Clark
...go pack up all your dishes, make note of all good wishes...
Last Train  Arlo Guthrie
...I want to hop on the last train in the station...
Last Year's Man  Leonard Cohen
...the rain falls down on last year's man, that's a jews harp...
Late Again  Kris Kristofferson
...woke up late again this morning cause I was late again...
...once upon a time you dressed so fine, you threw the bums a dime...
...the festival was over and the boys were all plannin' for a fall...
Little Drummer Boy  Davis/Onorati/Simeone
...come they told me : pa rum pa pum pum...
...you thought that it could never happen...
Lovesick Blues  Mills/Friend
...I've got the feelin' called the blues oh Lord...
Loving Her Was Easier  Kris Kristofferson
...I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountain in the sky...
Lyin' Eyes  Glenn Frey/Don Henley
...city girls just seem to find out early...
...told you get a cab and come over...
Martha  Tom Waits
...operator: number please, it's been so many years...
Mary's Boy Child  Jester Hairston
...long time ago in Betlehem, so the Holy Bible say...
Me and Bobby McGee  Kristofferson/Foster
...busted flat in Baton Rouge : heading for a train...
Mean Eyed Cat  Johnny Cash
...I gave my woman half my money at the general store...
Merlin's Time  Al Stewart/Peter White
...and I think of you now as a dream that I had long ago...
Midas' Shadow  Al Stewart
...you got your ticket and your hotel keys...
Miller's Cave  Harlan Howard
...way down in the State of Georgia, among the swamps...
Misfits  Neil Young
...up in that new space station living Kennedy's dream...
Mmmm  Brad Roberts
...once there was this kid who got into an accident...
Morgan the Pirate  Richard Farina
...hello hey buddy, wanna thank you for the ride...
Mr. Bojangles  Jerry Jeff Walker
...I knew a man "Bojangles" and he'd dance for you...
Mr. Tambourine Man  Bob Dylan
...hey mister tambourine man: play a song for me...
My Back Pages  Bob Dylan
...crimson flames tied through my ears rolling high and mighty traps...
My Lover Will Go  Ane Brun
...what am I gonna do? I'm crying a bottle of wine over you...
My Town  Anna McGarrigle
...when I awake I think of you who made my heart break...
Never Ending  Ian Matthews
...anyone here know who goes forward who can stay...
...if you get the feeling all alone...
Old 55  Tom Waits
...well the time went so quickly; I went lickety spittely...
O Holy Night  Adam/Cappeau/Dwight
...o holy night, the stars are brightly shining...
...I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me...
...down the street the dogs are barking...
On the Amazon  Grey/Newman/Ellis
...there's a danger zone; not a stranger zone...
On the Nickel  Tom Waits
...there's a danger zone; not a stranger zone...
...Hey look yonder comin' : comin' down the railroad track...
On the Nickel  Tom Waits
...sticks and stones will break my bones but I always will be true...
Partners  Danny Dill
...two partners went in search for gold as friendly as can be...
Piano Man  Billy Joel
...it's nine o'clock on a Saturday; the regular crowd shuffles in...
...you got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend...
Pretty Boy Floyd  Woody Guthrie
...come gather around me children, a story I will tell...
Proserpina  Kate McGarrigle
...Proserpina, Proserpina, come home to your mother...
Pussywillows, Cat-tails  Gordon Lightfood
...pussywillows, cat-tails, soft wind and roses...
Rescue Mission  Kristofferson/McGuinn/Neuwirth/Cassell
...the captain touched his swagger stick up to his golden eye...
...Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun...
...you've painted up your lips an rolled and curled your tinted hair...
Ruby's Arms  Tom Waits
...I will leave behind all of my clothes I wore when I...
San Diego Serenade  Tom Waits
...never saw the morning till I stayed up all night...
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy  Leonard Cohen
...it seems so long ago, Nancy was alone...
...twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood...
Shiver Me Timbers  Tom Waits
...I'm leaving my family; leaving my friends...
...they sat together in the park...
...hey little girl, with tears in your eyes...
So Long Marianne  Leonard Cohen
...come over to the window my little darling...
Solsbury Hill  Peter Gabriel
...climbing up on Solsbury Hill I could see the city lights...
Star-Spangled Bummer  Kris Kristofferson
...ring anvil for the deal we dealt us by mistake...
Stealin'  Traditional
...put your arms around me like a circle 'round the sun...
Steel Rail Blues  Gordon Lightfoot
...well I got my mail late last night, a letter from a girl...
Story of Isaac  Leonard Cohen
...the door it opened slowly, my father he came in...
Summary  Khawaga
...I'm just a normal boy, just born on trial...
Sunday Morning Coming Down  Kris Kristofferson
...I woke up sunday morning with no ways to hold my head...
Superman's Song  Brad Roberts
...Tarzan wasn't a ladie's man...
Suzanne  Leonard Cohen
...Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river...
Take this Waltz  Leonard Cohen/F.G. Lorca
...now in Vienna there's ten pretty women...
(Talk to Me of) Mendocino  Kate MacGarrigle
...I left my home in the state of New York...
Tangled up in Blue  Bob Dylan
...early one morning, the sun was shining, I was laying in bed...
Testimony  Khawaga
...say, it's the closing of the day, I'm bound to go away...
The Big Heat  Stan Ridgway
...the room was bare, it looked like someone had to get out fast...
The Blizzard  Harlan Howard
...there's a blizzard comin' on and I'm wishing I was home...
The Carneval Is Over  Tom Springfield
...say goodbye my own true lover as we sing a lovers song...
The Dandelion  Stein Ove Berg/Khawaga
...I stroll along some country lane; the dead of night strikes two...
The Flood  Chambers/Christie/Melua
...Broken people get recycled and I hope that I will...
...I left the field one evening, my fingers so cold and sore...
...well you gassed her up, you're behind the wheel...
The Highwayman  Jimmy Webb
...I was a highwayman, upon the coach roads I did ride...
...a lesson too late for the learning...
...there was a mummy at the fair, all crumbled in a folding chair...
...the animals walked in two by two, yes the animals...
The Long Black Veil  Dill/Wilkin
...ten years ago on a cold dark night...
The Mercy Seat  Cave/Harvey
...it all began when they put me on Death Row...
...see her as she flies, golden sails across the sky...
...Virgil Caine is my name and I served on the Danville train...
...there once was a musical troupe, a picking singing...
The Partisan  D'Astier/Marly/Zaret
...when they poured across the border I was cautioned...
...sometimes they ask me if I'm really happy now...
The Rose  Amanda McBroom
...some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reed...
These Dreams  Jim Croce
...once we were lovers, but somehow things have changed...
...you keep sayin' you got something for me...
The Silver Tounged Devil and I  Kris Kristofferson
...I took myself down to the Tally Ho Tavern...
...I've seen and done things I want to forget...
This Old House  Stuart Hamblen
...this old house once knew its children...
This Wheel's on Fire  Bob Dylan/Rick Danko
...if your memory serves you well, we were going to meet again...
Tir n'a Noir  Staveland/Falkeid
...it is cold November and the sea crashes in...
To Beat the Devil  Kris Kristofferson
...it was winter time in Nashville, down on music city row...
Today  Randy Sparks
...today while the blossoms still cling to the vine...
...if today was not an endless highway...
Troublesome Waters  M.Carter/E.J.Carter/D.Deen
...troublesome waters, much blacker than night...
...Tweeter and the Monkey Man were hard up for cash...
Waiting for a Train  Jimmie Rodgers
...all around the water tank waiting for a train...
Walking Song  Kate McGarrigle
...wouldn't it be nice to walk together, baring our souls...
Walk on By  Kendall Hayes
...if I see you tomorrow on some street in town...
Walls  Susanne Sundfoer
...there's been so many people walking through my door...
...look what they've done to my song, ma...
What's Up?  Linda Perry
...25 years of my life and still tryin' to get up that great big hill ...
...you talk like Marlene Dietrich, and you dance like...
Wichita Lineman  Jimmy Webb
...I'm a lineman for the county, and I drive the main road...
...winter has me in it's grip, think I'll take a summer trip...
Wonderful Baby  Don McLean
...wonderful baby, living on love, the sandman says maybe...
...sun's up, uhuh, looks okay, the world survives into...
Wreck of the Old 97  traditional
...they gave him his orders in Monroe, Virginia...
Yesterday When I Was Young  Aznavour/Kretzmer
...yesterday when I was young the taste of life was sweet...
...clouds so swift, rain won't lift, gate won't close, railings froze...
...I've seen love go by my door, it's never been this close before...
Copyrights © are regarded author's property if not public domain. Lyrics are provided for educational purposes and personal use only, but infringements may be reported by the respective copyright owners if they feel like, and the lyrics will be removed. But they won't be wiped off my mind, nor my harddisks. "Khawaga Album" is copylefted, chuckle ... I don't claim any rights.   - - khawaga; july 2006 - -
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