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Ned’s Castle

by Daniel Kelly – December 2022      G         C             D           G In Clonoulty, Tipperary, one cold September night,      C         G         Am        D 100 local Irishmen did work by candle light,      G                C            D           G To … Continue reading

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A Piece of White Paper

G                          C               G Standing outside, with a piece of white paper,     G               D          G All over China, we’re taking a stand. Our voices were silenced, on threat of violence,     C          G          D          G But now we’ve awoken, all … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Forest

by Daniel Kelly, on the passing of Robbie Coltrane     G            Em       C          G The forest is dark, so wild and untamed,            Em C        D Filled with unicorns and spiders,     G          Em              C          G For a student … Continue reading

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The Price We Pay for Love

by Daniel Kelly 2022 (Written on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)     G            D        G I cannot lead you into battle. C            D      G Your laws I do not make G          D          G I cannot … Continue reading

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Hush Little Nav Com

by Daniel Kelly 2022 Hush little Nav Com, don’t make a beep Captain’s tired and needs to sleep. Keep our course, straight and true, Asteroid fields you steer us through, Hush little engines, just make a purr, Fold through space … Continue reading

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The Man Who Let the Wall Come Down

on the passing of Mikhail Gorbachev by Daniel Kelly 2022 Am Dm Your father was a Russian, your mother from Ukraine, E7 Am You grew up in the peasant life, under Joseph Stalin’s reign, Dm Am Born in the years … Continue reading

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Back to the Moon

by Daniel Kelly 2022 (written while waiting for the Artemis I launch)   G                             C Back to the moon, we’re going back to the moon,    G                 D Artemis will take us there (my what a rocket) Back to the … Continue reading

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Abandoned

by Daniel Kelly 2022 G                               C    G When I open my eyes on the factory floor,   Am           G                          D Such a beautiful world, full of life to explore G                               C    G My heart grew so full at each child’s … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

by Daniel Kelly – 2022            G          D           G The sheep they graze free on the meadow,     C                      G The world turns beyond my command,          C          D What could be and has been,           G … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Like a Flame

Parody Lyrics to “Nothing Like a Dame” by Rogers & Hammerstein We got moonlight on the land, But it’s very hard to see, We got cats with teeth like sabres Which will jump you from a tree, We got knives … Continue reading

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Eileen

Requiem for the Leaning Tree of the Yass River by Daniel Kelly 2022 G            D            G Sometimes I feel like a tree,          C           G Standing down by the river,    Am         D So happy and free, … Continue reading

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The Milk Fun

a parody of The Bilk Run by Leslie Fish There ain’t no seed, can’t be sowed, There ain’t no grass that can’t be mowed, Ain’t no cow that can’t be milked, And there ain’t no song that can’t be filked … Continue reading

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City to Country Blues

by Daniel Kelly – 2022         G Well I moved here from the city,       C               G Just a few short months ago,        C              G From that new suburb in Canberra,           D Where … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method

By Daniel Kelly – 2022           C             G           C There are more types of matter than we thought,       F             G                    C Some new quark formations we have caught,            F           G These ones are quite ‘Exotic’,      C                 … Continue reading

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Harriet Jacobs

By Daniel Kelly – 2022 Asus             G Six years in the darkness, Am             Em Six years in my cell, C                     G Six years without my children, Am             Em    Am Six years of living hell. C              G I was … Continue reading

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Hatton’s Corner

by Daniel Kelly – 2022 C                    G Broken bottles strewn around, Am                   F Fast food wrappers on the ground, Am                   G               Am You would think nobody cares for this town, If we told who left them there, The Careless vandals … Continue reading

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Let Us Compare Mythologies

A response to Leonard Cohen’s poem, ‘To Wilf and his House’ by Daniel Kelly 2022  Dm              C Let us compare mythologies, Dm                         Am Messiahs hung on leafless trees, Dm                     C Of longing tongues and skinless touch,      Dm                … Continue reading

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Bob and Alice

by Daniel Kelly   C           G            C Bob’s got a message for Alice,            F                    C But he’s more than a little concerned, F               G      C   F For he did Cryptography 101 and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mire

(a Parody of Ring of Fire) Cacao is a magic thing And it makes our taste buds sing Driving Wild Desire I Fell Into A Chocolate Mire I Fell Into A swirling Chocolate Mire, I Went Down, Down, Down As … Continue reading

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Remember June 4

Em   G    Em    G No Candles in Victoria Park,     C          G                    D After thirty years of lighting the dark,     Em     G        Em           C The poison cloud from China has spread,     Em            G       D               … Continue reading

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