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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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The Upside Down

by Daniel Kelly – 2022          Dm There’s a growling in the forest,         C        Dm And a crackle in the air,    Am                  G As the lights they start to flicker,    Am But you see nothing is … Continue reading

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Isaac and an AR-15

by Daniel Kelly – 2022 Asus              Em They are lain upon the altar,     G               Asus Tied down by hate and fear,         C            Am Looking over to the thorn bush,        G             Am A young ram entangled there … Continue reading

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God Made Cats

by Daniel Kelly – 2022         G       C      G On the six days of creation, D                 G God made all the things,       G       C      G The planets and the water        D7 The trees and birds with … Continue reading

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Mothers Song

New words for Ed Pickford’s ‘Workers Song’ Come all of you mothers Who toil night and day By hand and by brain Without any pay Who for centuries long past Have made the world’s bread Have bled for your children … Continue reading

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Song for David

Written for the Canadian human rights campaigner David Kilgour by Daniel Kelly, 2022. Am                    C When David sat down by the brook, G                Am considering the stones,     C                     G He watched the water flowing by, Am         G         … Continue reading

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Easter Hare

The goddess was sleeping within the cold earth, Waiting for the sounds that foretold the spring’s birth, The thump of the hares on the new fallen snow, Said life had awakened, in the soil below. Ostara she shook out her … Continue reading

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Devil in the Steel

by Daniel Kelly – 2022 A When we first came to this country, We toiled with our hands, G Breaking stone and cutting trees, D All across the land. A But then there came a magic, G From far across … Continue reading

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Easter Hunt

by Daniel Kelly   G            C It’s another Easter morning,     G        D The hunt is under way C                    Bm          Am Treasures glitter under every tree While life is springing in the north, It’s waning in the south,         … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

Written for the Filk Ontario Song Contest 2022 C Now I’ve been writing songs,        G            C Since I was four or five,         F           C They help me to engage with life,      F            G … Continue reading

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