Try for The Sun

This is an autobiographical song about Donovan's early days on the road with his pal Gypsy Dave.

I Gotta Woman

A blues song written by Bert Jansch in 1969 for his Birthday Blues Album

Sixteen Tons

This was written in 1947 by the Country & Western guitarist and songwriter Merle Travis. It is based on the experiences of his coal-mining family

Redemption Song

This was Marley's last single before his death in 1981. It sums up his life and what he stood for in his songs: freedom and redemption

Bob Dylan’s Dream

Written by Bob Dylan in 1963, based on a traditional ballad “ Lady Franklin’s Lament” which he learned from Martin Carthy

Red Red Wine

This was written and first recorded by Neil Diamond. UB40 took a reggae version to #1 UK with their 1983 cover.


Bobby Hebb wrote this in tribute to John F. Kennedy, but also in tribute to his brother, who was killed by a mugger in 1963.


Recorded by James Taylor on his Gorilla album. Originally written by country singer Eddy Arnold

Reason To Believe

"Reason to Believe" is a song written, composed, and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965

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