This is an autobiographical song about Donovan's early days on the road with his pal Gypsy Dave.
A blues song written by Bert Jansch in 1969 for his Birthday Blues Album
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
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.
Written by Bob Dylan in 1963, based on a traditional ballad “ Lady Franklin’s Lament” which he learned from Martin Carthy
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
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