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Below are some great traditional folk songs and sea shanties, most with lyrics written or re-written by Lew.  The first part has a link to songs sung on YouTube by Lew.  The second part shows songs with chords for guitar or ukulele inserted.  The third part provides songs with lyrics only.  Enjoy them all!


Follow the links below to songs sung by Lew, including a revised version of "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," composed to celebrate a metal detecting expedition at President Madison's Montpelier plantation, and a new version of "Follow the Drinking Gourd" to highlight a separate "traditional dirt archaeology" expedition to that same plantation.
"The Saints Go Marchin' In -- at Montpelier"

"Follow the Drinking Gourd -- at Montpelier, Monticello and the White House!"


Abdul Abul bul Amir - w chords (PDF)

Amazing Grace w chords (PDF)

Amelia -- Find Me the Lass That's Gone w chords and new choruses (PDF)

Banks of Newfoundland w chords (PDF)

Battle of Jericho w chords (PDF)

Blow the Man Down w chords (PDF)

Covid Prison Blues final v w chords (PDF)

Darlin Corey w chords (PDF)

Drop of Nelsons Blood w chords (PDF)

Edelweiss w Bari Uke chords (PDF)

Follow the Drinking Gourd Montpelier (PDF)

God Save This Banquet Hall! (PDF)

Happy Birthday w chords (PDF)

Have you ever seen the rain w chords (PDF)

High on a Mountain Top (PDF)

In That Slave Hold Below -- Song for Africatown (PDF)

Jamaica Farewell w chords (PDF)

Jambalaya w chords (PDF)

Lili Marlene w chords (PDF)

Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts w chords (PDF)

Mingulay Boat Song - w chords (PDF)

MTA w chords (PDF)

My Mother Told Me -- Vikings (PDF)

Niku Boat Song (PDF)

Ole Joe Clark-Donald Trump final w chords (PDF)

Over the Hills and Far Away - w chords (PDF)

Parting Glass w chords (PDF)

Ring of Fire w chords (PDF)

Saints Go Marching In at Montpelier - w chords - (PDF)

Saints Go Marching In on Lindisfarne - w chords (PDF)

Sloop John B w chords (PDF)

Spanish Ladies w chords (PDF)

The Holy Ground with chords - v2 (PDF)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight w chords (PDF)

There's Whiskey in the Jar - Bari uke chords (PDF)

What Shall We Do with a Bad Politician (PDF)

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor w bari uke chords (PDF)

Wild Mountain Thyme w chords (PDF)


Covid Prison Blues (PDF)

Amelia Earhart -- Find Me the Lass That's Gone (PDF)

Niku Boat Song (PDF)

Off We Go into the Wild Bird Guano (PDF)

Campaign song for Kim Schrier 2018 (PDF)

Boney Was a Warrior (PDF)

Garryowen (PDF)

Ghost Whalers in the Sky (PDF)

Happy Birthday -- Huh! (PDF)

Hurrah for the Pride of Baltimore (PDF)

Injun Warriors in the sky (PDF)

Jeanie Johnston Was Her Name (PDF)

Jeanie Johnston, Charleson to Washington DC (PDF)

Mingulay Boat Song (PDF)

Over the Hills and Far Away -- Indian Warriors version (PDF)

Rollin Down to Old Maewo (PDF)

Saddam's Hole (PDF)

Sixteen tons, maritime version (PDF)

Skye Boat Song -- Outlander -- expanded (PDF)

Ten Thousand Miles Away (PDF)

The Kerembei Boat Song (PDF)

The Pirates of Penzance and The Crown Jewels (PDF)

The Wild Colonial Boy (PDF)

The Wire of Baltimore (PDF)

There's Whiskey in the Jar (PDF)

Passenger climbs up mast on Star Flyer
Star Flyer alongside the dock in Malaga

Tall ship in the sunset

The French replica warship Hermione

The Niagara on Lake Erie