United StatesJoan Baez

Artist rating: 67.56 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 67.56 % (1975)
Most recent trend: 63.94 % (1975)
Highest trend: 71.50 % (1965)

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Writing credits
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Data

Born: 1941-01-09

Age: 81
 

External links

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Genres

1974
68.01 %
1975
68.21 %

Joan Baez

Joan Baez - Joan Baez
71.34 %
(2013-02-18)
Release date: 2001
Type: compilation

In collection: CD (2004-03-31)
 
Average song length: 03:09
Average song rating:

Ranking

Joan Baez:
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13
Year (2001):
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40
Decade (2000's):
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349
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2642

Tracks

Lyrics

We Shall Overcome
03:28
We shall overcome,
we shall overcome,
we shall overcome someday
Here in my heart, I do believe
we shall overcome someday

We'll walk hand in hand,
we'll walk hand in hand,
we'll walk hand in hand someday
Here in my heart, I do believe,
we'll walk hand in hand someday

We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace someday
Here in my heart, I do believe
that we shall live in peace someday

We are not afraid,
we are not afraid,
we shall overcome someday
Well here in my heart, I do believe,
we shall overcome someday

We shall overcome,
we shall overcome,
we shall overcome someday
Here in my heart, I do believe
we shall overcome someday
There but for Fortune
03:15
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Show me the prison
Show me the jail
Show me the prisoner
Whose life has gone stale

And I'll show you the young man
With some many reasons why
There but for fortune
Go you or I

Show me the alley
Show me the train
Show me the hobo
Who sleeps out in the rain

And I'll show you the young man
With some many reasons why
There but for fortune
Go you or I

Show me the whiskey
Stains on the floor
Show me the drunkard
As he stumbles out the door

And I'll show you the young man
With some many reasons why
There but for fortune
Go you or I

Show me the country
Where the bombs had to fall
Show me the ruins
Of the buildings once so tall

I'll show you the young land
With some many reasons why
There but for fortune
Go you and I
You and I
You and I
Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
03:36
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It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
03:27
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You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast.
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun,
Crying like a fire in the sun.
Look out the saints are comin' through
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense.
Take what you have gathered from coincidence.
The empty-handed painter from your street
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets.
This sky, too, is folding under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home.
Your empty-handed armies, they are going home.
The lover who just walked out your door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor.
The carpet, too, is moving under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

Leave your stepping stones behind, there's something that calls for you.
Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.
The vagabond who's rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore.
Strike another match, go start anew
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.
Farewell, Angelina
03:17
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Farewell Angelina
the bells on the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound
The triangle tingles
And the music plays slow
But farewell Angelina
The night is on fire
And I must go

There is use in talking
And there's no need for blame
There is nothing to prove
Everything still is the same
A table stands empty
By the edge of the stream
But farewell Angelina
The sky is changing colors
And I must leave

The jacks and the queens
They foresake the courtyard
Fifty-two gypsies
Now file past the guard
In the space where the deuce
And the ace once ran wild
Farewell Angelina
The sky is folding
I'll see you after a while

See the crosseyed pirates
Sit perched in the sun
Shooting tin cans
With a sawed off shot gun
And the corporals and the neighbors
Clap and cheer with each blast
But farewell Angelina
The sky is trembling
And I must leave fast

King Kong, little elves
And the roof-tops they dance
Valentino-type tangos
While the heroes clean hands
Shut the eyes of the dead
Not to embarass anyone
Farewell Angelina
The sky is flooding over and I must be gone

The camoflaged parrot
He flutters from fear
When something he doesn't know about
Suddenly appears
What cannot be imitated
Perfect must die
Farewell Angelina
The sky is flooding over
And I must go where it is dry

Machine guns are roaring
The puppets heave rocks
At misunderstood visions
And at the faces of clocks
Call me any name you like
I will never deny it
But farewell Angelina
The sky is errupting
And I must go where it is quiet
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
03:22
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Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,
'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.
In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive.
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell,
It's a time I remember, oh so well,

The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the people were singin'.
They went la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.

Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me,
"Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee!"
Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good.
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
But they should never have taken the very best.

The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the people were singin'.
They went la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.

Like my father before me, I will work the land,
Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand.
He was just eighteen, proud and brave, but a Yankee laid him in his grave,
I swear by the mud below my feet,
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat.

The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove Old Dixie down, and the people were singin'.
They went la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Let It Be
03:36
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When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see,
There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,
Let it be, let it be,
There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me,
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be,
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
House of the Rising Sun
02:54
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There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
It has been the ruin of many a poor girl
And me, oh, God, I'm one

If I had listened to what my mother said,
I'd have been at home today,
But I was young and foulish, oh, God
Let a rambler lead me astray

Go tell my babysisters
Don't do what I have done
To shun that house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun

And going back to new orleans
My race is almost run
I'm going back to spend my life
Beneath the rising sun
The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
03:07
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What Have They Done to the Rain
02:32
Just a little rain falling all around
The grass lifts its head to the heavenly sound
Just a little rain, just a little rain
What have they done to the rain

Just a little boy standing in the rain
The gentle rain that falls for years
And the grass is gone, the boy disappears
And rain keeps falling like helpless tears
And what have they done to the rain

Just a little breeze out of the sky
The leaves nod their head as the breeze blows by
Just a little breeze with some smoke in its eye
What have they done to the rain

Just a little boy standing in the rain
The gentle rain that falls for years
And the grass is gone, the boy disappears
And rain keeps falling like helpless tears
And what have they done to the rain
What have they done to the rain
Eleanor Rigby
02:22
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Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie, writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
03:06
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don't matter, anyhow
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
That light I never knowed
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
So don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Like you never did before
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear you any more
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
So I'll just say fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right
Blessed Are...
03:07
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Help Me Make It Through the Night
03:01
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Take the ribbon from your hair,
Shake it loose and let it fall,
Layin' soft upon my skin.
Like the shadows on the wall.

Come and lay down by my side
Till the early morning light
All I'm takin' is your time.
Help me make it through the night.

I don't care what's right or wrong,
I don't try to understand.
Let the devil take tomorrow.
Lord, tonight I need a friend.

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight.
And it's sad to be alone.
Help me make it through the night.

I don't care what's right or wrong, (Yes, I do !)
I don't try to understand.
Let the devil take tomorrow.
Lord, tonight I need a friend.

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight.
Lord, it's bad to be alone.
Help me make it through the night.
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