RALPH, ALBERT & SYDNEY

Ralph McTell Discography

First and Last Songs

An alphabetical listing of songs and tunes written by or performed by Ralph McTell


INDEX

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M N O P QR S T UV W XYZ


OTHER DISCOGRAPHY PAGES

Ralph McTell UK Compendium: "On the Record"

Ralph McTell International Discography: "Further by the Day"

Ralph McTell UK Discography: "Trackin' Back"


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Title

Source

**1913 massacre

Performed on the John Peel Show,
BBC Radio 1, c. 1978

1952
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**2.19 blues

Performed in concert

**900 miles

Performed in concert

Abandoned love

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

**Abilene

Recorded in 1976. Not yet released.

A bird off the mountain

see Bird from the mountain

 

Ablutions
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

About a spoonful

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Adelaide rag

see Blind Arthur goes to Adelaide (Adelaide rag)

 

**Adelaide the alligator

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1983

A feather fell

1.1 Banjoman [F28] 2002

2.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

3.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

Affairs of the heart

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

After rain

1.1 Promotional CD single [P3] 1995
Recorded live

2.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
2.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

5.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

6.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
Duet with Cara Dillon

7.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

**Ain’t no more cane

Performed in concert

A kiss in the rain

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

Alamo, The

see Remember the Alamo

 

**Alberta

Performed in concert

Albert the Albatross

aka Albert Ross the Albatross

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

A leaf must fall

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

Alexei (To the Kentucky miner)

aka Alexi

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

**All I have to do is dream

Performed in concert in the 1960s

All things change

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.4 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.5 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.6 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.7 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.8 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**A man I'd rather be

Performed in concert

**Amaranthus Caudatus

Lyrics in "Summer Lightning" [B3], "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4] and "As Far As I Can Tell" [B5]

America
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**A new man

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Angi

See Anji

 

An Irish blessing

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Heart of England [F25] 2000
2.2 Heart of England Volumes 1 and 2 [F27] 2002
2.3 Heart of England Volumes 1 and 2 [F27] 2003

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014

Anji

aka Angi

1.1 Just Guitars [F5] 1984
Duet with Bert Jansch

2.1 Angi - A Tribute to Davey Graham [F48] 2009
Duet with Bert Jansch

3.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012
Recorded live

An nans tewl hyr dhe'n mor

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Another rain has fallen

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

Another star ascending (The boxer)

1.1 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

A proposition of prepositions

see Wonderful country (A proposition of prepositions)

 

Aquamarine

see Saucers (Aquamarine)

 

Are you receiving me?

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 At His Best [C6] 1982

2.1 Eight Frames a Second LP USA 1969
2.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
2.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
2.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
2.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
2.6 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
2.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
2.8 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
2.9 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
2.10 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Around the wild Cape Horn

1.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

2.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Arthur Blake

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988
1.2 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012

As far as I can tell

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

As if in sleep

see In the woods

 

Aujourd'hui le ciel est bleu

see One sunny day (Aujourd'hui le ciel est bleu)

 

Aura Lee

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Autumn

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994


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Source

**Baby I'm leaving you

Performed in concert

**Baby let me lay it on you

Performed in concert

Bad girl

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007

Bald headed end of the broom, The

see The bald headed end of the broom

 

Ballad of dancing Doreen

see The ballad of dancing Doreen

 

Band, The

see The enemy within (The band)

 

Banjo man

1.1 Single [S17] 1979
1.2 Love Grows [R7] 1982
1.3 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

**Barbara Allen

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Barges

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998
1.3 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.4 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.5 An English Heartbeat [P10] 2012

2.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
2.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985
2.3 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Never Chance Your Luck Against The Sea [F46] 2007
4.3 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

5.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

6.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

7.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

8.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Barnes Morris

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

2.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Beautiful dreamer

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

**Bed bug blues

Performed in concert

Recorded in 2010 with 'Somewhere Down the Road'. Not yet released.

Bells of Rhymney, The

see The bells of Rhymney

 

Bentley & Craig

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.4 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.5 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Derek Bentley was granted a posthumous pardon in July 1998, 45 years after the events described in the song. Ralph has changed the ending to suit for concert performances.

**Bernadette is weeping

Not yet performed in public

**Bessie and Barney

based on Frankie and Johnny

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Bessie's washboard blues

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

**Betty the badger

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1983

Bicker and rue

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Big tree

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
1.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
1.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

2.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

3.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Bill
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Bird from the mountain

aka A bird off the mountain

Written for Fairport Convention

Birdman

1.1 Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365 [M7] 1971

2.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
2.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

3.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

Black girl

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

Blind Arthur goes to Adelaide (Adelaide rag)

aka West coast blues

1.1 Single [S28] 1987

This Arthur Blake rag features in Dry bone rag / Drybone shuffle

Blind Blake's rag

see also Buddy Bolden

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Picture Rags [M8] 1972
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.7 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.9 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.10 Classic Folk Guitar [M54] 1997
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.12 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.13 Troubadours of Folk [M79] 2003
1.14 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.15 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.16 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.17 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Blind faith

see Reverend Thunder (Blind faith)

 

Blues in more than twelve bars

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.4 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.5 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.6 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.7 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Blues run the game

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

Boll weavil, The

see The boll weavil

 

Boodle am shake

1.1 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
Recorded live

Boris the bat

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Boxer, The

see Another star ascending (The boxer)

 

Break of the Union

see The break of the Union

 

Bridge of sighs

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Single [S28] 1987
1.3 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.4 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007

2.1 The Third Leg [F9] 1988
2.2 The Other Boot/The Third Leg [F9] 2001
2.3 The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [F35] 2004
2.4 The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood [F35] 2005
2.5 More Things We Did on Our Holidays [F35] 2011

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Bright and beautiful things

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.3 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.4 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.5 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.6 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.7 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.8 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.3 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Brighton Belle

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Brown skinned woman

Performed in concert

Bruce
Reading

 aka Tents and rides

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Buddy Bolden

1.1 Guitarist Magazine, January 2000 [M68]

This tune features in Blind Blake's rag

Budgie

See Theme for ‘Budgie’

 

**Bunny Brown she had a shop

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

**Bunny Brown's petshop

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Buzz, buzz, buzz (The fly song)

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986


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Source

**Caitlin’s dream (Summer birds are leaving)

Performed in concert

Sung by Maggie Reilly on ‘The Boy with a Note’ [18]

Camilla the camel

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo EP [S21] 1982
1.2 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Candy man

1.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

2.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

Cannabis Creek

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010
1.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Songs For Six Strings Vol 1 [P9] 2011
2.2 Songs For Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

Canopus

1.1 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2014
1.2 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2015

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

Can't be satisfied

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.3 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

2.1 Off The Screen [F49] 2009

Care in the community

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

**Carol Anne

Not yet performed in public

Case of Otto Schwarzkopf, The

see The case of Otto Schwarzkopf

 

**Catch the wind

Performed whilst busking in Europe in the 1960s

**Cathy's clown

Performed in concert in the 1960s

Cat in the well

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Certain tide, The

see The certain tide

 

Chairman and the little man

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

Chalkdust

aka Chalk dust

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

Chattanooga choo choo

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Chicken, chicken banjo

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Choufleur

aka Choux fleur

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**Christmas is coming

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Cider
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Citroen Light 15

aka Light Fifteen

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Clare to here

see From Clare to here

 

Claudia

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365 [M7] 1971

**Clear water

Written for Fairport Convention

Close to the wind

1.1 Fairport Home Video [F7] 1985

Clown

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.7 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.9 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.10 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.11 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.12 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.13 Blowin' in the Wind [M111] 2009
1.14 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.15 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
2.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
2.4 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.5 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
2.6 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 Just Guitars [F5] 1984

4.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

5.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

C'mon in my kitchen

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Coalman blues

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

**Cocaine blues

Performed in concert

Cocolina
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Cold
Reading

see also Our room and Fungus

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Cold on the stones

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

**Colours

Performed in concert with Donovan, Berlin, 1991

Columbus stockade

1.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
1.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

Come on you Rovers

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Connie Caper

aka Connie Capers on patrol

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

**Consequences

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Conundrum of time (Shouldn't you be dancing)

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012

Continuing investigations
The detective's narrative

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992

**Convoy

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Corrine what makes you treat me so

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Counting song, The

see The counting song

 

Country boys

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

2.1 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
2.2 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

Cradled in the rocking boat

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992

**Creole belle

Performed in concert

**Crimea

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**Cripple Creek

Performed in concert

Crossroads
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Cuckoo, The

see The cuckoo

 

**Curly the cat

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1984

Cut across Shorty

1.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
1.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
1.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
1.4 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

2.1 The Cropredy Box [F23] 1998
2.2 The Cropredy Box [F23] 1999
2.3 The Cropredy Box [F23] 2003


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Source

Daddy's here

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.4 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.5 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.7 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.8 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.10 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.12 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.13 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.14 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.15 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.16 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.17 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Top of the Pops - 277 [M3] 1970

3.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

4.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

5.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014

Daddy's whistling home

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

**Daisy Bell

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Dancing Doreen

see The ballad of dancing Doreen

 

**Daniel O'Rourke

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Ralph used this song's tune for The London apprentice

**Danville girl

Performed in concert

**Daphne the dolphin

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

**Dark as a dungeon

Performed in concert

**Darktown strutters’ ball

Performed with a Jug Band in the mid-1960s

**Daydream

Performed in concert

**Deep blue sea

Performed in concert

Deportees

aka Plane wreck at Los Gatos

1.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
Duet with Wizz Jones

2.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Diamond Joe

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

**Diddie wa diddie

Performed on 'Ralph McTell and Friends', BBC Radio 2, 1983

Digger the dog

aka Digit the dog

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**Digging my potatoes

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Disharmony
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Donna donna

Performed in concert

Don't clear that corner away

1.1 Human Nature [F32] 2003
1.2 If There's No Other Way [F32] 2005
Duet with Ken Nicol

Don't go

see Harry (Don't go)

 

Don't let your deal go down

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

**Don't make promises you can't keep

Recorded in 1976. Not yet released.

Don't think twice (it's alright)

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011
2.2 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - A Folk Tribute [F53] 2011

**Don't you rock me daddy-o

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Dora the driver

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

3.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

4.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

5.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Do re mi

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

**Dots of colour

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Down in the willow garden

See Willowy garden

 

Dr Dimple

aka Freckles and spots

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

3.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

4.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

5.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Dreams of you

1.1 Single [S12] 1975
1.2 Top of the Pops - 585 [M19] 1976
1.3 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.4 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

2.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
2.2 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
2.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Dressing
Reading

 aka Modesty and mice

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Dry bone rag

 aka Drybone rag or Drybone shuffle

 see also Blind Arthur goes to Adelaide (Adelaide rag)

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
1.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
1.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

2.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

3.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

4.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

5.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
5.2 The Journey CD3 [C18] 2006
Recorded live

6.1 The Journey CD1 [C18] 2006

7.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

8.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

Dumper
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Duster the dog

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1983

Dying crapshooter's blues

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990


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Source

**Earl's Court breakdown

Performed in concert

Early this morning

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Easter lilies

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.4 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.5 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

Edna the elephant

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

2.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Egg
Reading

 aka Egg memories

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Eight frames a second

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Promotional single [P1] 1968
1.3 Listen Here [M1] 1968
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.5 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.6 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.7 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.8 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.10 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.12 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.13 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.14 The Ultimate Folk Collection [M64] 1999
1.15 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.16 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.17 Footprints in the Snow [M88] 2004
1.18 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.19 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.20 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.21 Folk Collection [M118] 2010
1.22 The Best of Folk [M119] 2010
1.23 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Top of the Pops - 277 [M3] 1970

3.1 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Ella Speed

1.1 A Tribute to Lead Belly [F51] 2010

**Ellie May

Performed in concert with the Hickory Nuts in the 1960s

El progresso

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Single [S10] 1975
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.4 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

**Empty tea pot blues

Performed in concert

Enemy within

see The enemy within (The band)

 

England

1.1 Single [S19] 1981 (Mays)
1.2 Promotional single [P2] 1981 (Mays)
1.3 Single [S19] 1981 (reissue)
1.4 Single [S19] 1982 (Gus Dudgeon's remix)(EMI)
1.5 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.6 Promotional CD single [P8] 2009

2.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
2.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

3.1 World Tour of England, Ireland & Wales [A25] 2004

4.1 Promotional CD single [P8] 2009

5.1 An English Heartbeat [P10] 2012

England 1914

aka The lamplighter (England 1914)

aka The lamplighter (England 1914 June 28th)

 

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.7 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.9 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.10 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.12 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.13 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.14 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.15 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.16 Transatlantic Folk Box Set [M87] 2004
1.17 Scarborough Fair [M95] 2006
1.18 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.19 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.20 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
2.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

5.1 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2014
5.2 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2015

Exchange & Mart

see One heart for sale (Exchange & Mart)

 

Eyes of a child, The

see The eyes of a child

 


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Fables ain't nothing but doggone lies

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Factory girl

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Transatlantic Cable [M13] 1974
1.3 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.4 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.6 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.7 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.8 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.9 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.10 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
2.3 Streets of London [R4] 1981
2.4 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
2.5 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.6 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
2.7 The Journey [C18] 2006
2.8 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
2.9 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

Factory girl
Traditional

1.1 About Thyme [F18] 1995
Duet with Jacqui McShee

Fairground

see The fairground

 

** Falling in love again

Performed in concert in the 1960s

**Farmer Field

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, c. 1985

Father forgive them

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Single [S2] 1970
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.4 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.5 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.7 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.8 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.9 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.3 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Fear of flying

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

Feather fell, A

see A feather fell

 

Feathers in your pillow

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**Feet in a bowl

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

**Ferdie the fox

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Fergus the frog

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Ferryman, The

see The ferryman

 

Fin

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

Fingerbuster

1.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

First and last man

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 Single [S4] 1971
1.3 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.4 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.5 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.6 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 Top of the Pops - 361 [M6] 1971

3.1 Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365 [M7] 1971

4.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

5.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012

6.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

First song

1.1 Top of the Pops - 415 [M9] 1972

2.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
2.2 Single [S7] 1972
2.3 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998
2.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

3.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

4.1 Single [S13] 1976
Recorded live

5.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
5.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
5.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

6.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985

7.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

8.1 Songs For Six Strings Vol 1 [P9] 2011

9.1 Acoustic Routes [F55] 2013

10.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

First time, The

see The first time

 

Five balloons

1.1 Single [S26] 1986
1.2 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Five knuckle shuffle

aka Old grey rag (when Ralph performed it on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', BBC TV, in 1976)

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
1.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
1.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

Flower of Scotland

1.1 Musical Tour of Scotland [F17] 1995

Fly song, The

see Buzz, buzz, buzz (The fly song)

 

**Foggy mountain breakdown

Performed in concert with the Hickory Nuts in the 1960s

**Foggy mountain top

Performed in concert

Frank
Reading

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Frankie and Johnny

Performed in concert

Freckles and spots

see Dr Dimple

 

Freddie the fireman

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Freight train

1.1 Guitarist Magazine, January 2000 [M68]

A faint whistle of this Elizabeth Cotten classic has been heard in concert performances of Drybone shuffle

Friends
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Froggy went a-courting

Performed in concert

From Clare to here

aka Clare to here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Clare to here

aka Clare to here ... cont.

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Single [S18] 1979
1.4 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.5 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.6 Classic Ballads [M33] 1989
1.7 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.8 Essential Folk Vol II [M50] 1996
1.9 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.10 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.11 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.12 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Christy Moore & Friends LP (Ireland) 1981

3.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985

4.1 On Stage - Cambridge Folk [M42] 1994

5.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

6.1 A Touch of Tranquility DVD (USA) 1999

7.1 Coulter & Company CD (Ireland) 2003
7.2 Coulter & Company DVD (Ireland) 2003

8.1 The Big Gig [F33] 2003
8.2 Show of Hands - On Film [F37] 2004

9.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

10.1 Red Sails in the Sunset [F39] 2005
Duet with Brian Kennedy

11.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

12.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
12.2 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

13.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

14.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

15.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

16.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Fuller and Blake

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Fungus
Reading

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

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**Garibaldi the gorilla

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Gates of Eden

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006
1.2 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011

Genesis 1 verse 20

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

Geordie's on the road

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Single [S25] 1984
1.3 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

George
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Georgia bound

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Georgia on my mind

1.1 Georgia on our Mind [F19] 1997
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

Get me a doctor

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992

**Ghost

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Ghost of Robert Johnson, The

see The ghost of Robert Johnson

 

Gill
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Girl from the hiring fair, The

see The girl from the hiring fair

 

Girl from the north country

1.1 Georgia on our Mind [F19] 1997

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 The Journey CD4 [C18] 2006
2.3 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011
2.4 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

3.1 The Journey CD1 [C18] 2006

Girl on a bicycle

1.1 Single [S1] 1969

2.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
2.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
2.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
2.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
2.5 Streets of London [R4] 1981
2.6 At His Best [C6] 1982
2.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
2.8 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
2.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
2.10 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.11 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
2.12 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
2.13 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
2.14 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
2.15 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
2.16 Music of the British Isles [M103] 2007
2.17 Blowin' in the Wind [M111] 2009
2.18 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
2.19 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Girl on the Jersey ferry, The

see The girl on the Jersey ferry

 

Girls
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Glory of love

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

God
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Golden slumbers

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Golden Vanity, The

see The Golden Vanity

 

Gold in California

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

Goodnight Irene

see Irene goodnight

 

**Good old colony days

Performed in concert

Gordon the goat

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Got to be with you

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**GPO

Performed in concert

**Grand Coulee dam

Performed in concert

Grande affaire

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Single [S10] 1975
1.3 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.4 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.5 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.7 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
2.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
2.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

3.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

Granny takes a trip

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.8 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.10 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.11 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Great dreams of Heaven

1.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

This Joseph Spence tune - also known as There will be a happy meeting in glory - is often appended to performances of Hands of Joseph

Grey sea strand

aka The grey sea strand

1.1 Single [S19] 1981 (Mays)
1.2 Single [S19] 1981 (reissue)
1.3 Single [S19] 1982 (EMI)
Recorded live

2.1 The Ralph McTell Collection LP (Ireland) 1982
2.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
2.3 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

**Grizzly bear

Performed with a Jug Band Jug in the mid-1960s

Guitar
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Guitar shuffle

Performed in concert

Gypsy

1.1 Top of the Pops - 415 [M9] 1972

2.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
2.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

3.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

5.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

**Gypsy Davey

Performed in concert

**Gypsy rover

Performed in concert


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Haircut
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Hands of Joseph

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

2.1 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992

3.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
3.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

4.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

5.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

6.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

7.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

**Hanging around

Performed in concert

Hard times

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Hard travelling

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Harry (Don't go)

aka If Harry goes back to Guyana

1.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

2.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

3.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
3.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

**Harvey the hippo

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Hedge
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**He'll have to go

Recorded in 1976. Not yet released.

**Here in my heart

Norway's entry to the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest was 'Aldri i livet', written and sung in Norwegian by Finn Kalvik. Ralph wrote the English lyric that Finn released as a single.

Heroes & villains

1.1 Single [S16] 1978

2.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

Heron song

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.5 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

3.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

Hesitation blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hesitation blues ... cont

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.6 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.8 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.10 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.11 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.12 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.13 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.14 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.15 The Essential Guide to Folk [M101] 2007
1.16 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.17 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.18 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990
2.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

3.1 Brenda's Friends [F16] 1994

4.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

5.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

6.1 The Folk Cottage at Mitchell Reunion 2015 [F58] 2016

(Hey babe) Would I lie to you

See Would I lie to you

 

Hiring fair, The

see The girl from the hiring fair

 

**Hit the road Jack

Performed in concert

Ralph has included this tune as a segue in concert performances of Anji

**Hogan's Alley

Performed in concert

Holding hands

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Holiday romance

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007

Holly the hedgehog

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo EP [S21] 1982
1.2 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.4 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.5 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.7 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**Home

Performed in concert

Homeward bound

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

Honey babe blues

aka Honey babe

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

2.1 The Folk Cottage at Mitchell Reunion 2015 [F58] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Hospital
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Hot cross buns

Performed at home on a plastic mouth organ

Hotel
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Housewives' choice

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

How do you make a cow laugh?

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**How long blues

Performed in concert


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I am not a rock

see I'm not a rock

 

Ian the impala

see Impala song

 

I belong to the band

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

I bid you goodnight

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

**I can't help but wonder where I'm bound

Performed in concert

Icarus survived the fall

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

Ice
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

I don't think about you

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

3.1 Albert Lee 70th Birthday Celebration [F57] 2015

4.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

I fall to pieces

1.1 Single [S20] 1982

If Harry goes back to Guyana

see Harry (Don't go)

 

If I don't get home

1.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**If I had a ribbon bow

Performed in concert

If I had possession over Judgement Day

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

If I needed you

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

**Iggy the iguana

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1983

**I know where I'm going

Performed in concert

I like rubbish

1.1 Single [S26] 1986
1.2 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006

I'll have to say I love you in a song

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

I'll keep this with mine (Leaving 'Liggan Woods)

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**I'll take you home again Kathleen

Ralph’s earliest public performance, at about 3 years old

**I love a surprise

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

I love driving west

aka West

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

I loved the ground

aka I loved the ground she walked upon

1.1 Words & Music [F10] 1989
1.2 Words & Music [F10] 1994

I love my baby

1.1 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
Recorded live

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

I love my bicycle

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

**I met Jesus at the crossroads

Performed in concert

**I'm forever blowing bubbles

Performed with a Jug Band in the mid-1960s

I'm going to Germany

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

I miss you most of all

aka Miss you most of all

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

I'm looking over my shoulder for you

1.1 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

I'm not a rock

aka I am not a rock

aka Silver stream

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Single [S20] 1982
1.3 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

I'm not really blue

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

I'm not really blue
Instrumental version

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Impala song

aka Ian the impala

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

I'm satisfied

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

2.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

I'm so lonesome I could cry

1.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
1.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
1.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
1.4 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

I'm sorry - I must leave

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.3 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.4 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.5 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.6 All Things Change [C24] 2017

I never did sing you a love song

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

In some way I loved you

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 Single [S4] 1971
1.3 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.4 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.5 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.6 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998
1.7 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Top of the Pops - 361 [M6] 1971

3.1 Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365 [M7] 1971

4.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Interest on the loan

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.4 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

In the bleak midwinter

1.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
With The London Community Gospel Choir

In the dreamtime

1.1 Promotional CD single [P6] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.3 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.4 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.5 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

In the jailhouse now

1.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

**In the neighbourhood

Written for and used in a commercial for Thameside TV

In the woods
Poem

aka As if in sleep

see also Woods

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

**I recall a Gypsy woman

Recorded in 1976. Not yet released.

**Irene Goodnight

aka Goodnight Irene

Performed in concert

Irish blessing, An

see An Irish blessing

 

Irish girl

aka The Irish girl

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.3 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

**Iron lion

Performed in concert with Fairport Convention

Islands, The

see The islands

 

Is this the same boy

1.1 Reaching Back [F44] 2007
With Maart Allcock

I suppose (Purple stain)

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

**It could have happened to anyone

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

I've thought about it

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.4 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.6 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.7 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.8 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.9 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Ivor
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

I want you

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

2.1 Fairport Convention Cropredy 1980 [F2] 1982

3.1 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011

**I was a rover

Performed in concert with the Hickory Nuts in the 1960s

I will do my last singing in this land somewhere

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002


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Jake the jackdaw

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**Jasper the jay

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

**Jenny kissed me

Performed in concert in the 1960s

Jenny Taylor/Je n'étais là

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

**Jesse's rag

Performed in concert

Jesus wept

1.1 Promotional CD single [P3] 1995
Recorded live

2.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
2.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

**Jimmy Brown the newsboy

Performed in concert in the 1960s

John Lee

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Johnson boys, The

see The Johnson boys

 

**Just a little one

aka Vernon the vulture

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

**Katie Kline

Performed in concert with the Hickory Nuts in the 1960s

**Katie the koala (Up a gum tree)

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Keeping the night at bay

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986
1.2 Single [S27] 1986
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.4 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

**Keep your hands off her

Performed with a Jug Band in the mid-1960s

Kenny the kangaroo

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo EP [S21] 1982
1.2 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.4 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.5 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.7 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.8 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

2.1 Single [S22] 1983

3.1 Single [S29] 1990
3.2 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016 (hidden track)

**Kettle on wheels

Performed in concert

**Kettle woblins

Recorded in 2010 with 'Somewhere Down the Road'. Not yet released.

Kew gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kew gardens ... cont

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Revisited [C1] 1970
1.3 Single [S2] 1970
1.4 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.5 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.6 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.7 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.8 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.9 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.10 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.11 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.12 The Best of British Folk [M46] 1995
1.13 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.14 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.15 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.16 The Best of British Folk [M55] 1997
1.17 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.18 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.19 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.20 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.21 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.22 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.23 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.24 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Kind hearted woman blues

aka Kind hearted woman

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.4 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.5 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.7 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.8 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.10 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.11 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.12 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Kiss in the rain, A

see A kiss in the rain

 

Klan

see The Klan

 


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Ladies love outlaws

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

**Lakes of milk

Performed at the 'Dinner at Albert's' charity concert at The Royal Albert Hall in December, 1984

Lamplighter, The

see England 1914

 

Lantern slides

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

Last farewell, The

see The last farewell

 

**Last thing on my mind

Performed on BBC Radio 2, 1969

Last train and ride

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.4 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.5 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.6 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.7 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.9 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.10 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.11 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.12 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
2.3 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
2.4 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
2.5 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.6 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
2.7 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
2.8 All Things Change [C24] 2017

**Laughter lines

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Laurence the lion

aka Lawrence the lion

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Lay your money down

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 Top of the Pops - 361 [M6] 1971

3.1 Pick of the Pops for Your D.J. - 365 [M7] 1971

Leaf must fall, A

see A leaf must fall

 

Leah's favourite

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988
1.2 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Learning left from right

see Yip the yellowhammer

 

**Leave some in the glass

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Leaving 'Liggan Woods

see I'll keep this with mine (Leaving 'Liggan Woods)

 

Let me down easy

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Single [S11] 1975
1.3 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.4 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.5 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

3.1 Top of the Pops - 502 [M12] 1974

4.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
4.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
4.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

5.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
5.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

6.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

Let me fly or let me fall

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

Letter
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Let us get together

Performed in concert

Light Fifteen

see Citroen Light 15

 

**Lily the lollipop lady

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, c. 1985

Little actress

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

**Little birdie

Performed with Derroll Adams in the mid-1960s

**Little Maggie

Performed in concert with the Hickory Nuts in the 1960s

London Apprentice

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979
1.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982

This tune is also appended to Maddy Dances on Dave Pegg's '60th Birthday Bash' [F47] and 'Songs for Six Strings (2nd - B)' [L5]

London apprentice, The

see The London apprentice

 

**Lorna the ladybird

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1983

Lost boys

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

2.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

Louis Collins

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Louise

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.4 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.7 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.8 Folk Guitar [M53] 1997
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.10 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.11 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.12 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.13 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Love grows

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979
1.2 Single [S17] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
2.3 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
2.4 The Journey [C18] 2006
2.5 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
2.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

3.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
3.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
3.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
3.4 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

Love in vain

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Love minus zero

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Lovin' I crave

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

Ludlow massacre

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Lullaby of Birdland

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012
Medley with Anji. Recorded live

Lunar lullaby

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

3.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014


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Madame Matuzzi

see Rue de la Montagne Ste Geneviève

 

Maddy dances

aka When Maddy dances

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999

2.1 60th Birthday Bash [F47] 2008

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012

Magic
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Maginot waltz

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.3 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

3.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
3.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney EP [S15] 1977
3.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
3.4 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997
3.5 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009

4.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

5.1 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2014
5.2 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2015

**Make it go round

aka Together we'll make it go round

Performed on ‘The Camera and the Song’, BBC TV, 1973

Manic skip jive
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Man I'd rather be, A

see A man I'd rather be

 

**March of the Emmetts

A live recording of this song earned Ralph his first recording contract in 1967. Not yet released.

**Marco went to Italy

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Marie

1.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

**Marlon Brando

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**Martin the monkey

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1983

**Mary Ann

Performed in concert

Maurice the mole

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Max
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

May you never

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

**Medley rag

Ralph's encore at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, December 2002, was a medley of guitar rags

Mermaid and the seagull

see The mermaid and the seagull

 

Messrs Stephenson and Watt

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

**Mevagissey moon

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Michael
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Michael in the garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael in the garden ... cont

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 The Camera and The Song [M17] 1975
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The British Folk Collection [M40] 1994
1.7 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.8 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.9 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.10 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.11 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.12 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.13 Anthems in Eden [M94] 2005
1.14 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.15 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.16 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.17 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.18 The All New Electric Muse [M108] 2008
1.19 Blowin' in the Wind [M111] 2009
1.20 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
2.3 Streets of London [R4] 1981
2.4 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
2.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
2.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
2.7 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.8 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
2.9 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
2.10 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
2.11 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
3.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
3.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

4.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985

5.1 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992

6.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

**Michael row the boat ashore

Performed in concert

Michelle

1.1 Rubber Folk [F40] 2006
1.2 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006

Mike the milkman

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Milk for one (Storm in a teacup)

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Mint Walk Mission
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Miss you most of all

see I miss you most of all

 

Modesty and mice

see Dressing

 

Money tree, The

see The money tree

 

Moon June and a Cajun tune

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

Moonshine

1.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
Duet with Bert Jansch

Morning blues

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Morning dew

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.4 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.5 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.6 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Morning has broken

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

Mr Connaughton

1.1 The Ralph McTell Collection LP (Ireland) 1982
1.2 Single [S23] 1983
1.3 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.4 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.5 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.6 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Just Guitars [F5] 1984

3.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985
3.2 The Best of Cambridge Folk Festival [M57] 1998

4.1 RTE's Festival Folk - Vol 2 LP (Ireland)
4.2 The Best of Festival Folk CD (Ireland)
4.3 Festival of Irish Folk - Vol 2 CD (USA) 1994

5.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

6.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
6.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

**Mr Robinson

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Mrs Adlam's angels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Adlam's angels ... cont

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.6 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.7 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.8 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.10 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.11 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.12 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.13 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.14 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.15 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.16 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.17 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.18 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.19 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.20 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.21 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

5.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

6.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

(My) baby keeps staying out all night long

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.3 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.4 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.5 All Things Change [C24] 2017

**My father's house

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]


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Nanna
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Nanna's song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanna's song ... cont

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Promotional single [P1] 1968
1.3 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.4 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.5 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.6 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.7 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.8 The Best of British Folk Vol 2 [M29] 1985
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.10 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.12 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.13 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.14 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.15 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.16 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.17 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.18 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.19 The Journey CD1 [C18] 2006
1.20 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.21 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.22 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Top of the Pops - 502 [M12] 1974

3.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

4.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997
4.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

5.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

6.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
6.2 The Journey CD4 [C18] 2006
6.3 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

7.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

8.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Naomi

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Single [S14] 1977
1.4 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.5 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.6 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.7 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.8 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
2.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
2.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

3.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

National seven

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002
Recorded live

Near enough

1.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

Nellie the newt

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo EP [S21] 1982
1.2 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Nettle wine

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997
2.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

3.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
3.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

New man, A

see A new man

 

Nigel the nightingale

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Night duty
Poem

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

Nightmares

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

Nobody knows you when you're down and out

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

**No grown man's land

Read by Nerys Hughes on ‘The Boy with a Note’ [18]

**No more beans for Dora

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

**Not long now

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Now this has started

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010


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**Oh babe it ain't no lie

Performed in concert

**Oh boy!

Performed in concert

Old brown dog

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

3.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

4.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

**Old folks at home

aka Way down upon the Swanee River

Performed at home on a ukulele

Old grey rag

see Five knuckle shuffle

 

Old Puggy Mearns
Poem

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

3.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Old Rattler's pup

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

**Old time religion

Performed in concert

Olé
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Ollie the otter

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

One day away from you

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

One heart

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
2.3 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
2.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**One heart for sale (Exchange & Mart)

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**One legged woman

Performed in concert

One sunny day (Aujourd'hui le ciel est bleu)

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

One too many mornings

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

2.1 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011

**O Positive

Recorded in 1974 with 'Easy' [6]. Not yet released.

**Oscar the ostrich

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1984

Our room
Reading

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

This reading also features in Cold

**Out of kilter

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Out of the snow

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Over and over

see Trouble I’m in

 

**Ox bow lake

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]


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Pad
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Parrott song, The

see Peter the parrott

 

Pasadena

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

**Pass it on

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Pastures of plenty

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

**Peggy Sue

Performed in concert

Penitentiary bound

1.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
1.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
1.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
1.4 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

Penny Lane

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

Peppers and tomatoes

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.2 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.4 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 Seka [F22] 1998

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
4.3 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

5.1 Folk Festival [M84] 2004

6.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

7.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

8.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

**Percy the penguin

Written for 'Alphabet Zoo'

Peter the parrot

aka The parrot song

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Single [S22] 1983
1.4 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.5 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.7 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Pick up a gun

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Pigeon song, The

see The pigeon song

 

Pity the boy

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.4 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

Pity the boy
Instrumental version

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Plainsman, The

see The plainsman

 

Plane wreck at Los Gatos

See Deportees

 

Please don't haunt me

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

Poet's pencil, The

see The poet's pencil

 

Polly on the shore

1.1 Fairport Convention 25th Anniversary Concert [F12] 1993
1.2 Fairport Convention 25 - The Anniversary Concert [F12] 2007

Pretty boy Floyd

1.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
1.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
1.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
1.4 The Best of British Folk [M81] 2003
1.5 The Best of British Folk Box set [M81] 2003
1.6 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

2.1 National Treasure [21] 2002
2.2 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

**Primrose Hill

Performed in concert

Prisoner's river

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Prison wall blues

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

Promises

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979
1.2 Single [S18] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
2.3 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
2.4 The Journey [C18] 2006
2.5 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Proposition of prepositions, A

see Wonderful country (A proposition of prepositions)

 

Puddle expert, The

see The puddle expert

 

Puppy dog song, The

see The puppy dog song

 

Purple stain

see I suppose (Purple stain)

 

**Put me in the picture

BBC radio sound archive

**Putting on the style

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Pykey boy

aka Pykie boy

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.3 A Box of Pegg's [F45] 2007

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012


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**Queenie the quail

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Quentin the quail

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Rabbit song

see The rabbit song

 

Raining in my heart

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

Ramona

See To Ramona

 

Red and gold

1.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996
1.2 Raise the Roof! [F20] 1997

2.1 Cropredy 2002 [F31] 2002
2.2 Festival Cropredy 2002 [F31] 2003
2.3 Festival Cropredy 2002 [F31] 2008
2.4 Festival [F52] 2010
2.5 Talking Elephant's Festival of Folk [M128] 2013

3.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
3.2 The Journey [C18] 2006
3.3 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
3.4 An English Heartbeat [P10] 2012

Red apple juice

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

2.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
2.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
2.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
2.4 The Journey [C18] 2006
2.5 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

Red sky at night

aka Red sky

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

2.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (5th - A) [L9] 2016

**Remember the Alamo

Performed in concert

Returns
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Reuben James

see The sinking of the Reuben James

 

Reverend Thunder (Blind faith)

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**Richmond Park

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**Riding in my car

Performed in concert

**Right there on your nose

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

River rising

aka River risin' moon high

aka River rising moon high

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.5 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

3.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

4.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Riviera
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Rizraklaru (anag)

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Contemporary Guitar Sampler [M2] 1969
1.3 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.4 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.5 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.6 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.7 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.8 The Transatlantic Contemporary Guitar Album [M28] 1982
1.9 The Best of British Folk Vol 2 [M29] 1985
1.10 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.11 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.12 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.13 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.14 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.15 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.16 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.17 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.18 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.19 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.20 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.21 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Roadsong
Poem

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Robert the reindeer

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

**Rock Island line

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Ralph appended this tribute to Lonnie Donegan to Autumn 2002 concert performances of Working on the railroad

Rod
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Roland Crust

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**Rolling in my sweet baby's arms

Performed whilst busking in Europe in the 1960s

**Rosalie

Performed in concert in the 1960s

Ralph used this tune for Gold in California

Rosalinda

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

Rose Connelly

See Willowy garden

 

**Rosie Moon

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, c. 1985

Rotolo

See West 4th Street and Jones (Rotolo)

 

Rue de la Montagne Ste Geneviève

aka Madame Matuzzi

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Run Johnny run

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999

2.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Running from home

1.1 People on the Highway [F26] 2000

Ruskin the rabbit

see The rabbit song

 


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Sailing

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

**Sally ran round the jampot

Performed at home on a plastic mouth organ

Sally the seal

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**Salty dog

Performed in concert

San Diego serenade

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

Sand in your shoes

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.2 New Electric Muse II [M52] 1997
1.3 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

San Francisco Bay blues

1.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
Duet with Wizz Jones

2.1 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007

**Sauce for the goose

Performed in concert

Saucer and cup

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Saucers (Aquamarine)

aka Aquamarine

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

2.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (2nd - B) [L5] 2012

Save the last dance for me

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979
1.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

2.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

Scarborough fair

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985
1.3 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

Scarlet ribbons

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

**Scrapbook

Performed in concert

**Sea breeze

Ralph wrote this tune for Billy Connolly's 'World Tour of England, Ireland & Wales' TV series [A25]

Seeds of Heaven

aka Sweet forgiveness

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 Single [S12] 1975
1.3 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.4 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.5 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.6 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

Setting, The

see The setting

 

Shave
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Shed song

1.1 Harbour of Songs [F54] 2012

Shepherd’s song, The

see The shepherd’s song

 

She's a woman

1.1 Guitarist Magazine, January 2000 [M68]

Shock of the new, The

see The shock of the new

 

Shouldn't you be dancing

see Conundrum of time (Shouldn't you be dancing)

 

Silver birch and weeping willow

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.3 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.4 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.5 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.6 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.7 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.8 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.9 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Silver stream

see I'm not a rock

 

**Simple rules

Not yet performed in public

Singer
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Singing the blues

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Sinking of the Reuben James, The

see The sinking of the Reuben James

 

**Skip to my lou

Performed in concert

Skolar's song, The

See The Skolar's song

 

Sleepytime blues

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.8 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.10 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.11 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.12 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Sleepy time blues
Instrumental version

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Slip shod tap room dance (Soho so what)

aka Slipshod taproom dance

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 On Stage - Cambridge Folk [M42] 1994

3.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996
3.2 Huntingdon Folk [F21] 1997

4.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

Slow burning companion

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.5 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Small voice calling

1.1 Single [S6] 1972

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

**Sober October

Performed in concert

Soho
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Soho so what

see Slip shod tap room dance (Soho so what)

 

**So long, it's been good to know you

Performed in concert

Something the matter with Mary

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Sometimes I wish I could pray

see Wish I could pray

 

Somewhere down the road

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

2.1 Albert Lee 70th Birthday Celebration [F57] 2015

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Song for Ireland

1.1 The Ralph McTell Collection LP (Ireland) 1982
1.2 Single (Ireland) 1982
1.3 Single (Holland) 1982
1.4 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001

Song for Martin

1.1 Single (Australia) 1980 (Suta)
1.2 Single (Australia) 1981 (Polydor)
1.3 Slide Away the Screen LP (Australia) 1981

2.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
2.2 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
2.3 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003

3.1 Just Guitars [F5] 1984

4.1 Jake Thackray and Songs [F56] 2014

Song for Woody

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

**So tired

Performed with a Jug Band Jug in the mid-1960s

Spiral staircase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 Heads and Tales [M4] 1970
1.3 Transatlantic Cable [M13] 1974
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.5 Transatlantic - The Vintage Years [M22] 1978
1.6 Best of British Folk [M32] 1989
1.7 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.9 The Best of British Folk [M43] 1994
1.10 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.11 The Best of British Folk [M46] 1995
1.12 The Folk Box [M48] 1995
1.13 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.14 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.15 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.16 The Best of British Folk [M55] 1997
1.17 Best of Folk [M60] 1998
1.18 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.19 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.20 The Acoustic Folk Box [M72] 2002
1.21 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.22 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.23 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.24 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.25 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.26 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Single [S3] 1970
2.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
2.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
2.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
2.6 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
2.7 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.8 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
2.9 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 Top of the Pops - 322 [M5] 1971

4.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

Stagolee

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002
1.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

Standing down in New York town

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

**Stanley the stoat

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Statesboro blues

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Stealin'

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990
1.2 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007

2.1 Out on the Rolling Sea [F15] 1994
2.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

Steam
Reading

 aka Steam train

1.1 Readings from Angel Laughter [P5] 2000

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Steam train

Performed on ‘6.55 Special’, BBC TV, 1982

Still in dreams

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
3.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

4.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

5.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

Still in dreams
Instrumental version

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Storm in a teacup

see Milk for one (Storm in a teacup)

 

Stranger to the seasons

1.1 Single [S23] 1983
1.2 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

Streets of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.4 Best of British Folk [M38] 1992
1.5 The History of Pop [M39] 1993
1.6 The Best of British Folk [M43] 1994
1.7 Memorable - Easy Listening [M45] 1994
1.8 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.9 Essential Folk [M47] 1995
1.10 The Folk Box [M48] 1995
1.11 The Ivor Novello Awards [M49] 1995
1.12 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.13 The Best of British Folk [M51] 1996
1.14 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.15 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.16 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing [M56] 1997
1.17 Millennium [M58] 1998
1.18 The Transatlantic Story [M59] 1998
1.19 Best of Folk [M60] 1998
1.20 The Times They Are a-Changin' [M61] 1998
1.21 The Ultimate Folk Collection [M64] 1999
1.22 Sounds of the Seventies - 1974 [M65] 1999
1.23 100 Shagadelic Sixties Classics [M66] 1999
1.24 Folk Classics of the 60s & 70s [M67] 1999
1.25 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.26 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 2000
1.27 Simply More of the 70's [M69] 2000
1.28 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.29 Sunshine Day [M70] 2001
1.30 200 Fab Sixties Favourites [M71] 2001
1.31 Troubadours - The Essential Album [M73] 2002
1.32 A Lot of Jolly Good Folk [M75] 2002
1.33 Sounds of the Seventies [M76] 2002
1.34 Who Did Put the Bomp? [M77] 2002
1.35 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.36 Troubadours [M78] 2003
1.37 Troubadours of Folk [M79] 2003
1.38 The Story of Transatlantic Records [M80] 2003
1.39 Classic Cuts [M82] 2003
1.40 Acoustic Songbook [M83] 2004
1.41 Folk Roots [M85] 2004
1.42 The Essential Acoustic Album [M86] 2004
1.43 Transatlantic Folk Box Set [M87] 2004
1.44 Footprints in the Snow [M88] 2004
1.45 The Seventies Album [M90] 2005
1.46 Hits of the Sixties [M91] 2005
1.47 The Best of British Songwriters [M92] 2005
1.48 The Best of British Folk [M93] 2005
1.49 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.50 Greatest Ever - Easy [M96] 2006
1.51 This is Folk [M97] 2006
1.52 Greatest Ever - Sixties [M98] 2006
1.53 100 Huge Hits of the 60s & 70s [M99] 2007
1.54 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.55 The Essential Guide to Acoustic [M102] 2007
1.56 The Ultimate Collection - Seventies [M104] 2008
1.57 Beginner's Guide to English Folk [M105] 2008
1.58 Greatest Ever - Acoustic [M106] 2008
1.59 The Ultimate Collection - Driving Songs [M107] 2008
1.60 100 Hits 70s Pop [M109] 2009
1.61 The Ultimate Collection - Chillout [M110] 2009
1.62 The Ultimate Collection - Dad [M112] 2009
1.63 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.64 Folk Routes [M113] 2009
1.65 The Ultimate Collection - Acoustic [M114] 2009
1.66 Mastermix Popmaster Volume 8 [M115] 2009
1.67 Total No 2s [M117] 2010
1.68 The Best of Folk [M119] 2010
1.69 The Best Hits Collection 2 - Extra [M120] 2010
1.70 The Ultimate Collection - Sixties [M122] 2011
1.71 London - Songs to Define the City [M123] 2011
1.72 Now That's What I Call Britain [M124] 2012
1.73 London 2012 [M126] 2012
1.74 Latest & Greatest Acoustic Songs [M127] 2013
1.75 Latest & Greatest Singer Songwriters [M129] 2013
1.76 Latest & Greatest Relaxing Songs [M130] 2014
1.77 The Ultimate Collection - 60s Classics [M131] 2014
1.78 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
2.3 Folk Festival [M20] 1976
2.4 Streets of London [C4] 1977
2.5 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
2.6 Moments to Remember [M21] 1978
2.7 40 Folk Favourites [M25] 1979
2.8 Streets of London [R4] 1981
2.9 The Best of British Folk [M26] 1982
2.10 At His Best [C6] 1982
2.11 Best of British Folk [M32] 1989
2.12 The British Folk Collection [M40] 1994
2.13 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.14 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
2.15 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 Some Good News and Bad News Promotional 12" single (USA) 1971
3.2 Promotional single (USA) 1971
3.3 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (USA) 1971
3.4 Promotional single (Australia) 1971
3.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (Australia) 1971
3.6 Single (Canada) 1971
3.7 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (Canada) 1971
3.8 Single (Germany) 1971
3.9 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (Germany) 1971
3.10 Single (Italy) 1971
3.11 Promotional single (New Zealand) 1971
3.12 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (New Zealand) 1971
3.13 Single (Holland) 1972
3.14 Streets of London LP (Holland) 1972
3.15 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here LP (Japan)
3.16 Music Unlimited [M10] 1973
3.17 Single (Germany) 1975 (reissue)
3.18 Romantische Popsongs LP (Holland) 1979
3.19 Music Unlimited [M10] 1980
3.20 Hit Memories 1966-1976 LP (Belgium)
3.21 Veronica's Gouwe Ouwe LP (Belgium) 1985
3.22 Sensational Sounds of the 70's [M63] 1999
3.23 Top 40 Hit Dossier - 70's Volume 1 CD (Holland) 2001
3.24 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
3.25 The Journey [C18] 2006
3.26 50 Hits of the British Invasion [M116] 2010

4.1 Single [S9] 1974
4.2 Streets... [7] 1975
4.3 Dance, Sing or Anything [M18] 1975
4.4 Golden Echoes [M24] 1978
4.5 Songs of London [F1] 1979
4.6 Single [S9] 1980 reissue
4.7 Single [S9] 1981 reissue
4.8 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
4.9 The Singer & the Song [M31] 1989
4.10 We're All Alone [M35] 1989
4.11 Tell it Thru the Song [M37] 1990 Teledisc
4.12 Tell it Thru the Song [M37] 1990 BCA
4.13 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
4.14 Acoustic Moods [M41] 1994
4.15 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
4.16 Castle Audio Licensing Sampler [M62] 1998
4.17 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing [M74] 2002
4.18 Solid Gold Hits [M89] 2004
4.19 The Sound of the 70s [M100] 2007
4.20 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
4.21 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
4.22 An English Heartbeat [P10] 2012
4.23 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

5.1 Top of the Pops - 533 [M14] 1975
5.2 Top of the Pops - 536 [M15] 1975

6.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
6.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney EP [S15] 1977
6.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
6.4 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

7.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

8.1 Christy Moore & Friends LP (Ireland) 1981

9.1 Just Guitars [F5] 1984
With John Williams

10.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
10.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

11.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

12.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
12.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

13.1 The Big Gig [F33] 2003
13.2 Show of Hands - On Film [F37] 2004
A cappella with Show of Hands

14.1 Folk Festival [M84] 2004
A cappella with Steve Knightley, Phil Beer, Chris While and Julie Matthews

15.1 The London Show [V2] 2005
With The London Community Gospel Choir

16.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

17.1 Songs For Six Strings Vol 1 [P9] 2011

18.1 40 Jahre Disco - Disco Nights DVD (Germany) 2011

19.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015
With John Williams

Stuff no more

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999

Sugar babe

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

**Sula grass

Performed in concert

Summer birds are leaving

See Caitlin’s Dream (Summer birds are leaving)

 

Summer come along

1.1 Single [S1] 1969
1.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.6 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.7 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.8 The Transatlantic Story [M59] 1998
1.9 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.10 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.11 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.12 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.13 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.14 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Summer girls

1.1 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.2 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.4 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.5 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.6 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Brenda's Friends [F16] 1994

3.1 On Stage - Cambridge Folk [M42] 1994

4.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

5.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

Summer lightning

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Single [S9] 1974
1.3 Single [S9] 1980 reissue
1.4 Single [S9] 1981 reissue
1.5 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.6 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.7 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**Sun calls the morning

Not yet performed in public

**Sunshine makes shadows

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Suzanne

1.1 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.2 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Sweet forgiveness

see Seeds of Heaven

 

Sweet girl on my mind

1.1 Single [S16] 1978

Sweet jivin' woman

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002

Sweet mystery

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Single [S8] 1974
1.3 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

3.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
3.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney EP [S15] 1977
3.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
3.4 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

4.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

5.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985

6.1 One for Jonah [F36] 2004

7.1 The Old Grey Whistle Test 40th Anniversary Album [M121] 2011

8.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014

9.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Sweet Petulie

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

Sylvia

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

2.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
2.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
2.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997


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**Take a message to Mary

Performed in concert with The GP's

Take it easy

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Single [S8] 1974
1.3 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Take it easy
Instrumental version

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Tammy the tortoise

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Tangle of the isles

aka Tangle o' the isles

1.1 Musical Tour of Scotland [F17] 1995
1.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

Tap, tap, tap with the hammer

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

Teacher teacher

1.1 Single [S5] 1972
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999

Teacher’s lost voice

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984

2.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

Tech
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Tell her you love her right now

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Tents and rides

see Bruce

 

Tequila sunset

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Single [S14] 1977
1.4 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.5 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.6 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.7 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.8 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
2.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

3.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

4.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Terminus

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.3 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.4 Streets of London [C16] 2003
1.5 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.6 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.7 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Single [S3] 1970
2.3 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
2.4 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
2.6 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
2.7 All Things Change [C24] 2017

3.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

4.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
4.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

5.1 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

**Terry the turtle

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1984

**That'll be the day

Performed in concert

That’ll do Babe

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

2.1 Acoustic Routes [F13] 1993
2.2 Life in the Folk Lane II [M44] 1994
2.3 Acoustic Routes [F55] 2013

3.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

4.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

5.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

**That'll never happen no more

Performed in concert

That sounds nice

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**The bald headed end of the broom

Performed in concert in the 1960s

The ballad of dancing Doreen

aka Dancing Doreen

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

The band

see The enemy within (The band)

 

The bells of Rhymney

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006

The big tree

see Big tree

 

**The boll weavil

Performed in concert

The boxer

see Another star ascending (The boxer)

 

The break of the Union

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010
1.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

The case of Otto Schwarzkopf

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

**The certain tide

Read by Bob Kingdom on ‘The Boy with a Note’ [18]

The counting song

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986

2.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**The cuckoo

Performed in concert

The enemy within (The band)

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

**The eyes of a child

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

The fairground

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.6 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.8 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.9 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.10 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.11 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.12 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.13 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.14 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.15 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Revisited [C1] 1970
2.2 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
2.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
2.4 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
2.5 All Things Change [C24] 2017

The ferryman

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998
1.6 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992

3.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
3.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

4.1 Heart of England Volume 2 [F27] 2002
4.2 Heart of England Volumes 1 and 2 [F27] 2002
4.3 Heart of England Volumes 1 and 2 [F27] 2003
4.4 Heart of England Volume 2 "Gold" [F27] 2009

5.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

6.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**The first time

Not yet performed in public

The fly song

see Buzz, buzz, buzz (The fly song)

 

The ghost of Robert Johnson

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

2.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

The girl from the hiring fair

aka The hiring fair

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.3 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

3.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

The girl on the Jersey ferry

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

2.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**The Golden Vanity

Performed in concert

The grey sea strand

see Grey sea strand

 

The hiring fair

see The girl from the hiring fair

 

The Irish girl

see Irish girl

 

The islands

1.1 Musical Tour of Scotland [F17] 1995
1.2 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995
1.3 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

**The Johnson boys

Performed in concert

**The Klan

Performed in concert in the 1960s

The first song Ralph wrote

The lamplighter (England 1914)

aka The lamplighter (England 1914 June 28th)

see England 1914

 

The last farewell

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

The London apprentice

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010
1.2 An English Heartbeat [P10] 2012

2.1 Songs For Six Strings Vol 1 [P9] 2011
2.2 Songs for Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

The mermaid and the seagull

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 Streets of London [C2] 1975
1.3 Streets of London [C4] 1977
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.5 40 Folk Favourites [M25] 1979
1.6 Streets of London [R4] 1981
1.7 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.8 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.9 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.10 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.11 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.12 Definitive Transatlantic Collection [C13] 1997
1.13 Ralph McTell [R20] 19??
1.14 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.15 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.16 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.17 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.18 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996
2.2 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

**Theme for ‘Budgie’

Ralph wrote a theme tune for the London Weekend Television production of ‘Budgie’, starring Adam Faith. It was not accepted.

**Theme tune

Ralph wrote the theme tune for Billy Connolly's 'World Tour of England, Ireland & Wales' TV series [A25]

The money tree

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

The night they drove old Dixie down

1.1 Fairport Convention Cropredy 1980 [F2] 1982

The parrot song

see Peter the parrot

 

**The pigeon song

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, c. 1985

**The plainsman

Performed in concert with Fairport Convention, Cropredy Festival 2002

**The poet's pencil

Performed in concert

**The puddle expert

Written for 'Tickle on the Tum'

**The puppy dog song

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

The rabbit song

aka Ruskin the rabbit

1.1 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.2 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**(There'll be bluebirds over) the white cliffs of Dover

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

There will be a happy meeting in glory

See Great dreams of Heaven

 

The setting

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Classic Irish Folk [M34] 1989
1.3 The Irish Collection [M36] 1990
1.4 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.5 The Journey [C18] 2006
1.6 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.7 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.8 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009
1.9 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

3.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

4.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**The shepherd’s song

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**The shock of the new

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

** The sinking of the Reuben James

Performed in concert

**The Skolar's song

Adapted from The winner's song for a series of radio and television advertisements for Skol lager

The slip shod tap room dance

See Slip shod tap room dance

 

The things you wish yourself

1.1 The Best of - Tickle on the Tum [14] 1986
1.2 Single [S27] 1986

2.1 Download single [S30] 2010

3.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

**The town I loved so well

Performed in concert

The unknown soldier

1.1 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2014
1.2 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2015

2.1 The Unknown Soldier [S31] 2015
2.2 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015
Recorded live

The Wind in the Willows

1.1 The Wind in the Willows [F4] 1983
1.2 Single [S24] 1984
1.3 The Wind in the Willows - The Four Seasons [F42] 2006
1.4 The Wind in the Willows - The Complete First Series [F43] 2007

The winner's song

see also The Skolar's song

1.1 Single [S25] 1984

The wino and the mouse

See Wino and the mouse

 

**The young man who wouldn't hoe corn

Performed in concert

Things you wish yourself, The

see The things you wish yourself

 

**This land is your land

Performed in concert

This’ll bring you back

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

This time of night

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

Those were the days

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

Throw out a line and dream

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.3 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007

Tickety-boo

1.1 One Night Stand [F24] 1999
1.2 Promotional CD single [P4] 1999

2.1 Promotional CD single [P4] 1999
Duet with Billy Connolly

Tickety-boo
Instrumental version

1.1 Promotional CD single [P4] 1999

2.1 Guitarist Magazine, January 2000 [M68]

3.1 Red Sky [20] 2000 (hidden track)
3.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005 (hidden track)

Tickle on the Tum

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Stories and Songs [F6] 1984
1.2 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**Tickle Post

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, c. 1985

Tickling the Trout

1.1 National Treasure [21] 2002
1.2 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

**Till the cows come home

Performed in concert in the 1960s

**Times I’ve had

Performed in concert

**Time's poems

This extended Haiku links the five sections of "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Together we'll make it go round

See Make it go round

 

Too tight drag

aka Too tight rag

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.3 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.4 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.5 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.6 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.7 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.8 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.9 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.10 All Things Change [C24] 2017

2.1 Top of the Pops - 322 [M5] 1971

3.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live

To Ramona

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006
1.2 Don't Think Twice It's Alright [25] 2011

To the Kentucky miner

See Alexei (To the Kentucky miner)

 

Tous les animaux sont tristes

1.1 Sand in Your Shoes [19] 1995

Town I loved so well, The

see The town I loved so well

 

Traces

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
2.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

3.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

4.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

5.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014

Trouble I’m in

aka Over and over

1.1 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

Trousers
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Truckin’ little baby

aka Truckin’ lil' baby

aka Truckin li'l babe

1.1 Single [S5] 1972
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999

2.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

3.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

4.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

**Two chords

Not yet performed in public


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**Ukulele lady

Performed with a Jug Band Jug in the mid-1960s

**Umbrella bird

Performed on 'Alphabet Zoo', Granada TV, 1984

Uncle Alf, two turkeys and a piano accordion
Reading

1.1 Comfort & Joy [F29] 2002

Unicorn

See Unwin the unicorn

 

Unknown soldier, The

See The unknown soldier

 

Untrue blues

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

Unwin the unicorn

aka Unicorn

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Up

1.1 Promotional CD single [P6] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.3 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.4 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

3.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

Up a gum tree

see Katie the koala (Up a gum tree)

 

Van
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Van Nuys, cruise night

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

Vernon the vulture

see Just a little one

 

Victor the vulture

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Vigilante man

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

Viola Lee blues

1.1 The Journey [C18] 2006
Recorded live


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Source

Wagon on the motorway

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005

Wagstaff the woodpecker

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.3 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Wait until the snow

1.1 My Side of Your Window [3] 1969
1.2 Ralph McTell [C5] 1978
1.3 The Ralph McTell Collection [R2] 1978
1.4 At His Best [C6] 1982
1.5 The Best of Ralph McTell [C9] 1992
1.6 Ralph McTell - The Best of [C11] 1995
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [R16] 1997
1.8 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.9 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.10 Singer Songwriter [C15] 2001
1.11 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.12 My Side of Your Window CD [R28] 2007
1.13 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.14 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Walk into the morning

1.1 Somewhere Down the Road [24] 2010

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

3.1 The Clive Palmer Memorial Concert [F59] 2016

**Walk right in

Performed in concert

**Wally the walrus

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Waltzing Matilda

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
1.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
1.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

Warts
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Water of dreams

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.3 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 20th Cambridge Folk Festival [M30] 1985

3.1 Jake Thackray and Songs [F56] 2014

**Wat Tyler

Co-written with Simon Nicol for Fairport Convention

Way down upon the Swanee River

see Old folks at home

Performed at home on a ukulele

WC
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Weary one lay down

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

Weather the storm

1.1 Right Side Up [8] 1976
1.2 Right Side Up quadraphonic [8] 1976
1.3 Weather the Storm [R5] 1982
1.4 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988
1.5 Silver Celebration [C10] 1992
1.6 Right Side Up CD [R21] 2001
1.7 The Journey [C18] 2006

2.1 Single [S13] 1976

3.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
3.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

4.1 RTE's Festival Folk - Vol 2 LP (Ireland)
4.2 The Best of Festival Folk CD (Ireland)
4.3 Festival of Irish Folk - Vol 2 CD (USA) 1994

5.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
5.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

6.1 Songs For Six Strings (4th - D) [L7] 2014

Weeping willow

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

2.1 Live at the Town Hall [V1] 1998

3.1 National Treasure [21] 2002
Recorded live

Wembley
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

West

See I love driving west

 

West 4th Street and Jones (Rotolo)

1.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

**When are ya coming to court me?

Performed in concert

When did you leave Heaven?

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

When I was a cowboy

1.1 Top of the Pops - 415 [M9] 1972

2.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
2.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

3.1 Single [S6] 1972

4.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
4.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
4.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

5.1 Folkweave - 7 [M23] 1978

6.1 Travelling Man [L3] 1999
6.2 Travelling Man [L3] 2012

7.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

When love has gone

1.1 Red Sky [20] 2000
1.2 Red Sky [R24] 2005
1.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

When Maddy dances

see Maddy dances

 

When Santa got stuck up the chimney

1.1 Tickle on the Tum - Series One [F50] 2010

**When the saints go marching in

Performed in concert

When they were young

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (1st - E) [L4] 2011

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

When you're gone

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

When you’ve got a good friend

1.1 Stealin' Back [17] 1990

**Where will the baby's dimple be?

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

White dress

1.1 Slide Away the Screen [9] 1979

2.1 Love Grows [R7] 1982
2.2 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994
2.3 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

3.1 Fairport Convention Reunion 1981 [F3] 1982
3.2 Live at Broughton Castle 1981 [F3] 1993

4.1 Fairport Home Video [F7] 1985

5.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

6.1 Cropredy - The Best and the Guests [F30] 2002

7.1 Swarb! [F34] 2003
7.2 D is for Duo [F34] 2003

Whitgift
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

**Whose hands are these

Lyrics in "Time's Poems - The Song Lyrics of Ralph McTell" [B4]

**Why can't we meet

Ralph used this tune for Let me fly or let me fall

**Why me

Not yet performed in public

**Willie Wok

Performed on ‘Tickle on the Tum’, Granada TV, 1986

Willoughby’s farm

1.1 Eight Frames a Second [1] 1968
1.2 The Contemporary Guitar Sampler [M2] 1969
1.3 Electric Muse [M16] 1975
1.4 The Ralph McTell Collection [C3] 1976
1.5 40 Folk Favourites [M25] 1979
1.6 Contemporary Folk Guitar [M17] 1982
1.7 The Transatlantic Contemporary Guitar Album [M28] 1982
1.8 Best of British Folk [M38] 1992
1.9 The Best of British Folk [M43] 1994
1.10 The Folk Box [M48] 1995
1.11 The Best of British Folk [M51] 1996
1.12 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.13 Best of Folk [M60] 1998
1.14 The Transatlantic Story [M59] 1999
1.15 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.16 The Story of Transatlantic Records [M80] 2003
1.17 Streets of London - The Best of Ralph McTell [C17] 2006
1.18 Eight Frames a Second CD [R26] 2007
1.19 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.20 All Things Change [C24] 2017

**Willowy garden

aka Down in the willow garden

aka Rose Connelly

Performed in concert

**Will the circle be unbroken?

Performed in concert

Will ye go

1.1 Musical Tour of Scotland [F17] 1995

Winding boy

1.1 Sofa Noodling [26] 2012

Wind in the Willows, The

see The Wind in the Willows

 

Winners

see The winner's song

 

Winnie’s rag

1.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
1.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney EP [S15] 1977
1.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
1.4 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

Wino and the mouse

1.1 Spiral Staircase [2] 1969
1.2 The Contemporary Guitar Sampler [M2] 1969
1.3 The Transatlantic Contemporary Guitar Album [M28] 1982
1.4 The Streets of London [R10] 1990
1.5 Spiral Staircase CD [R14] 1996
1.6 Spiral Staircase - Classic Songs [C12] 1997
1.7 The Best of Ralph McTell [C14] 2000
1.8 Spiral Staircase CD [R27] 2007
1.9 The Essential Ralph McTell [C21] 2009
1.10 All Things Change [C24] 2017

Wish I could pray

aka Sometimes I wish I could pray

1.1 Slide Away the Screen CD [R12] 1994

**Wish I was the banjo player

Not yet performed in public

Wonderful country (A proposition of prepositions)

1.1 The Boy with a Note [18] 1992
1.2 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.3 Celtic Cousins [C23] 2014

2.1 Giving People Choices [F14] 1993

3.1 McTell on The Mall [V3] 2008

4.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Woods
Poem

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

This poem also features in In the woods

Words I couldn’t say

1.1 Bridge of Sighs [15] 1986
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Bridge of Sighs CD [R25] 2007
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

Working on the railroad

1.1 Blue Skies Black Heroes [16] 1988

**Worried man blues

One of Ralph’s earliest public performances

Would I lie to you

aka (Hey babe) Would I lie to you

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Single [S11] 1975
1.3 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989

3.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
3.2 The Journey [C18] 2006


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Title

Source

X-ray fish

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

**Yip the yellowhammer

aka Learning left from right

Performed on ‘Alphabet Zoo’, Granada TV, 1984

Yootha's song

1.1 Super Gran [F8] 1985
Duet with Billy Connolly

You got to change your mind

1.1 Gates of Eden [22] 2006

**You got to go down

Performed in concert

You make me feel good

1.1 Streets... [7] 1975
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Streets... CD [R13] 1995
1.4 The Definitive Collection [C19] 2007
1.5 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010
1.6 Streets... CD [R13] 2016

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (6th - E) [L10] 2016

Young man who wouldn't hoe corn, The

see The young man who wouldn't hoe corn

 

You're gonna quit me baby

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

**You say you love me

Not yet performed in public

You’ve got a friend

1.1 At the End of a Perfect Day [13] 1985
1.2 The Entertainers Box [13] 1985

You well-meaning brought me here

1.1 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [4] 1971
1.2 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here [R1] 1975
1.3 1971-72 [R3] 1981
1.4 The Ferryman [R9] 1987
1.5 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here CD [R17] 1998

2.1 Songs For Six Strings (3rd - G) [L6] 2013

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

You won't let me go

1.1 About Time [27] 2016
Duet with Wizz Jones

Yuri the yak

1.1 Songs from Alphabet Zoo [11] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.3 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.4 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.6 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Zig zag line

1.1 Easy [6] 1974
1.2 Easy CD [R19] 1999
1.3 Streets of London and Other Story Songs [C20] 2009

2.1 Stereo Pop Special [M11] 1974

3.1 70th Birthday Concert [V4] 2015

Zimmerman blues

1.1 Not Till Tomorrow [5] 1972
1.2 Not Till Tomorrow CD [R18] 1998

2.1 Single [S7] 1972
2.2 The Very Best of Ralph McTell [C7] 1988

3.1 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [L1] 1977
3.2 Ralph, Albert & Sydney [R6] 1982
3.3 Ralph, Albert & Sydney CD [R15] 1997

4.1 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1991
4.2 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 1996
4.3 Saturday Rolling Around [F11] 2001
4.4 Saturday Rolling Around [F41] 2006

5.1 The London Show [V2] 2005

6.1 The Journey - Selected Tracks [P7] 2006
6.2 The Journey [C18] 2006

7.1 The Old Grey Whistle Test Live [M125] 2012

8.1 Live at Troubadour Festival 1997 [L8] 2014

Zippo
Reading

1.1 As Far As I Can Tell [23] 2007

Zoe the zebra

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984
1.3 The Complete Alphabet Zoo [R11] 1993
1.4 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2001
1.5 Alphabet Zoo [R22] 2013

Zoo zoo zoo

1.1 Best of Alphabet Zoo [12] 1983
1.2 Best of Alphabet Zoo [R8] 1984

 
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‘First and Last Songs’ lists Ralph’s UK releases unless stated otherwise. Albums released in other countries may have different titles and/or track listings.

Each title is sorted by the release dates of Ralph's recordings. For example...

 

Title

Source

Affairs of the heart

1.1 Water of Dreams [10] 1982
1.2 A Collection of His Love Songs [C8] 1989
1.3 Water of Dreams CD [R23] 2003
1.4 Affairs of the Heart [C22] 2010

2.1 Songs for Six Strings [L2] 1996

 


... Ralph has recorded 'Affairs of the heart' twice. The first recording appears on the 1982 studio album ‘Water of Dreams’ (reissued on CD in 2003), and on the compilations ‘A Collection of His Love Songs’ (1989) and 'Affairs of the Heart' (2010). Ralph sings the second recording 'live' on 'Songs for Six Strings'. The code in square brackets, eg [L2], refers to the "On the Record" compendium.

** Two stars against a title indicate that it is not known to have been released by Ralph in any recorded format.
Spoken extracts from Ralph's autobiography are marked Reading or Poem as appropriate.

 

Compiled by John Beresford with grateful acknowledgements to Ralph, to Chris Hockenhull (Ralph's biographer), to Ian and Stephanie Rennie (webmasters of the (sadly missed) Fairport Convention Fansite 'Expletive-Delighted') and to all my 'virtual friends' for their contributions.

Updated 23 April 2017

"First and Last Songs" aims to provide a comprehensive listing of songs and tunes that Ralph McTell has written or performed.
Please email if you have any comments or corrections, and especially if you know of any Ralph McTell compositions or performances that are not listed here.

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