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Leadbelly, Woody & Pete

(C. Daniel Boling)
April 15, 2016
┬ęC. Daniel Boling - Perfectly Stable Music / ASCAP

The folks named in this song, and a good many others, made a huge impact on my life and my music ... and on the world we all live in. My deepest thanks goes to these musical heroes.

LEADBELLY, WOODY & PETE                                        

 

I doubt I’d be singing with you folks today

And we might not be folk music fans anyway

If it wasn’t for heroes with something to say

Like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Shoulder to shoulder come whatever may

Proud to be marching straight into the fray

In the footprints of giants who passed this-a-way

Like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

We can’t always win, but we never retreat

Sing it beginning to end and repeat

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

We stand without fear at the front of the throng

Raise voices as one in each glorious song

Sharing what we think is right and what’s wrong

Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

Can’t always win, but we never retreat

Sing it beginning to end and repeat

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Anne Feeney, Tom Paxton, so many fine folks

Josh White, Libba Cotton, the mighty Phil Ochs

Our sisters and brothers who shoulder the yoke

Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

We can’t always win, but we never retreat

Sing it beginning to end and repeat

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

We’re Union and proud, come join the crusade

It’s Union we sing, it’s Union we’re paid

Play for good people who honor Fair Trade

Just like Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

We can’t always win, but we never retreat

Sing it beginning to end and repeat

Leadbelly, Woody and Pete

 

C. Daniel Boling – 12-string guitar and vocal

Wayne Shrubsall – banjo, vocals

Jono Manson, Meredith Wilder, Jaime Michaels, Ellen Boling, David Berkeley, Char Rothschild, Gary Paul Hermus  – vocals