Tag Archives: Rod McKuen

Doesn’t Anybody Know My Name? Rod McKuen

Fought a war that’s come and gone I’ve been away for so long My sister upped and wed Doesn’t anybody know my name? Mom was sick and took to bed And my old dog Red’s gone lame. What time the … Continue reading

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Without A Worry In The World: Rod McKuen

You all have seen the vagabond as he went singing in the dawn without a worry in the world I’ve never seen a gipsy who Could be a gipsy through and through and have a worry in the world All … Continue reading

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Love’s Been Good To Me: Rod McKuen

I have been a rover I have walked alone Hiked a hundred highways Never found a home Still in all I’m happy The reason is, you see Once in a while along the way Love’s been good to me There … Continue reading

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My Friend The Sea: Rod McKuen

Do you know my friend the sea he watches everything we do you, rolling over in your beach bank sleep me, chasing seagulls down the dunes; You, your skirts held high wading in the water. The lovers. Those who go … Continue reading

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Seasons In The Sun: Rod McKuen

Seasons In The Sun Goodbye to you, my trusted friend. We’ve known each other since we’re nine or ten. Together we climbed hills or trees. Learned of love and ABC’s, skinned our hearts and skinned our knees. Goodbye my friend, … Continue reading

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Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes (1971): Rod McKuen

Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero But there are millions who want to be civilians Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero But there are millions who want to be civilians Come and take my … Continue reading

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‘If You Go Away’ by Jacques Brel: the pleasure of melancholy

The song ‘Ne me quitte pas’ was written by the Belgian singer and songwriter Jacques Brel in 1958. This was before even my time, but I grew to appreciate this very opposite of a matinee idol with a compelling voice. … Continue reading

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