A Gordon Lightfoot Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing - Start Page and Titles List

A Gordon Lightfoot Songbook (440+ songs) lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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Songs Of Gordon Lightfoot 1967
The Way I feel

GORDON MEREDITH LIGHTFOOT, Jr. (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"—a number one hit on the U.S. country charts with Marty Robbins' cover in 1965— and the 1967 Detroit riot-generated "Black Day In July" brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings, beginning in 1962 with the Number 3 hit "(Remember Me) I'm the One". Lightfoot's recordings then made an impact on the international music charts as well in the 1970s, with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970) (Number 5 on the US charts), "Sundown" (1974), "Carefree Highway" (1974), "Rainy Day People" (1975), all reaching number 1, and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976) (reaching number 2). Some of Lightfoot's albums have achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Marty Robbins, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Viola Wills, Richie Havens, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Tony Rice, Sandy Denny (with Fotheringay), The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Scott Walker, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings, The Irish Rovers and Olivia Newton-John. Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure." Bob Dylan, also a Lightfoot fan, called him one of his favourite songwriters, and in an often-quoted tribute, Dylan observed that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song he wished "it would last forever." Lightfoot was a featured musical performer at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (arts) in 1979 and the Companion of the Order of Canada—Canada's highest civilian honor—in 2003. On February 6, 2012, Lightfoot was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. In June of that same year he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

THIS COLLECTION OF Gordon Lightfoot lyrics with chords, includes some 330 songs. Many of the song lyrics also have chords marked as well as some guitar tab, the ones with chords are identified in the song list below by a "CRD" suffix. IMPORTANT this collection does include some traditional songs but MOST are still under copyright. Should you wish to use these lyrics for any purpose other that personal study you should contact the copyright owners, detail of these have been provided in the header of each song(were available). Also be aware that transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction and as such should not be considered definitive "official" versions, or representative of any particular artist or performance and may contain errors or interpretive bias. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.

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Below is a list of all the songs available in this section, to view the lyrics/chords choose the initial letter of the title from the tool-bar at the top of this page. CRD suffix = chords included.
10 Degrees And Getting Colder CRD
10 Degrees And Getting Colder
14 Karat Gold CRD
14 Karat Gold
A Lesson In Love CRD
A Lesson In Love
A Minor Ballad CRD
A Minor Ballad
A Painter Passing Through CRD
A Painter Passing Through
A Passing Ship CRD
A Passing Ship
A Tree Too Weak To Stand CRD
A Tree Too Weak To Stand
Adios, Adios CRD
Affair On 8th Avenue CRD
Affair On 8th Avenue
Alberta Bound CRD
Alberta Bound
All I'm After CRD
All I'm After
All The Lovely Ladies CRD
All The Lovely Ladies
Always On The Bright Side CRD
Anything For Love CRD
Anything For Love
Apology CRD
Approaching Lavender CRD
Approaching Lavender
Baby It's Allright
Baby It's Alright CRD
Baby Step Back CRD
Baby Step Back
Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle CRD
Ballad Of Yarmouth Castle
Beautiful CRD
Bells Of The Evening CRD
Bells Of The Evening
Bend In The Water CRD
Bend In The Water
Betty Called Me In CRD
Biscuit City CRD
Biscuit City
Bitter Green CRD
Bitter Green
Black Day In July CRD
Black Day In July
Blackberry Wine CRD
Blackberry Wine
Boathouse CRD
Borderstone CRD
Boss Man CRD
Boss Man
Brave Mountaineers CRD
Brave Mountaineers
Broken Dreams CRD
Broken Dreams
Cabaret CRD
Can't Depend On Love CRD
Can't Depend On Love
Canadian Railroad Trilogy CRD
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Canary Yellow Canoe CRD
Carefree Highway CRD
Carefree Highway
Changes CRD
Cherokee Bend CRD
Cherokee Bend
Christian Island (georgian Bay) CRD
Christian Island
Circle Of Steel CRD
Circle Of Steel
Clouds Of Loneliness CRD
Clouds Of Loneliness
Cobwebs And Dust CRD
Cobwebs And Dust
Cold Hands From New York CRD
Cold Hands From New York
Cold On The Shoulder CRD
Cold On The Shoulder
Cotton Jenny CRD
Cotton Jenny
Couchiching CRD
Crossroads CRD
Daisy Doo CRD
Daylight Katy CRD
Daylight Katy
Did She Mention My Name CRD
Did She Mention My Name
Does Your Mother Know CRD
Does Your Mother Know
Don't Beat Me Down CRD
Don't Beat Me Down
Don Quixote CRD
Don Quixote
Dream Street Rose CRD
Dream Street Rose
Dreamland CRD
Drifters CRD
Drink Yer Glasses Empty CRD
Drink Yer Glasses Empty
Early Morning Rain CRD
Early Morning Rain
East Of Midnight CRD
East Of Midnight
Ecstacy Made Easy CRD
Ecstasy Made Easy
End Of All Time CRD
End Of All Time
Endless Wire CRD
Endless Wire
Fading Away CRD
Fading Away
Farewell To Annabel CRD
Farewell To Annabel
Fine As Fine Can Be CRD
Fine As Fine Can Be
Flyin' Blind CRD
Flyin' Blind
For Lovin' Me CRD
For Lovin' Me
Forgive Me Lord CRD
Ghosts Of Cape Horn CRD
Ghosts Of Cape Horn
Go Go Round CRD
Go Go Round
Go My Way CRD
Go My Way
Gotta Get Away CRD
Gotta Get Away
Hail Hero CRD
Hangdog Hotel Room CRD
Hangdog Hotel Room
Harmony CRD
Heaven Don't Deserve Me CRD
Heaven Help The Devil CRD
Heaven Help The Devil
Hey You CRD
Hey You
Hi'way Songs CRD
Hi'way Songs
High And Dry CRD
High And Dry
Home From The Forest CRD
Home From The Forest
I'd Do It Again CRD
I'd Do It Again
I'd Rather Press On CRD
I'd Rather Press On
I'll Be Alright CRD
I'll Be Alright
I'll Do Anything CRD
I'll Do Anything
I'll Prove My Love CRD
I'll Prove My Love
I'll Tag Along CRD
I'll Tag Along
I'm Not Sayin' CRD
I'm Not Sayin'
I'm Not Supposed To Care CRD
I'm Not Supposed To Care
I Used To Be A Country Singer CRD
I Used To Be A Country Singer
I Want To Hear It From You CRD
I Want To Hear It From You
If Children Had Wings CRD
If Children Had Wings
If I Could CRD
If I Could
If It Should Please You CRD
If There's A Reason CRD
If There's A Reason
If You Could Read My Mind CRD
If You Could Read My Mind
If You Got It CRD
If You Got It
If You Need Me CRD
If You Need Me
In A Windowpane CRD
In A Windowpane
In My Fashion CRD
In My Fashion
Inspiration Lady CRD
Inspiration Lady
Is There Anyone Home CRD
Is There Anyone Home
It's Too Late, He Wins CRD
It's Worth Believin' CRD
It's Worth Believin'
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Keepin' On Yearning CRD
Knotty Pine CRD
Knotty Pine
Lazy Mornin' CRD
Lazy Mornin'
Leaves Of Grass CRD
Leaves Of Grass
Let It Ride CRD
Let It Ride
Lifeline CRD
Long Haired Woman CRD
Long River CRD
Long River
Long Thin Dawn CRD
Long Thin Dawn
Long Way Back Home CRD
Long Way Back Home
Looking At The Rain CRD
Looking At The Rain
Lost Children
Love And Maple Syrup CRD
Love And Maple Syrup
Magic Minstrel Show CRDunreleased Songs
Magnificent Outpouring CRD
Magnificent Outpouring
Make Way For The Lady CRD
Make Way For The Lady
Mama Said CRD
Marie Christine CRD
Marie Christine
May I
Me And Bobby Mcgee CRD
Me And Bobby Mcgee
Medley I'm Not Sayin' Ribbon Of Darkness
Message To The Wind CRD
Miguel CRD
Minstrel Of The Dawn CRD
Minstrel Of The Dawn
Mister Rock Of Ages CRD
Mister Rock Of Ages
Morning Glory CRD
Morning Glory
Mother Of A Miner's Child CRD
Mother Of A Miner's Child
Mountains And Maryann CRD
Movin' 1
Movin' CRD
Much To My Surprise CRD
Much To My Surprise
My Little Love CRD
My Little Love
My Love For You CRD
My Pony Won't Go CRD
My Pony Won't Go
Never Say Trust Me CRD
Never Too Close CRD
Never Too Close
No Hotel CRD
No Mistake About It CRD
No Mistake About It
Nous Vivons Ensemble CRD
Nous Vivons Ensemble
Now And Then CRD
Now And Then
Ode To Big Blue CRD
Ode To Big Blue
Oh, Linda
Old Dan's Records CRD
Old Dan's Records
On Susan's Floor CRD
On Susan's Floor
On The High Seas CRD
On The High Seas
On Yonge Street CRD
On Yonge Street
Only Love Would Know CRD
Only Love Would Know
Ordinary Man CRD
Ordinary Man
Peaceful Waters CRD
Peaceful Waters
Poor Little Allison CRD
Poor Little Allison
Pride Of Man CRD
Pride Of Man
Protocol CRD
Pussywillows, Cat Tails CRD
Pussywillows, Cat Tails
Race Among The Ruins CRD
Race Among The Ruins
Rainbow Trout CRD
Rainbow Trout
Rainy Day People CRD
Rainy Day People
Red Velvet CRD
Red Velvet
Redwood Hill CRD
Redwood Hill
Remember Me (i'm The One) CRD
Restless CRD
Ribbon Of Darkness CRD
Ribbon Of Darkness
Rich Man's Spiritual CRD
Rich Man's Spiritual
Ring Them Bells CRD
Ring Them Bells
Ringneck Loon CRD
Ringneck Loon
River Of Light CRD
River Of Light
Romance CRD
Rosanna CRD
Salute (a Lot More Livin' To Do) CRD
Salute (a Lot More Livin' To Do)
Same Old Loverman CRD
Same Old Loverman
Saturday Clothes CRD
Saturday Clothes
Sea Of Tranquility CRD
Sea Of Tranquility
Second Cup Of Coffee CRD
Second Cup Of Coffee
Seven Island Suite CRD
Seven Island Suite
Shadows CRD
She's Not The Same CRD
She's Not The Same
Shellfish (live)
Shellfish CRD
Sit Down Young Stranger CRD
Sit Down Young Stranger
Sixteen Miles CRD
Sixteen Miles
Sleep Little Jane CRD
Slide On Over CRD
Slide On Over
Softly CRD
Someone To Believe In CRD
Someone To Believe In
Something Very Special CRD
Something Very Special
Sometimes I Don't Mind CRD
Sometimes I Don't Mind
Sometimes I Wish CRD
Sometimes I Wish
Somewhere U.s.a. CRD
Somewhere U.s.a.
Song For A Winter's Night CRD
Song For A Winter's Night
Songs The Minstrel Sang CRD
Songs The Minstrel Sang
Spanish Moss CRD
Spanish Moss
Spin, Spin
Station Master CRD
Stay Loose CRD
Stay Loose
Steel Rail Blues CRD
Steel Rail Blues
Stone Cold Sober CRD
Summer Side Of Life CRD
Summer Side Of Life
Summertime Dream CRD
Summertime Dream
Sundown CRD
Sweet Guinevere CRD
Sweet Guinevere
Take Care Of Yourself CRD
Talking In Your Sleep CRD
Talking In Your Sleep
Tattoo CRD
Thank You For The Promises CRD
Thank You For The Promises
That Same Old Obsession CRD
That Same Old Obsession
The Auctioneer CRD
The Auctioneer
The Circle Is Small CRD
The Circle Is Small
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face CRD
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Gypsy CRD
The Gypsy
The House You Live In CRD
The House You Live In
The Last Time I Saw Her CRD
The Last Time I Saw Her
The List CRD
The List
The Lost Children CRD
The Mountains And Maryann
The No Hotel (live)
The Patriot's Dream CRD
The Patriot's Dream
The Pony Man CRD
The Pony Man
The Soul Is The Rock CRD
The Soul Is The Rock
The Watchman's Gone CRD
The Watchman's Gone
The Way I Feel CRD
The Way I Feel
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald CRD
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
This Is My Song CRD
Too Late For Prayin' CRD
Too Late For Prayin'
Too Many Clues In This Room CRD
Too Many Clues In This Room
Too Much To Lose CRD
Triangle CRD
Uncle Toad Said CRD
Uncle Toad Said
Unsettled Ways CRD
Unsettled Ways
Waiting For You CRD
Waiting For You
Walls CRD
Welcome To Try CRD
Welcome To Try
Wherefore And Why CRD
Wherefore And Why
Whisper My Name CRD
Whisper My Name
Whispers Of The North
Why Should I Feel Blue CRD
Wild Strawberries CRD
Wild Strawberries
Without You CRD
Without You
You'll Still Be Needing Me CRD
You Are What I Am CRD
You Are What I Am
You Just Gotta Be CRD
You Just Gotta Be
Your Love's Return (song For Stephen Foster) CRD
Your Love's Return

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