A Phil Ochs Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing - Start Page and Titles List

A Phil Ochs Songbook (180+ songs) lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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Phii Ochs I Aint Marching Anymore lp cover

PHILIP DAVID "PHIL" OCHS December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and '70s and released eight albums in his lifetime. Ochs performed at many political events during the 1960s counterculture era, including anti-Vietnam War and civil rights rallies, student events, and organized labor events over the course of his career, in addition to many concert appearances at such venues as New York City's Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Politically, Ochs described himself as a "left social democrat" who became an "early revolutionary" after the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago led to a police riot, which had a profound effect on his state of mind. After years of prolific writing in the 1960s, Ochs's mental stability declined in the 1970s. He eventually succumbed to a number of problems including bipolar disorder and alcoholism, and took his own life in 1976. Some of Ochs's major musical influences were Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Bob Gibson, Faron Young, and Merle Haggard. His best-known songs include "I Ain't Marching Anymore", "Changes", "Crucifixion", "Draft Dodger Rag", "Love Me, I'm a Liberal", "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends", "Power and the Glory", "There but for Fortune", and "The War Is Over".

THIS COLLECTION OF Phil Ochs lyrics with chords, includes some180 songs. Many of the song lyrics also have chords marked, 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.

For Phil Ochs books and sheet music you can buy, check the Phil Ochs Collection at Sheetmusic Plus

Should you need a print-out of the song, PDF versions (without banners or adverts) are available from the link at the bottom of each song page. Right click and use "Save target as" to download the file.

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

A Toast To Those Who Are Gone CRD
A Year To Go By
All My Heroes Are Dead
All Quiet On The Western Front
Ama Song CRD
Another Age CRD
Another Country
As I Walk Alone
Automation Song CRD
Bach, Beethoven, Mozart And Me CRD
Ballad Of Oxford(jimmy Meredith)
Ballad Of The Cuban Invasion
Ballad Of William Worthy CRD
Ballad Of William Worthy
Basket In The Pool CRD
Bound For Glory CRD
Boy In Ohio CRD
Bracero CRD
Bullets Of Mexico
Celia CRD
Changes CRD
Chaplain Of The War CRD
Chords Of Fame CRD
Christine Keeler
City Boy CRD
Colored Town CRD
Cops Of The World CRD
Cross My Heart CRD
Cross My Heart
Crucifixion CRD
Davey Moore
Days Of Decision CRD
Do What I Have To Do CRD
Doesn't Lenny Live Here Anymore CRD
Draft Dodger Rag CRD
Fallen Star
Fifty Mile Hike
Firehouse 35
First Snow
Flower Lady CRD
Freedom Riders
Gas Station Women CRD
Going Down To Mississipi
Green Hills
Half A Century High CRD
Hands CRD
Hazard, Kentucky
Here's To The State Of Mississippi CRD
Here's To The State Of Richard Nixon CRD
How High's The Watergate
How Long CRD
Hunger And Cold
I'll Be There
I'm Tired CRD
I've Had Her CRD
I Ain't Marching Anymore CRD
I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night
I Going To Say It Now CRD
I Kill Therefore I Am CRD
I Like Hitler
If I Knew CRD
Im Going To Say It Now CRD
In The Heat Of The Summer CRD
Is There Anybody Here CRD
It's Been A Long, Long Story
Jim Dean Of Indiana CRD
Joe Hill CRD
Just One Of Those Days
Kansas City Bomber
Keep The Change CRD
Knock On The Door
Links On The Chain CRD
Lou Marsh CRD
Love Is A Rainbow
Love Me, I'm A Liberal CRD
Maintaining Law And Order
Men Behind The Guns CRD
Miranda CRD
Monroe Town
Morning CRD
My Kingdom For A Car CRD
My Life CRD
Never Again
Never Bet Against The Yankees
New Town
Niko Mchumba Ngombe CRD
No Christmas In Kentucky CRD
No More Songs CRD
On Her Hand A Golden Ring
On My Way
One More Parade CRD
One Way Ticket Home CRD
Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends CRD
Paul Crump CRD
Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue And Me
Phil Ochs
Pleasures Of The Harbor CRD
Pretty Smart On My Part CRD
Radio Fragile
Rehearsals For Retirement CRD
Remember Me CRD
Ringing Of Revolution CRD
Rivers Of The Blood
Sailors And Soldiers
Sing Along With Me
Small Circle CRD
Smash Flop Hits
Song Of My Returning CRD
Spanish Civil War Song
Take It Out Of My Youth
Talkin' Pay Tv
Talking Birmingham Jam
Talking Cuban Crisis
Talking Plane Disaster CRD
Talking Vietnam
Tape From California CRD
Ten Cents A Coup CRD
That's The Way It's Gonna Be CRD
That's What I Want To Hear CRD
That Was The President
Thats The Way Its Gonna Be CRD
The Ballad Of Alferd Packer
The Ballad Of Billie Sol CRD
The Ballad Of John Henry Faulk
The Ballad Of John Train
The Ballad Of Sonny Liston
The Ballad Of The Carpenter
The Ballad Of U S Steel
The Bells CRD
The Cannons Of Christianity CRD
The Confession CRD
The Day
The Doll House CRD
The Floods Of Florence CRD
The Harder They Fall CRD
The Highwayman CRD
The Highwayman
The Hills Of West Virginia CRD
The Iron Lady CRD
The Marines Have Landed On The Shores Of Santo Domingo CRD
The Parade's Still Passing By
The Party CRD
The Passing Of My Life CRD
The Power And The Glory CRD
The Sad And Silent Song Of A Soldier CRD
The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns CRD
The Shoals Of Herring CRD
The Thresher CRD
The Torture Garden
The Trial
The War Is Over
The World Began In Eden And Ended In Los Angeles CRD
There But For Fortune CRD
There But For Fortune
They Were Ready For That Day
Thirsty Boots
This Old World Is Changing Hands
Time Was
Too Many Martyrs CRD
United Fruit
Viet Nam
We Seek No Wider War CRD
What's That I Hear CRD
What Are You Fighting For CRD
When First Unto This Country
When I'm Gone CRD
When In Rome CRD
Where There's A Will There's A Way
Where Were You In Chicago
White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land CRD
White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land
William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park And Escapes Unscathed CRD
William Moore CRD
You Can't Get Stoned Enough
You Should Have Been Down In Mississppi
Your Eyes Will Taste Of The Flowers
Yukon Air Crash

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