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Richard John Thompson OBE (born 3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London) is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Highly regarded for his guitar techniques and strange, darkly-funny lyrics, Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. Similarly, his songwriting has earned him an Ivor Novello Award and, in 2006, a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. Artists who have recorded Thompson's compositions include such diverse talents as Robert Plant, Del McCoury, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Christy Moore, David Gilmour, Mary Black, Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, The Corrs, Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Joel Fafard, Maria McKee, Shawn Colvin, Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Nanci Griffith, Graham Parker, Maura O'Connell, Los Lobos, John Doe, Greg Brown, Bob Mould, Barbara Manning, Loudon Wainwright III, The Futureheads and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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My Rock, My Rope [2018]

My Rock, My Rope3:19

Acoustic Rarities [2017]

Never Again2:35

Beatnik Walking [2015]

Beatnik Walking3:54

An Autumn Almanac [2010]

The Money Shuffle5:54

Sunday Music, Vol. 2 [2007]


The Ride [2004]

Wreck of the Carlos Rey5:58

Acoustic Folk Box: Four [2002]


Roots [Nascente] [1999]


The Cropredy Box [1999]


Blue Aconite [1997]

Can't Win5:11

Industry [1997]

Last Shift3:55

New Folk Generation [1996]

I Feel So Good2:44

I Misunderstood [1991]

I Misunderstood 

Hard Cash [1990]

Time to Ring Some Changes3:44

Rosie [1973]


What We Did on Our Holidays [1969]


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Down Where the Drunkards Roll4:07
Nearly in Love 
Withered and Died3:24
Razor Dance2:39
Calvary Cross3:50
Keep Your Distance4:11
I Want to See the Bright Lights [Live]3:16
The Ghost of You Walks3:39
I'll Regret It All in the Morning3:37
I Ain't Going to Drag My Feet No More 
The End of the Rainbow3:54
For Shame of Doing Wrong4:30
Old Man Inside a Young Man4:25
When I Get to the Border3:27
The Little Beggar Girl 
It'll Be Me 
The Great Valerio5:21
The Money Shuffle5:56
Dimming of the Day4:06
Night Comes In8:04
Outside of the Inside6:24
Dad's Gonna Kill Me5:16
Crash the Party [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]5:33
Tear Stained Letter [Live]6:53
Bad Monkey5:13
Man in Need3:36
Wall of Death3:43
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
One Door Opens4:19
Can't Win5:28
If Love Whispers Your Name7:36
A Brother Slips Away4:41
Sidney Wells7:34
Stumble On6:03
Big Sun Falling in the River5:27
Demons in Her Dancing Shoes5:38
Here Comes Geordie3:28
Burning Man5:38
Haul Me Up4:51
Among the Gorse, Among the Grey3:57
A Heart Needs a Home2:30
I Feel So Good 
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
When the Spell Is Broken3:42
Genesis Hall3:39
Shoot Out the Lights5:24
She Sang Angels to Rest3:25
Poor Ditching Boy3:01
I Misunderstood 
Read About Love 
God Loves a Drunk4:43
I Can't Wake up to Save My Life 
From Galway to Graceland4:10
Little Blue Number 
Now Be Thankful2:24
Together Again [Live]2:51
Hokey Pokey [Live at the Roundhouse]3:40
Beat the Retreat5:41
Jealous Words4:17
Walking on a Wire5:29
Walking the Long Miles Home4:10
Cooksferry Queen4:12
Uninhabited Man4:52
Put It There Pal6:16
Ghosts in the Wind5:39
Bathsheba Smiles3:54
Mingus Eyes4:47
I'll Tag Along 
She Said It Was Destiny4:23
First Breath7:16
A Love You Can't Survive5:27
Hide It Away4:21
Hard on Me5:55
Sailor's Life [Previously Unreleased Track]11:22
Stuck on the Treadmill4:20
Straight and Narrow4:13
The Snow Goose5:06
Another Small Thing in Her Favour5:06
My Enemy5:37
The Ballad of Easy Rider 
Where's Home?3:30
The Storm Won't Come6:11
The Angels Took My Racehorse Away5:07
It Won’t Be Long 
Where's Your Heart4:05

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  • Peter Julian Bielecki
    Peter Julian Bielecki
    from his album Sweet Warrier...take care the road you choose!

    If I ever get out of these shoes
    And I shrug off a skin or two
    I'll come looking in the wasted places
    Beat-up, last ditch rendezvous

    If it had been some other place
    Some other time to find me
    If I had been in my right mind
    Not looking for ghosts behind me

    Then I'd hold you with my fingers burning
    Kiss your little tears of yearning
    But sometimes there's no turning
    Take Care The Road You Choose

    If I ever get out of my mind
    Guillotine myself to stop me dreaming
    And let my heart go where it will
    Without those other voices screaming

    Some take the high, some take the low
    Some take the straight and narrow
    Some still standing at the crossroads
    Some fly like an arrow

    With my radar I'll find you, darling
    No regrets to blind you, darling
    And never look behind
    Take Care The Road You Choose
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