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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 Rope
SongDuration
My Rock, My Rope3:19

Acoustic Rarities [2017]

Acoustic Rarities
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Never Again2:35
Sloth5:27

Beatnik Walking [2015]

Beatnik Walking
SongDuration
Beatnik Walking3:54

An Autumn Almanac [2010]

An Autumn Almanac
SongDuration
The Money Shuffle5:54

Sunday Music, Vol. 2 [2007]

Sunday Music, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Persuasion4:37

The Ride [2004]

The Ride
SongDuration
Wreck of the Carlos Rey5:58

Acoustic Folk Box: Four [2002]

Acoustic Folk Box: Four
SongDuration
Beeswing5:31

Roots [Nascente] [1999]

Roots [Nascente]
SongDuration
Devonside4:48

The Cropredy Box [1999]

The Cropredy Box
SongDuration
Sloth13:06

Blue Aconite [1997]

Blue Aconite
SongDuration
Can't Win5:11

Industry [1997]

Industry
SongDuration
Last Shift3:55

New Folk Generation [1996]

New Folk Generation
SongDuration
I Feel So Good2:44

I Misunderstood [1991]

I Misunderstood
SongDuration
I Misunderstood 

Hard Cash [1990]

Hard Cash
SongDuration
Time to Ring Some Changes3:44

Rosie [1973]

Rosie
SongDuration
Rosie3:39

What We Did on Our Holidays [1969]

What We Did on Our Holidays
SongDuration
Rosie3:39

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Unknown Album
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Down Where the Drunkards Roll4:07
Put It There Pal6:16
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
Walking the Long Miles Home4:10
Cooksferry Queen4:12
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
Uninhabited Man4:52
Ghosts in the Wind5:39
Outside of the Inside6:24
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
Bathsheba Smiles3:54
Persuasion3:10
Shoot Out the Lights5:24
Mingus Eyes4:47
Jealous Words4:17
Walking on a Wire5:29
Shoot Out the Lights5:24
I'll Tag Along 
Calvary Cross3:50
Devonside4:43
Jennie5:13
Shoot Out the Lights5:24
A Heart Needs a Home2:30
Calvary Cross3:50
Now Be Thankful2:24
Together Again [Live]2:51
One Door Opens4:19
Hokey Pokey [Live at the Roundhouse]3:40
It'll Be Me 
Beat the Retreat5:41
Night Comes In8:04
Gethsemane6:03
Jealous Words4:17
Man in Need3:36
One Door Opens4:19
She Said It Was Destiny4:23
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
A Heart Needs a Home2:30
Calvary Cross3:50
Sailor's Life [Previously Unreleased Track]11:22
Valerie4:17
Sailor's Life [Previously Unreleased Track]11:22
The End of the Rainbow3:54
I Want to See the Bright Lights [Live]3:16
Stuck on the Treadmill4:20
Poor Ditching Boy3:01
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
Calvary Cross3:50
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
First Breath7:16
Calvary Cross3:50
A Love You Can't Survive5:27
Walking the Long Miles Home4:10
The End of the Rainbow3:54
Beat the Retreat5:41
Night Comes In8:04
Crash the Party [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]5:33
Ghosts in the Wind5:39
From Galway to Graceland4:10
Valerie4:17
Dad's Gonna Kill Me 
She Sang Angels to Rest3:25
Bad Monkey5:13
Beat the Retreat5:41
Hide It Away4:21
Hard on Me5:55
Calvary Cross3:50
Little Blue Number 
Nearly in Love 
Outside of the Inside6:24
The Great Valerio5:21
The Money Shuffle5:54
Jennie5:30
The Great Valerio5:21
Dimming of the Day4:06
Night Comes In8:04
Dad's Gonna Kill Me5:16
Jennie5:30
Crash the Party [Live; Previously Unreleased Track]5:33
Dad's Gonna Kill Me 
Tear Stained Letter [Live]6:53
Bad Monkey5:13
Man in Need3:36
Tear Stained Letter [Live]6:53
Wall of Death3:43
It'll Be Me 
The Little Beggar Girl 
One Door Opens4:19
I Want to See the Bright Lights [Live]3:16
Withered and Died3:24
Sloth9:11
Razor Dance2:39
Calvary Cross3:50
Keep Your Distance4:11
Withered and Died3:24
The Ghost of You Walks3:39
When I Get to the Border3:27
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
Withered and Died3:24
I'll Regret It All in the Morning3:37
Al Bowlly's in Heaven4:29
Can't Win5:28
I Ain't Going to Drag My Feet No More 
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
Genesis Hall3:39
Shoot Out the Lights5:24
She Sang Angels to Rest3:25
Poor Ditching Boy3:01
She Sang Angels to Rest3:25
I Misunderstood 
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
For Shame of Doing Wrong4:30
I Misunderstood 
Read About Love 
I Feel So Good 
God Loves a Drunk4:43
I Can't Wake up to Save My Life 
From Galway to Graceland4:10
A Heart Needs a Home2:30
Sloth9:11
The End of the Rainbow3:54
If Love Whispers Your Name7:36
Burning Man5:38
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
Haul Me Up4:51
When the Spell Is Broken3:42
Among the Gorse, Among the Grey3:57
The Money Shuffle5:56
I Ain't Going to Drag My Feet No More 
A Heart Needs a Home2:30
I Feel So Good 
1952 Vincent Black Lightning4:43
I Want to See the Bright Lights [Live]3:16
The Angels Took My Racehorse Away5:07

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  • 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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