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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
My Rock, My Rope3:19

Acoustic Rarities [2017]

Acoustic Rarities
Never Again2:35

Beatnik Walking [2015]

Beatnik Walking
Beatnik Walking3:54

An Autumn Almanac [2010]

An Autumn Almanac
The Money Shuffle5:54

Sunday Music, Vol. 2 [2007]

Sunday Music, Vol. 2

The Ride [2004]

The Ride
Wreck of the Carlos Rey5:58

Acoustic Folk Box: Four [2002]

Acoustic Folk Box: Four

Roots [Nascente] [1999]

Roots [Nascente]

The Cropredy Box [1999]

The Cropredy Box

Blue Aconite [1997]

Blue Aconite
Can't Win5:11

Industry [1997]

Last Shift3:55

New Folk Generation [1996]

New Folk Generation
I Feel So Good2:44

I Misunderstood [1991]

I Misunderstood
I Misunderstood 

Hard Cash [1990]

Hard Cash
Time to Ring Some Changes3:44

Rosie [1973]


What We Did on Our Holidays [1969]

What We Did on Our Holidays

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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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