Who Sang How Can I Keep From Singing?? John McCutcheon

Release information
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
Lyrics
My life flows on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation.
I hear the real, thought far off hymn
That hails the new creation
Above the tumult and the strife,
I hear the music ringing;
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What through the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
What through the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of Heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death-knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near,
How can I keep from singing?
In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging.
When friends by shame are undefiled,
How can I keep from singing?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 How Can I Keep From Singing?
  • 2 The Devil and the Farmer's Wife
  • 3 Bluebird Song
  • 4 Hammer Dulcimer Medley: Laird O' Drum Blair, Cincinnati Hornpipe, Petronella, Chorus Jig
  • 5 Omie Wise
  • 6 The Blind Fiddler
  • 7 Froggie Went a' Courtin'
  • 8 Mole in the Ground
  • 9 Elvaton
  • 10 Down Came an Angel
  • 11 Fiddle Medley: Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Jude's Last Time
  • 12 Blue Ridge Mountain Refugees
  • 13 Steals of the White Man
  • 14 Christ Child Lullaby

  • Release information
    label: June Appal Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin