1. Old Songs

From the recording Old Songs

A celebration of those folks who have inspired me through the years and who are still chugging away – Odetta (until so recently), Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, George Ward – the list goes on.


Old Songs
Words and Music by Lisa Meissner
Copyright 2007, All Rights Reserved
I’m an old singer of the old songs
No more storm and angst for me
I know where I belong
I’m an old singer of the old songs
Though my body’s weak
My spirit’s still strong

When I was younger I dreamed of fortune and fame
Every where I’d go, people would know my name
Though I never really made it big
I’d do it all over again


I sang for my supper, a place to rest my head
Sang ‘till I was almost dead
I sang in the shower, sang till late at night
I sang in the morning light


I’ve traveled all over this country
I’ve traveled far and wide
And when my days are over
I’ll sing on the other side