Thanks for finding this page. My songs are separate to my guitar teaching. They combine language and music in many different ways. Below are the lyrics to my songs. They will be of interest to my friends and supporters. I have also composed and recorded many instrumental pieces.


Underpaintings (2017) is available now on all good digital sevices and on limited edition CD.


2005 - 2016



Acoustic (I love it)


Big in Japan



Comparable Speaking

Cry (the morning you're born in)

Danish Desperado 

Day and Night Dream

Ferdinand of Abyssinia

Field of Crows

Flight of the Graylag



Freed My Heart and Steed


Gothic Patricide

Got My Love (On Winter Days)

Happy Hour

Here's an Idea (baby)

If I Only Had Just Played My Guitar

In Loving Memory

In The Rain on Sundays

JHB Homesick Blues

Jubilee Concert Blues

July August or Yesterday

Like a Daydream

Lines in Sand

Longing Rendezvous

Maybe Someday

Music (I love it)

(must be) Melancholy



Nothing at the Bar

Oh Cherry Darling

Outside There's a Little Girl

Painted in June

Post Nine-Eleven Family Photo Album

Ramble Song

Rock Star for Tonight

Say No Words

She Swam She Swam and She Swam


She's In America Now

Springtime Is Coming

Super Pretty Girlfriend

Sweet Winter's Sun Morning

Table Mountain

Tent Song

The Free Birds and the Men

The History of Robert Smith

The Sinner of Pinner

Times Are Hard


Too Little Sorrow

Underpaintings III. One of These Days

Underpaintings IV. As Much As I Have Learnt

Underpaintings VII. If You Read These Lines

Underpaintings VIII. We Live in an Age of Confusion 

Wake Up in the Morning Light

Walking Song

Wasted Breath

Were I as Bright as This Star

We'll Rise We'll Fall

Wife of a Blues Singer

When I Was a Young Man

Your Love the Water