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Forum topic by WhiskeyWaters posted 08-29-2011 04:00 AM 2542 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2011 04:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: woodshop songs

I’ve picked up a spotify account (if you don’t have one, I recommend the service). Anyways, came across a new Guy Clark album, Songs & Stories, and I found my new workshop theme song:

Maybe I Can Paint Over That.

So my question – which songs do you know could be considered woodshop or woodworking songs? Something about building a boat (Guy Clark album or something by Jimmy Buffett), or just a line, such as Jerry Jeff Walker claiming “Love is a thing truly handmade” in his “LA Freeway”. Jonathon Coulton’s “Shop-Vac”. Those are three off the top of my head. Any in yours?


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 04:18 AM

“Grandpa was a Carpenter” John Prine

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 05:44 AM

“Jesus Was A Carpenter” by Kris Kristofferson
“If I Were A Carpenter” by John & June Cash
“If I Had a Hammer” by Pete Seeger

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 05:47 AM

“American Made” by Toby Keith ...couldn’t fix with WD-40 and a Craftsman wrench…”

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 09:23 PM

How about Tim Fagan singing ‘In the woodshop.’

...or Dorkweed singing ’Woodshop.’

... or ’Sawdust’ by Mic Harrison and The High Score from their album, ’On the Right Side of The Grass.’

....or ’Cold Beer and Sawdust’ by Mark Merritt.

I also love Spotify. I’ve been using them online for the past two years and it was too easy for me to get hooked. I sometimes start surfing from one group to another through the ‘related artists’ link finding old music I hadn’t heard in decades and finding great new music that’s never ever played on radio stations.

I’m with you WW… I would also heartedly recommend signing up for the service.

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#5 posted 08-30-2011 12:17 AM

There’s an old LP of nothing but “logging” songs called “Where There Walks a Logger, There Walks a Man” by Buzz Martin (I’m guessing it’s cheesy)
Also, what about “Wooden It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys. (sorry)

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#6 posted 08-30-2011 12:23 AM

I just watched our DVD or MA and PA Kettle back on the farm. He listens to “Music to Milk. lol

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#7 posted 08-30-2011 04:09 PM

I can’t keep a radio working in my shop. I suppose it is the dust. This is a fun post though.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 08-31-2011 02:17 AM

“If I had a million dollars” Barenaked Ladies edited by Brendan: “If I had a million dollars I’d build that shaker table; If I had a million dollars Id have actually have some tools; If I had a million dollars; IIHAMD Id build a bigger shop; IIHAMD; IIHAMD I wouldnt shop harbour freight, Id buy that new uni; IIHAMD…..” Lol, thats my shop song.

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#9 posted 09-02-2011 03:26 AM

I listed to the oldies station which is free over the air and no commercials! WGVU in Grand rapids, Mi. It works for all kind of work!! I can’t hear it most of the time with the router or lathe running!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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