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The Richard Thompson Songbook is here!
4/6/2010 (updated 7/28/2010)

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The 3 volume set contains a total of 157 songs
published between 1968 and 2008, many with guitar TAB and notation.


The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume One covers 1968 through 1981, from when Richard left school and played with Fairport Convention, through his partnership with Linda Thompson.

The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume Two covers 1982 through 1996, including recordings on Hannibal, Polygram, Capitol Records, and many side projects.

The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume Three covers 1997 through 2008, including recordings on Capitol Records, releases on independent labels, and additional side projects.




Volumes are available individually or as a set.



The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume One:

A Heart Needs A Home
A Man In Need
Back Street Slide
Bad News Is All The Wind Can Carry
Beat The Retreat
Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?
Dimming Of The Day
Don't Let A Thief Steal Into Your Heart
Down Where The Drunkards Roll
For Shame Of Doing Wrong
Genesis Hall
Hand Of Kindness
Has He Got A Friend For Me?
Hokey Pokey
How I Wanted To
How Many Times
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
I'll Regret It All In The Morning
It's Just The Motion
Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
Meet On The Ledge
Never Again
Night Comes In
Nobody's Wedding
Now Be Thankful
Pavanne
Poor Will And The Jolly Hangman
Roll Over Vaughn Williams
Shoot Out The Lights
Sloth
Smiffy's Glass Eye
Strange Affair
Streets Of Paradise
Tale In Hard Time
The Angels Took My Racehorse Away
The Calvary Cross
The End Of The Rainbow
The Great Valerio
The Little Beggar Girl
The New St George
The Old Changing Way
The Poor Ditching Boy
The Sun Never Shines On The Poor
The Wrong Heartbeat
Two Left Feet
Walking On A Wire
Wall Of Death
Wheely Down
When I Get To The Border
Withered And Died
Woman Or A Man

 

The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume Two:

1952 Vincent Black Lightning
A Bone Through Her Nose
Al Bowlly's In Heaven
Beeswing
Big Chimney
Borrowed Time
Can't Win
Cold Kisses
Devonside
Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands
Don't Tempt Me
From Galway To Graceland
Ghosts In The Wind
Gypsy Love Songs
Hide It Away
I Feel So Good
I Misunderstood
I Still Dream
Jennie
Jerusalem On The Jukebox
Keep Your Distance
Killerman Gold Posse
King Of Bohemia
Last Shift
Lotteryland
Madonna's Wedding
MGB GT
Mingus Eyes
Missie How You Let Me Down
My Daddy Is A Mummy
Nearly In Love
Oh I Swear
Peppermint Rock
Persuasion
Pharaoh
Put It There Pal
Razor Dance
Read About Love
Sam Jones
She Cut Off Her Long Silken Hair
She Twists The Knife Again
Small Town Romance
Taking My Business Elsewhere
Tear Stained Letter
The Ghost Of You Walks
The Way That It Shows
Time To Ring Some Changes
Turning Of The Tide
Valerie
Waltzing's For Dreamers
When The Spell Is Broken
Why Must I Plead

 

The Richard Thompson Songbook Volume Three:

A Love You Can't Survive
A Solitary Life
Baby Don't Know What To Do With Herself
Bad Monkey
Bank Vault In Heaven
Bathsheba Smiles
Burns Supper
Cooksferry Queen
Crawl Back (Under My Stone)
Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Dry My Tears And Move On
Easy There, Steady Now
First Breath
For The Sake Of Mary
For Who's Sake?
Francesca
Gethsemane
God Loves A Drunk
Guns Are The Tongues
Happy Days And Auld Lang Syne
Hard On Me
Hope You Like The New Me
How Does Your Garden Grow?
How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
I Ride In Your Slipstream
I'll Never Give It Up
I'll Tag Along
Jealous Words
Johnny's Far Away
Let It Blow
Mascara Tears
Mr Stupid
Ms Patsy
Needle and Thread
Old Thames Side
One Door Opens
Outside Of The Inside
Poppy-Red
Row Boys Row
She Said It Was Destiny
She Sang Angels To Rest
Sibella
Sights And Sounds Of London Town
Sneaky Boy
Sunset Song
Take Care The Road You Choose
That's All, Amen, Close The Door
The Boys Of Mutton Street
Too Late To Come Fishing
Uninhabited Man
Walking The Long Miles Home
When We Were Boys At School
Woods Of Darney
Word Unspoken, Sight Unseen







The songbooks are spiral-bound, and lie flat. They also have a 'false' spine.
Some songs, not all are rendered in TAB.