1. 10

    I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too this or too that.

    69
  2. 9

    Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off.

    76
  3. 8

    Take it easy, but take it.

    85
  4. 7

    There's several ways of saying what's on your mind. And in states and counties where it ain't too healthy to talk too loud, speak your mind, or even vote like you want to, folks have found other ways of getting the word around. One of the mainest ways is by singing.

    115
  5. 6

    I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns.

    129
  6. 5

    I love a good man outside the law, just as much as I hate a bad man inside the law.

    137
  7. 4

    Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me.

    142
  8. 3

    Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

    143
  9. 2

    Some men rob you with a six-gun -- others rob you with a fountain pen.

    145
  10. 1

    It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people

    247
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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