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Balance
A Moving Feast
Are We There Yet? (Children’s songs)
Out My Window
Real World
Politics, Religion and Sex

Songbook

101 Songs

Balance (2010)

CD $25 (includes postage in Australia)
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your CD, email Bruce with your request

Digital download $9.99 Download Balance

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. Balance
  2. I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home
  3. The Rules of English
  4. The Struggle
  5. Wintering Over
  6. Lament for Pluto
  7. The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph
    (featuring Ronnie Summers) Read the story behind this song.
  8. Australia ’s Lost Languages
    View a video of this song
  9. Murrumbidgee Morning
  10. Down at the Pool
  11. Lake Pedder Again
    Read about the campaign to restore Lake Pedder: www.lakepedder.org
  12. As Good as New
  13. How To Tune the Ukulele
  14. If You Can Walk You Can Dance, If You Can Talk You Can Sing

Booklet contains lyrics and chords of all songs

Bruce Watson writes excellent songs, on the side of the angels. He puts out CDs like Christmas cake, rich and nutritious, fruity in places, a bit nutty too, some bits sweet, some dark, attractive to everyone including children ... Bruce is a non-stop song-writer for all people, and all life, and brings them to life as great music on this CD.
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It's absolutely fantastic - a brilliant album.
David Hosking
Radio 3MDR

Big congratulations on a beautiful sound and songs.  The song with Ronnie makes me cry.
Christina Mimmochi
Producer, 2010 National Folk Fellow

I love the harmonies, the sentiments expressed, the fabulously clever lyrics and humour, the humanity imbedded in so many songs.  Come to think of it I love them all. Congratulations! Thanks for again adding some wonderful songs to our lives.
Phil Melgaard, Performer

 
 

A Moving Feast (2004)

CD $25 (includes postage in Australia)
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your CD, email Bruce with your request

Digital download $9.99 Download A Moving Feast

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. Smart Bombs, Dumb Politicians
  2. Unfinished Business
  3. My Pussy Cat Keeps Peeing on the Carpet
  4. I Am the Very Model of a Modern Foreign Minister
  5. Dad’s Clothes
  6. Elvis is Alive
  7. September 11
  8. The War Without a Name
  9. Sorry Song
  10. Road Train
  11. Lost Children of the Empire
  12. Vasectomy Song
  13. Nobody Should Have to Go Through This
  14. Landlubber's Shanty
  15. The Butterfly Effect

Booklet contains lyrics and chords of all songs

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We played it and played it and again ... love it. Best you have done.
David Long, Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM

Fanbloodytastic. This album is one of the most impressive I've heard in ages, and I hear lots.
David Miller, Radio 3MDR

One of Australia’s finest contemporary songs (September 11)
Joe Dolce

 
 

Are We There Yet? (Children’s songs) (2004)

CD $25 (includes postage in Australia)
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your CD, email Bruce with your request

Digital download $9.99 Download Are We There Yet?

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. Are We There Yet?
  2. A Pig that Sings is a Happy Pig
  3. Food Food Food
  4. Spooks
  5. My Pussy Cat Keeps Peeing On the Carpet
  6. The Short Song
  7. Beaut Blue Ute
  8. I Wish that I Could Play the Didgeridoo
  9. Tomato Sauce
  10. The Pirate Song
  11. Toddler with Attitude
  12. Real World Lullaby
  13. Knock Knock
  14. Twinkles the Elephant
  15. Henry the Hippopotamus
  16. I Like Animals
  17. I’ve Got a Brand New Baby Brother
  18. The Slow Song
  19. Don’t Give Your Hat to the Hairy Nosed Wombat
  20. Mummy Says (You Can’t Do That)
  21. We're Here!

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We have greatly enjoyed listening to your songs - the kids have got so much joy and laughter from your beautiful lyrics and music as have I. Thank-you so much for creating such geniune, insightful, fun and touching children's songs. My two boys, 4 & 3 absolutely love it so I gave it to my 4 year old's kindergarten to share your wonderful music. So now I need another copy.
KB

We really love listening to the CD and have given most of the 10 we got from you away as presents! A bit different from the usual one minute wonders kids usually get for presents.
MJ

 
 

Out My Window (1999)

Only available as digital download $9.99
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If you would like a pdf of the album booklet to go with your download, email Bruce

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. The Man & the Woman & the Edison Phonograph
  2. Up in Qld in the Wet
  3. Toddler with Attitude
  4. The Old Bush Dance
  5. I Shared a Urinal with Martin Ferguson
  6. Another Day in a Small Town
  7. Outback Love Song
  8. Pirate Song
  9. Half a World Away
  10. Olegas
    View some of Olegas Trucanas' photos
  11. Hello to Chaos, Farewell to Freedom
  12. All Australian Boys Need a Head
  13. Twilight Café
  14. I Wish I Could Write Songs like Eric
  15. Out My Window

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What a lovely album! Another Bruce Watson CD to add to my “play when I need to feel good about the world” pile.
Judy Small

 

 
 

Real World: Songs of Life, Love and Laughter (1994)

CD $25 (includes postage in Australia)
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your CD, email Bruce with your request

Digital download $9.99 Download Real World

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. Amazon
  2. Accident of Birth
  3. Pretentious Song
  4. Isa
  5. Silent Conversations
  6. Prince Charles Royal Talking Blues
  7. Farewell Comrades
  8. Trenches
  9. My Best Friend
  10. Real World Lullaby
  11. Procrastination
  12. Can’t See the Forest For the Trees

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Politics, Religion and Sex (1990)

CD $25 (includes postage in Australia)
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your CD, email Bruce with your request

Digital download $9.99 Download Politics, Religion and Sex

Track list:

(click on title to hear sample)
  1. Amazon
  2. Save the Hippy!
  3. Good to be Back in Melbourne
  4. The Great Gorby
  5. Would Jesus be an Ocker?
  6. The Sperm
  7. Song for Leonard
  8. Folk Rap
  9. 8 Trees
  10. Eye of the Storm

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101 Songs (2006)

$25, plus $15 postage in Australia
Special offer: two or more of any item for $20 each

To order your copy, email Bruce with your request

Includes all the songs from Bruce’s first five CDs, plus many more, including several from his newest album, Balance. It is jam packed full of fabulous words, great tunes, with musical notation, guitar chords and wonderful illustrations.

Songbook supplement

Since producing 101 Songs Bruce has written more songs, many of which are on the new CD Balance. These can be downloaded (pdfs) by clicking on the links below. You can download either the lot as one file, or individual songs.

Complete Songbook Supplement (7Mb)

Individual songs:
  1. Amal's Journey
  2. As Good as New
  3. Australia's Lost Languages
  4. Bad Abbott
  5. The Banks are Bastards
  6. Barnaby Joyce
  7. The Beanie Song
  8. Campbell wasn't there (poem)
  9. Coming Home
  10. Down at the Pool
  11. Gundagai Moon
  12. How to Tune the Ukulele
  13. If you can Walk you can Dance, If you can Talk you can Sing
  14. I'll Love you Till the Cows Come Home
  15. Kemal Atatürk's Tribute to the ANZACS
  16. Kemal Kevin Rudd Medley
  17. Lake Pedder Again
  18. Lament for Pluto
  19. Love Is
  20. Murrumbidgee Morning
  21. Peter Garrett Song
  22. Picking Your Nose at the Traffic Lights
  23. The Reedy River Still Flows
  24. The Rules of English
  25. The Singing Revolution
  26. This Golden Bracelet
  27. I'm Not a Toff, Just a Girl from the Bush
  28. Trim the Circumnavigating Cat
  29. Wintering Over
  30. Would Jesus be an Ocker (2014 version)

Songs arranged for choir (not in Complete Songbook Supplement):
  1. Balance - arranged for choir
  2. Down at the Pool - arranged for choir
  3. If you can Walk you can Dance, etc. - arranged for choir

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"101 Songs" is a wonderful contribution to modern Australian folk music.
Rollo Keik
Mount Beauty Music Muster