Online Song Library

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Online Song Library

Welcome to the beginnings of what is slowly growing into a collection of more than 400 oral tradition songs I know and share in my classes and workshops.

Search for songs using the search box or by the categories & keywords listed to the right.


Here is an A-Z Index.

Until this searchable database is complete, many more songs may be found on my old website here:

2014 Song-A-Day Challenge

I welcome requests and corrections to any errors you find.
Please reach out to me at



  • King James russell
    Posted at 06:35h, 03 October Reply

    Any chance you could remember 2nd or 3rd song we sang Friday nite in Boise -last lone (even when your by yourself)

  • Janette Moody
    Posted at 21:39h, 21 March Reply

    Just a suggestion…I find it hard to find songs by categories…tried to find Doin’ the Impossible for “After the Storm” show with Michael and when I write it in, it doesn’t come up. Would it be hard to do an alphabetical index?

    • Lisa G.
      Posted at 05:51h, 07 April Reply

      Thanks Janette! That’s a good idea and I’ll try to add that in. I did try typing that song in and it came right up for me. One tip: Try typing just one word of the title, or the composter. If you type it a little differently than I have it listed the search may not find it.

  • Johanna Risse
    Posted at 13:26h, 26 June Reply

    Awesome! This will feed my hunger for beautiful songs, thank you so much !

  • Elizabeth Murray
    Posted at 05:11h, 01 July Reply

    Thank you for your generosity, passion, talent, orginisation, pure wonderfulness and your heart connection to spirit, earth and community. I feel myself shape shifting with joy and a new sence of who I am… a singer! when I sing with you and our choir tribe. I so apprecaite you and all you offer. I extend a deep bow of gratitude and respect. Lisa, you are the best!

  • Marsi Lawson
    Posted at 11:02h, 17 September Reply

    What a wonderful happening out there ! Your website is fabulous and I can’t wait to encourage something here . My friend LIz Murray has so loved being a part of this wonderful group and I love watching the joy flying from each happy heart!

    Marsi.. Director of Hemingway’s Retreat on Big Long Lake, Indiana..

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