I Gotta Learn to Sing (Carol Hanisch)

“I Gotta Learn to Sing” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Gotta Learn to Sing” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Carol Hanisch.
Tune: Carol Hanisch.


I’ve always had a weakness for a guitar man, especially if he could sing.
And I’ve always had a weakness for a banjo man, if he could really pluck those strings.
And I’ve always had a weakness for a fiddle man, if he could play with soul,
Country, western, rhythm and blues, folk, or rock and roll.
But now I gotta pluck my own banjo and strum my own guitar.
I gotta play on my own fiddle, put myself in there,
’Cause somehow lookin’ on ain’t enough if you gotta make the rafters ring.
A woman can go lookin’ on forever and never learn to sing.

Now, I’ll always have a weakness for a guitar man, especially if he can sing.
And I’ll always have a weakness for a banjo man, if he can really pluck those strings.
And I’ll always have a weakness for a fiddle man, if he can play with soul,
Country, western, rhythm and blues, folk, or rock and roll.
But I’m gonna pluck my own banjo and strum my own guitar.
I’m gonna play on my own fiddle, put myself in there,
’Cause somehow lookin’ on ain’t enough. I wanna make the rafters ring.
I can’t go on lookin’ forever. I’m gonna learn to sing.


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