Music and Musicians of the Women's Movement, 1960s-present
- Adam, Margie. Margie Adam, Songwriter.
- Albany, CA: Labyris, 1976. Special Collections Library -- CALL
NUMBER: in process
A songbook containing songs and piano pieces by Adam, a mainstay in
the women's music scene of the 1970's. Includes lyrics and music.
Song titles include: "Lost in Inner Space," "Beautiful Soul," and
- Busch, Judith and Laura X, comp. Women's
- Albany, CA: Key Printing, 1971. Special Collections Library --
CALL NUMBER: E Pam q#1032 (an additional copy can be found in the
The Women's Songbook is a radical feminist songbook with
23 songs, drawings, photos, and chord chart. The songs deal
primarily with sisterhood, oppression by men, violence against
women, unhappy marriages/relationships, and unfair gender roles.
Song titles include: "Heaven help the working girl," "Everything's
gonna' be hard," and "Male supremacy."
- Cheney, Joyce, Marica Deihl and Deborah Silverstein, eds.
All Our Lives: A Women's Songbook.
- Baltimore, Maryland: Diana Press, 1976. Special Collections
Library -- CALL NUMBER: E Pam f#659
This songbook arose out of a meeting of the editors at the
International Women's Day rally in March 1974. Its goal was to be
about "women of the past, present and future...[including] songs
(with both negative and positive images of women) because they
reflect the transition in our own lives and in the lives of women
who struggled before us." The songbook is divided between
contemporary and traditional songs. Includes a thirteen page
introduction with bibliography detailing how the songbook was
prepared, views of women artists, the history of women's songbooks,
and feminist folk song history among other articles. Photographs of
women from all walks of life appear throughout.
- Christian, Meg. I Know You Know: A Songbook and Scrapbook
of the Album.
- Los Angeles: Olivia Records, 1975. Special Collections Library
-- CALL NUMBER: in process
A songbook from Meg Christian's album: I know you know.
Includes music, lyrics, chords, and notes about the songs. Song
titles include: "Joanna," "Scars," and "Song to my Mama."
- Dobkin, Alix. Alix Dobkin's Adventure in Women's
- New York: Tomato Publications, 1979. Special Collections
Library -- CALL NUMBER: E Pam f#671
A songbook of music by Alix Dobkin, a self-described lesbian
feminist. Includes an introduction, an autobiography, extensive
notes about the songs, music, lyrics, chords, photographs, and
sketches. Song titles include "A Woman's Love," "Talking Lesbian,"
"View from Gay Head," "Toughen Up!," and "Lesbian Power
- Gayle, Marilyn. Dyke Music.
- Godiva, 1977. Special Collections Library -- CALL NUMBER:
Autobiographical songbook by Marilyn Gayle with music, lyrics,
personal stories, and drawings. Songbook revolves around her
personal journey as a lesbian and includes songs and drawings
entitled: "my first woman," "I can live alone," and "ms.
- Hanisch, Carol. Fight on Sisters: And Other Songs for
- New Paltz, NY: Franklin Printing, 1978. Special Collections
Library -- CALL NUMBER: E Pam #4832
The introduction to this classic radical feminist songbook
describes it as "a songbook put together by a woman, all the songs
written by a woman, mostly about the situation women face in a
world dominated by men." It is "dedicated to the brave and
determined women of the Women's Liberation Movement" and includes
the music and lyrics to twelve songs. It also includes photographs,
notes, and, quotations from the Manifesto of the New York Radical
Feminists, the Redstockings Manifesto, Simone de Beauvoir, and
- Mountaingrove, Ruth. Turned-On Woman's Songbook.
- Eugene, Oregon: New Woman Press, 1975. Special Collections
Library -- CALL NUMBER: Music #3657
The impetus for this songbook grew out of a fireside sing-along at
the first Women's Festival in Nevada City, California. The music
and lyrics are written entirely by Ruth Mountaingrove and include
the titles "And She Climbed the Mountain," "Hard Struggling Woman,"
"No Woman's Land," and "Invisible Woman." Includes stories about
the songs, sketches, and photographs.
- Pfaehler, Phoebe and Lynne Leslie. Equality Road: And Other
- Pittsburgh, PA.: Know, Inc., 1973. Special Collections Library
-- CALL NUMBER: Music #3681
Songbook co-written by two members of the National Organization for
Women (NOW) for a feminist celebration held in 1972 in Washington,
D.C. Also includes songs written for a series of feminist
television shows called "Woman: Choices and Challenges" (1972) and
a song written for NOW's 1973 national conference. Includes music,
lyrics, and chord progressions. Song titles include "Choices," "We
are Winning," and "Tomorrow is Now."
- Rosie the Riveter Reunion Souvenir Songbook: September
- Oakland, CA: Jobs for Older Women Action Project, .
Special Collections Library -- CALL NUMBER: E Pam q#1111
Compiled by the Jobs for Older Women Action Project, this songbook
contains seven songs including "We're neither too young nor too
old," "Don't shut us out," and "I am woman." Written to "honor the
Rosie the Riveters, Tillie the Truckdrivers, Winnie the Welders and
all the other women who did 'ma's work' when their country needed
- Smith, Patti. Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Notes and
Reflections. 1st ed.
- New York: Anchor, 1999. Special Collections Library -- CALL
NUMBER: E #29078
Lyrics, stories, and photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe of Patti
- Soeur Queens. Soeur Queens Songbook: Songs of
- Fly-by-Night Collective, . Special Collections Library --
CALL NUMBER: E Pam 12mo#13276
A songbook put together by the Soeur Queens, "an
all-girl-honky-tonk-barroom band that has (have) done music
together off and on since 1971." Song titles include "Rape Song,"
"Waitress Song," and "Amelia Earhart." Some songs feature music,
others just have chord progressions and lyrics. Sketches included
- Sorrels, Rosalie, ed. What, Woman, and Who, Myself, I am:
An Anthology of Songs and Poetry of Women's Experience. 1st
- Sonoma, CA: Wooden Shoe, 1974. Special Collections Library --
CALL NUMBER: E Pam q#2204
Songs and poetry collected by Rosalie Sorrels to describe
"precisely what it is to be a woman." Includes works by Jean
Ritchie, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Dolly Parton, Rosalie Sorrels,
and Adrienne Rich. Includes music, lyrics, poetry, and
- Women's Songbook Project, comp. Out Loud!: A Collection of
New Songs by Women.
- Oakland, CA: Inkworks Press, 1978. Special Collections Library
-- CALL NUMBER: in process
This songbook, compiled by the Women's Songbook Project, includes
music, lyrics, and photos of 23 women artists such as Holly Near,
Meg Christian, and Bonnie Lockhart. The songs reflect the goals of
the Women's Songbook project: "revolutionary, working class
movement against imperialism, racism...for women's liberation and
gay liberation." Includes short biographies of all the artists at
the end of the songbook.
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