Toss in traditional and quasi-traditional favorites like "Candy Man," "Freight Train'' and "Under the Double Eagle.'' Add "Mauna Loa'' from Hawaii, "Guabi Guabi" from South Africa, "Castle on a Cloud'' from Paris by way of Broadway (singable only by waifs, this is a guitar solo). Unearth a surprise or two. Find yourself smiling.
And yes, those are real five-dollar bills on the cover. Two years of collecting fives, instead of raiding the kids' college fund, went into making this CD.
Marty Kohn has been playing guitar since high school, singing since he can't remember when and making up songs since some point in between. This is his real life. For a living he's the theater critic for a large daily newspaper.
1. Under the Double Eagle
2. Candy Man
3. The Vegetable Song
4. Sailors Hornpipe
5. 40th and Plum
6. Home on the Range (in Yiddish)
7. I'm Goin' Back to Where I Come From
8. Guabi Guabi
9. Repo Depot
10. Mauna Loa
11. Chopsticks (Yes, on the Guitar)
12. Freight Train
13. Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
14. Castle on a Cloud
15. Jingle Bells
16. Prairie Lullabye
17. There will Be a Happy Meeting