Comprehensive Listing of Mary Chapin Carpenter Songs

This is a listing of all songs known to have been recorded or written by Mary Chapin Carpenter. She is the lead vocalist on all songs unless otherwise indicated as a harmony vocalist or songwriter only. Following the song title is the album where that song may be found.

Ain't That As Good
Patty Larkin - Angels Running (MCC harmony vocals)

Almost Home
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Alone But Not Lonely
Time * Sex * Love *

April Rain
Unreleased

Beautiful Racket
Between Here and Gone

Bells are Ringing
Various Artists - And So This Is Christmas
Various Artists - Christmas: 16 Biggest Hits

Better To Dream Of You, The
Place in the World
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

Between Here and Gone
Between Here and Gone

Blue Night
Various Artists - Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe
Ricky Skaggs & Friends - Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

Brother to the Wind
Tony Rice - Native American (MCC harmony vocal)

Bug, The
Come On Come On

Can't Take Love For Granted
Shooting Straight in the Dark

Can't Take Love For Granted (from "The Late Show With David Letterman" live in London, England, May 1995)
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Chanson pour Ezra
Beausoleil - La Danse de le Vie (MCC harmony vocal)

Christmastime In the City
Various Artists -- Today's Christmas

Climb On (A Back That's Strong)
Shawn Colvin - Fat City (MCC harmony vocal)

Come On Come On
Come On Come On
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Where Time Stands Still: A Special Collection

Come On Come On (Live at the Victoria Palace, London, 2/14/93)
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" UK CD single

Come On Come On (with Shawn Colvin, live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour 11/8/92)
Various Artists - Columbia Records Radio Hour, Vol. 1

Come On Home
Hometown Girl

Cup of Coffee
John McCutcheon - What It's Like (MCC harmony vocal)

Dancing in the Dark (Live in Madison, WI)
"Almost Home" CD single

Dead Man Walking (A Dream Like This)
Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Dead Man Walking

Deserted Soldier
Chieftans - Tears of Stone (MCC lead vocal)

Diamonds and Rust
Joan Baez - Ring Them Bells (MCC duet)

Down At The Twist and Shout
Shooting Straight in the Dark
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Down At The Twist And Shout (with Beausoleil, live, Super Bowl XXXI, January 1997, The Super Dome, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Down at the Twist and Shout (Extended Dance Version)
Various Artists - Hitchhiker Exampler 2
Various Artists - Steppin' Country

Down In Mary's Land
State of the Heart

Downtown
"Let Me Into Your Heart" CD single

Downtown Train
Hometown Girl

Dreaming Road, The
Time * Sex * Love *

Dreamland
Various Artists - 'Til Their Eyes Shine... The Lullaby Album
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Elysium
Between Here and Gone

Empty Rooms
Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out (MCC harmony vocal)

End Of My Pirate Days, The
Stones in the Road

Endless Seasons
The Rankin Family - Endless Seasons (MCC plays acoustic guitar)

Family Hands
Hometown Girl

First of October, The
Unreleased

First You Cry
Maura O'Connell - Blue Is the Colour of Hope (MCC harmony vocal)

Flesh and Blood
Various Artists - Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash (with Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris)

Flying Red Horse
John Gorka - Out of the Valley (MCC harmony vocal)

Girls Like Me
Between Here and Gone

Girls With Guitars
Wynonna - Tell Me Why (MCC songwriter only)

Going Home
Time * Sex * Love *

Going Out Tonight
Shooting Straight in the Dark

Goodbye Again
State of the Heart

Goodnight America
Between Here and Gone

Grand Central Station
Between Here and Gone

Grow Old With Me
Various Artists - Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Halley Came To Jackson
Shooting Straight in the Dark
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Hammer and a Nail
Indigo Girls - Nomads Indians Saints (MCC harmony vocal)

Happy Trails
Cathy Fink - When the Rain Comes Down (MCC harmony vocal)

Hard Times in Lonelytown
Unreleased

Hard Way, The
Come On Come On
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Hard Way, The (Live at Wolf Trap)
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Hardest Part of Living
Garrison Starr - Songs from Take-Off to Landing (MCC harmony vocal)

He Thinks He'll Keep Her
Come On Come On
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

He Thinks He'll Keep Her (Live at the Victoria Palace, London, 2/14/93)
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" UK CD single

Hearts in Her Eyes
Unreleased

Hero In Your Hometown
Place in the World

Heroes And Heroines
Hometown Girl

Home #235
Robin and Linda Williams - Deeper Waters (MCC harmony vocal)

Hometown Girl
Hometown Girl

Honeydripper
Tom Principato Band - I Know What You're Thinkin' (MCC harmony vocal)

House Of Cards
Stones in the Road

How Do
State of the Heart

Howlin' At the Moon
Jane Gillman - Jane Gillman (MCC harmony vocal)

Hundred Days, A
Unreleased

I Am A Town
Come On Come On
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Am a Town (Live at the Iron Horse)
Various Artists - Live at the Iron Horse, Vol. 1

I Am a Town (Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival)
Various Artists - Alive at Twenty-Five: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Silver Anniversary

I Am a Town (Live at the World Cafe, 1995)
Various Artists - Live at the World Cafe, Vol. 2

I Belong to You
John Jennings - I Belong to You (MCC harmony vocal)

I Can See It Now
Place in the World

I Feel Lucky
Come On Come On
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Feel Lucky (Extended Dance Version)
Various Artists - Steppin' Country

I Feel Lucky (Live at the Victoria Palace, London, 2/14/93)
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" UK CD single

I Feel Lucky (Live on Austin City Limits, 1992)
Various Artists - The Best of Austin City Limits: Country Music's Finest Hour

I Still Miss Someone (live acoustic 2003, with Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams)
Between Here and Gone (Barnes & Noble edition only)

I Take My Chances
Come On Come On
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Take My Chances (Live in Madison, WI)
Party Doll & Other Favorites

I Told Him That My Dog Wouldn't Run
Patty Larkin - Angels Running (MCC harmony vocal)

I Want To Be Your Girlfriend
Place in the World

I Will Stand Fast
Fred Small - I Will Stand Fast (MCC harmony vocal)

I Would Be Stronger than That
Maura O'Connell - Blue Is the Colour of Hope (MCC harmony vocal)

I'll Never Fall In Love Again
My Best Friend's Wedding Soundtrack

I'm Not Alone Anymore
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (MCC songwriter only)

Ideas Are Like Stars
Place in the World

If I Were a Diva (The Diva Song)
Unreleased

In the Name of Love
Time * Sex * Love *

It Don't Bring You
State of the Heart

It's Only Love
Randy Scruggs - Crown of Jewels (MCC lead vocal)

It Works
Unreleased

Jenny Dreamed of Trains
Various Artists - Country Music for Kids

John Doe No. 24
Stones in the Road

John Wilkes Booth
Tony Rice - Native American (MCC harmony vocal, songwriter)

Jubilee
Stones in the Road

Just Because
Hometown Girl

Keeper For Every Flame, A
Stones in the Road

Keeping The Faith
Place in the World

King of Love
Time * Sex * Love *

Last Chance Waltz
David Wilcox - Home Again (MCC harmony vocal)

Last Thing I Wanted
Terri Clark - Fearless (MCC songwriter only)

Last Word, The
Stones in the Road

Last Word, The (Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre,' London, 12/4/94)
Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre' UK CD single

Late For Your Life
Time * Sex * Love *
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Late For Your Life (live acoustic 2003)
Between Here and Gone (Barnes & Noble edition only)

Let Me Into Your Heart
Place in the World
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

Let Me Into Your Heart (Single version)
"Let Me Into Your Heart" CD single

Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian (Live at the Bottom Line, 5/24/90)
Various Artists - In Their Own Words, Vol. 1 (Fred Koller lead vocal, MCC harmony vocal)

Long Way Home, The
Time * Sex * Love *
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Lorraine Today
Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out (MCC harmony vocal)

Lot Like Me, A
Hometown Girl

Loving Thing, The
Unreleased

Luna's Gone
Between Here and Gone

Mama There Ain't No Cowboys in New Jersey
Unreleased

Maybe World
Time * Sex * Love *

Mellow Yellow
Music from the Motion Picture Steal This Movie

Middle Ground
Shooting Straight in the Dark

Moon and St. Christopher
Shooting Straight in the Dark
Where Time Stands Still: A Special Collection

Moon and St. Christopher (Live at the Albert Hall, London, 1996)
Mary Black - Hidden Harvest (bonus disc included with The Best of Mary Black Vol. 2) (duet with Mary Black)

Moon and St. Christopher (Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival 1992)
Various Artists - Planet Bluegrass: The 1992 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

More Things Change
Shooting Straight in the Dark

My Dear Old Friend
Music From and Inspired By We Were Soldiers

My Heaven
Between Here and Gone

Naked To The Eye
Place in the World

Never Had It So Good
State of the Heart

Never Had it So Good (Live on Mountain Stage)
Various Artists - The Best of Mountain Stage, Vol. 3

Never Say Die
Radney Foster - Labor of Love (MCC harmony vocal)

Next in Line, The
John Jennings - I Belong to You (MCC harmony vocal)

Next One, The
Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out (MCC harmony vocal)

No Fear
Terri Clark - Fearless (MCC songwriter only)

Nobody Wins
Radney Foster - Del Rio, TX 1959 (MCC harmony vocal)

Not Too Much To Ask (with Joe Diffie)
Come On Come On

O Mexico
Trisha Yearwood - Thinkin' About You

Old Plank Road
Robin and Linda Williams - Deeper Waters (MCC harmony vocal)

One Cool Remove
Shawn Colvin - Cover Girl (MCC & Shawn Colvin duet)

One Cool Remove (Live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour, 10/9/94)
Shawn Colvin - "One Cool Remove" UK CD single (MCC & Shawn Colvin duet)

One Look Back
Jane Gillman - Jane Gillman (MCC harmony vocal)

One Man's Trash
John McCutcheon - What It's Like (MCC harmony vocal)

One Small Heart
Between Here and Gone

Only A Dream
Come On Come On
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Open Up
Jane Gillman - Jane Gillman (MCC harmony vocal)

Opening Act
Unreleased

Other Streets And Other Towns
Hometown Girl

Out of the Valley
John Gorka - Out of the Valley (MCC harmony vocal)

Outside Looking In
Stones in the Road

Party Doll
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Passionate Kisses
Come On Come On
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Peace Call
Eliza Gilkyson - Land of Milk and Honey (MCC lead and harmony with Eliza, Patty Griffin and Iris Dement)

Place In The World, A
Place in the World
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Where Time Stands Still: A Special Collection

Pretty Polly
Various Artists - Heritage

Quelle Belle Vie
Beausoleil - La Danse de le Vie (MCC harmony vocal)

Quitin' Time
State of the Heart
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Quittin' Time (Live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN)
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Quittin' Time (Live at Wolf Trap)
"I Want to Be Your Girlfriend" CD single

Read My Lips
State of the Heart

Rhythm Of The Blues
Come On Come On

Right Now
Shooting Straight in the Dark

River
Between Here and Gone

Road Is Just A Road, A
Hometown Girl

Romeo
Dolly Parton - Slow Dancing with the Moon (MCC harmony vocal)

Roses
Catie Curtis - A Crash Course in Roses (MCC harmony vocal)

Round of Blues (Live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour, 10/9/94)
Various Artists - Columbia Records Radio Hour, Vol. 2 (Shawn Colvin lead vocal, MCC harmony vocal)

Rumble
Robin and Linda Williams - In the Company of Strangers (MCC harmony vocal)

Runaway Train
Unreleased

Sally's Pigeons
Cindy Lauper - Hat Full of Stars (MCC songwriter only)

75 Septembers
Cheryl Wheeler - Driving Home (MCC harmony vocal)

Shelter of Storms, The
Between Here and Gone

She's Just Dancing
David Wilcox - Home Again (MCC harmony vocal)

Shotgun Down the Avalanche (Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, 1992)
Various Artists - Planet Bluegrass: The 1992 Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Shawn Colvin lead vocal, MCC harmony vocal)

Shotgun Down the Avalanche (Live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour, 11/8/92)
Various Artists - Columbia Records Radio Hour, Vol. 1 (Shawn Colvin lead vocal, MCC harmony vocal)
Shawn Colvin - "I Don't Know Why" UK CD single (MCC harmony vocal)

Shut Up And Kiss Me
Stones in the Road
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Shut Up and Kiss Me (Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre,' London, 12/4/94)
Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre' UK CD single

Silent Night
Garrison Starr - Songs from Take-Off to Landing (MCC harmony vocal)

Simple Life
Time * Sex * Love *

Slave to the Beauty
Time * Sex * Love *

Slow Country Dance
State of the Heart

So Long, See You Tomorrow
Robin and Linda Williams - In the Company of Strangers (MCC harmony vocal)

Someday (Live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour, 10/9/94)
Shawn Colvin - "One Cool Remove" UK CD single (MCC harmony vocal)

Someone Else's Prayer
Time * Sex * Love *

Something Of A Dreamer
State of the Heart

Something Still
Jon Vezner - Who's Gonna Know (MCC songwriter only)

Somewhere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line
Various Artists - The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute

Southland in the Springtime
Indigo Girls - Nomads Indians Saints (MCC harmony vocal)

Spring & All
Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown

Stone By Stone.
John McCutcheon - What It's Like (MCC harmony vocal)

Stones In The Road
Stones in the Road
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Stones in the Road (Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre,' London, 12/4/94)
Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre' UK CD single
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Streets of Gold
Robin and Linda Williams - Sugar for Sugar (MCC harmony vocal)

Sudden Gift Of Fate
Place in the World
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sugar for Sugar
Robin and Linda Williams - Sugar for Sugar (MCC harmony vocal)

Summer Wages
Tony Rice - Native American (MCC harmony vocal)

Superman
Where Time Stands Still: A Special Collection

Swept Away
Time * Sex * Love *

Talking to a Stranger
Rodney Crowell - Greatest Hits (MCC harmony vocal)

10,000 Miles
Party Doll & Other Favorites
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter

Tender When I Want To Be
Stones in the Road
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

That's Exactly What I Mean
Patty Loveless - Long Stretch of Lonesome (MCC harmony vocal)

That's Real
Place in the World

Then You've Done Your Part
Unreleased

This Is Love
Stones in the Road
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection

This is Me Leaving You
Time * Sex * Love *

This Shirt
State of the Heart
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Party Doll & Other Favorites

This Shirt (Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre,' London, 12/4/94)
Live at 'Her Majesty's Theatre' UK CD single

This Shirt (Live at The University of California at San Diego, 12/4/99)
Various Artists - Concerts for a Landmine Free World

This Shirt (live acoustic 2003, with Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams)
Between Here and Gone (Barnes & Noble edition only)

Time to Learn
Tim O'Brien and the O'Boys - Oh Boy! O'Boy! (MCC harmony vocal)

To Tell You Everything
Terri Clark - Fearless (MCC songwriter only)

Too Tired
State of the Heart

Uncle Pen
Ricky Skaggs & Friends - Sing the Songs of Bill Monroe

Walking Through Fire
Come On Come On

Wall Around Your Heart
Maura O'Connell - Stories (MCC songwriter only)

Waltz
Hometown Girl

We All Get Lucky Sometimes
Lee Roy Parnell - We All Get Lucky Sometimes (MCC harmony vocal)

What About That Dream
Kevin Jones - Nobody's Father (MCC harmony vocal)

What If We Went To Italy
Place in the World
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

What Was It Like
Time * Sex * Love *

What Would You Say to Me
Between Here and Gone

What You Didn't Say
Shooting Straight in the Dark
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

Wheel, The
Rosanne Cash - The Wheel (MCC harmony vocal)

When She's Gone
Shooting Straight in the Dark
Mary Chapin Carpenter Collection

When You Walk in the Room
Pam Tillis - Sweetheart's Dance (MCC harmony vocal)

Whenever You're Ready
Time * Sex * Love *

Where Are You Now
Trisha Yearwood - Real Live Woman (MCC harmony vocal)

Where is a Woman to Go
Dusty Springfield - A Very Fine Love (MCC harmony vocal)

Where Time Stands Still
Stones in the Road
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter
Where Time Stands Still: A Special Collection

Wherever You Are
Party Doll & Other Favorites

Why Walk When You Can Fly
Stones in the Road
Songs of Mary Chapin Carpenter

Why Walk When You Can Fly (Single version)
"Why Walk When You Can Fly" cassette & 45 RPM single, promo CD single

Wildberry Pie
David Wilcox - Home Again (MCC harmony vocal)

Willie Short
Various Artists - Red Hot + Country

Wishing (with Kevin Montgomery)
Various Artists - Not Fade Away [Remembering Buddy Holly]

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (with Rosanne Cash and Shawn Colvin, live at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert)
Various Artists - Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

You Didn't Mind
Rory Block - Tornado (MCC harmony vocal)

You Win Again
Shooting Straight in the Dark

Young Dumb and Innocent
Unreleased


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