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The Decemberists

16 Military Wives (7 versions)
A Bower Scene (2 versions)
A Cautionary Song (5 versions)
All Arise! (3 versions)
An (interlude)
Annan Water (5 versions)
As I Rise (7 versions)
Better Not Wake the Baby
Billy Liar (11 versions)
Calamity Song (9 versions)
California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade (3 versions)
Cavalry Captain
Clementine (12 versions)
Cocoon (4 versions)
Dear Avery (9 versions)
Don'€™t Carry It All (8 versions)
Down by the Water (11 versions)
Eli, the Barrow Boy (7 versions)
From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea) (7 versions)
Grace Cathedral Hill (5 versions)
Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect (5 versions)
I Was Meant for the Stage (8 versions)
I'€™d Fight the World
Isn'€™t It a Lovely Night? (3 versions)
January Hymn (12 versions)
July, July! (6 versions)
June Hymn (12 versions)
Lake Song (2 versions)
Leslie Anne Levine (6 versions)
Los Angeles, I'€™m Yours (4 versions)
Make You Better
O Valencia! (3 versions)
Odalisque (2 versions)
Of Angels and Angles (4 versions)
On the Bus Mall (4 versions)
Philomena
Red Right Ankle (6 versions)
Rise to Me (4 versions)
Rox in the Box (17 versions)
Shankill Butchers (2 versions)
Shanty for the Arethusa (4 versions)
Song for Myla Goldberg (3 versions)
Summersong (8 versions)
The Abduction of Margaret (2 versions)
The Bachelor and the Bride (2 versions)
The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All) (2 versions)
The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!) (2 versions)
The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) (2 versions)
The Infanta
The Mariner'€™s Revenge Song (3 versions)
The Queen'€™s Approach
The Queen'€™s Rebuke / The Crossing (5 versions)
The Rake'€™s Song (9 versions)
The Singer Addresses His Audience
The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise) (3 versions)
The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid (2 versions)
The Wrong Year (2 versions)
This Is Why We Fight (12 versions)
Till the Water'€™s All Long Gone
We Both Go Down Together (3 versions)
When the War Came (3 versions)


The Decemberists are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Colin Meloy (lead vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), Chris Funk (guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (piano, keyboards), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums).

Their debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001. Their seventh and latest full-length album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World was released on January 20, 2015 by Capitol Records, and is the band’s fourth record with the label.

In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, The Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd.

In 2011, the track "Down By the Water" from the album The King Is Dead was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 54th Grammy Awards.