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The following is a list of all original songs by North Carolina folk rock band The Avett Brothers.

This list is sorted by album, followed by a list of unreleased songs. Songs that appear on multiple albums are noted as such. Cover songs on live albums are also noted with the original artist.

Official album releases

The Avett Bros. (EP) (2000)

The Avett Bros. (EP)

1. — "Kind of in Love"

2. — "My Lady and the Mountain"

3. — "Those Green Eyes"

4. — "Feb. 20, 2000"

5. — "Let Myself Live"

6. — "I Love You Still"



Country Was (2002)

Country Was (Original)

7. — "Pretty Girl from Matthews"

8. — "Jenny and the Summer Day"

9. — "A Lot of Moving"

10. — "November Blue"

11. — "My Losing Bet"

12. — "Beside the Yellow Line"

13. — "Old Wyom"

14. — "Closing Night"



Live at the Double Door Inn (2002)

Live at the Double Door Inn

— — "A Lot of Moving"

— — "Diamond Joe" (Traditional cover)

15. — "Sorry Man"

— — "Will the Circle be Unbroken" (Habershon/Gabriel cover)

— — "Jenny and the Summer Day"

— — "Pretty Girl from Matthews"

— — "Avett Brothers Monologue"

— — "I'll Fly Away" (Albert E. Brumley cover)

— — "Let Myself Live"

— — "November Blue"

— — "My Losing Bet"

— — "Gamblin' Man" (Lonnie Donegan cover)

— — "Cripple Creek" (Traditional cover)

— — "Kind of in Love"

— — "Beside the Yellow Line"



A Carolina Jubilee (2003)

A Carolina Jubilee

16. — "The Traveling Song"

17. — "Love Like the Movies"

— — "Sorry Man"

18. — "Me and God"

19. — "Pretty Girl from Raleigh"

20. — "Do You Love Him"

21. — "I Killed Sally's Lover"

22. — "Pretty Girl from Locust"

23. — "My Last Song to Jenny"

24. — "Walking for You"

25. — "The D Bag Rag"

26. — "Pretty Girl from Annapolis"

27. — "Smoke in Our Lights"

28. — "Offering"

29. — "August 15, 1985"



Untitled 2003 EP

Avett Untitled EP

30. — "In the Curve"

31. — "Tale of Coming News"



Swept Away (EP) (2004)

Swept Away (EP)

32. — "Swept Away"

— — "The Traveling Song" (Live)

— — "November Blue" (Live)



Mignonette (2004)

Mignonette

— — "Swept Away" (Sentimental Version)

33. — "Nothing Short of Thankful"

34. — "The New Love Song"

35. — "At the Beach"

36. — "Signs"

37. — "Hard Worker"

38. — "Letter to a Pretty Girl"

39. — "Please Pardon Yourself"

40. — "Pretty Girl at the Airport"

41. — "Pretty Girl from Cedar Lane"

— — "Causey Commentary" (Dialog track)

42. — "One Line Wonder"

43. — "The Day That Marvin Gaye Died"

44. — "SSS"

— — "Swept Away"

45. — "A Gift for Melody Anne"

46. — "Complainte D'Un Matelot Mourant"

47. — "Salvation Song"

— — "Signs" (Jim Avett recording)

— — "Laser Pants" (Dialog track)



Live, Vol. 2 (2005)

Live, Vol. 2

— — "Pretty Girl from Annapolis"

— — "Love Like the Movies"

— — "Walking for You"

— — "Do You Love Him"

— — "I Killed Sally's Lover"

— — "Smoke in Our Lights"

— — "A Lot of Moving"

— — "November Blue"

— — "Wanted Man" (cover)

— — "Old Joe Clark" (cover)

— — "My Last Song to Jenny"

— — "The Traveling Song"

— — "Offering"

— — "A Gift for Melody Anne"

— — "Complainte D'Un Matelot Mourant"

— — "Pretty Girl from Raleigh"

— — "Please Pardon Yourself"



Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions (2006)

Four Thieves Gone- The Robbinsville Sessions

48. — "Talk on Indolence"

49. — "Pretty Girl from Feltre"

50. — "Colorshow"

51. — "Distraction #74"

52. — "16 in July"

53. — "Left on Laura, Left on Lisa"

54. — "A Lover Like You"

55. — "Pretend Love"

56. — "Matrimony"

57. — "The Lowering: (A Sad Day in Greenvilletown)"

58. — "The Fall"

59. — "Dancing Daze"

60. — "Famous Flower of Manhattan"

61. — "40 East"

62. — "Gimmeakiss"

63. — "Denouncing November Blue (Uneasy Writer)"

64. — "Four Thieves Gone"

— — "The Fall" (hidden track)

— — "Honeycutt" (hidden track)


The Gleam (2006)

The Gleam

65. — "Sanguine"

66. — "When I Drink"

67. — "Yardsale"

68. — "Backwards With Time"

69. — "If It's the Beaches"

70. — "Find My Love"


Emotionalism (2007)

Emotionalism

71. — "Die Die Die"

72. — "Shame"

73. — "Paranoia in B-Flat Major"

74. — "The Weight of Lies"

75. — "Will You Return?"

76. — "The Ballad of Love and Hate"

77. — "Salina"

78. — "Pretty Girl from Chile"

79. — "All My Mistakes"

80. — "Living of Love"

81. — "I Would Be Sad"

82. — "Pretty Girl from San Diego"

83. — "Go To Sleep"

84. — "Hand Me Down Tune"

— — "In the Curve" (Deluxe track, first heard on Untitled 2003 EP)

— — "Tale of Coming News" (Deluxe track, first heard on Untitled 2003 EP)


The Second Gleam (2008)

The Second Gleam

85. — "Tear Down the House"

86. — "Murder in the City"

87. — "Bella Donna"

88. — "The Greatest Sum"

89. — "Black, Blue" (Vinyl or download only)

90. — "St. Joseph's"

91. — "Souls Like the Wheels"

— — "The Greatest Sum" (Electric) (Vinyl or download only)


I and Love and You (2009)

I and Love and You

92. — "I and Love and You"

93. — "January Wedding"

94. — "Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise"

95. — "And It Spread"

96. — "The Perfect Space"

97. — "Ten Thousand Words"

98. — "Kick Drum Heart"

99. — "Laundry Room"

100. — "Ill With Want"

101. — "Tin Man"

102. — "Slight Figure of Speech"

103. — "It Goes On and On"

104. — "Incomplete and Insecure"


I and Love and You deluxe edition tracks
ILY box set

— — "Kick Drum Heart" (Demo)

— — "Tin Man" (Demo)

— — "The Perfect Space" (Demo)

105. — "More of You" (Demo)

— — "And It Spread" (Demo)

— — "Ten Thousand Words" (Demo)



"Slight Figure of Speech" 7" (2010)

Slight Figure of Speech Vinyl

— — "Slight Figure of Speech"

— — "More of You"



Live, Volume 3 (2010)

Live Volume 3

— — "Pretty Girl from Matthews"

— — "Talk on Indolence"

— — "Ballad False Start"

— — "The Ballad of Love and Hate"

— — "Colorshow"

— — "I and Love and You"

— — "Shame"

— — "When I Drink"

— — "Murder in the City"

— — "I Killed Sally's Lover"

— — "Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise"

— — "The Perfect Space"

— — "Paranoia in B-Flat Major"

— — "Distraction #74"

— — "Kick Drum Heart"

— — "Salvation Song"

— — "Will You Return?" (exclusive iTunes pre-order bonus track)



The Carpenter (2012)

The Carpenter

106. — "The Once and Future Carpenter"

107. — "Live and Die"

108. — "Winter in My Heart"

109. — "Pretty Girl from Michigan"

110. — "I Never Knew You"

111. — "February Seven"

112. — "Through My Prayers"

113. — "Down with the Shine"

114. – "A Fathers First Spring"

115. — "Geraldine"

116. — "Paul Newman vs. the Demons"

117. — "Life"

118. — "Die Then Grow" (Target Exclusive)

119. — "Standing With You" (Target Exclusive)

120. — "The Clearness is Gone" (7" Exclusive)


The Carpenter deluxe edition tracks
Carpenter Demos

— — "Running My Mouth (I Never Knew You)" (Demo)

— — "Fortune (February Seven)” (Demo)

— — "Through My Prayers" (Demo)

— — "Eleanor (A Father's First Spring)" (Demo)

— — "Geraldine" (Demo)

— — "Paul Newman (vs. The Demons)" (Demo)


Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions limited-run vinyl (2012)

Four Thieves Gone vinyl back

Contains all 17 songs from Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions (See list above) plus:

121. — "Pretty Girl from Rowan County"

122. — "The Bloody Apology"

123. — "The Strangest Thing"

124. — "The Worst Thing"

— — "Honey Can I Count on You" (Ian Thomas song)

— — "Hand Me Down Tune"


Magpie and the Dandelion (2013)

Magpie and the Dandelion

125. — "Open Ended Life"

126. — "Morning Song"

127. — "Never Been Alive"

128. — "Another is Waiting"

129. – "Bring Your Love To Me"

130. — "Good To You"

131. — "Part From Me"

132. — "Skin and Bones"

— — "Souls Like the Wheels"

133. — "Vanity"

— — "The Clearness is Gone"


Magpie and the Dandelion deluxe edition tracks
Magpie and the Dandelion deluxe

— — "Vanity" (Demo)

— — "Every Morning Song" (Demo)

— — "Another is Waiting" (Demo)

— — "Bring Your Love" (Demo)

— — "Part From Me" (Demo) (TopSpin exclusive)

— — "Open Ended Life" (Demo) (TopSpin exclusive)

— — "Skin and Bones" (Demo) (Target exclusive)

— — "The Clearness is Gone" (Demo) (Target exclusive)


Live, Vol. Four (2015)

Live, Vol. Four

Live, Vol. Four is the second Avett Brothers live album to include any previously unreleased songs. "Sorry Man" was included on Live at the Double Door Inn before it appeared on "A Carolina Jubilee." Full tracklist below.

— — "Intro" / "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone cover)

134. — "Satan Pulls the Strings"

— — "Laundry Room"

— — "Another is Waiting"

— — "Shame"

— — "Kick Drum Heart"

135. — "Rejects in the Attic"

— — "Ten Thousand Words"

— — "Talk on Indolence"

— — "Auld Lang Syne" (Traditional cover)

— — "The Boys are Back in Town" (Thin Lizzy cover)

— — "I and Love and You"

— — "Slight Figure of Speech"

— — "Happy Trails" (Roy Rogers cover)


True Sadness (2016)

True Sadness (2016 album)

136. — "Ain't No Man"

137. — "Mama I Don't Believe"

138. — "No Hard Feelings"

139. — "Smithsonian"

140. — "You Are Mine"

— — "Satan Pulls the Strings"

141. — "True Sadness"

142. — "I Wish I Was

143. — "Fisher Road to Hollywood"

144. — "Victims of Life"

145. — "Divorce Separation Blues"

146. — "May It Last"

— — "I Wish I Was" Full band version (Target exclusive)

— — "Rejects in the Attic" (Target exclusive)


Unreleased songs

The following songs are unreleased original songs by The Avett Brothers.

"Another Youngster" was re-worked into "Another is Waiting" to appear on the 2013 album Magpie and the Dandelion. "Late in Life" and "Solomon" have been performed live several times for nearly a decade but neither have been made available for purchase in any form.

147. — "Another Youngster"

148. — "Birthday Hangouts"

149. — "C-Sections and Railroad Trestles"

150. — "California"

151. — "This Connection"

152. — "Late in Life"

153. — "Love is a Stranger"

154. — "Me and the Highway"

155. — "The Method Actor"

156. — "Moment in Time"

157. — "Neapolitan Sky"

158. — "Orion's Belt"

159. — "Pretty Girl From Here" (Instrumental)

160. — "Roof Over My Past"

161. — "Roses and Sacrifice"

162. — "Spell of Ambition"

163. — "Solomon"

164. — "Untitled One"

165. — "Untitled Two"

166. — "Untitled Three"

167. — "Untitled Four"


See also