List of songs recorded by Mumford & Sons

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This is a comprehensive list of songs recorded or performed by British rock band Mumford & Sons. Since forming in late 2007, the band have released three studio albums, two live albums, eleven extended plays (three studio, five live, and three collaborations) and sixteen singles. This list contains unreleased songs and cover versions played by the band.

Original songs[edit]

Title Album(s) / EP(s) / single(s) First released Notes
"After The Storm" Sigh No More 2009
"Awake My Soul" Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More 2008 First recording released on Mumford & Sons. Later re-recorded and released on Sigh No More.
"Babel" Babel / Babel - Single 2012 Released as fourth single from Babel.[1]
"Believe" Believe - Single / Wilder Mind 2015 Released as lead single from Wilder Mind.[2]
"Below My Feet" Babel 2012
"Blind Leading the Blind" First played live in October 2016, the first song to be premiered from sessions for the band's fourth album.[3] Unlike songs on Wilder Mind, the song features Marshall on banjo.
"Broad-Shouldered Beasts" Wilder Mind 2015
"Broken Crown" Babel 2012 New version of previous B-side to "Little Lion Man", "To Darkness".
"Cold Arms" Wilder Mind 2015 The track features vocals from Mumford and lone electric guitar from Marshall. The band experimented with extra instrumentation in the recording process but decided to keep the song's stripped-back nature. Marshall said of the track, "We may never play this one live" but in June 2015 the band began performing the song acoustically with Dwane, Lovett and Marshall providing backing vocals.
"Ditmas" Wilder Mind / Ditmas - Single 2015 Released as third single from Wilder Mind.
"Dust Bowl Dance" Sigh No More 2009 When played live, a long instrumental interlude opens the song.
"Feel The Tide" Love Your Ground 2008
"Fool You've Landed" Johannesburg 2016 Collaboration with The Very Best and Beatenberg. One of only two songs with lead vocals provided by Winston Marshall. Originally a demo for Wilder Mind that did not make the cut, Mumford said of the track, "It became a whole different thing to what it was before. There was like a verse idea and a chorus idea that feature on this song, but then Esau from The Very Best really embraced the verse, and wrote it basically in the studio.”[4]
"Forever" The first electric song that the band laid to tape for Wilder Mind. Marcus Mumford described the song as, "Really exciting, a very garage rock kind of song", adding that the demo, “was like the gateway drug to the rest of the record ...We took what Forever had done and worked with that ...The song set the bar for the others to come”.[5] “Forever” was due to be on the record right until the end, but didn’t make the album as it was technically a road-written song and "didn’t quite fit sound-wise, style-wise”.[6] The song was first heard when played live in Düsseldorf in May 2016.
"For Those Below" Babel 2012 Released as bonus-track on Deluxe Edition of Babel. One of only two songs with lead vocals provided by Winston Marshall.
"Ghosts That We Knew" Babel 2012
"Hold On To What You Believe" Love Your Ground / Sigh No More / Winter Winds - Single 2008 First recording released on Love Your Ground. Later re-recorded and released as bonus-track on Deluxe Edition of Sigh No More as well as the B-Side to "Winter Winds". The Love Your Ground recording features backing vocals from Laura Marling. Only one live performance video exists.[7]
"Holland Road" Babel 2012
"Home" Contribution to the soundtrack of 2011 film adaption of Wuthering Heights, however was not included in the soundtrack or officially released by the band. The documentary film Big Easy Express filmed in April 2011 features Mumford, Dwane, Lovett and other musicians jamming an impromptu song dubbed "Meet Me Tomorrow" using a chorus that would later become the chorus of "Home". Played sparingly live in June 2011. In November 2014 "Home" was included on collaboration album Idris Elba presents mi Mandela with an instrumental contribution by Mumford & Sons and vocals by Maverick Sabre.
"Hopeless Wanderer" Babel / Hopeless Wanderer - Single 2012 Released as fifth single from Babel.[8] Physical 7" originally single exclusive to Babel: The 7 Inch Singles Collection, however was made available singularly in March 2015, two years later.[9] First performed live in 2011, the song underwent changes in the recording studio for Babel, to the lament of many fans.
"Hot Gates" Wilder Mind 2015
"If I Say" First played live in May 2017, the second song to be premiered from sessions for the band's fourth album. In April 2018, a studio version of the song could be heard on a live stream from the band's official Instagram account.
"If This Is Love" Believe - Single 2015 Released as B-Side to "Believe".
"I Gave You All" Sigh No More 2009
"I Take Your Hand" The Wedding Band - The First Dance 2010 Released under the moniker 'The Wedding Band'. Collaboration with Nick Etwell, Callum Lindsay, Jesse Quin, Adam Stockdale and David Williamson.
"I Will Wait" I Will Wait - Single / Babel 2012 New version of previous B-side to "The Cave", "Untitled (Nothing is Written)". Released as first single from Babel.[10]
"I Won't Be Alright" Song title pictured on a whiteboard in the Wilder Mind recording studio. The song has never been heard.
"Just Smoke" Wilder Mind / Just Smoke - Single 2015 Released as fifth single from Wilder Mind.
"Liar" Mumford & Sons 2008 The song was rarely performed live, however a video of Marcus Mumford performing the song solo whilst supporting Laura Marling in April 2008 shows an extra verse to the recorded version.[11]
"Little Lion Man" Love Your Ground / Little Lion Man - Single / Sigh No More 2008 First recording released on Love Your Ground. Later re-recorded and released as lead-single from Sigh No More.
"Lover of the Light" Babel / Lover of the Light - Single 2012 Released as second single from Babel.[12]
"Lover's Eyes" Babel 2012 Working titles included "Love Was Kind" and "I'll Walk Slow".
"Monster" Wilder Mind 2015
"Ngamila" Johannesburg 2016 Collaboration with Baaba Maal and The Very Best. The only track from the EP not to have been performed live.
"Not With Haste" Babel 2012 New version of song Learn Me Right, a previous collaboration with Birdy on soundtrack to Pixar film Brave.
"Only Love" Wilder Mind 2015
"Reminder" Babel 2012 First performed live in 2011 under the working title "My Love Don't Fade Away" as an uptempo blues song with Mumford on drums, Dwane on blues guitar and Marshall playing double-bass.[13] The song was re-arranged and shortened when recorded for Babel, featuring vocals from Mumford and lone acoustic guitar. However, when currently performed live, Dwane, Lovett and Marshall provide backing vocals.
"Roll Away Your Stone" Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More / Roll Away Your Stone - Single 2008 First recording released on Mumford & Sons. Later re-recorded and released as fourth single from Sigh No More. The song opens with a version of the Irish jig, "Merrily Kissed the Quaker". When played live, an extra instrumental section is played before the opening verse.
"She Said Yes" The Wedding Band - The First Dance 2010 Released under the moniker 'The Wedding Band'. Collaboration with Nick Etwell, Callum Lindsay, Jesse Quin, Adam Stockdale and David Williamson.
"Sigh No More" Sigh No More 2009
"Sister" Secret fifth track on Love Your Ground. A re-recorded version was made available as a free download from their official website in late 2009.
"Si Tu Veux" Johannesburg 2016 Collaboration with Baaba Maal and The Very Best. Lead vocals provided by Baaba Maal.
"Snake Eyes" Wilder Mind 2015
"So Nearly" Song title pictured on a whiteboard in the Wilder Mind recording studio. The song has never been heard.
"Susie" The Wedding Band - The First Dance 2010 Released under the moniker 'The Wedding Band'. Collaboration with Nick Etwell, Callum Lindsay, Jesse Quin, Adam Stockdale and David Williamson.
"The Banjolin Song" Love Your Ground 2008
"The Cave" The Cave and the Open Sea / Sigh No More / The Cave - Single 2009 First recording released on The Cave and the Open Sea. Later re-recorded and released as third single from Sigh No More.
"The Enemy" Contribution to the soundtrack of 2011 film adaption of Wuthering Heights, however never officially released by the band.
"The Wolf" Wilder Mind / The Wolf - Single 2015 Released as second single from Wilder Mind.[14]
"There Will Be Time" There Will Be Time - Single / Johannesburg 2016 Collaboration with Baaba Maal. Premiered live in Cape Town in January 2016 with Baaba Maal and The Very Best, with Mumford commenting that the song had been written and recorded "about a year and a half" earlier, likely in summer 2014. The song was released on the same day exclusively in South Africa, becoming the band's first No. 1 single. The song was released worldwide on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day in April 2016 and later as lead single from Johannesburg.
"Thistle & Weeds" Sigh No More 2009 When played live, a long instrumental interlude opens the song.
"Thumper" The Wedding Band - The First Dance 2010 Released under the moniker 'The Wedding Band'. Collaboration with Nick Etwell, Callum Lindsay, Jesse Quin, Adam Stockdale and David Williamson.
"Timshel" Sigh No More 2009
"To Darkness" Little Lion Man - Single / Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project 2009 Released as B-Side to "Little Lion Man". Later released as part of Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project, combined with the Dharohar Project song "Kripa".
"Tompkins Square Park" Wilder Mind / Tompkins Square Park - Single 2015 Released as fourth single from Wilder Mind.
"Untitled (Nothing Is Written)" The Cave - Single 2010 Released as B-Side to "The Cave" under the name "Untitled", however later referred to by the band as "Nothing is Written".
"Voices" Played once live at St. Magnus Cathedral in Orkney in March 2011. Before playing, Mumford commented "This song has no name", however the setlist listed the song as "Voices". The song was never played again, or released. Only one video of the song exists.[15] The song was crossed off of a later setlist from the same tour.
"Where Are You Now" Babel 2012 Released as bonus-track on Deluxe Edition of Babel.
"Where Is My Heart" Played live sparingly in 2009 and 2010, however never officially released. An improvised arrangement of the song was played at Bern Festhalle in Switzerland in March 2013.[16]
"Whispers In The Dark" Babel / Whispers in the Dark - Single 2012 Released as third single from Babel.[17] First performed live in 2009 with Mumford on electric guitar and Lovett on drums, the song was re-arranged when recorded for Babel.
"White Blank Page" Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More 2008
"Wilder Mind" Wilder Mind 2015
"Winter Winds (My Head Told My Heart)" The Cave and the Open Sea / Sigh No More / Winter Winds - Single 2009 First recording released on The Cave and the Open Sea under the title "My Head Told My Heart". Later re-recorded and released as second single from Sigh No More as "Winter Winds".
"Wona" Johannesburg / Wona - Single 2016 Released as second single from Johannesburg. Collaboration with Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg. Lead vocals provided by Beatenberg.

Covers[edit]

Title Original artist Notes
"2Shy" Shura For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.[18]
"Amazing Grace" Traditional Performed live with artists including Apache Relay, Jerry Douglas, Cadillac Sky, Old Crow Medicine Show, Punch Brothers and Abigail Washburn.
"Angel Band" Traditional Performed live with artists including Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Punch Brothers and Abigail Washburn.
"Angeline the Baker" Stephen Foster
"Atlantic City" Bruce Springsteen Performed live with artists including HAIM, Ben Howard, Johnny Flynn, Mystery Jets, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Jenny Lewis and Beans on Toast.
"Baby Don't Do It" Marvin Gaye Performed live with Deap Vally and Jesse Quin.
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" Traditional
"Come Together" The Beatles Performed live with artists including Rubblebucket, Gill Landry, Bear's Den and The Vaccines.
"Cousins" Vampire Weekend For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.[19]
"Dance Dance Dance" Neil Young Performed live with artists including Neil Young, Michael Kiwanuka and Bear's Den.
"Days/This Time Tomorrow" Ray Davies Recorded for Ray Davies' album See My Friends. Also performed live with Ray Davies, including for Later... with Jools Holland.
"Deep In The Heart Of Texas" Perry Como Short snippet performed in Austin, Texas on 08.06.13.
"Deep Water" The Middle East
"England" The National For MTV Unplugged live session.
"Fare the Well (Dink's Song)" Traditional 18th century English folk ballad
"Friend of the Devil" Grateful Dead On the Grateful Dead cover album Day of the Dead.
"Galway Girl" Steve Earle Performed live with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ham Sandwich and Ben Howard.
"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight" The Beatles For BBC Radio 2 live session.
"Go To Sleep" The Avett Brothers Performed live with artists including Matthew and the Atlas, The Low Anthem, King Charles, Jerry Douglas and Cadillac Sky.
"Harvest" Neil Young Performed live with First Aid Kit and Bear's Den.
"Hey Jude" The Beatles Performed live with artists including Sarah Jarosz, Jerry Douglas and Cadillac Sky.
"Hide Your Love Away" The Beatles For Saturday Night Live sketch.
"If I Needed You" Townes Van Zandt Performed live with Emmylou Harris.
"I'm Not Alone" Calvin Harris For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.[20]
"I’m On Fire" Bruce Springsteen First performed live acoustic, an electric version was later performed live.
"Jolene" Dolly Parton Performed live for BBC Radio 1 live session with Laura Marling. Also performed live with Laura Marling.
"Lady of the River" King Charles Performed live with King Charles and Cadillac Sky.
"Lampenda" Baaba Maal Performed live with Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenburg.
"Lean On Me" Bill Withers Performed live with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
"Not in Nottingham" Disney’s Robin Hood
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eurythmics For BBC Radio 2 live session featuring Jack Garratt. Also performed live with Jack Garratt and The Vaccines.
"Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd Performed live with audience member on vocals.
"Tell It To Me" Old Crow Medicine Show Performed live with Old Crow Medicine Show.
"Tessellate" alt-J For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge[21]
"The Boxer" Simon & Garfunkel Recorded for Jerry Douglas' album Traveler with Paul Simon. Also performed live with Jerry Douglas. Later released as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of Babel.
"The Chain" Fleetwood Mac
"The Ghost of Tom Joad" Bruce Springsteen First performed live acoustic with Elvis Costello, an electric version was later performed live with Tom Morello.
"The House of the Rising Sun" Ashley & Foster Performed live with Tom Morello, The Avett Brothers and Preservation Hall Jazz Band,
"The Real Thing" The Maccabees Performed for BBC Radio 1 live session with The Maccabees.
"The Weight" The Band
"This Train Is Bound For Glory" Woody Guthrie
"Unchained Melody" The Righteous Brothers Performed live with Tom Morello.
"Unfinished Business" White Lies
"Wagon Wheel" Old Crow Medicine Show For BBC Radio 2 live session
"Walla Walla" The Offspring
"What's My Age Again?" Blink-182 Performed live with Tom Morello, Mark Hoppus and T Bone Burnett.
"With a Little Help from My Friends" The Beatles
"You Really Got Me" The Kinks Performed live with Tom Morello, The Avett Brothers and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
"You Shook Me All Night Long" AC/DC Performed twice with audience members on vocals. Also performed with Tom Morello.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mumford & Sons - News - Babel 7" vinyl [single]". Mumfordandsons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  2. ^ "'Believe' premieres Monday 9th March 8pm GMT on BBC Radio 1". facebook.com/mumfordandsons/. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvMJ-jCv0xU
  4. ^ http://www.okayafrica.com/interview/mumford-and-sons-johannesburg-beatenberg-baaba-maal-the-very-best/
  5. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/mumford-sons-wilder-mind-has-the-band-rocking-out/story-fn9n8gph-1227317344269
  6. ^ http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/04/mumford-sons-electric-minds/
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fGvTOOlc5Q
  8. ^ http://www.mumfordandsons.com/news/hopeless-wanderer
  9. ^ http://store.mumfordandsons.com/*/Music/Hopeless-Wanderer-7-Single/4CWC04R3000
  10. ^ "Mumford & Sons - News - I Will Wait". Mumfordandsons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Or0-29Izks
  12. ^ "Mumford & Sons - News - Lover Of The Light!". Mumfordandsons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOl2VMVim-M
  14. ^ "WILDER MIND 7" COLLECTORS BOX". store.mumfordandsons.com/. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  15. ^ "Mumford and Sons in Orkney". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  16. ^ "Mumford and Sons - A swiss or St.Gallen thing- Where is my heart". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  17. ^ "Mumford & Sons - News - Whispers In The Dark". Mumfordandsons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  18. ^ "Live Lounge Mumford and Sons". BBC. 2015-04-29. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  19. ^ "Live Lounge Mumford and Sons". BBC. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  20. ^ "Live Lounge Mumford and Sons". BBC. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  21. ^ "Live Lounge Mumford & Sons". BBC. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 

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