Willow has some wonderful other angles for this Theme: Political and Protest Songs. My personal favorite it the Grocery Store Food War by Narina Pallot — 14 Everybody’s Gone to War. It is not to be missed. I swear you’ll never walk through a supermarket again without wondering what’s on the agendas of your fellow foragers. LOL. Check out time!
“Abraham, Martin and John” is a 1968 song written by Dick Holler and first recorded by Dion. It is a tribute to the memory of four assassinated Americans, all icons of social change, namely Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written in response to the assassinations of King and the younger Kennedy in April and June 1968.
Each of the first three verses features one of the men named in the song’s title, for example:
- Has anybody here, seen my old friend Abraham –
- Can you tell me where he’s gone?
- He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young
- But I just looked around and he’s gone. ( Source wikipedia)
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