Theme : Political and Protest songs

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!

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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 LincolnMartin 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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcwsfns7KPQ

Zombie” is a protest song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries.[1] It was released…

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3 Comments

  1. October 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    My pleasure to share music … it chronicles our lives, the times we live in, and in these cases, a time of passion, compassion and a youth that struggles to live on in our more complicated lives.

    Here’s another of my favorite folk heroes of the day – Patrick Sky, of both Irish and Creek Indian ancestry. This, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” from his first album.

    • October 10, 2013 at 6:17 am

      Ha! Once you get going it’s tough to stop!
      Huzzah for jeanne! Love it. )

  2. October 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    OK, well, we’re going to travel a bit back in time again to two of my favorite anti-war songs. Can’t listen to the first without tears and chills, even to this day – “The Great Mandala” by Peter, Paul & Mary.

    The second, another amazing tune, “I Ain’t A-Marchin’ Anymore,” this by Phil Ochs, who tragically, took his life at 36.


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