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Thread #4237   Message #22805
Posted By: Marc B
03-Mar-98 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Subject: RE:
You've already gotten your answer to the question in full, thanks to the sender. But I wanted to add that if you're interested in Phil Ochs songs, some of the best ever from that time I have two of his songbooks.

My favorite Phil Ochs song, also appropriate for church and one that was very popular when I first began singing folk stuff in church, is "Crucifixion", a long, very tough statement society and that event. I believe, though I'mnot sure, that it was meant to parallel the assassination of JFK, but it is not directly refered to in the song so you can take it or leave it. Not for the timid or lazy minded but still gives me goosebumps to sing it.

In going back to Phil's things, many of them stand up very well in today's headlines. "We're the Cops of the World, Boys". "Circle of Friends". "Cannons of Christianity".

Let me know if you'd like me to send you copies of any of the songs.

Marc B