The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11266   Message #3851772
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Apr-17 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Subject: RE: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Michaelr sez: Joe, I remember the spelling chant in the beginning if the song differently.
Yeah, I was trying to find a recording of that version. I think maybe the only recorded version of that one, was the performance at Woodstock.

Gimme an "F" "F"
Gimme an "U" "U"
Gimme an "C" "C"
Gimme an "K" "K"

The song, of course, was originally performed by Country Joe and the Fish, so it's likely that the "Fish Cheer" version was first.

I appreciate what you have to say, Jackaroodave. The "boy come home in a box" line is hard, but that was the hard reality of that war. The people back home could get all rah-rah patriotic, but far too many people died needlessly in that awful war.

Did anyone realize that Pete Seeger recorded this song? -Joe-