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GUEST,Kristine Origins: 1960's anti-war song (25) Origins: 1960's anti-war song 03 Sep 05

Okay all of you ex-hippies, my son has a school assignment where he needs an American song that expresses, either indirectly or directly, some major or minor theme of American life, culture, history, or literarture.

You may have way better suggestions (there are millions to choose from)...but the song that came immediately to my mind was one that I heard as a little girl in the 60's. I don't know the name, I don't know the band,I don't know all the lyrics, but I remember the first few lines, which go like this:

Give me an F.....F
Give me an I.....I
Give me an S.....S
Give me an H.....H

What's that spell? ....Fish
What's that spell? ....Fish
What's that spell? ....Fish
What's that spell? ....Fish

Come on all you big strong men
Uncle Sam needs your help again
Got himself in a terrible Jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
123...what are we fightin for?
ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopie we're all gonna die.

...I'm hoping the rest of the lyrics give more outline of the history around the situation, and like I said, you may have better suggestions, however I am curious at least who performed this song.

Thanks for your help.

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