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Thread #2285   Message #1197482
Posted By: GUEST,cmh
31-May-04 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs about the Kennedy assassination
Subject: Need help with a Kennedy song
My father part-recorded a song from the tv coverage of Bobby Kennedy's funeral that was shown in Australia. I've never been able to track down either the songwriter or the title and I don't know whether it was originally written for JFK or RFK or was a folk song adapted for the occasion. My Dad reckons it is by Tom Paxton. I don't think so, although I understand that Paxton played "Outward Bound" for a CBS memorial for Robert Kennedy. Anyway, here's the fragment I recall:

Where then lay you down
On a hillside by the town
Some may say goodbye, they will
But I know your heart is beating still

Can someone help me out here? I've been trying to track this down for over 20 years.