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Thread #31329   Message #1338373
Posted By: GUEST,Rapaire
24-Nov-04 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: RE: Vietnam era protest songs
My son John (Paxton)
Sergeant, I'm a Draftee (Paxton)
Talking Vietnam Blues (Ochs)

The first one starts

My son John was a good boy and good to me
When we had hard times well he stood by me....

The second

Sergeant, I'm a draftee and I've just arrived in camp
I've come to wear the uniform and join the martial tramp
And I want to do my duty, but one thing I do implore
You must give me lessons Sergeant, for I've never killed before.

The third

Sailing over to Vietnam
Southeast Asian Birmingham....

Yeah, I still sing "Lydon Johnson told the nation" and "Draft Dodger rag." But no body listens.