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Thread #31329   Message #2064084
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
30-May-07 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: RE: Vietnam era protest songs
"I'm only 16, I got a ruptured spleen and I always carry a purse..."
I can't recall whether Arlo Guthrie did that one, but it sounds about right. Gordon Lightfoot did several anti-war songs earlier in his career, though the messages were sometimes more oblique than direct. Among them are "Sit Down, Young Stranger," "Don Quixote," "Leaves of Grass" and "The Patriot's Dream." The way a lot of folks dealt with that whole era might have been summed up in Brewer & Shipley's song, "One Toke Over The Line."