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Thread #26140   Message #3255745
Posted By: GUEST,Jasper
12-Nov-11 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Universal Soldier
Subject: RE: Universal Soldier + Cod'ine (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
Feeling sad that I've only just found this thread - though I was 17 when Buffy St. Marie wrote Universal Soldier in '64 - first heard it sung by Donovan the next year and have known the lyrics ever since. I looked it up this evening to show to a Kenyan lodger (aged 37) who was so moved he's going to pass it on widely back home.

Unlike many of your contributors, I never managed to buy Buffy's records, but have searched without luck for more on her song with these lyrics:

Oh oh oh Freedom,
Oh oh Freedom,
Oh oh oh Freedom, I love thee
And before I'll be a slave,
I'll be buried in my grave
And go home to my fathers
And be free

If ANYONE can give me any help in finding Buffy singing this song, in the wonderful early period when her voice was so high and clear and beautiful, I'd be thrilled. (I used to sing it often when driving alone, back in the days when my voice could still covered the range) If 'PEACE' still follows this thread, she might know (though as her postings are 3 years ago now, I'll probably be out of luck!)