The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11266 Message #3851772
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Apr-17 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Subject: RE: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Michaelr sez: Joe, I remember the spelling chant in the beginning if the song differently.
Yeah, I was trying to find a recording of that version. I think maybe the only recorded version of that one, was the performance at Woodstock.
Gimme an "F" ? "F"
Gimme an "U" ? "U"
Gimme an "C" ? "C"
Gimme an "K" ? "K"
The song, of course, was originally performed by Country Joe and the Fish, so it's likely that the "Fish Cheer" version was first.
I appreciate what you have to say, Jackaroodave. The "boy come home in a box" line is hard, but that was the hard reality of that war. The people back home could get all rah-rah patriotic, but far too many people died needlessly in that awful war.
Did anyone realize that Pete Seeger recorded this song? -Joe-