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Thread #31329   Message #4080314
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
20-Nov-20 - 06:13 AM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: RE: Vietnam era protest songs
I Don't Want Your Pardon; Words and music by Tom Paxton, 1975 Notes: The song was originally published in "Come for to Sing" Magazine Vol. 7, No. 2 [Should be Vol. 2 No. 1 HP], but the chords given on the magazine were completely wrong. The magazine also said that "the song will be on Tom's next Private Stock album", while it didn't wind up on any album. It was performed at the famous "End of the War" celebration concert, which was organised by Phil Ochs on 11th May 1975 (https://ddpro.ucoz.com/tpchords/pardon.htm)

In September 1974, President Gerald R. Ford offered an amnesty program for draft dodgers that required them to work in alternative service occupations for periods of six to 24 months. In 1977, one day after his inauguration, President Jimmy Carter fulfilled a campaign promise by offering pardons to anyone who had evaded the draft and requested one. (Wikipedia)