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Thread #54088 Message #835756
Posted By: Charley Noble
27-Nov-02 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: Draft Dodging Songs?
Subject: RE: Draft Dodging Songs?
Nice ones! My big brother spent some time in Kaiserslautern in the mid 1960's, in the MP, which for him meant Motion Pictures although he almost ended up in the Military Police by mistake.
Certainly the songs by Phil Oaks and Arlo Guthrie are the best known draft dodging songs in the folk song community. Also Jim Kweskin's recruiting song, "Fixing to Die Rag," might also be included.
I bet there are even some songs that go back to the Civil War, not to mention "I Don't Want My Boy to be a Soldier" in the first World War.