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Thread #55326 Message #861111
Posted By: Deckman
07-Jan-03 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: RE: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Hi Stephen ... Of course not! You bring up an interesting point. This is NOT my song. I did not write it. Some else did. I have a family tie to it, but that's all. I'm NOT a songwriter, and as such, I value songwriters as those wonderful magicians that can somehow weave words together in a tapestry that captures all of us.
And yes, I feel the piece is extremely powerful. I actually perform it rarely because of it's impact on people. Suggestion ... get yourself to the Andersonville Prison site, stand there, look at what you see, and try to sing the song! I'll bet you can't do it!
This is the value of songs. This is what we are all about.