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Seek Recording: Missionaries (Westerman)

Joe Offer 10 May 15 - 02:37 AM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 10 May 15 - 02:06 PM
Joe Offer 12 May 15 - 03:32 PM
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Subject: ADD: Missionaries (Westerman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 May 15 - 02:37 AM

This is a song we're hoping to include in the upcoming Rise Again songbook. We don't have copyright permission yet, so we may have to drop it.

What I'm wondering is if anybody can find a recording of this song on Spotify, so that I can include it on our "Rise Again" Spotify playlist. So, what I need is the Spotify URL for this song.

It's a powerful song, and not particularly complimentary to the missionaries who worked in the Americas - I suppose they, like Junipero Serra, mostly came from my Catholic Church. And I'm sure some, maybe many, of them deserve this severe judgment.

MISSIONARIES
[Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman (1936-2007)]

Spread the word of your religion
Convert the whole world if you can
Kill & slaughter those who oppose you
It's worth it if you save one man
Take the land to build your churches
A sin to tax the house of God
Take the child while he is supple
Spoil the mind & spare the rod
C - / Em - / F - / G - / 1st 3 / G C

Go & tell the savage native
That he must be christianized
Tell him end his heathen worship
And you'll make him civilized
Shove your gospel, force your values
Down his throat until it's raw
And after he is crippled
Turn your back & lock the door

Like an ever circling vulture
You descend upon your prey
Then you pick the soul to pieces
And you watch them as they decay
'Cos religion is big business
As your bank accounts will show
And Christ died to save all mankind
But that was long ago

Missionary[ies] (x2)
Go and leave us all alone
Save the soul of all your white men
We've a God [way] of our own (repeat)

On his Custer Died for Your Sins.
Westerman (1936-2007) was a leading Native American activist, musician & actor.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewp1oda3LlA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p42RhMyf6ns&list=PL621D2E17809B2B2F - I like this one better.


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Subject: RE: Seek Recording: Missionaries (Westerman)
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 10 May 15 - 02:06 PM

Yes joe, I preferred the second as well. I don't know enough about the content of the song, and whilst acknowledging the criticisms, I am sure there was a lot of good too.   Did you see the film ...the mission...?   Don't know whether that was a fair representation of selfless missionary versus corrupt church hierarchy .?


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Subject: RE: Seek Recording: Missionaries (Westerman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 15 - 03:32 PM

Hi, Pete -

Yes, I think The Mission was a pretty good representation of what went on far too often. I suppose that's the Way of the World. Those who crave power will use anything, even what's sacred, in their pursuit of domination.

I've given the two YouTube links I found, but I'm still looking for a way to get this song on our Spotify playlist. Is there a Spotify search expert out there who can find this song somewhere on Spotify?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Seek Recording: Missionaries (Westerman)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 15 - 10:10 PM

Message Jim Dixon. He knows lots about Spotify.


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Subject: RE: Seek Recording: Missionaries (Westerman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 15 - 10:46 PM

Damn. I suppose you're right. I once thought I taught Jim everything he knows about Spotify, but he's way surpassed me by now...


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