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Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney (Tom Paxton)

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BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
BOTTLE OF WINE
DAILY NEWS
FOREST LAWN
GOODMAN AND SCHWERNER AND CHANEY
I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE I'M BOUND
JIMMY NEWMAN
MARVELOUS TOY
OUT OF LUCK, OUT ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY
RAMBLIN' BOY
SULLY'S PAIL
WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY
WILLING CONSCRIPT


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODMAN, SCHWERNER AND CHANEY (T Paxton)
From: Greg F.
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 10:16 AM

GOODMAN, SCHWERNER AND CHANEY
(Tom Paxton)

The night air is heavy, no cool breezes blow
The sound of the voices is worried and low
Desperately wondering, and desperate to know
About Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney.

Calm desperation and flickering hope
Reality grapples like a hand on the throat
For you live in the shadow of ten feet of rope
If you're Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney.

The Pearl River was dragged and two bodies were found
But it was a blind alley, for both men were brown
So they all shrugged their shoulders and the search it went on
For Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney.

Pull out the dead bodies from the ooze of the dam
Take the bodies to Jackson, all according to plan
With the one broken body, do the best that you can
Its the body of young James Chaney.

Well the nation was outraged and shocked through and through
Call J. Edgar Hoover! He'll know what to do
For they've murdered two white men! - (and a colored boy, too)
Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney.

James Chaney, your body exploded in pain
And the beating they gave you is pounding my brain
For they murdered much more with their dark, bloody chains
And the body of pity lies bleeding.

The pot-bellied coppers shook hands all around
And joked with the rednecks who came into town
And they swore that the murderers soon would be found
And they laughed as they spat their tobacco.

^^
©Tom Paxton/Deep Fork
Recorded on "Ain"t That News" Elektra EKS-7298

"Goodwin" changed to "Goodman". --JoeClone, 4-Feb-04.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 03:31 PM

This page (click) and many others list the murdered civil rights workers as Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney. Did Paxton get it wrong, or are the above lyrics a mistranscription? Other websites have "Goodwin," so it's not immediately clear to me. If Greg is wrong, we'll also have to correct his entry in the Digital Tradition.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney
From: Stewie
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 06:11 PM

The record sleeve for 'Ain't that news!' [Elektra LP EKL 298/EKS 7298]with Paxton's notes has 'Goodman'.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney
From: Mark Ross
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 07:14 PM

It was GOODMAN, anything else is a typo.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 07:30 PM

I was at a meeting with two lawyers, they got to talking about why they went into law, turns out one went to high school with Goodman and the other with Schwerner and they had not know that about each other. Very meaningful moment.
All the best
Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 05:12 PM

21 June, a not so happy anniversary
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/21/mississippi-burning-civil-rights-case-closed-52-years


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Goodman, Schwerner & Chaney (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 06:26 PM

Richard Farina did a grand song about this as well! " Michael, Andrew and James". still very emotional, even after all these years!


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