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Correction/tune: The Klan

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THE KLAN


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The Klan [Alan Arkin and David Arkin]


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Subject: Tune Add: THE KLAN (Alan Arkin and David Arkin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 10:43 PM

The lyrics in the database are correct (or very nearly so), but note that the song was written by Alan Arkin and David Arkin, copyright 1951 by Sanga Music.

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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE KLAN (Alan Arkin, David Arkin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 98 - 10:50 PM

There's some bad HTML that cuts out part of the lyrics in the online version of the database, and there's one word that needed correction. Here's the complete song:

THE KLAN
By Alan Arkin and David Arkin
Copyright © 1951 (renewed) by Sanga Music, Inc.


      Am
The countryside was cold and still
C
There was a cross upon the hill
Am
This cold cross wore a burning hood
F Am
To hide its rotten heart of wood

Am
Father I hear the iron sound
Dm Eb Am
Of hoofbeats on the frozen ground

Down from the hills the riders came
Jesus, it was a crying shame
To see the blood upon their whips
And hear the snarling of their lips
Mother I feel a stabbing pain
Blood flows down like a summer rain

Now each one wore a mask of white
To hide his cruel face from sight
and each one sucked a little breath
Out of the empty lungs of death

Sister lift my bloody head
It's so lonesome to be dead

He who travels with the Klan
He is a monster, not a man
Underneath that white disguise
I have looked into his eyes

Brother, will you stand with me
it's not easy to be free

Added Feb 2001
From The Collected Reprints from Sing Out! - the pink volume (1959-64). The notes say, "Elizabeth Knight brought this hard-hitting song to Hootenanny audiences in New York after learning it from Alan Grey in San Cristobal..."

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Subject: RE: ADD TUNE: The Klan
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 01:39 AM

I take it the is the Alan Arkin, better known as an actor. I know he was in the Babysitters with Lee Hays. What else did Arkin do in the way of folk music?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: ADD TUNE: The Klan
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 05:08 PM

Arkin sang lead (ith the Tarriers) in a hit called "Cindy, Oh Cindy"---a rewrite of Pay Me My Money Down.


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Subject: RE: ADD TUNE: The Klan
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 02:12 AM

Thanks, Dick - I knew that, but the memory wasn't coming to me and it was bugging me. Now I can sleep.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: ADD TUNE: The Klan
From: BSeed
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 02:31 AM

A well-deserved rest, Joe. Sweet dreams. --seed


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Subject: RE: Correction/tune: The Klan
From: Tuvya
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 06:09 AM

Alan Arkin appeared in a short film many years ago, as a young man sitting on a park bench with guitar and singing Que Bonita Bandera. I wish I could remember more or see it again.


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Subject: RE: Correction/tune: The Klan
From: Cool Beans
Date: 29 Nov 17 - 09:23 AM

Tuvya, the movie was called "That's Me." It came out in 1963. According to one source (an online forum) it co-starred Mike Nichols as a social worker trying to help the guy (Arkin) on the park bench.


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Subject: RE: Correction/tune: The Klan
From: BanjoRay
Date: 29 Nov 17 - 12:46 PM

He has a relative Steve Arkin, possibly a cousin who is a superb banjo player who played bluegrass with Bill Monroe and now plays Old Time clawhammer with the Troublesome Creek string band.


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Subject: RE: Correction/tune: The Klan
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 30 Nov 17 - 03:26 AM

Here's the Internet Movie Database page on That's Me: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057575/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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