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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2007, 08:54:21 pm »

When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Not originally anti-war - but listen to this version...(it takes awhile - but it's worth it!)

When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

Let love and friendship on that day,
Hurrah, hurrah!
Their choicest pleasures then display,
Hurrah, hurrah!
And let each one perform some part,
To fill with joy the warrior's heart,
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2007, 09:08:45 pm »

Interesting you should mention that, yorick. Because before "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" became a martial song, it was "Johnny I hardly Knew Ya," an anti-war song.

While going the road to sweet Athy, A-roo, Ha-roo,
While going the road to sweet Athy, A-roo, Ha-roo,
While going the road to sweet Athy,
A stick in me hand and a tear in me eye,
A doleful damsel I did spy.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Where are the legs with which you ran, A-roo, Ha-roo,
Where are the legs with which you ran, A-roo, Ha-roo,
Where are the legs with which you ran,
When first you went to carry a gun?
Indeed your dancing days are done.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, A-roo, Ha-roo,
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, A-roo, Ha-roo,
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
You're an eyeless, noseless, chickenless egg,
You'll have to be put in a bowl to beg.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

How sad it is to see you so, A-roo, Ha-roo,
How sad it is to see you so, A-roo, Ha-roo,
How sad it is to see you so,
And I think of you now as an object of woe,
But Peggy'll still keep you on as her beau.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Guitar tabs here: http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/06/hardly.htm (This site also disputes the claim that this version is older than "Marching Home," but everything I've ever heard says otherwise.)
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2007, 09:16:31 pm »

I'd like to hear the Dropkick Murphys do a lot of these songs.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2007, 09:32:24 pm »

And speaking of the Dropkick Murphys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10agPj0Vzu4

Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown,
I rebelled, they cut me down.
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

[Chorus]

By a lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray, for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

[Chorus]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMCCRzTqQM&mode=related&search=

The Green Fields of France

Well, how do you do, Private William McBride,
Do you mind if I sit down here by your graveside?
And rest for awhile in the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done.
And I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
Well, I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they Beat the drum slowly, did the play the pipes lowly?
Did the rifles fir o'er you as they lowered you down?
Did the bugles sound The Last Post in chorus?
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest?

And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
In some loyal heart is your memory enshrined?
And, though you died back in 1916,
To that loyal heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Forever enshrined behind some glass pane,
In an old photograph, torn and tattered and stained,
And fading to yellow in a brown leather frame?

The sun's shining down on these green fields of France;
The warm wind blows gently, and the red poppies dance.
The trenches have vanished long under the plow;
No gas and no barbed wire, no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard that's still No Man's Land
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man.
And a whole generation who were butchered and damned.

And I can't help but wonder, no Willie McBride,
Do all those who lie here know why they died?
Did you really believe them when they told you "The Cause?"
Did you really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
The killing, the dying, it was all done in vain,
For Willie McBride, it all happened again,
And again, and again, and again, and again.
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And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2007, 10:35:26 pm »



I liked this one back in the day:

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"Van Diemen's Land"

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear
We fought for justice and not for gain
But the magistrate sent me away

Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in this dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2007, 02:33:47 am »

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3827390391038577130


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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2007, 03:28:34 am »

And speaking of the Dropkick Murphys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10agPj0Vzu4

Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

I really like the Dubliners rendition of that song, but the DKM version gets a passing grade.  :mellow:

I'm also very fond of "The Rising of the Moon," which Stewart posted on, I believe, page four.

And in a totally different groove -- I apologize profusely, but I love this song (rated R, kids):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hllT_d4hQ

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2007, 08:33:16 am »

Ditto bravo, velojym! And boy, that was fast.

I particularly liked your use of "V" there toward the end.  :laugh:

I've sent the link to Aaron.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2007, 08:54:22 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJsB71dssq0&mode=related&search=

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle


Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never came back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road


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Thine Ocean is so great,
And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2007, 08:58:35 am »

Copperhead Road is a good one, PSM.  I thought about posting that one while on the way to work this morning, then promptly forgot about it.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2007, 09:23:51 am »

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O Lord,
Thine Ocean is so great,
And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

You do what works.

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2007, 10:16:10 am »

I put the "Justice Day" video link on my blog.  (along with a link to the book, of course!)  Not that anyone reads my blog, but it is my small contribution anyway.  :mellow:

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2007, 10:38:38 am »

 :hello: Aww, shucks. I was up all night with Zoe anyway... figured I'd try to do *something* productive...
Now, Mrs V has taken little Z to the pediatrician for her first visit... and it's awful quiet around here now.
Maybe I can........ :sleepy2:

I went ahead and posted it on Youtube, as well. It's still processing as I type this, but here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxDuFUSSd8E
« Last Edit: February 27, 2007, 11:06:41 am by velojym »
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2007, 01:15:23 pm »

Oh yeah. I blogged it, too. Of course! (And people do read my blog ...  :laugh:)

Normally YouTube works okay for me and Google Video doesn't. This time, as usual, I had to switch browsers to play the Google version. But this time, unlike usual, I got no sound on the YouTube version until I switched browsers.  Most likely just a momentary glitch.

I just love it, Velojym. And thanks for the generous credit in the LARGE TYPE  :laugh:. If you ever edit that, could you also credit Aaron for the concept and Rockne for the music?
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