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Thread #77422   Message #1381218
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jan-05 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:The Sound of Protest (Hellerman, Carter)
Subject: RE: Lee Hellerman's 'The Sound Of Protest'
Hi, Dave - I can't find any other recording of the song - just this Violets of Dawn recording by the John Denver iteration of the
Mitchell Trio. I can't read the fine print, but I gather they recorded it in 1966 or early 1967. The song is a great spoof of the Byrds' harmony (and lack of diction, which is why this song will be a bear to transcribe. Thank heaven Gerry did the hard part).

I think the songwriter was Fred Hellerman, a member of the Weavers. And Lee Hays was also one of the Weavers, which may be the source of your confusion. I don't know which "Carter" was the co-writer.

-Joe Offer-