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Thread #77422   Message #1960786
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Feb-07 - 02:53 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:The Sound of Protest (Hellerman, Carter)
Subject: ADD: The Sound Of Protest (Has Begun to Pay)
Seems to me that Gerry did a great job of remembering this song. The only place I disagree is that I hear "well-bred rebel," and I'm not sure I'm hearing it right.
-Joe-

The Sound of Protest (Has Begun to Pay)
(Hellerman/Carter)

The bird of freedom has a golden wing
And brotherhood is a commercial thing
All you really need is a guitar
That's all you really need to be a star
The wind of change is on the way
The sound of protest has begun to pay

Tell them about the dream you had last night
How every politician saw the light
Just keep those dollar bills way out of sight
Because a well-bred (?) rebel don't look right

Some rebels are commercial, some are not
Some rebels make a million, some get shot
If a halo isn't worth the risk
Why not settle for a golden disk?
The wind of change is on the way
The sound of protest has begun to pay


Transcribed by ear from the Mitchell Trio album, Violets of Dawn