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Thread #98770   Message #2654042
Posted By: GUEST
11-Jun-09 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Anti protest songs
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Anti protest songs
Only slightly tangential: Nancy White's:

"Oh lord it's a benefit, not another benefit
When are they gonna benefit me?"

Well, "lady, we don't sing for bad causes..."

We can't get inside Phil Ochs' head, but "I ain't Marching..." was released in 1965--which by any measure is before the mass anti-war demonstrations, so it's reasonable to think that the irony or possible double-entendre we see in the title wasn't in the writer's intentions.