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Thread #45523   Message #673244
Posted By: GUEST,lanfranc at the orifice
21-Mar-02 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Phil Ochs
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Phil Ochs
"Draft Dodger Rag" has long been one of my favourites, though I haven't sung it for a while until recently.

I modified the last verse last tim I sang it. Instead of:

"I hate Chou en Lai, and I hope he dies" I sang:

"I hate Bin Laden, he's bad as Satan"

Which updates it a bit - I'm sure Phil wouldn't mind. I wish he were still with us, what would he have to say about the current situation? The thing about Phil that differentiates a lot of his material is his background as a journalist, I feel that it gave him an edge that no-one before or since has had.

My favourites? "A small circle of friends", "Pleasures of the Harbour", "Changes", "When I'm Gone", "There, but for fortune", "The Highwayman" - and so many more.

Thus primed, I might do a couple on PalTalk tonight!

Alan