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Thread #24361   Message #693721
Posted By: Rich_and_Dee
19-Apr-02 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: Songs of hope and optimism
Subject: RE: Songs of hope and optimism
I'll add my vote for "Mary Ellen Carter".

Also "Land of the Leal" strikes me as amazingly brave and hopeful, given the extreme advertisity of the situation. This simple song, about a dying man's encouraging words to his wife, remind me of the best impulses in humanity.