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GaryD 25 Apr 99 - 04:54 PM
ricn r 25 Apr 99 - 11:46 PM
rich r 25 Apr 99 - 11:49 PM
Rob 02 May 99 - 06:28 PM
Rob 02 May 99 - 06:31 PM
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Subject: Lyrics/Recording 'We don't know..Mitchell Tri
From: GaryD
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 04:54 PM

I am urgently trying to locate the music and/or lyrics to WE DON'T KNOW by the Mitchell Trio, apparently written by Tom Paxton, was recorded on "Violets of the Dawn" album... Any help would be appreciated... I did not find it in DT...

Keep on the Sunny Side... Gary


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WE DIDN'T KNOW (Tom Paxton)^^^
From: ricn r
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 11:46 PM

WE DIDN'T KNOW by Tom Paxton

(E)We didn't know said the (A)Burgomeister,
A(E)bout the camps on the (B7)edge of (E)town.
It was Hitler (A)and his crew
That (E) tore the German (B7)nation (E)down.
(C#m)We saw the cattle cars it's true,
And (E) maybe they carried a (B7)Jew or (E)two.
They (C#m) woke us up as they rattled through,
But (E) what did you ex(B7)pect me to (E)do?

CH: (E) We didn't know at all,
(A) We didn't see a (E)thing
You can't hold us to blame
(F#) What could we (B7)do?
(E) It was a terrible shame
(A) But we can't bear the blame
(E)Oh no, not (A) us, we didn't (B7)know(E).

We didn't know said the congregation
Singing a hymn in their church of white
The Press was full lf lies about us,
Preacher told us we were right.
The outside agitators came,
They burned some chruches and put the blame
On decent southern people's names,
To set our colored people aflame,
And maybe some of our boys got hot
And a couple of niggers and reds got shot
They should have stayed where they belong
And preacher would've told us if we'd done wrong.

CH

We didn't know said the puzzled voter,
Watching the President on TV.
I guess we've got to drop those bombs
If we're gonna keep South Asia free.
The President's such a peaceful man,
I guess he's got some kind of plan,
They say we're torturing prisoners of war,
But I don't believe that stuff no more,
Torturing prisoners is a communist game
And You can bet they're doing the same.
I wish this war was over and through,
But what do you expect me to do?

CH


We Didn't Know added to DT April 2000.
Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/Recording 'We don't know..Mitchell Tri
From: rich r
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 11:49 PM

Forgot to add, the lyrics and melody can be found in "The Collected Reprints From Sing Out! Volumes 7-12" (1992 Sing Out! Corporation)

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/Recording 'We don't know..Mitchell Tri
From: Rob
Date: 02 May 99 - 06:28 PM

thats "We didn't know" writen by T. Paxton and recorded by "The miitchell Trio" on the album "Violets of the dawn"

Looking for a good recording of it and gutar cords and music...

Thanks gary


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/Recording 'We don't know..Mitchell Tri
From: Rob
Date: 02 May 99 - 06:31 PM

Thanks Gary and Rich r

I have had a hard time finding this..

Rob.....


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/Recording 'We don't know..Mitchell Tri
From: Tiger
Date: 03 May 99 - 06:53 AM

Rob.....

I can make you a (shhh!) copy of the Paxton version if you can't find it elsewhere.

B/C me at: rsbassoc@neca.com

....Tiger


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